It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

AC-130J prototype written off

page: 2
3
<< 1   >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 04:38 PM
link   
a reply to: penroc3

Only in Die Hard 2.




posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 04:39 PM
link   
a reply to: Barnalby

Not to mention every bit of cockpit FOD that was hitting the crew in the head and shoulders.



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 04:48 PM
link   
a reply to: Zaphod58

I'm scared enough of medical FOD hits if the bus were to ever roll with me in the back while at work. I can only imagine what that would be like while losing 5000 feet in an inverted dive spin at 100 kts over speed.

That's some Extra 300-grade stuff right there. In a -130.

I hope they played the lottery after that one.
edit on 10-11-2015 by Barnalby because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 04:59 PM
link   
a reply to: Barnalby

The official report said that cockpit FOD played a role in them not recovering sooner, and at least one pilot suffered minor injuries from it.

It's amazing what you find when you go inverted.



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 06:40 PM
link   
a reply to: penroc3

No ejection seats on the 130.



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 07:06 PM
link   

originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Barnalby

The official report said that cockpit FOD played a role in them not recovering sooner, and at least one pilot suffered minor injuries from it.

It's amazing what you find when you go inverted.


Especially with the galley being right behind/on the flight deck in a Herk...



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 07:20 PM
link   
a reply to: RadioRobert

At least they don't have to deal with seats. We had to scrub a launch because a pilot tried to change the batteries in his camera on the way in and dropped one. They almost got it and it slipped all the way under. They ended up having to pull the seat.



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 07:37 PM
link   
I would literally pay money to hear a cockpit voice recording of that event.
second
edit on 10-11-2015 by HarryJoy because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 07:40 PM
link   
a reply to: HarryJoy

You would probably hear more unique four letter words than you could imagine.



posted on Nov, 11 2015 @ 08:23 AM
link   
a reply to: Zaphod58

I remember when a guy in the cockpit, posing for a picture, tripped the ejection seat of an A-7 in the hangar bay of the USS Ranger. Not a pretty sight.



posted on Nov, 11 2015 @ 09:14 AM
link   
a reply to: JIMC5499

We had a former A-10 pilot come through as part of the IG staff for an ORI. He was in the back seat of an F-15 and went to close the canopy and popped it. Crew chief said he got up there to safe the seats and you couldn't even tell if they were breathing.



posted on Nov, 11 2015 @ 11:09 AM
link   
a reply to: Zaphod58

The seats didn't fire? The guy on the Ranger they picked him up with sponges, literally. The seat went up hit the top of the hanger bay and then came back down to the deck, with him still in the seat.



posted on Nov, 11 2015 @ 11:32 AM
link   
a reply to: JIMC5499

The lanyards pulled, but he only brought the handle to the first stop.



new topics

top topics



 
3
<< 1   >>

log in

join