A A Gruntpuddock
13th Jul 2012, 21:05
Another ex-military plane caught out by old age?
Vintage Russian MiG crashes at Minn. air show - U.S. - Stripes (http://www.stripes.com/news/us/vintage-russian-mig-crashes-at-minn-air-show-1.182850?localLinksEnabled=false)
13th Jul 2012, 21:10
Suprised it is badly damaged, they are built like brick Outhouses.
13th Jul 2012, 22:22
I think they built the ground harder......
14th Jul 2012, 09:45
Glad to read that "the pilot was the only one onboard the plane......" :p
14th Jul 2012, 16:10
AIM9s also have a history of damaging MiG21s, I recall.
15th Jul 2012, 23:31
Thought only half the Hawk was from the 70s and the other half from the 90s. MIG doesn't look to bad.
16th Jul 2012, 02:02
When I was a lad this was always seen as a good thing...
How times change...
India Four Two
16th Jul 2012, 03:32
Below is an anecdote posted by stepwilk on an AH&N thread. No real connection to this incident other than it also relates to a civil Mig-21, but worth repeating:
An acquaintance of mine (Dean Martin, KBTV) owned a MiG-21, and whenever he flew, he'd phone the tower first and say, "I will be flying in 45 minutes. I will return 30 minutes after takeoff, I will join downwind at 250 knots, I will turn base at 200 knots, and I will NOT accept a waveoff. I will be landing out of that approach."
He didn't have enough fuel to do anything else.
Edited to add that from the photos, it doesn't look too seriously damaged. Based on close inspection of several examples in my neck of the woods, I agree with NutLoose's comment "built like brick Outhouses" but I think a more suitable simile is "built like tanks."