Slcpilot
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Looking For Famous Image (jet Crash)

Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:12 pm

I am looking for a well known image, but my google searches can't seem to find it. To the best of my knowledge it shows a british farmer on a tractor looking over his shoulder watching an early jet descend vertically.

A buddy of mine randomly caught a very similar image yesterday. Fortunately the "jet" was a small, electric ducted fan model.

Any help finding a link to this image would be appreciated.

Cheers!

SLCPilot
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RE: Looking For Famous Image (jet Crash)

Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:34 pm



Just search "EE Lightning crash" and it comes up multiple times.
 
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RE: Looking For Famous Image (jet Crash)

Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:49 pm

Many thanks! I couldn't remember the type of aircraft!!

I hope the crewmember survived, but it certainly doesn't look good. Off to google...

Thanks again,

SLCPilot

Ps. I'll try and link the EDF picture in here.

Woohoo! He lived!

http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=56567

[Edited 2015-04-03 07:52:37]

[Edited 2015-04-03 07:56:45]
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RE: Looking For Famous Image (jet Crash)

Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:12 pm



Not quite the same...but it still brought a giggle..
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RE: Looking For Famous Image (jet Crash)

Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:00 pm

Quoting SLCPilot (Reply 2):
Woohoo! He lived!

Martin Baker seems to be serious about 0/90 seats. It certainly was above 0 altitude and 90 knots...
In the picture I guess he is about 130 feet AGL.

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RE: Looking For Famous Image (jet Crash)

Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:40 pm

On the subject of BAC Lightning incidents, no images but there is this one where an Engineering Officer doing a ground run, without the canopy and with the ejection seat made safe for maintenance, who had got as far as basic flight training on Harvards years before found himself in an unexpected situation;

http://www.historicracer.com/aviation/accidental-fighter-pilot/
 
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RE: Looking For Famous Image (jet Crash)

Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:51 pm

Quoting GDB (Reply 5):
On the subject of BAC Lightning incidents, no images but there is this one where an Engineering Officer doing a ground run, without the canopy and with the ejection seat made safe for maintenance, who had got as far as basic flight training on Harvards years before found himself in an unexpected situation;

Excellent read, thank you for sharing.
 
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RE: Looking For Famous Image (jet Crash)

Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:30 pm

Quoting GDB (Reply 5):

That story has been around for years, at various RAF bases and with various technicians - but the RAF have no record of it happening :/

I looked heavily into it when I read it as happening at RAF Lyneham - found about 10 different renditions, but couldn't find any official recognition of the event actually happening.
 
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RE: Looking For Famous Image (jet Crash)

Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:14 am

Quoting moo (Reply 7):
I looked heavily into it when I read it as happening at RAF Lyneham - found about 10 different renditions, but couldn't find any official recognition of the event actually happening.

True or not, does it matter, as long as it's a good story?

It reminds me of Chuck Yeager, the man who broke the sound barrier. He was on his last WW2 sortie, a P-51 bomber escort over Germany. He and his buddy Bud Anderson (Andy) were "reserves" to step in on any formation position in case someone had engine problems or such. Nobody had.

So Chuck and Andy should have returned home, but they went on their own, to Switzerland to see its beauty, then to the Matterhorn mountain in Southern France.

There they ejected their drop tanks. Then they took turns shooing the drop tanks on fire.

Chuck told that story over beers a hundred times. Some listeners later talked with Andy about it, and he said that it wasn't so because they couldn't hit the drop tanks even after trying several times.

They later confronted Chuck with that missmatch. Chuck said: "Andy's version of the story is correct, but my version is better".

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RE: Looking For Famous Image (jet Crash)

Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:40 am

Quoting moo (Reply 7):
That story has been around for years, at various RAF bases and with various technicians - but the RAF have no record of it happening :/

I looked heavily into it when I read it as happening at RAF Lyneham - found about 10 different renditions, but couldn't find any official recognition of the event actually happening.

It's not a story, my Father was stationed there and can attest to it !
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RE: Looking For Famous Image (jet Crash)

Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:54 pm

Quoting prebennorholm (Reply 8):
So Chuck and Andy should have returned home, but they went on their own, to Switzerland to see its beauty, then to the Matterhorn mountain in Southern France.

They'd have spent a lot of time in vain looking in France for the Matterhorn... it's on the border of Switzerland & Italy....  
 
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RE: Looking For Famous Image (jet Crash)

Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:15 pm

This photo reminds me of a similar photo i saw years ago of a B-52 (or was it a different jet bomber?) in a similar 'about-to-crash' position. Very sad. I did a quick google search but couldn't find the photo. Anyone recall it?
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RE: Looking For Famous Image (jet Crash)

Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:37 pm

Thanks sharles. That's the one!
Really sad stuff, the whole story.
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RE: Looking For Famous Image (jet Crash)

Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:34 am

Quoting RTFM (Reply 10):
They'd have spent a lot of time in vain looking in France for the Matterhorn... it's on the border of Switzerland & Italy....

Now I understand things better. There WAS something wrong with my geography teacher.
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