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AN F-111 was left "shredded" and incapacitated and was forced to make a spectacular emergency landing after hitting a pelican.
The jet was flying at 900m on a test bombing raid at Evans Head, northern NSW, when a pelican struck the fibreglass nose and was sucked into an engine.
The two RAAF crew are being hailed as heroes by their colleagues for their skilful recovery and landing on April 11.
Originally posted by thebozeian
Yeah I would love to see what it's eventual (maybe?) gold plated SINGLE ENGINED F-35 replacement would have done in that situation. Probably not much other than being a hugely expensive taxpayer funded lawn dart.
Originally posted by Jezza
Its still gets me why would u want a single engine aircraft
when we had such a bad time with the mirage