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E3D Sentry Accident?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 4:50 am

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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RE: E3D Sentry Accident?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 4:57 am

Just out of interest, why would you think that the RAF would hang a fake picture on the wall?
 
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RE: E3D Sentry Accident?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 5:05 am

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


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RE: E3D Sentry Accident?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 5:07 am

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
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RE: E3D Sentry Accident?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 5:12 am

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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RE: E3D Sentry Accident?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 5:27 am

cheers for that

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