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(CBC)   Canadian Forces Snowbird crashes immediately after takeoff. Pilot and flight tech seen ejecting. Developing w/video   (cbc.ca) divider line
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2020-05-17 4:14:09 PM  
Friday, we lost a Lambo & today, the crash a Kia. Very Canadian in not trying to be too "look how much I have" of them.
 
2020-05-17 4:19:22 PM  

isamudyson: Friday, we lost a Lambo & today, the crash a Kia. Very Canadian in not trying to be too "look how much I have" of them.


Someone's playing ventriloquism tricks on you, isamudyson.  It looked like you said something but you couldn't have with your dick in your mouth like that.
 
2020-05-17 4:26:07 PM  
This is what happens when you build a plane out of snow, Larry.
 
2020-05-17 4:27:28 PM  
Sad, they flew over here on Monday.
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2020-05-17 4:31:58 PM  

SansNeural: isamudyson: Friday, we lost a Lambo & today, the crash a Kia. Very Canadian in not trying to be too "look how much I have" of them.

Someone's playing ventriloquism tricks on you, isamudyson.  It looked like you said something but you couldn't have with your dick in your mouth like that.


Really? Of all the things you could have said, you have to go with that? SCTV, LetterKenny, hockey, a fairly respected & functional national government, etc. I mean hell, you could have just gone "Here's a maple syrup barrel. Feel free to jump in & try get the Loonie at the bottom of it."
 
2020-05-17 4:32:52 PM  

isamudyson: SansNeural: isamudyson: Friday, we lost a Lambo & today, the crash a Kia. Very Canadian in not trying to be too "look how much I have" of them.

Someone's playing ventriloquism tricks on you, isamudyson.  It looked like you said something but you couldn't have with your dick in your mouth like that.

Really? Of all the things you could have said, you have to go with that? SCTV, LetterKenny, hockey, a fairly respected & functional national government, etc. I mean hell, you could have just gone "Here's a maple syrup barrel. Feel free to jump in & try get the Loonie at the bottom of it."


I thought about "foot in your mouth" but that didn't sound Farkish enough.  Sorry.
 
2020-05-17 4:35:17 PM  

SansNeural: isamudyson: SansNeural: isamudyson: Friday, we lost a Lambo & today, the crash a Kia. Very Canadian in not trying to be too "look how much I have" of them.

Someone's playing ventriloquism tricks on you, isamudyson.  It looked like you said something but you couldn't have with your dick in your mouth like that.

Really? Of all the things you could have said, you have to go with that? SCTV, LetterKenny, hockey, a fairly respected & functional national government, etc. I mean hell, you could have just gone "Here's a maple syrup barrel. Feel free to jump in & try get the Loonie at the bottom of it."

I thought about "foot in your mouth" but that didn't sound Farkish enough.  Sorry.


Ehh, water off a ducks back, so to speak. Admittedly, I could have tried to come up with a better comment to start with, such as "So, I guess it's puff puff crash then."
 
2020-05-17 5:02:26 PM  
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//I forgot what happens when you Google "do a barrel roll"
 
2020-05-17 5:11:30 PM  
Well, this thread is already on point...

The video doesn't look good in regards to the pilots surviving. Their chutes didn't have much of a chance of opening at such a low altitude. Sad day...
 
2020-05-17 5:12:45 PM  
Saw them fly overhead on Friday. That tight formation goes against the social distancing orders.
 
2020-05-17 5:13:18 PM  
shiat! in my hometown, even.

I know some folks that live on those roads at the end of the airfield. Time to do some Facebook check in's.
 
2020-05-17 5:15:15 PM  
My parents live on the south hills overlooking the valley. I'll see if they can snap some pics.
 
2020-05-17 5:15:26 PM  
Anne Murray reportedly inconsolable.
 
2020-05-17 5:15:59 PM  
A lot of various reports on local news on Vancouver Island about this today.  Last I heard the occupants of the house are fine and the pilot is alive though with two broken legs.  Very sad round here today.
 
2020-05-17 5:16:00 PM  
The front fell off
 
2020-05-17 5:16:10 PM  
Hopefully everyone will be on the mend in time for Victoria day.

/enjoy your holiday weekend, hosers ;-)
 
2020-05-17 5:17:36 PM  

AbuHashish: The front fell off


Is the front supposed to fall off?
 
2020-05-17 5:18:24 PM  
Crap.

