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Swiss F-18C missing

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posted on Aug, 29 2016 @ 12:01 PM
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Breaking story about a Swiss F-18 that has gone missing in the Alps on a training mission. No word from the pilot, who went missing a little over two hours ago.

mobile.reuters.com...




posted on Aug, 29 2016 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Currently watching this.. north of Wassen.
Flightradar24.....

www.jetphotos.net...



posted on Aug, 29 2016 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

Part of the SAR effort.



posted on Aug, 29 2016 @ 12:26 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Its the only one showing. there was a dash 8 from the RAF, but it's no longer in the area.



posted on Aug, 29 2016 @ 09:14 PM
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The aircraft was flying as part of a two ship near the Susten Pass when radio contact was abruptly cut. Weather in the area may have been cloudy with rain and thunderstorms in the area.

The two aircraft launched from Meiringen at 1601. The pilot responded to a radio call normally at 1605, with no contact after that.
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posted on Aug, 29 2016 @ 09:16 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I know it's really early right now but it sounds a lot like CFIT with the weather and the terrain taken into account.



posted on Aug, 29 2016 @ 09:18 PM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

Yeah, and with the information about the radio calls added in, it probably was.



posted on Aug, 30 2016 @ 03:03 AM
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Thought i would add this.
en.m.wikipedia.org...

No word yet. Thought the pilot would use a hand held radio.
Most sources are using this F-18 for the photos. Not sure if this is the right Numbered aircraft.

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posted on Aug, 30 2016 @ 03:11 AM
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originally posted by: Sammamishman
a reply to: Zaphod58

I know it's really early right now but it sounds a lot like CFIT with the weather and the terrain taken into account.


Had to look that up. That's awful, are you sure.?
Edit: duh on my part, of course you are.

"A controlled flight into terrain (CFIT, usually pronounced cee-fit) is an accident in which an airworthy aircraft, under pilot control, is unintentionally flown into the ground, a mountain, a body of water or an obstacle."
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posted on Aug, 30 2016 @ 03:15 AM
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Would onboard radar help?



posted on Aug, 30 2016 @ 04:36 AM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

"At present the pilot and plane have not been located, but a crash zone has been identified. Both the aircraft and the ejector seat are equipped with transmitters, which should help focus the search efforts."

www.swissinfo.ch...



posted on Aug, 30 2016 @ 06:48 AM
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a reply to: Bigburgh
Those transmitters don't work too well in mountainous areas. They can also be damaged or destroyed in a crash.



posted on Aug, 30 2016 @ 07:46 AM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

They have on board radar. The F-18 will give an audible warning under specific conditions if it detects terrain hazards but during nap of the earth flight the warning system might have been deactivated (if possible) or ignored. The F-18C doesn't have a system to take over the aircraft if it thinks it is going to crash that I know of yet just "Bitchin Betty".


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posted on Aug, 30 2016 @ 08:16 AM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

I think they are getting it narrowed down.
This:
www.jetphotos.net...
And 3 to 4 light arecraft are showing on Flightradar24 now.
www.jetphotos.net...

But it does not look good, and like Sammish said CFIT.

Off subject and off to Primanti's in a bit after a needed nap. I'll be lurking in hopes they find him.
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posted on Aug, 30 2016 @ 10:50 AM
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Found wreckage.
www.swissinfo.ch...

"The wreckage of an F/A-18 fighter jet that went missing over the Swiss Alps yesterday has been found in the mountains near the Susten Pass, army officials have said. Searches are continuing for the missing pilot."

"[The crash site] is located in a deep basin, with steep glacier slopes," Commander Felix Stoffel of the Swiss Air Force told the media on Tuesday afternoon. "We saw a dark rock face, and debris was partly visible."~Swissinfo
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posted on Aug, 30 2016 @ 11:02 AM
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With him having just taken off, task saturation could have led to CFIT. Where the wreckage is looks a lot like he hit the mountain, especially with the cloud cover.



posted on Aug, 30 2016 @ 01:13 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Sustern pass won't let me give coordinates. So I'll link a restaurant that's close to where i think.
www.sustenpass-hospiz.ch...



posted on Aug, 30 2016 @ 02:51 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The Alps huh? That doesn't sound good at all. I do hope
he is found and in good health.

Thanks for posting.

I see they found wreckage.

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posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 11:49 AM
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"The army's leadership express their heartfelt condolences to his relatives," the defence ministry said. The 27-year-old deceased pilot's family is being cared for by army specialists, the statement added."

www.swissinfo.ch...

RIP



posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 10:48 PM
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The Air Traffic Controller for the sector they were flying in assigned the pilot an altitude that was too low for the area he was flying in. The minimum safe altitude for the pass is 14,000 feet, but the controller assigned him to an altitude of 10,000 feet after he lost radar contact with the flight lead.

www.swissinfo.ch...



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