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Unauthorised take off. Leads to F15 chase. Possible crash site.

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posted on Aug, 11 2018 @ 12:30 AM
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a reply to: anzha

Yeah, he definitely ranks right up there.




posted on Aug, 11 2018 @ 12:30 AM
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originally posted by: RadioRobert
a reply to: Zaphod58

Not the fastest, but the safest.


Another possibility is the tailer went guns hot, which also means you want to get out of dodge.


I'm not about to dispute that sitting miles away in a comfy recliner with zero information, but I also wouldn't expect to hear otherwise.



posted on Aug, 11 2018 @ 12:33 AM
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a reply to: RadioRobert

Considering he couldn't land, from the sound of things had a fuel leak, and was maneuvering so hard he was going to end badly anyway, as long as he was away from the city there was no reason to.
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posted on Aug, 11 2018 @ 12:47 AM
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I just saw this on Twitter. Was it shot down? Or is that just the plane ripping apart from the pilot doing loop and barrel rolls?

Check out @Kai_AHS’s Tweet: twitter.com...



posted on Aug, 11 2018 @ 12:50 AM
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a reply to: TheGoondockSaint

It didn't rip apart, he said he lost an engine and only had about 3,000 pounds of fuel on board at takeoff. He was talking to the tower and said he was down to 2100 pounds, and only had "30 something" when he started, and it was dropping faster than he expected.
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posted on Aug, 11 2018 @ 12:51 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Yeah, thats a hell of a maneuver for that size of an aircraft, good god

I dunno the guys motivation, but its odd hes discussing jail terms IMHO after doing stuff like that, if he had ANY knowledge of aircraft he had to know he wasnt going to land that bird.



posted on Aug, 11 2018 @ 12:53 AM
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a reply to: SailorJerry

Impressive that he pulled it off as well as he did.



posted on Aug, 11 2018 @ 12:59 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: SailorJerry

Impressive that he pulled it off as well as he did.


Im not gonna lie, im impressed



posted on Aug, 11 2018 @ 01:46 AM
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Kind of a cool way to go if that is what you want to do. I am glad he didn’t hurt anyone else.



posted on Aug, 11 2018 @ 02:34 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: SailorJerry

Impressive that he pulled it off as well as he did.


That was a goddamn amazing set of maneuvers for a mechanic!



posted on Aug, 11 2018 @ 02:36 AM
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a reply to: Tempter

I'm actually shocked he didn't hit the water.



posted on Aug, 11 2018 @ 03:29 AM
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Videos and traffic control audio


At some point he mentioned something about "minimum wage". It sounded like he wanted to land the plane and not crash it.



posted on Aug, 11 2018 @ 03:34 AM
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originally posted by: RadioRobert
Best way to quit your job ever!

(Until you die in a fiery crash or spend the rest of your life behind bars -- kids, always get your parents' permission before attempting to fly)

I also thought quitting with one expensive Viking funeral at the tank farm was a way to go out with a show, getting scrambled on by some F15s is a whole ‘nother ball game. Just joking of course 8k is plenty to make me a crispy critter lol.
I don’t think a maintenance worker who knew the aircraft well enough and had ever flown anything or a sim but would be pretty golden once he got it up and his maneuvers did get the best of him.



posted on Aug, 11 2018 @ 10:54 PM
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a reply to: BigDave-AR

www.thedrive.com...

And the KC-46 offered to refuel the F-15s...



posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 05:22 PM
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The aircraft first flew in 2012. It was N449QX, msn 4410.



posted on Aug, 13 2018 @ 10:26 AM
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This really puts a dent in the "it takes a highly trained pilot to execute a descending turn" 9/11 conspiracy narrative doesn't it?



posted on Aug, 13 2018 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: face23785

This was not a jet, and it was a smaller plane.



posted on Aug, 13 2018 @ 01:00 PM
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originally posted by: Hellmutt
a reply to: face23785

This was not a jet, and it was a smaller plane.


Yet it clearly demonstrates that a relatively untrained person can do things with a plane that most of us would think takes a lot of training and experience to do.



posted on Aug, 13 2018 @ 02:48 PM
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a reply to: face23785

It's a lot easier to pull something incredible off when you're not paralyzed by the fear of all the ways you know you can kill yourself doing it. Knowledge can be a hinderance, sometimes, and watching this kid pull Extra 300 maneuvers in a 76 seat regional turboprop after playing some video games and deciding he'd had enough of the groundhog day drudgery of 2010s life gave me warm thoughts of all those WWI dogfighters inventing the entire pantheon of modern aerobatic maneuvers through sheer bravery and will, aided only by absolute ignorance of the physics of flight and heaping trainloads of dumb luck. It's a very old-fashioned sort of suicidal bravery that's all but impossible to indulge in our modern, incredibly sterilized world.



posted on Aug, 13 2018 @ 03:02 PM
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originally posted by: Barnalby
a reply to: face23785

It's a lot easier to pull something incredible off when you're not paralyzed by the fear of all the ways you know you can kill yourself doing it. Knowledge can be a hinderance, sometimes, and watching this kid pull Extra 300 maneuvers in a 76 seat regional turboprop after playing some video games and deciding he'd had enough of the groundhog day drudgery of 2010s life gave me warm thoughts of all those WWI dogfighters inventing the entire pantheon of modern aerobatic maneuvers through sheer bravery and will, aided only by absolute ignorance of the physics of flight and heaping trainloads of dumb luck. It's a very old-fashioned sort of suicidal bravery that's all but impossible to indulge in our modern, incredibly sterilized world.


That was kind of my point. It takes training to execute such maneuvers safely, at an air show where there are thousands of people on the ground, or in a passenger jet with hundreds of other lives in your hands. But a relatively untrained person can do it if they don't really give a damn if they crash, like this guy or the 9/11 hijackers.



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