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Attack of the Killer Cactus
The damage is from flying a Marine Corps Harrier aircraft too low, about four feet off the ground. The incident occurred during a night close air support training mission near Yuma, Arizona. The pilot was wearing Night Vision Goggles and was taking instructions from a FAC (Forwars Air Controller) on the ground. The pilot apparently rolled in too steeply, and was told by the FAC to abort. The damage to the aircraft is from cactuses and other desert vegetation. The the site of the near crash was examined, vegetation was torn off at an "altitude" of about four feet. The pilot was very lucky, as he was going several hundred kilometers an hour and one wrong twitch on the joystick would have flown him into the ground.
There was a story years back about a Maryland Air Guard pilot who dipped the tail of his A-10 in the water while stunting over the Chesapeake Bay. I heard it from someone who had worked in their Life Support Shop.
Так как, уже кто то из МЧС, в лайфньюс фотки слил (бабки получил) то можно и показать, как повезло парням в Португалии на тушении пожаров. Экипажу Бе-200 заслуженного лётчика РФ Валерием Крузе повезло, но и мастерство конечно помогло. По верхушкам деревьев ушли в набор высоты. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10…
A Beriev Be-200ES plane, registered RF-31121, sustained substantial damage in an accident near São Pedro do Sul, Portugal. All four passengers and three crew members survived. The airplane operated on a local flight out of Monte Real Air Base ().