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RAF Plane Crashes Near Rural Pub

Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:52 am



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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RE: RAF Plane Crashes Near Rural Pub

Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:54 am

Just heard, the pilots are fine!

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RE: RAF Plane Crashes Near Rural Pub

Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:56 am

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.
 
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RE: RAF Plane Crashes Near Rural Pub

Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:56 am

Glad the pilots are fine.

How about the pub? Fine rural pubs are in enough danger as it is!!
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RE: RAF Plane Crashes Near Rural Pub

Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:59 am

I've heard of dropping in for a pint, but that's just too much
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RE: RAF Plane Crashes Near Rural Pub

Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:04 am

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?

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RE: RAF Plane Crashes Near Rural Pub

Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:43 am

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 ?).

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RE: RAF Plane Crashes Near Rural Pub

Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:50 am

"...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
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RE: RAF Plane Crashes Near Rural Pub

Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:20 am

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

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RE: RAF Plane Crashes Near Rural Pub

Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:37 am

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
 
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RE: RAF Plane Crashes Near Rural Pub

Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:13 am

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.
 
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RE: RAF Plane Crashes Near Rural Pub

Sun Jul 16, 2006 5:33 am

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 
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RE: RAF Plane Crashes Near Rural Pub

Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:26 am

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.
 
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RE: RAF Plane Crashes Near Rural Pub

Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:40 am

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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