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Tornado crash off the coast of scotland

2 More members of teh Martin Baker club
 
Good job we maintain the capability to locate a couple of airmen bobbing about in the waves...oh wait a minute.
 

flynavy

War Hero
It'd be interesting if the BoI finds that the Tornado has a systemic fault like the Nimrod, and they all need scrapping. "I say, you Harrier chaps, could you just do an about turn please?"

Easy enough to do as all the jets are readyto go, just got to peel off all the brown paper covering them!
 

John Civie

Old-Salt
If there is a fault i certainly wouldnt want to be in one over afganistan providing CAS you'd have enough to worry about without the plane spontaniously combusting.
 
Both aircrew recovered, according to beeb. They flew out of Lossiemouth apparently. While a Minister (poss AF?) was visiting and glad-handing people. Wonder how the Station Commander - no doubt pleading for his station's continued existence at the time - handled that one!

Bugger!
 
Easy enough to do as all the jets are readyto go, just got to peel off all the brown paper covering them!

I thought they were actually to be scrapped, not mothballed!

as an aside how on earth do you fill in a stores indent for a new tornado?
 

John Civie

Old-Salt
If a coastguard tug is being sent to the scene does this mean their may be an attempt to revover the wreckage if its not to deep?

i'd put money on the station commander and the minister were talking about reducing numbers of personel and aircraft to make the base cheaper to operate
 
If a coastguard tug is being sent to the scene does this mean their may be an attempt to revover the wreckage if its not to deep?

i'd put money on the station commander and the minister were talking about reducing numbers of personel and aircraft to make the base cheaper to operate

Of course we're looking to recover it. We'd look utter fools to the rest of the military world if the other one breaks down!
 

John Civie

Old-Salt
Just realised how daft my last post is seemed sounded better in my head, i was thinking about the depth of water in which it went down in.
 
Both aircrew recovered, according to beeb. They flew out of Lossiemouth apparently. While a Minister (poss AF?) was visiting and glad-handing people. Wonder how the Station Commander - no doubt pleading for his station's continued existence at the time - handled that one!

Bugger!

If there is the slightest bit of justice in the world that minister was having a back seat jolly this afternoon and spent a very chilly hour bobbing around in The Minch waiting for a big shiney aeroplane to appear overhead on a rescue mission.
 
Thank heavens they're alive and also crashed in the sea. we don't have to endure that boiler-plate press release about how they stayed with the aircraft to avoid a primary school!
 

imac55

Swinger
Ditched jet

not worth reading today but this site usually fills the next couple of days with shite quotes from local heroes.

Glad the crew are safe. good ole Martin Baker yet again.
 
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