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Goshawk in San Diego Bay

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posted on May, 22 2015 @ 08:52 PM
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Having a bad day when...





Pilot is apparently okay. North Island is a bad place to decide to overshoot the runway...



www.nbclosangeles.com...


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posted on May, 22 2015 @ 09:09 PM
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Wanting to fly Navy? Glad all ok.



posted on May, 22 2015 @ 09:15 PM
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a reply to: _Del_

I always thought the Navy was supposed to fly off a ship, not from the water.

Apparently he got confused:


According to Naval Air Forces, the pilot was training to undergo aircraft carrier landing qualifications before the crash.

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posted on May, 22 2015 @ 09:58 PM
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They are still decades away from the P1.

20 second mark for the impatient.



Lol.

P



posted on May, 22 2015 @ 10:45 PM
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a reply to: pheonix358

Or the Phoenix... one of the main reasons I got into the aerospace industry after growing up watching Battle of the Planets.

(At 1:25)



posted on May, 22 2015 @ 10:49 PM
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a reply to: CraftBuilder

A few months ago I re-watched that entire series. Was still funny as.

Memories.

P

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posted on May, 22 2015 @ 11:23 PM
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Oops, yep, bad day for him. He'll never live this one down.

I'm surprised it's floating and not sinking. I would think it would have filled with water considering the gear was down. Maybe a silly question, Are they engineered to float that well?



posted on May, 22 2015 @ 11:27 PM
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a reply to: pheonix358

Damn, that takes me back.

Oxygum, anyone?



posted on May, 22 2015 @ 11:29 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

My guess is his qualification attempts have taken a big hit... Crashed, even. Poor guy.



posted on May, 22 2015 @ 11:35 PM
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a reply to: mtnshredder

Shallow water in that area.



posted on May, 22 2015 @ 11:36 PM
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a reply to: seagull

Yeah this isn't going to help. He should still have a shot at it though.



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 02:12 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

There could be contributing causes. Mechanical failure, etc He's not necessarily done.



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 02:21 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: mtnshredder

Shallow water in that area.


That's what I thought but the article and video says it was floating and had been for hrs. It's also sitting extremely level in the water. Even though it may be shallow and next to the shoreline, can't imagine it being that flat on the bottom and only a few ft.,but, IDK. Having lived on the Ca. coast for many yrs, the manmade shorelines I've seen (I certainly haven't seen them all) were never that shallow or flat. They should seriously think about extending runway or better barriers.
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posted on May, 23 2015 @ 02:35 AM
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a reply to: mtnshredder

With the gear down and panels open I don't see any way it was actually floating anywhere near that long. I could be wrong, but if it was they need to make it a float plane. They wouldn't even have to modify it.



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 08:50 AM
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Ahhh man, that's like seeing a totaled out Corvette. Besides the cockpit the rest of it looks intact, Would they spend the money to fix it or is it heading to the spare parts yard?



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 09:18 AM
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a reply to: StratosFear

It'll most likely become a mechanical training aid for training mechanics.



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 09:35 AM
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a reply to: StratosFear

It's probably a lot like cars in that respect. Once it's been in the water and there for much time, it's totaled. Water can get to where you can't see and start corroding components that on the surface might look fine but years down the road can cause a critical failure.
Like Buddah said it's only good for ground crew training or as a museum piece.



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 09:40 AM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

We used to send aircraft that had a lot of corrosion to battle damage repair school. They'd shoot antiaircraft guns at them and the students had to fix them.



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 09:50 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Lol. That sounds like fun.



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 09:56 AM
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a reply to: _Del_

Vagrant; can i wash your windows for 2 bucks sir
pilot; nope, i'll do it myself



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