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+24 1. bishpuppy commented 14 years ago

talk about a rough landing
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+11 2. SjN commented 14 years ago

Hot Shots! 3
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+63 3. kazannova commented 14 years ago

shit that is bad for a pilot reputation
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+12 4. ICdevil commented 14 years ago

I think it was an engine malfunction otherwise he wouldnt be flying that low.
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+20 5. medicino commented 14 years ago

I'm not an expert but for me he waited too much before ejection. :S
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+29 6. zamuraii commented 14 years ago

He saw the flames and just... OH SHIT! :D
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+37 7. Usdevildoggmc commented 14 years ago

This is a AV8-B Harrier It looks like and these beasts can Land and take off vertically, judging by the sound it made in the beginning my only guess would be the vertical thrusters malfunctioned or he was coming down too fast.... Good thing the pilot is okay... and there goes 30 Million Dollars :'(
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+4 8. c2quad commented 14 years ago

I think he was unknown from the fire till 0:20 after that he ejects himself
lol @ the broken nose
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+11 9. avolyte commented 14 years ago

ohh!! shit i'm on fire...Eject Eject >:)
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+19 10. ComentAtor commented 14 years ago

This happened a year ago in Afghanistan
1st source "A British Harrier fighter jet crashed in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, injuring the pilot, NATO said. The alliance said in a statement that the aircraft had made an emergency landing at Kandahar Airfield in the south of the country. The pilot ejected and was believed to have suffered only minor injuries. There were no other? casualties."
2nd source: "A British Harrier GR9A jet crashed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said. The pilot is believed to have suffered only minor injuries when he ejected from the aircraft before it came down at Kandahar airfield at about 10:30am local time. It is believed there were no other casualties. It is thought that the RAF pilot ejected after he could not land the aircraft properly. The landing gear was fully extended"
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+7 11. cranky commented 14 years ago

It's interesting to me how the seat ejects high enough for the parachute to open, whilst being 3 feet from the ground.
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-3 12. Ritty5 commented 14 years ago

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+21 13. elchupacabra commented 14 years ago

#4 Maybe he had to take his things from the dashboard: his cigs + lighter, groceries, stereo faceplate, etc.
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+24 14. Vintage4life commented 14 years ago

#4 #7 #12 #13

The most probable reason for him waiting to eject is the following;

The seat is propelled out of the aircraft by an explosive charge or rocket motor.
The pilot typically experiences an acceleration of up to 20–22 g Compression fractures of vertebrae were (and are) a recurrent side effect of ejection, and are often a career-ending injury for the pilot.
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+11 15. air commented 14 years ago

@ Vintage4life_ I love the educational side of Snotr when posters lay down some raw fact, thx bro, and keep the tradition going guys ;)
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+4 16. irishgek commented 14 years ago


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Thats great and all until too users start bitching at each other and start turning the whole comment section of one video into a all out argument (every one has there bad days)
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-1 17. zerorain commented 14 years ago

well thats one way to land a plane. >:)

i guess he was thinking about staying in the plane when it blows up so he wont get has ass handed to him by his boss.
but pussyed out at the last second.
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+2 18. Deblaauwn commented 14 years ago

#14 I remember a statement of a pilot who had used his ejection seat once, and he said the next time he would rather crash than use it again.
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+5 19. mastagops commented 14 years ago

I hope he has All State
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+3 20. Gorf commented 14 years ago

When things go wrong it's always best to wait as long as you can before ejecting. However you need to eject while the plane is still moving. There have been at least two US Marine aviators killed when they've parachuted into the fireball of their wrecked plane.

The problem for this pilot must have started very close to the start of the vid - he's not had anywhere suitable to jettison his tanks and GBUs.
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+5 21. GerardF1 commented 14 years ago


It is a Martin baker ejection seat. capable of Zero-Zero

Zero altitude
Zero Speed

and still get you away from the plane
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+1 22. max2000 commented 14 years ago

he could have tested the xtra fueltank securing slot if on impact.
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+4 23. Malinar commented 14 years ago

Probably made in China. :D
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+5 24. joeman commented 14 years ago

Premature ejection?
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+1 25. Premtm commented 12 years ago

Plane rejection...pilot ejection..... :)
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+1 26. dondemon commented 12 years ago

up, up, and away in my beautiful machine--- song "come fly with me"
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+1 27. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

I'm outta here! :O
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0 28. Scotsman50 commented 7 years ago

If you look at the landing gear before impact you will see only the left wheels are down. There's your reason for the crash.