Any landing you can walk away from is a good one. Right? B-29-20-BA Superfortress (s/n 42-63489) named “Holy Joe” was assigned to the 881st Bomb Squadron, 500th Bomb Group, 20th Air Force based on Saipan. On 18 FEB, 1945, with 1/Lt James M. Pearson in command and co-pilot 2/Lt Edward Porada they took of at 0647 HRs [...]
Frankfurt, Germany- On June 11th, 2018, at about 8am an empty Airbus SE A340-300 long-haul aircraft owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG was being repositioned to operate as Flight LH426 to Philadelphia. During the tow, the tug caught fire. No passengers or crew were on board however ten people were taken to the hospital for smoke [...]
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10-JUN-2011- Lt. Col. Lee Vogan and Capt. Jens Lundgreen-Nielsen of the 419th Tactical Fighter Squadron, escaped injury after ejecting from their military plane moments before the jet came crashing down west of Cold Lake.
The aircraft, a CT-155 used to train fighter pilots, went down at 11:40 AM.
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Charles Plumb was a U.S. Navy jet pilot in Vietnam. After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile. Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent six years in a communist Vietnamese prison. He survived the ordeal and now speaks on the lessons learned from that [...]
These things drop like flies. Especially in training. There’s a hill right off the approach end of runway 08/26 called “Five Spot Hill”. There are five caves at the top that look like the five spots on a dice, hence the name. This MQ-1 smacked right into it while trying to land. Nothing like crashing [...]
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If you ever wanted to know what’s really inside of a F-117 Stealth fighter, here’s your chance.
I’m going out on a limb and posting my first F-117 story from Desert Storm. This is no shit. I was taking my turn as NCOIC of the EOR. For civilians and Nonners, this means I was in charge of the End of Runway Crew. EOR is where we get one last look at the [...]