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(Air Force Times)   F-16 pilot blamed for crashing $27-million aircraft during civilian plane interception because he ejected prematurely   (airforcetimes.com) divider line
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1178 clicks; posted to STEM » on 03 Dec 2022 at 6:35 AM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-02 10:04:13 PM  
Don't worry, it happens to lots of guys.
 
2022-12-03 2:04:03 AM  
There's accidents and then there's the inevitability of events when marginally qualified dudes are out there not thinking.
 
2022-12-03 2:22:38 AM  
Well, I'm sure that Oklahomens sleep better knowing their ANG has such fine airmen protecting their skies

/the rest of us, not so much
 
2022-12-03 2:58:16 AM  
Is how to read an AOA gauge (angle of attack) not taught anymore ?
 
2022-12-03 6:52:17 AM  
Sounds like a dishonorable discharge to me.
 
2022-12-03 7:02:47 AM  

whither_apophis: Well, I'm sure that Oklahomens sleep better knowing their ANG has such fine airmen protecting their skies

/the rest of us, not so much


I am sure they have a nice and comfortable airline job lined up.

Or maybe they are flying rubber dog shiate out of Vietnam. Close call
 
2022-12-03 7:18:47 AM  
Pretty sure it was due to the unauthorized intercept attempt, ignoring regulations about distance, and flying under stall speed that made the plane crash there subby
 
2022-12-03 7:46:26 AM  
It could have been worse:
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2022-12-03 8:00:20 AM  

Concrete Donkey: Pretty sure it was due to the unauthorized intercept attempt, ignoring regulations about distance, and flying under stall speed that made the plane crash there subby


Not subby, but the article clearly stated the plan was still operable at the point the pilot ejected. So, yeah, the pilot leaving the aircraft was indeed directly responsible for it crashing.

/ I know, I know... who reads the linked articles on Fark?
 
2022-12-03 8:26:55 AM  
That pilot's farkup cost every person in the US a nickel.  Therefore I believe that everyone should be able to throw  nickels at him until he is square with the house.  Someone beans him with a nickel, he picks it up and adds it to the collection that he sends of monthly to the US Treasury.
 
2022-12-03 9:02:57 AM  
Someone should contact the civilian pilot and let him know he can put a tally mark for an f16 on his 'craft.
 
2022-12-03 9:47:09 AM  
"His $27 million jet was totaled on impact."

That's unusual; I understand that fighter jets can usually be repaired after crashing into the ground.
 
2022-12-03 10:45:22 AM  
If you're not in a war zone, you'd think by now there would be a computer that could determine if the autopilot can make it to the nearest known runway and land based on the aircraft's fuel reserves, fuel consumption rate, and using responsiveness to some test control surface movements as a proxy for air worthiness.

Seems like it might be worth the investment if the planes are $27m/ea.
 
2022-12-03 10:57:20 AM  

Shotgun Justice: That pilot's farkup cost every person in the US a nickel.  Therefore I believe that everyone should be able to throw  nickels at him until he is square with the house.  Someone beans him with a nickel, he picks it up and adds it to the collection that he sends of monthly to the US Treasury.


So because he wasted the first nickel I should give up another nickel? No, I don't like that plan
 
2022-12-03 11:11:13 AM  

miopinion: Someone should contact the civilian pilot and let him know he can put a tally mark for an f16 on his 'craft.


I would totally do that.
 
2022-12-03 11:52:36 AM  
Not everyone is a top gun.
 
2022-12-03 12:01:31 PM  
"He decided that the F-16 was unsafe and ejected. The airman landed in a tree and was rescued by a nearby Army unit."

Lol. I'd have given him so much shiat. "Hey that's a pretty cool tree you're flying there! How fast does it go?"

"Don't worry sir, we'll get you down.  How about a joke in the meantime to keep your spirits up?  How many airmen does it take to crash their plane and get stuck in a tree?"

*singing as I cut him free of the chute* "off we go, into the wild green yonder, off we go, into the trees..."

Also
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2022-12-03 1:03:47 PM  

chitownmike: Shotgun Justice: That pilot's farkup cost every person in the US a nickel.  Therefore I believe that everyone should be able to throw  nickels at him until he is square with the house.  Someone beans him with a nickel, he picks it up and adds it to the collection that he sends of monthly to the US Treasury.

So because he wasted the first nickel I should give up another nickel? No, I don't like that plan


I understand your concern, but my view is this:  I lost a nickel and got jack squat for it.  A thrown nickel would hurt but not really harm a person.  I would like this person to forever live with the reality of retribution in the form of never getting a moment's peace in public without the threat of a nickel being chunked at his head.

If you're the charitable type, toss a quarter, half-dollar, or dollar coin at him so he pays off the debt quicker.  Although a quick look at the math would indicate that he would never come close to paying it off.  And if spending a nickel for revenge for losing a nickel is too rich for your blood - use a penny.
 
2022-12-03 1:15:14 PM  

MythDragon: "He decided that the F-16 was unsafe and ejected. The airman landed in a tree and was rescued by a nearby Army unit."

Lol. I'd have given him so much shiat. "Hey that's a pretty cool tree you're flying there! How fast does it go?"

"Don't worry sir, we'll get you down.  How about a joke in the meantime to keep your spirits up?  How many airmen does it take to crash their plane and get stuck in a tree?"

*singing as I cut him free of the chute* "off we go, into the wild green yonder, off we go, into the trees..."

Also
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Your scenario reminds me of the two brown water Army ships being used to help free the grounded Missouri.
 
2022-12-03 2:20:37 PM  

Skyfrog: "His $27 million jet was totaled on impact."

That's unusual; I understand that fighter jets can usually be repaired after crashing into the ground.


It has happened at least once.
 
2022-12-03 6:58:30 PM  

Unsung_Hero: If you're not in a war zone, you'd think by now there would be a computer that could determine if the autopilot can make it to the nearest known runway and land based on the aircraft's fuel reserves, fuel consumption rate, and using responsiveness to some test control surface movements as a proxy for air worthiness.

Seems like it might be worth the investment if the planes are $27m/ea.


There is, made by Garmin, and fitted to three different single-engine light aircraft...
 
2022-12-03 11:41:57 PM  
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It's okay, though, I'm paying it off in installments . . .
 
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