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French military jets cut off village's power supply by flying low

Old 18th Feb 2021, 13:55
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French military jets cut off village's power supply by flying low

From: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56113518

Or should this be in the 'low flying' thread....
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Old 18th Feb 2021, 14:26
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What’s the French for “It will buff out”? Ah, Ça va polir.

Lucky pilot (for now), less lucky for the village.
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Old 18th Feb 2021, 14:41
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Stands back in admiration. I only knocked out a farm.
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Old 18th Feb 2021, 15:32
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I know someone who did this in Norway...with a helicopter...while chasing a dog down a street...he's still known as Sparky. The ex-RN pilot that is, not the dog.
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Old 18th Feb 2021, 16:48
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A VA ANG Thud took down a cable TV antenna on Super Bowl Sunday, all of eastern NC missed the game on TV that year. Managed to land, IIRC.
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Old 18th Feb 2021, 18:34
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all of eastern NC missed the game on TV that year.
Probably did them a favour.
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Old 18th Feb 2021, 20:24
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I know someone who did this in Norway...with a helicopter...while chasing a dog down a street...he's still known as Sparky. The ex-RN pilot that is, not the dog
Yep, the dog is known as Lucky. An Army or RAF helicopter probably would have caught him.
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Old 19th Feb 2021, 10:56
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You don't necessarily have to fly low to cut power lines - a long time ago a PR Canberra cut a line somewhere in the Apennines that was about 500ft AGL.
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Old 19th Feb 2021, 16:01
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When I turned up to my Italian exchange tour, I was told that a few months earlier one of the crews had been flying on a standard LL route along one of the northern valleys in Sicily. Due to the strong winds that was causing very rough turbulence they decided to climb out of low level. As they climbed though 700ft AGL the fin took out a cable that the electricity company had strung across the valley without telling anybody.......
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Old 19th Feb 2021, 16:18
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I see that the aircraft landed at Orange. Must have needed some juice. Perhaps he should have kept his eyes peeled 🙂
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Oh Dear, Moggie..........

Clearly CoVid is getting to you.........

Keep taking the tablets..........
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Old 19th Feb 2021, 18:05
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I see that the aircraft landed at Orange. Must have needed some juice. Perhaps he should have kept his eyes peeled 🙂
You squeezed the pips out of that one for all it was worth.
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I find it rather remarkable that these incidents (wasn’t the first time, and thankfully it wasn’t a cable car this time) are mostly survivable by the aircraft.


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But the most remarkable IMHO is that the reportedly managed to fix the cable within 3 hours !
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