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(The Drive)   Mystery aircraft crashes near Area 51. Morris's wife could not be reached for comment   ( thedrive.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Red Hats, United States Air Force, Air Force, Tonopah Test Range, Test Range Airport, Nevada, aircraft, Nellis Air Force Base  
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2017-09-14 12:13:28 AM  
I thought he was a lawyer in New Mexico now?
 
2017-09-14 02:29:05 AM  
Perhaps now they know why they shouldn't mess around with Jim
 
2017-09-14 02:30:58 AM  
It is a test site. New designs sometimes fail catastrophically. Lots of failures buried out there. Thus is the nature of experimental Skunkworks style aircraft.
 
2017-09-14 02:30:58 AM  
Was it these guys?
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can't be obscure
 
2017-09-14 02:36:16 AM  

ArmednHammered: Was it these guys?
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can't be obscure


The Wedding Singer?
 
2017-09-14 02:40:17 AM  
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2017-09-14 02:44:05 AM  

GungFu: ArmednHammered: Was it these guys?
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can't be obscure

The Wedding Singer?


You are so close! It was actually this...
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2017-09-14 02:45:34 AM  
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2017-09-14 02:53:48 AM  
Are you coming onto me?

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I'm not hearing a no...
 
2017-09-14 03:00:33 AM  
The story of the family fighting for there sacred property rights on the same site is endearing.
 
2017-09-14 03:10:44 AM  
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2017-09-14 03:14:38 AM  
Cats shouldn't be flying aircraft anyway.
 
2017-09-14 03:29:41 AM  
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2017-09-14 03:33:30 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Cats shouldn't be flying aircraft anyway.


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2017-09-14 03:40:32 AM  
Cassini is like what biatches?
. You think I didn't learn a thing or two our here in interplanetary space?
 
2017-09-14 03:45:44 AM  

freakingmoron: ArcadianRefugee: Cats shouldn't be flying aircraft anyway.

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I was expecting Kzinti or Mrrshan, but

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2017-09-14 03:54:21 AM  
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2017-09-14 04:01:47 AM  

Skeleton Man: [img.fark.net image 400x225]


Are you wearing a a strap on?
 
2017-09-14 04:05:14 AM  
You know it'd be a lot easier to pass these things off as Weather Ballons if they weren't going like, Mach 5 at the time.
 
2017-09-14 04:05:53 AM  

BadReligion: Thus is the nature of experimental Skunkworks style aircraft.


CSB:

One of the servers I frequented back on the original Counterstrike was run by some former and current people at Skunkworks. Cool people, but for obvious reasons they really didn't talk about work much.
 
2017-09-14 04:20:23 AM  
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2017-09-14 04:47:01 AM  

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Have you ever flown a flying saucer? Afterwards sex seems trite.
 
2017-09-14 04:55:29 AM  
All jokes aside, America lost someone very special in that crash:

Lt. Col. Eric Schultz. In an article on the website of The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, Schultz was identified as a 1991 graduate of Annapolis High School and a former civilian test pilot who received multiple graduate degrees before joining the Air Force in 2001.
YouCaring page to establish a memorial fund for Schultz's family states he received six degrees, including a doctorate in aerospace engineering from the California Institute of Technology and a master's of business administration from Penn State University.
Schultz was a U.S. Air Force combat veteran and test pilot with over 2,000 hours flying numerous aircraft, including the F-35 and CF-18, Canada's variant of the F/A-18 Hornet, and the F-15E, in which he flew more than 50 close air support missions in Afghanistan, according to the page.
He also held management positions, serving as director of operations and exchange officer at the Canadian Forces Flight Test Center, and performed systems engineering for the Airborne Laser program, the page states.
Prior to joining the military, Schultz was the senior scientist and business development manger at the Pratt & Whitney Seattle Aerosciences Center, and a rotary wing flight test engineer at the Naval Air Warfare Center, it states.
He's survived by a wife, Julie, and five children, Noah, Elijah, Zion, OliviaMae, and Naomi; parents Larry and Linda Schultz of Annapolis; brother Lars (his children Ava and Tristan) of Alexandria, Virginia; and aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews, according to the YouCaring page.
Schultz in 2011 was also named the 28th pilot to fly the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a stealthy fifth-generation fighter jet made by Lockheed Martin Corp., according to information released by the Air Force and the manufacturer.
 
