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RAF Plane Crashes Near Rural Pub  
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3580 times:



A RAF Harrier plane is believed to have crashed near a pub in Oxfordshire, according to eye witness reports.
People at the scene say the pilot and co-pilot ejected while the plane was very close to the ground.

The plane then crashed near Sturdy's Castle Pub on the A4260 in Tackley near Bicester on Thursday evening.

MoD confirmed it was investigating reports that a Harrier pilot ejected over Oxfordshire and said two rescue helicopters were searching the area.

A spokesman from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said that firefighters are at the scene of the crash off Banbury Road.

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User currently offlineTom12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3573 times:

Just heard, the pilots are fine!

Tom


User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3573 times:

Reports said the craft involved was a T10 jump jet. It is not yet known where the plane was flying out from, or what mission it was on.

User currently offlineLegion242 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3573 times:

Glad the pilots are fine.

How about the pub? Fine rural pubs are in enough danger as it is!!


User currently offlineMichiganMAN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3548 times:

I've heard of dropping in for a pint, but that's just too much

User currently offlineSkidmarks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3506 times:

Quoting MichiganMAN (Reply 4):
I've heard of dropping in for a pint, but that's just too much

Pull up a sandbag, war story coming! Big grin

Many moons ago I was at RAF WIldenrath on a harrier squadron. While in the swimming pool we got a tannoy message that a T-bird harrier was in trouble with a control restriction. Several conflicting messages later we discovered that one of the crew had ejected and the other managed to stay with it, the force of the ejection partially clearing the control restriction. He landed the jet safely.

The point is, the guy who ejected was discovered by the rescue services enjoying a coffee at the infamous Pussycat club in Wassenberg, a well known brothel in the area! He had landed virtually in their back-yard! Now, thats the way to do it!

Wonder if the crew of this one got a free beer for missing the pub?

Andy  old 


User currently offlineLeezyjet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3345 times:

After those 2 MiG-29's that collided a few years ago at RIAT Fairford, one of the pilots who ejected landed in someones back garden who lived nearby and were having a bbq and enjoying the free show. He was later picked up on his way to the local pub for a stiff vodka !!.

The other guy landed inside the airfield, and the first thing he did was light up a fag !!.

(p.s) shouldn't this be in Military and Space ?).

 Smile


User currently offlineConfuscius From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3332 times:

"...and the first thing he did was light up a fag !!."

Why would he do that? He could be charged with a hate-crime.  Wink


User currently offlineSkidmarks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3309 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 7):
Why would he do that? He could be charged with a hate-crime.

 rotfl   rotfl 

Only in the States mate! Big grin

Andy  old 


User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

Pilot has been taken to hospital by helicopter, hope he is OK.

It was a GR9 enroute to Fairford for static display, so thats one less aircraft attending the airshow  Sad


User currently offline474218 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Thread starter):
The plane then crashed near Sturdy's Castle Pub on the A4260 in Tackley near Bicester on Thursday evening.

Much closer to Woodstock and Kidlington than Bicester. I ate there a couple of times when I lived in the UK. It is one of the Potato Pub Group.


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2994 times:

Apparently the aircraft skidded onto the road and hit a car!

My father was at RIAT on Friday and said the Tornado went tech on the runway  biggrin 


User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2986 times:

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 11):
My father was at RIAT on Friday and said the Tornado went tech on the runway

It was flying today, no issues.

The Tornado also went tech at Kemble - couldnt activate one of its reheats while on the runway for the start of its display, so he taxied back to the hard stand and cancelled.


User currently offlineRAPCON From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2779 times:

I pray that the pub was not damaged in any sort of way, and that business picked up quickly.

As far as the pilot.....blah, they're expendable!  tongue 


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