Mike
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Accident At The Paris Air Show '99

Sun Jun 13, 1999 6:02 am

A SU-30 crashed in Le Bourget Airport during the international Paris Air Show '99. The aircraft went out of control for the pilots when they were doing a looping. The plane was in a too low altitude to be saved. The two pilots could eject and are safe. A Mig 29 crashed at the same place 10 years ago.


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RE: Accident At The Paris Air Show '99

Sun Jun 13, 1999 8:29 am

Wow ! What is the deal with displays at militairy airshows ? Seems like they push the envelopes just too much for the sake of showing off their aircraft.
 
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RE: Accident At The Paris Air Show '99

Sun Jun 13, 1999 10:47 am

Can anyone count the number of aircraft that have crashed at the Paris Airshow over the past years? It must be at least 20!
 
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RE: Accident At The Paris Air Show '99

Sun Jun 13, 1999 10:58 am

Is the SU-30 the new Russian fighter with the canards in front of the wing? I've seen a couple pictures of a plane that looks like that, but they didn't say what is was. The plane looked a bit like the SU-27 with canards.
 
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RE: Accident At The Paris Air Show '99

Sun Jun 13, 1999 5:00 pm

Russsia planes are not reliable!
 
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I Saw It On TV

Sun Jun 13, 1999 7:44 pm

I saw the crash on TV yesterday and it looked really scary!
The plane (they said it was a Su-27, not -30) was like "dancing" around in the air, then came very close to the ground while the pilots tried to give full power to the engines to avoid ground contact which then occured while the back of the plane caught fire, managed to get up in the air again while the pilots ejected horizontal... then the plane crashed in an explosion.
I think the aircrafts are fine but the pilots try to push the limits further and further which is sometimes just to much for them...
 
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RE: Accident At The Paris Air Show '99

Sun Jun 13, 1999 7:58 pm

Russian military aircrafts are very reliable.
They can operate and land one dirt runways, and able to operate in the coldest winter, to the hottest summers.
As one person said, Russian miltary aircrafts are like Ford, and the American military aicrafts are like Ferrari.
Im not saying I don't like American planes.


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RE: I Saw It On TV

Sun Jun 13, 1999 9:50 pm

anyone see the video on the www someplace?
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777rules

Sun Jun 13, 1999 9:59 pm

So, Russia planes are not reliable! ah ah ah

You don't know the cause of the crash, obviously and you don't know the amazing Su-27, or you wouldn't say that.

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Video Of Crash On BBC Site

Mon Jun 14, 1999 4:47 am

Dear Farleymac!
The video of the figther jet crash is available at the BBC web site at http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/on_air/default.htm

Regards,
WorldTraveller
 
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RE: Accident At The Paris Air Show '99

Tue Jun 15, 1999 7:54 am

According to the French news, this is the 8th accident in 40 years of Le Bourget airshow. The worst accident happened in 1973 when a TU-144 crashed on the nearby village of Goussainville, killing the crew and a number of Goussainville inhabitants.
 
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RE: Accident At The Paris Air Show '99

Tue Jun 15, 1999 8:11 am

Mirage and 767-400ER are right. Russian aircraft might not always be the prettiest or have the most sophisticated gadgets/electronics, but they can perform. Back when the U.S. got its hands on a MIG-25, they were amazed that a plane with that kind of design but had such awesome flying capablilities. I think the reason why Russian planes get a bad rap is that most people don't know that a lot of times human error is involved in accidents involving Russian aircraft- look at the airline safety record there. It's not that a Tu-154 is a terrible airplane, but when you have ground crews using lemonade as hydraulic fuel, of course the plane's going to crash! (I'm not sure if the plane did crash, but I hope you see the point.)