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Two A-10's collide near Nellis. Both Pilots safe

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posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 01:33 PM
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Two A-10's have collided near Nellis AFB. Both pilots ejected are reported to be safe. Little other detail is known at this time but the A-10's were part of the 57th squad based there.

theaviationist.com...

www.militarytimes.com...
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posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: FredT

Ok, these writers are freaking idiots. The pilots ejected but it's not known if the aircraft can be repaired or were destroyed. Seriously?



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 01:40 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: FredT

Ok, these writers are freaking idiots. The pilots ejected but it's not known if the aircraft can be repaired or were destroyed. Seriously?


I know I caught that too. Hmmmm perhaps they were taxing or something lol
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posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 01:42 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Such brilliance deserve an applaud lol. I'm glad they made it out however I am deeply saddened by the loss of 2 of my favorite birds. Just caught one flying out of Nashville a few weeks ago...as well as a group of 4 harriers here soon after...loud bastards when landing!



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: FredT

This is the second time in the last few days I've seen a writer do that. The other day they wrote an article about the F-16 in Arizona. They wrote that the pilot was killed, then wrote "it's not clear if the aircraft hit any property or was destroyed".
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posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 01:58 PM
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Ha Ha ha ha. What a bunch of clueless, knuckle chucks.

Geez. Journalism really is hitting a new low. I think media outlets are just hiring 7th graders, who do no investigation nor research.

Bummer losing 2 Warthogs. They're irreplaceable. Glad both pilots made it out, hopefully both recover.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 02:22 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: FredT

Ok, these writers are freaking idiots. The pilots ejected but it's not known if the aircraft can be repaired or were destroyed. Seriously?



Those a10s are built pretty tough....ha



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 02:38 PM
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Seriously, we need all 4 Branches to a comprehensive systems and safety review. The airframes you can replace but the people are not replaceable by any stretch



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 02:49 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: FredT

Ok, these writers are freaking idiots. The pilots ejected but it's not known if the aircraft can be repaired or were destroyed. Seriously?


Well... most of us that know that airframe, love it... best engineered airframe in operation, IMO... but I don't think it is THAT good... that it "auto-lands" when damaged... although it would be a nifty trick!



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:28 PM
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originally posted by: dasman888

originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: FredT

Ok, these writers are freaking idiots. The pilots ejected but it's not known if the aircraft can be repaired or were destroyed. Seriously?


Well... most of us that know that airframe, love it... best engineered airframe in operation, IMO... but I don't think it is THAT good... that it "auto-lands" when damaged... although it would be a nifty trick!


Well, there is the cornfield bomber story.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:30 PM
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a reply to: moebius

There was also a MiG that managed to fly across several countries, and crash into a farmhouse.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
Wasn't there a US aircraft where the pilot ejected and the just happen to belly land perfectly in a field.

en.m.wikipedia.org...



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 04:38 PM
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a reply to: ThePeaceMaker

That's the one moebius was referring to. Was returned to service and flew again.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 05:01 PM
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Formation flying is bad for collisions.Only thing i can think of.Loss of situational awareness is a problem.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 06:52 PM
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I don't want to hear of the AF losing any more A-10s. They're already looking to replace them with foolish prop planes, and they sure as heck aren't going to be building any more.

Glad the pilots are safe, though.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 06:55 PM
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a reply to: AlienOutlaw

They are NOT looking to replace the A-10 with prop planes. The OA-X program is looking for a low cost, low threat, close air support platform. You don't need A-10s, F-15s, B-52s and other expensive as hell platforms to kill a few trucks driving through the desert, when there's little to no threat beyond a guy with a gun.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 06:58 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

"Operation Mockingbird" doesn't REQUIRE factual information since it was authorized ,by Clinton ,ya know.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 07:01 PM
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a reply to: cavtrooper7

Which has nothing to do with this. This is purely lazy ass writers that don't know a damn thing.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 07:02 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

How is it any different from opinion news at all?
BS told as fact.


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posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: cavtrooper7

Because one is opinion, and the other can be proven wrong.



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