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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: buddah6
With that level of experience, I don't think he made the mistake of staying with it when it wasn't savable. You eventually reach a point where you realize that you can save some, and you can't save others. Even if you try to save it, you recognize that there's a point where you just can't. With 17 years in the cockpit, he would be better suited than most to recognize that point.
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: lambchop
This is what happens when you force a machine to operate far longer than it was intended to.
originally posted by: buntalanlucu
why the pilot dont eject if he is at high altitude ? or was the speed to high for ejection ?
i remember an F15 pilot at night suddenly lost instruments and forced to eject at high speed and he got severely wounded because of that..
originally posted by: buddah6
a reply to: 727Sky
That's absolutely correct! There's a B 17 touring the country and it must be 70 years old. Some say that these old warbird's are in better shape than when they were on active duty.
When I was younger, I tried to fly as many warbirds as I could. It was a pretty impressive list and I'm still here...
originally posted by: midnightstar
heres two right in the town I live in happened in the last year.
what goes up must come down