Rest in peace snowbirds
 
2020-05-17 5:19:53 PM  
It's a wonder those old aircraft can even still fly at all. I love the acrobatics they do the flight speed is low enough that you can actually see them unlike some of the zoomier demonstration teams. Still the planes are farking ancient but like all military purchases in Canada nothing will be done to replace them until they absolutely can't be kept working or they kill enough military personnel to warrant an actual scandal.
 
2020-05-17 5:25:07 PM  

RTOGUY: It's a wonder those old aircraft can even still fly at all. I love the acrobatics they do the flight speed is low enough that you can actually see them unlike some of the zoomier demonstration teams. Still the planes are farking ancient but like all military purchases in Canada nothing will be done to replace them until they absolutely can't be kept working or they kill enough military personnel to warrant an actual scandal.


Uhm... they've been replaced for years.  CT-155 Hawks and CT-156 Texan's are Canada's training aircraft now.  The Tutors are only in use by the Snowbirds.  I don't know why that is, but it's not a lack of alternatives.
 
2020-05-17 5:25:18 PM  
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real estate market is heating up
 
2020-05-17 5:25:21 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Anne Murray reportedly inconsolable.



That's what happens when you have Springsteen open for you in New York.
 
2020-05-17 5:26:18 PM  
The other members of Alpha Flight spotted in the area.
 
2020-05-17 5:28:21 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: [Fark user image 780x439]
real estate market is heating up


"Rustic looking fixer upper with efficient heating system."
 
2020-05-17 5:29:43 PM  
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RIP SNOWBIRD
 
2020-05-17 5:32:31 PM  
Lots of video on this incident to help investigators.  The one here:  https://twitter.com/eric_yyz/s​tatus/12​62103560541462528 at about the 11 second mark you can hear a distinct pop (NSFW language from the person recording and vertical video warning) before the aircraft climbs then goes in.
 
2020-05-17 5:34:45 PM  
Talked to a buddy of mine that lives a couple blocks away from the crash. He says it is quite the wreck, but seems like everyone is ok.
 
2020-05-17 5:34:52 PM  
Oof that sucks, sounds like everyone on the ground is ok....hope the pilot makes it through.  Two broken legs opening a chute that low may be as well as you can expect (I know there some Fark fighter jocks that will hopefully show up and provide more insight)
 
2020-05-17 5:36:06 PM  

Vacation Bible School: The other members of Alpha Flight spotted in the area.


Shakes tiny fist

I was going to say "Puck and Vindicator inconsolable."

/anyone wanna run an 80s Marvel RPG featuring Alpha Flight?
 
2020-05-17 5:36:13 PM  
We seriously need to get those pilots new planes. Find me anyone in canada who has seen them perform and would not support it. Best precision team in the world with 1960s planes would love to see waht they could do with planes that are actually reliable
 
2020-05-17 5:37:35 PM  

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real estate market is heating up


Too soon
 
2020-05-17 5:37:50 PM  

Kurohone: RTOGUY: It's a wonder those old aircraft can even still fly at all. I love the acrobatics they do the flight speed is low enough that you can actually see them unlike some of the zoomier demonstration teams. Still the planes are farking ancient but like all military purchases in Canada nothing will be done to replace them until they absolutely can't be kept working or they kill enough military personnel to warrant an actual scandal.

Uhm... they've been replaced for years.  CT-155 Hawks and CT-156 Texan's are Canada's training aircraft now.  The Tutors are only in use by the Snowbirds.  I don't know why that is, but it's not a lack of alternatives.


It's the Tutors used by the Snowbirds I'm saying need replacing the planes are going on 60 years old.
 
2020-05-17 5:39:24 PM  

Redh8t: Well, this thread is already on point...

The video doesn't look good in regards to the pilots surviving. Their chutes didn't have much of a chance of opening at such a low altitude. Sad day...


Eh depends on the seat. State of the art models can be ejected upside down at only 140 ft and still work. They are little rocket propelled aircraft in their own right. No idea what this one was equipped with.
 
2020-05-17 5:42:00 PM  
That makes sense for this time of the year. I'm assuming that during winter, Canadian snowbirds crash in FL or Arizona.
 
2020-05-17 5:43:50 PM  
I hope there were no casualties. So far, the news is positive but scant.
 
2020-05-17 5:44:28 PM  

The_Homeless_Guy: Redh8t: Well, this thread is already on point...

The video doesn't look good in regards to the pilots surviving. Their chutes didn't have much of a chance of opening at such a low altitude. Sad day...

