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CF-18 Crash in Southern Alberta

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looks like he was doing a low-slow pass and got a little too slow while low.

 

looks like he got out ok.

 

:salute:

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Was that a CF-18 doing the Sabre Dance? Damn... Glad he got out okay.

 

... but the crash leaves us with what ? Two :grin:

 

Don't worry, man! We have 65 F-35s on the way!

Edited by Rambler 1-1

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Was that a CF-18 doing the Sabre Dance? Damn... Glad he got out okay.

 

 

 

Don't worry, man! We have 65 F-35s on the way!

 

 

Yea, but how long is that gonna take? and who gets the first ones?

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Read in the news today that one of the bystander heard two or three 'pop's right before the crash.

Blade failure or ate a bird is my guess...

 

Hope the pilot does okay in the crash investigation.

 

Heard on the radio that he considers his martin-baker ejection seat his new best friend.

Does the company still hold the party for user of their product?

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Looked to me like plain old compressor stall. Usually there's a puff of smoke or flame with a bird strike or blade failure. Then again, I have been wrong before.

 

The video on the Global TV Calgary site is a good one, but I can't hear the engines over the Bee-Gees that were playing on the loudspeakers...

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Looks to me thet he didn't have enough beans and plain stalled it. The aircraft looked a little unstable just after he nosed up. Glad the pilot escaped ok and didn't land in his own wreckage!

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I'll go with Rambler on the compression stall.

 

From what I know about the hornet, it has little

In the way of AoA limitations....assuming it has

Thrust, it just won't stall - pancake? He'll yes, but not

Stall.

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