2017-09-14 04:59:19 AM  

grumpfuff: BadReligion: Thus is the nature of experimental Skunkworks style aircraft.

CSB:

One of the servers I frequented back on the original Counterstrike was run by some former and current people at Skunkworks. Cool people, but for obvious reasons they really didn't talk about work much.


"LOL n00b! I shot you down like our failed prototype from last week!"
 
2017-09-14 05:14:27 AM  
Hmm.  I graduated college with the pilot.
 
2017-09-14 06:13:04 AM  

MyMindIsGoingDave: Hmm.  I graduated college with the pilot.


You understand that anything can happen will
 
2017-09-14 06:15:14 AM  
RIP
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2017-09-14 06:20:36 AM  

stringbad: RIP
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I've wafted across a few of yours
 
2017-09-14 06:23:38 AM  
Did Jim Gaffigan go red?
 
2017-09-14 06:26:07 AM  
I think my fixed cat is still a whore
 
2017-09-14 06:27:26 AM  

stringbad: RIP
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I don't trust his eyes
 
2017-09-14 06:40:41 AM  
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They do seem to crash a lot.
 
2017-09-14 06:48:24 AM  
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Photo from the crash site.
 
2017-09-14 06:59:44 AM  
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They got a saying in space, "everybody crashes to Earth at some point."
 
2017-09-14 08:26:14 AM  
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2017-09-14 08:48:27 AM  
Found the culprit:

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2017-09-14 08:58:17 AM  
Y'all are old as hell
 
2017-09-14 09:40:27 AM  
Some speculation it was a Russian aircraft, likely a Su-27, or a black aircraft program.  US has tested, and used as demonstrators/aggressors, a variety of MiGs and Sukhoi aircraft over the decades.  The vague references and press releases so far are much like those when General Bond killed himself in a MiG-23 up there in the '90's, or the 2 early F-117 crashes.
 
2017-09-14 09:51:40 AM  

sinko swimo: [media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com image 640x492]

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2017-09-14 10:50:57 AM  

Raspil: Y'all are old as hell


So?
 
2017-09-14 11:40:43 AM  

girlygirlmpls: [img.fark.net image 200x160]


Am I wrong or is Amelia Earhart sorta hot there?
 
2017-09-14 12:04:04 PM  

fusillade762: grumpfuff: BadReligion: Thus is the nature of experimental Skunkworks style aircraft.

CSB:

One of the servers I frequented back on the original Counterstrike was run by some former and current people at Skunkworks. Cool people, but for obvious reasons they really didn't talk about work much.

"LOL n00b! I shot you down like our failed prototype from last week!"


LMFAO

Nah, that really wasn't their style.

/also, I was better at CS than most of them
 
2017-09-14 12:19:37 PM  

jmr61: girlygirlmpls: [img.fark.net image 200x160]

Am I wrong or is Amelia Earhart sorta hot there?


I prefer the new model

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2017-09-14 01:32:31 PM  

jmr61: girlygirlmpls: [img.fark.net image 200x160]

Am I wrong or is Amelia Earhart sorta hot there?


She crashed that airplane.  In fact, she crashed every airplane she ever flew.
 
2017-09-14 01:37:38 PM  
Test pilot crashes plane in test flight, and that is considered sufficiently strange to invoke conspiracies?  No, more the tragedies of a dangerous job.
 
2017-09-14 03:31:11 PM  
 
2017-09-14 04:15:31 PM  
He was flying 'FireFox' and forgot to think in Russian.

/old, I am
 
2017-09-15 09:24:52 AM  

dittybopper: Geez, I hope it wasn't one of these:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travel_Air_Type_R_Mystery_Ship


Ride captain ride
 
2017-09-15 09:25:41 AM  

dittybopper: jmr61: girlygirlmpls: [img.fark.net image 200x160]

Am I wrong or is Amelia Earhart sorta hot there?

She crashed that airplane.  In fact, she crashed every airplane she ever flew.


What did you expect? She was blind and had been hiding in that closet for so long.
 
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