9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4742 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.
Skidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4668 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!
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?
Leezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4053 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4507 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 ?).
"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"