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E3D Sentry Accident?  
User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 5 hours ago) and read 1378 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.

Could not see the owner's markings (RAF, USAF)

Is this a real accident, or a fake pic

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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 hours ago) and read 1361 times:

Just out of interest, why would you think that the RAF would hang a fake picture on the wall?

User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2805 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

It's real, and it's right here on A.net . . .

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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

it just did not look right, and did not help that the pic was very bad quality

i tried looking but could find nothing, that solves it, cheers

User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 hours ago) and read 1329 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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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

cheers for that


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