Trekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 9 months 16 hours ago) and read 1349 times:
I saw a picture on the wall at RAF Halton of a E3D Awac sentry crashed.
It was on a sea wall, with the front boken off and bent a little, just in front of the wings. All the engines seemed to be on still with wheels up i think. Also, the rear door was open and the slide inflated and landing on the sea wall.
Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5444 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 16 hours ago) and read 1300 times:
It's a real pic of a NATO E-3. The aircraft was a NATO E-3A that which crashed in Akiton Greece on July 14, 1996 after rejecting takeoff after multiple bird strikes. http://home.worldonline.nl/snake/natoe3a.htm has more info on the crash as well as more pics.As for the USAF, it has only lost a single Sentry, Serial # 77-00354, which was lost on September 22, 1995 due to multiple bird strikes.
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