F-18E crash lands at Bahrain after engine trouble

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Unread post14 Aug 2017, 01:42

Twin engine supremacy at its finest lmfao
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Unread post14 Aug 2017, 02:51

lbk000 wrote:Twin engine supremacy at its finest lmfao


....Congrats to the USN Aviator for bringing it back safely, for analysis!
...any landing you walk away from....
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Unread post14 Aug 2017, 02:55

Well, technically he ejected.. :devil:
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Unread post14 Aug 2017, 03:18

Any of you flyers think you can explain the attitude of this aircraft on the ground?? It looks like the nose gear is several feet in the air....
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Unread post14 Aug 2017, 17:23

popcorn wrote:Well, technically he ejected.. :devil:

Unless he reached escape velocity he eventually landed after the ejection. :mrgreen:

Glad to hear the pilot got out of this without injury.

And with the discussion about 1 versus 2 engines: better grab the whole statistics table before basing any conclusions on this single mishap.
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Unread post15 Aug 2017, 03:55

h-bomb wrote:Any of you flyers think you can explain the attitude of this aircraft on the ground?? It looks like the nose gear is several feet in the air....


There is no ejection seat anymore. Might seem like minimal weight, but a few hundred pounds missing that far forward of CG will do that.

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