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UK F-35B Lost

Old 23rd Nov 2021, 11:37
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Ooh, Sherky-infested water!
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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 12:03
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The basic problem is there is never a Spanish freighter around when one needs one.


Was he at the very van of the conflict or just in transit?
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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 14:55
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...And 9 months later the Skyvan was born!
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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 14:56
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Paging Commander Bond…..



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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 15:53
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That is still there Sandiego, though not in such good nick.

https://dreamwrecks.com/vulcan-bomber-bahamas-shipwreck
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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 18:19
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...And 9 months later the Skyvan was born!
Or the Sharper...
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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 18:58
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Black Eagle

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If the aircraft ditched in international waters and the Ruskies happened to find it first is it salvage?
Remember this 80s martial arts flick centering around a CIA agent combatting a KGB agent (Muscles from Belgium playing a bad guy only once) to reach one of the downed F1-11E and its Pave Tack [email protected] after El Dorado Canyon.


In all seriouness glad pilot is ok

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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 19:38
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A Snarky Comment.

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Ooh, Sherky-infested water!
When they were testing this https://missilethreat.csis.org/missile/snark/ so many splashed into the waters around Cape Canaveral that folks referred to the area as the “Snark Infested Waters off Cape Canaveral”. Pretty funny that one, just a bit off course, ended up in the jungles of Brazil.
Sorry for the Thread Drift.
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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 22:46
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Sun reporting that an engine blank might have been missed on the walk round and ingested during take off. Bit of an ooops if correct!

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/168290...ter-jet-crash/
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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 23:25
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Sun reporting that an engine blank might have been missed on the walk round and ingested during take off. Bit of an ooops if correct!

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/168290...ter-jet-crash/
I wonder where they might have sourced that story from? Goat + Prune = 2 independent sources, right?
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Old 24th Nov 2021, 04:03
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Originally Posted by Easy Street View Post
I wonder where they might have sourced that story from? Goat + Prune = 2 independent sources, right?
It was all over Instagram way before the forums.
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Old 24th Nov 2021, 05:06
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Orac, what’s the back story behind the pond swimmer?
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Old 24th Nov 2021, 07:03
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Orac, what’s the back story behind the pond swimmer?
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/137139
Ran off the end of the runway on landing at RNAS Yeovilton
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Old 24th Nov 2021, 09:37
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Old 24th Nov 2021, 12:04
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Other sources now reporting the engine blank story….

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Old 24th Nov 2021, 13:18
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Other sources now reporting the engine blank story….

https://twitter.com/andynetherwood/s...197352971?s=21
"Interesting reading"...Wait til he reads all the DASORs about pitot covers left on during night starts after day time walkrounds. Thrilling reads.
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Old 24th Nov 2021, 13:49
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The quick return to flight/no grounding, would sure make sense with a simple (but costly) error.
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Old 24th Nov 2021, 13:54
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https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/137139
Ran off the end of the runway on landing at RNAS Yeovilton
I always wondered about that one. Was it a hot conventional (nozzles aft) landing? Was recovery at Yeovilton normally STOL?
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Old 24th Nov 2021, 19:34
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Originally Posted by Easy Street View Post
I wonder where they might have sourced that story from? Goat + Prune = 2 independent sources, right?
From a reliable source it would seem.
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Old 24th Nov 2021, 20:09
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Can we buy another F35B please? Jerry Pook must be laughing his head off at the moment. Another Navy Cock up!


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