Aviation Photo #1642912 English Electric Lightning T5 - Untitled

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Taking off for the final time. Ten minutes later it crashed, killing the pilot after the ejection seat failed. A recent magazine article featured photos showing a flash tail pipe fire at the back of the plane. This damaged the hydraulic system and on some photos it seems as if the horizontal stabilizers were missing as the plane went down nose first.
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    Jacobus Saayman
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    English Electric Lightning T5
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    South Africa
    November 14, 2009
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Anonymous
5 years ago
You can see hydraulic fluid (I think?) coming out from the bottom of the tail pipe.

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