US fighter jet crashes in Afghanistan; 2 crew dead

#2
RIP.

Condolances to Family and Friends.

And seconded; the nightmare scenario is Terry getting a regular supply of those... :evil:
 
#3
RIP brothers in arms.
 
#4
RIP fellas, another tragedy for the allies.
 
#5
Rest in peace pilots.

KGB_resident said:
I hope it was not an anti-aircraft missile.
The military said the crash was not due to hostile fire

a second fighter aircraft flying alongside saw no evidence of hostile fire

Militants are ... not known to have the anti-aircraft weaponry necessary to bring down a high-flying jet.


I don't think it was...
 
#7
With the lessons of history being explained to terry and forgotten by our powers that be I dare say they will be doing their best to procure enough AA weapon systems to start causing trouble should our extra aircraft ever arrive.

RIP to the crew.
 
#9
Lets put this one to bed ref AA

"Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2009
Release Number: 20091807-02

...

Only after a deliberative and thorough investigation will we know what caused this event. While we know it was not hostile fire, we will not speculate on what may have caused the crash, this can only be determined after the thorough investigation of trained investigators


..."

My bold.
 
#10
Were there not a load of F15's grounded last year after a few crashed killing some pilots? (fatigue in a part of the airframe iirc?) whilst it is obviously still early days into any investigation this must surely raise questions in the pilots minds?
 
#11
RIP Maverick and Goose - your wingmen will always be crying

Now...back to the real fcukng world....
 
#17
Hoody said:
Were there not a load of F15's grounded last year after a few crashed killing some pilots? (fatigue in a part of the airframe iirc?) whilst it is obviously still early days into any investigation this must surely raise questions in the pilots minds?
The reason for the grounding was after one aircraft broke up in flight - the pilot ejected.

The problem was with the fusleage longerons on F-15C and D models; they'd been manufactured wrongly, and failed as a result of fatigue occurring far more swiftly than projected. The F-15Es were breifly grounded. However, there are a number of internal differences between the F-15E and earlier models (it is stressed for much higher weights, for instance) and the E-models utlise a different longeron. It'd be a hell of a coincidence for the E-model to have a problem with the longeron as well.
 
#18
Archimedes said:
Hoody said:
Were there not a load of F15's grounded last year after a few crashed killing some pilots? (fatigue in a part of the airframe iirc?) whilst it is obviously still early days into any investigation this must surely raise questions in the pilots minds?
The reason for the grounding was after one aircraft broke up in flight - the pilot ejected.

The problem was with the fusleage longerons on F-15C and D models; they'd been manufactured wrongly, and failed as a result of fatigue occurring far more swiftly than projected. The F-15Es were breifly grounded. However, there are a number of internal differences between the F-15E and earlier models (it is stressed for much higher weights, for instance) and the E-models utlise a different longeron. It'd be a hell of a coincidence for the E-model to have a problem with the longeron as well.
Thanks for the condolences :roll:
BTW for such a techno geek, my spell checker nearly blew a fuse :roll:
 

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