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...and came to a stop directly in front of me. The aircrew got out quickly, and the jet remained there for the rest of the show....
Originally posted by BASSPLYR
Accidents happen. It was probably a manufacturing defect in the tire. This goes to show how good the training is in the USAF. I couldn't see a egyptian pilot recovering the aircraft. Glad the plane held up too. THose pilots saved probably their own lives but the aircraft too, so they didn't cost the tax payers even more then they already are spending.
Originally posted by jra
Just for the fun of it. I saved all the pics and made them into an animated .gif
Originally posted by Willard856
There's actually a movie of the incident on YouTube. I'll try and find it later. It is pretty funny, the crowd announcer commentates the whole thing. Gold!
Blown tyres aren't unusual, but are bloody dangerous. I've never had one, but have seen two. One was with a jet that had two 2000lbs bombs on board. It was on take off too. He was below abort speed, so followed the bold face and took the wire at the end of the runway. Pretty scary to watch. I've heard that a Canadian pilot was killed when he got a blown tyre on touching down. He tried to ride it home, but the jet flipped. Bold face is pretty much if the aircraft is about to depart the runway in an uncontrolled condition, you eject. Ejection is such a line decision though, and milliseconds make the difference.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
That video is hilarious