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F15 Unusual Landing

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F15 Unusual Landing

Quite an unusual landing for an F15 pilot and not one they practice I would guess.
http://biggeekdad.com/2012/10/f-15-amazing-emergency-landing/
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Amazing, from the start I imagined it would be just the tip.
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Gordon Bennett! A tribute to the designers and the pilot! Smiley Smiley
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Bah thats the short version. I've seen this story years ago on the TV when there was an entire program about it - a much longer story with a much better explanation of it all.
A very lucky survivor and an incredible bit of luck that he landed like that but not overly surprising - you speed up and get more airflow over the one remaining wing thus restoring your control - as much as it can anyway.
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I've been in a Helicopter that had to do an Auto-rotate landing, when the engine failed... now that was scary !
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/05/helicopters-wont-just-fall-like-a-rock-if-the-engine...
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Bah thats the short version.

I bet it didn't feel like the short version for the pilot Wink
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I've been in a Helicopter that had to do an Auto-rotate landing, when the engine failed... now that was scary !
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/05/helicopters-wont-just-fall-like-a-rock-if-the-engine...

As long as you're not over water, helicopters are actually the better bet to land with an engine failure - you don't need a nice long flat strip!
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Pilot leaves Skid Marks !!!
Pilot forced to eject as military plane skids off runway and lands in WATER
Ohhh S***
http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/579426/San-Diego-Bay-military-plane-eject-crash-skid-runway-navy...
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Re: F15 Unusual Landing

Unfortunately the F15, while it seems able to fly on one wing, the D two seater version does have a rather unfortunate habit.
That is if the front radar dome cover nose cap has a slight mis-seal/fitment then the a/c can go into a totally unrecoverable flat spin if pushed to its flying limits.
The accident demonstrating this in reality was reported here
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2785239/BREAKING-NEWS-US-Air-Force-fighter-jet-crashes-Linco...
Whether if the incident occurred at 25000ft rather than 15000ft the pilot might have managed to get it out of the spin is open to debate
The USAF report which details the sorry saga is linked to from this page
http://www.lakenheath.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123441640
Or for a direct link
http://go.usa.gov/3a6Kh
Note that the improper displacement was just 3/32 of an inch!
All credit is due to the USAF for getting to the bottom of it and not just blaming pilot error and even more surprisingly actually publishing the report at all.
Final costs were $44,608,743.00 for the aircraft
and $604,405.25 for the environment and impact damage clean up
Still not as bad as the Hawker Hunter which when the Aden cannon was fired this so disturbed the airflow that the engine had the habit of  surging and flaming out