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F35 Crash Eglin

Old 20th May 2020, 07:07
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F35 Crash Eglin

Eglin AFB lost another stealth fighter, this time a F-35A ? Alert 5

Eglin AFB lost another stealth fighter, this time a F-35A

A F-35A assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron has crashed. The incident happened while the jet was landing at Eglin Air Force Base.

The pilot ejected safely and was conveyed to the 96th Medical Group Hospital at the base for evaluations.The base had lost a F-22 just four days earlier.

https://twitter.com/teameglin/status/1262964434529587202?s=21
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Old 20th May 2020, 12:58
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Salute!

Details still coming in. I am hesitant to drive over there, but suspect the site is just off the base and is being secured to prevent folks with bad intentions from scrounging pieces, "sensitive" pieces.
The Raptor site is in a very secure area about 8 or 9 miles north of me, and the team there is still charting all the pieces and such as part of the investigations.

Least we know the seats work well, but those were expensive tests, huh?
Will report when we get more info.

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Old 20th May 2020, 14:48
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F35 Crash Eglin

BREAKING: An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron crashed upon landing around 9:30 p.m. today at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The pilot successfully ejected and was transported to the 96th Medical Group Hospital at Eglin AFB, Fla., for evaluation and monitoring.
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Old 20th May 2020, 22:00
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
Eglin AFB lost another stealth fighter, this time a F-35A ? Alert 5

Eglin AFB lost another stealth fighter, this time a F-35A

A F-35A assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron has crashed. The incident happened while the jet was landing at Eglin Air Force Base.

The pilot ejected safely and was conveyed to the 96th Medical Group Hospital at the base for evaluations.The base had lost a F-22 just four days earlier.

https://twitter.com/teameglin/status/1262964434529587202?s=21
I may be way out ahead of the tinfoil hat crowd, but two 5th generation jets from the same base in four days! Coincidence, or is someone or something messing with the electronics on these birds, either directly or via some method of radio or electromagnetic means?
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Old 20th May 2020, 22:43
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At Patrick.......
Get a super heavy duty tin foil hat.

Of course, living very close, I may have been "beamed" by the dark side forces here.

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Old 20th May 2020, 22:51
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Originally Posted by patrickal View Post
I may be way out ahead of the tinfoil hat crowd, but two 5th generation jets from the same base in four days! Coincidence, or is someone or something messing with the electronics on these birds, either directly or via some method of radio or electromagnetic means?
Stop it with the negative vibes man!
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Old 21st May 2020, 18:06
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Damn, that’s a lot of doses of hydroxychloroquine gone down the tubes!

Good to hear a successful ejection.
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Old 21st May 2020, 21:38
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Originally Posted by patrickal View Post
I may be way out ahead of the tinfoil hat crowd, but two 5th generation jets from the same base in four days! Coincidence, or is someone or something messing with the electronics on these birds, either directly or via some method of radio or electromagnetic means?
It's a result of 5G.
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Old 21st May 2020, 22:19
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Stop it with the negative vibes man!
Now I need to watch that movie tonight
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Old 21st May 2020, 22:43
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Salute!

Yeah, TD like the 737Max threads


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I love that movie Gums
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Old 22nd May 2020, 05:59
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Old 22nd May 2020, 16:28
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Salute!

Sometimes the barber shop rumor network is more accurate then this "professional .... rumor network"
So getting first haircut in almost three months due to "recommended" personal isolation and actual legal shutdown of the barber shop, good intell. The shop is less than a mile from the east gate of Eglin, and filled with autographed pics and such from generations of folks that worked and flown at the base.

The plane hit close to the main runway, and it looks like weather may have been a factor. A local contributor on F-16.net says a strong CB was in the vicinity, although I am 2 miles away and our bad WX didn't arrive for another few hours. One barber shop source claimed the plane actually bounced off of the runway before the pilot "jettisoned" the sucker.

Good news is that seat seems to work well.

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Old 22nd May 2020, 18:43
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Gums. Delighted to hear he/she is OK.

Of course the seat worked well. Itís what it does, when given the chance. 😉
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