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rc808
05-26-2007, 01:40 AM
I hope this is the right section to put this. Came across this Harrier wipeout that was pretty amazing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUbHWJc1na0

xuzme720
05-26-2007, 02:00 AM
wow...looks like an engine failure the way it lost power.

bradleydyk
05-26-2007, 02:25 AM
yep definetely an engine failure, it didnt flip over, it just lost power and came straight down. what was it doing hovering over the water just away from the beach anyway?

EpoweredRc
05-26-2007, 02:35 AM
yep definetely an engine failure, it didnt flip over, it just lost power and came straight down. what was it doing hovering over the water just away from the beach anyway?

Thats what I was thinking, he was way to close to people, they could have been many injuries or deaths.

the people didnt even seem to notice it untill it was right at the water.

firemanbill
05-26-2007, 02:38 AM
That was at an airshow, in florida I think, where they fly just off the coast. It has been on ESPN a few times. Really big event.

aviatordave
05-26-2007, 02:44 PM
wow..I watched it 3 times.

good thing it was over water, that pilot still came down a little fast in the chute

xuzme720
05-26-2007, 05:24 PM
he only had one good swing in the chute.

firemanbill
05-26-2007, 05:40 PM
Yeah they do not recommend ejecting that low but sometimes you don't have much of a choice...::o

E-FLYERDUDE
05-27-2007, 03:33 AM
Wow..

pablo27
06-06-2007, 01:47 AM
Not sure if this was the same incident but we had a Harrier down at the Lowestoft UK, airshow back in 2002. Below is a link to a report of the crash, the pilot was unfortunate enough to land back on the plane, breaking his ankle !

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2168921.stm

109mechanik
06-24-2007, 04:27 PM
hi,
This was in england southend (or coastal town like that) the pilot changed throttle and nozzle position at the same time=no more thrust

pablo27
06-26-2007, 12:49 AM
hi,
This was in england southend (or coastal town like that) the pilot changed throttle and nozzle position at the same time=no more thrust

Coastal town was Lowestoft.

xuzme720
06-26-2007, 02:26 AM
Coastal town was Lowestoft.

sounds startlingly close to "low stuffed"::o, which is what he did!:Q

rea59
06-28-2007, 11:44 PM
Martin Baker Ejection seat. Great equipment, gaurenteed to get you one swing in the chute from zero altitude with zero airspeed.....Oh at 5000lbs of thrust under you!!!