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F-22 crashes in California desert near air base

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posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 10:11 PM
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Originally posted by TrueBrit
"Ok now our planes are capable of breaking the pilots with too much ease. Time to build a proper tricked out intertial dampner."


This problem has been around since the F-16. I've seen Falcons pull 10+ Gs.

As for the gluing together, the adhesive used is very complex. The problem was fixed on later airframes, and they were working on a fix for the first 30.




posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 10:16 PM
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You also have to take into account the accumilative effects of G's and over G'ing on the body especially when the guy is probably in his 40's possibly 50's. Great shpae or not that kinda work takes it's toll.



posted on Mar, 26 2009 @ 05:33 PM
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Originally posted by djvexd
Not good. Losing a pilot and craft is never a good thing. He will be missed. Does anyone know if he had ejected , do domestic test pilots carry the same survival gear as deployed pilots?



There was no attempt by the pilot to eject. Officials say he was declared dead at the hospital, but that was strictly pro-forma. The body was found in the wreckage by rescue crews.



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