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LN F-15 down...

Old 8th Oct 2014, 16:03
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LN F-15 down...

An F-15(D?) from Lakenheath appears to have gone down, one crewman aboard who appears to have ejected safely...
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Old 8th Oct 2014, 16:25
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US F-15 down in Lincolnshire

From Lakenheath? No further details.
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Old 8th Oct 2014, 16:41
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BBC reporting pilot is safe no further news yet
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Old 8th Oct 2014, 16:42
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Pilot reportedly OK.

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Old 8th Oct 2014, 16:48
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Glad no one was hurt.
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Old 8th Oct 2014, 16:51
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Just to confirm F-15 crashed just outside Weston Hills, Nr Spalding... I saw Pilot and WSO eject safely and come down about 1 mile north of the village
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Aircraft down in Weston Hills area of Lincolnshire - Picture on this Twitter link...




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Old 8th Oct 2014, 16:54
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AFAIK the F15D is a 2 seater. The news says the pilot escaped, but no news of another crewman. It may be the F15c which i think is a single seater.
I stand by to be corrected.
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BBC report Pilot believed to have ejected safely. Fingers crossed though.

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Old 8th Oct 2014, 17:08
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Have a couple friends who are X-fighter pilots. Ejecting is not a "safe" thing to be doing under the best of conditions .. but it beats the alternative.
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The F-15D is the two-seat version of the C. The rear seat does not have to be occupied. It's the instructor's seat, or as I usually used it, the place to take my buddies flying. It may not have been occupied in this case.

Here's hoping all is well.
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Courtney,


The rear seat gives you a better view of the Viper taking that final bit of pre-terminate lead!!


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Old 8th Oct 2014, 17:31
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At least he managed to miss the school.
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Old 8th Oct 2014, 17:32
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Saw one flying around earlier as BALLS11. Apt call sign if this was the F-15 concerned.
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Old 8th Oct 2014, 17:32
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Just watched an eye witness who saw the crash, he describes the ac coming down tail first in a spin with one of the wings landing in a separate field. He also describes two chutes. As a non aircrew type does the tail first spinning mean anything apart from OMG.
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Spin? 2 Chutes?


D Model, with 2 pilots. (Both OK Hopefully)?
Structural failure?
Mid Air- Other a/c lands?


Who Knows? Anything possible. But, the photos show the two tails and engines intact, so must have been a relatively slow speed impact..... I guess.
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Old 8th Oct 2014, 17:47
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Pohm1

I initially thought your school comment was sarcasm until I read the article.

Getting 'school' into the very first sentence is the kind of thing the journalist should have done for a bet

Glad the outcome seems positive so far.
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Old 8th Oct 2014, 17:59
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OK, we know the jet. F15D


Lakenheath have said 'The Pilot is Safe and Well'


The crash pics show the left nozzle closed (Dry Range on F100 series) and the right Open, which might suggest engine problems?


Still, it's all speculation. Everyone is alive, and will be home for a late tea.
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Remaining 4 flew over Histon, Cambs, at about 3:40 pm today. Flew in a "Missing Man" V formation, headed West to East towards Lakenheath.
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