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Old 17th Feb 2019, 13:06
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Oop t’North
Posts: 3
I was groundcrew on 3F at the time 1990 or 91. If I recall correctly it was late afternoon and we’d been waiting for authority to drop a 1000lb inert off the the centreline from a GR5. It finally came through and a pair took off in a downpour (to be accurate one did, the other ended up in the Ems) for the range.
I won’t comment on the reasons as I’m sure it’s recorded more accurately than I can remember but I do recall the pilots name and he did get out safely.
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