Dash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2744 posts, RR: 10 Posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8700 times:
An F-18 crashed at our airport this morning. I will post an article when I can find one. Apparently he ejected so he is alright. So the airport is shut down for now. Not sure if this is the same one that dropped a missile on our golf course yesterday or not.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13619 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8632 times:
Good that the pilot is ok, but i guess that you now have a new hole in your golf course! (by the way, do you use red or other color balls instead of white? do you have unusual hazards like polar bear traps?)
Rdu777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 221 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8595 times:
I know you may not have all details right now, but do you know if it was taking off or what? About two or three months ago, here at RDU we had an F-18 crash on take off. The first one made it, and for some reason, unknown to me, the pilot of the second one ejected on take off and the plane crashed. This shut RDU down for a few hours as well, because it was pretty close to terminal A.
I work at a golf range, and we use yellow balls. I prefer the regular white ones, but I don't really make the decisions.
Dash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2744 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8386 times:
The plane was landing and I guess it came in to fast.
As for the golf question I'm pretty sure your joking but some people are serious. We have a sand course so we don't need coloured balls we use whatever we have I guess. The only unusual hazard here is that ravens have been known to take balls so you have to agree with your players where to put it.
VS340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7447 times:
They arent embarassed, there are missiles and aircraft parts strewn across the runways and the highway. Last I heard the Missiles had become unstable because of the accident so they have to play it safe.