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A Eurofighter aircraft has crashed at Spain's Morón air base with one fatality, the Spanish ministry of defence has confirmed.
The combat aircraft, which was on a regular training flight, crashed into the ground "moments after take-off" from the base near Seville, according to the ministry's statement.
Originally posted by MAC269
reply to post by SciFiSi
It may be another lunatic Muslim on a suicide mission. Do you think it will come out if it was. Me thinks not.
Originally posted by SciFiSi
reply to post by abecedarian
Agreed Abecedarian.... it is a little odd that the Spanish pilot (the instructor) ejected and not the Saudi trainee. I'm qualified and trained in fitting ejection seats, in the rear cockpit of the Eurofighter there is a "Command Mode Selector" lever which has 3 positions SOLO / BOTH & FRONT. SOLO is for when there is no-one in the rear seat and upon ejection only the front seat fires. BOTH does what it say's on the tin, if any seat handle is pulled, both seats will fire and FRONT will allow the rear seat to eject leaving the front seat in the aircraft or if the front seat is "pulled" both seats will fire. So I can assume the aircraft was configured in the FRONT mode and the Spanish pilot in the rear seat must have seen the imminent disaster and ejected. For some reason the Saudi pilot did not eject, either he thought he could recover the aircraft or was just too late.