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Originally posted by RichardPrice
On the way to the alternative airfield, seven of the eight Hunters ran out of fuel and crashed, with the loss of one pilot. The remaining Hunter landed successfully and promptly ran out of fuel while vacating the runway.
Originally posted by thebozeian
In the meantime still havent found the SR-71/ATC story but here is a personal one.
Originally posted by Niall197
Rather than do the sensible thing and go over from his ship to theirs in a launch or even by helicopter, the Admiral decided that he'd like to go visit as a back seat passenger in a Royal Navy F4 Phantom - make a grand entrance kinda thing.
Originally posted by waynos
Not necessarily, this photo below shows a Phantom FG.1 landing on the USS Independence in a cross deck exercise, such exercises were quite common and I likewise have a picture of a USN F-4J parked on the deck of Ark Royal.
Originally posted by ULTIMA1
Originally posted by Zaphod58
The ejection specialists went racing out to the plane, scrambled up ladders, looked at both pilots and said "Sirs, don't even BREATHE funny." They said both pilots were sitting there with their arms at their sides, not even blinking until they got the safety pins installed under the seats.
No personal items in the cockpit.
I had a similar thing happen. At RAF Alconbury, UK. i was working End Of Runway inspection, its to make 1 last check on the plane before it takes off.