I understand the pilot, Captain Christopher Strickland, didn't properly set his altimiter prior to takeoff. I also heard when his wife camme to visit him in the hospital, he thought she had "grown" because the spinal compression from the ejection made him about 2.5 inches shorter.
Posted by Guest on Mon 18 Oct 2010 01:18:05 AM CEST
I had a better angle on this. I was just out of picture lower left BEHIND the aircraft. Although this makes a better photo, I don't think I would have wanted to be this close to a pilotless aircraft, just before it bellied into the desert sand in Mtn. Home
Posted by Guest on Wed 21 Sep 2005 11:47:38 PM CEST