Eh depends on the seat. State of the art models can be ejected upside down at only 140 ft and still work. They are little rocket propelled aircraft in their own right. No idea what this one was equipped with.


Unfortunately, nothing about those planes is state of the art, except perhaps the pilots. I hope he/she will be fine.
 
2020-05-17 5:45:56 PM  

The_Homeless_Guy: Redh8t: Well, this thread is already on point...

The video doesn't look good in regards to the pilots surviving. Their chutes didn't have much of a chance of opening at such a low altitude. Sad day...

Eh depends on the seat. State of the art models can be ejected upside down at only 140 ft and still work. They are little rocket propelled aircraft in their own right. No idea what this one was equipped with.


I think it is the Wile E Coyote Mark 1 made by Acme
 
2020-05-17 5:47:57 PM  

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Just to get a firm grasp on the irony situation here, was the home owned by a first responder?
 
2020-05-17 5:49:35 PM  
If those Tutors were any older, they would be using pyramids as hangers.
 
2020-05-17 5:52:55 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: If those Tutors were any older, they would be using pyramids as hangers.


Just remember that older aircraft are perfectly safe to operate providing proper maintenance and inspection is carried out.
 
2020-05-17 5:53:34 PM  

Daedalus27: Lots of video on this incident to help investigators.  The one here:  https://twitter.com/eric_yyz/st​atus/1262103560541462528 at about the 11 second mark you can hear a distinct pop (NSFW language from the person recording and vertical video warning) before the aircraft climbs then goes in.


It's important that when you shoots the cell phones video, you makes sure to get the dart in your other hand in the shots, and that's what I appreciates aboot you, big shoots.

Glad to hear the pilot is alive, and hope he enjoys his Bremont
 
2020-05-17 5:54:28 PM  
Wow, hope that went better than it looked for the ejecting flight team.
 
2020-05-17 5:57:52 PM  
More proof that snowbirds can't drive.
 
2020-05-17 6:02:37 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: If those Tutors were any older, they would be using pyramids as hangers.


Next to the grain?
 
2020-05-17 6:03:21 PM  

SansNeural: isamudyson: Friday, we lost a Lambo & today, the crash a Kia. Very Canadian in not trying to be too "look how much I have" of them.

Someone's playing ventriloquism tricks on you, isamudyson.  It looked like you said something but you couldn't have with your dick in your mouth like that.


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2020-05-17 6:07:35 PM  

Daedalus27: Lots of video on this incident to help investigators.  The one here:  https://twitter.com/eric_yyz/st​atus/1262103560541462528 at about the 11 second mark you can hear a distinct pop (NSFW language from the person recording and vertical video warning) before the aircraft climbs then goes in.


That's a good angle. Something let loose and he tried to climb and dive to get some speed. He was too close to the ground to recover.
 
2020-05-17 6:08:03 PM  

Daedalus27: Lots of video on this incident to help investigators.  The one here:  https://twitter.com/eric_yyz/st​atus/1262103560541462528 at about the 11 second mark you can hear a distinct pop (NSFW language from the person recording and vertical video warning) before the aircraft climbs then goes in.


The two men ejected toward the ground... that can't be good.
 
2020-05-17 6:08:31 PM  
Article assumes the reader knows what type of planes the Snowbirds fly and only mentions "Tutor" in the very last paragraph...
 
2020-05-17 6:08:32 PM  

Gerald Tarrant: We seriously need to get those pilots new planes. Find me anyone in canada who has seen them perform and would not support it. Best precision team in the world with 1960s planes would love to see waht they could do with planes that are actually reliable


2030 is when they expect to replace them.
 
2020-05-17 6:10:23 PM  

RTOGUY: Kurohone: RTOGUY: It's a wonder those old aircraft can even still fly at all. I love the acrobatics they do the flight speed is low enough that you can actually see them unlike some of the zoomier demonstration teams. Still the planes are farking ancient but like all military purchases in Canada nothing will be done to replace them until they absolutely can't be kept working or they kill enough military personnel to warrant an actual scandal.

Uhm... they've been replaced for years.  CT-155 Hawks and CT-156 Texan's are Canada's training aircraft now.  The Tutors are only in use by the Snowbirds.  I don't know why that is, but it's not a lack of alternatives.

It's the Tutors used by the Snowbirds I'm saying need replacing the planes are going on 60 years old.


The fact that the have flown for 60 years is a testament to how good they are.
 
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