Tornado GR4 from RAF Marham crashed

Discussion in 'Modern' started by v2, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. v2

    v2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2005
    Messages:
    5,943
    Likes Received:
    626
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cracow
    Crew safe after RAF Tornado crashes on east coast of England, 24 October.

    The aircraft was on a routine training mission.

    Both crew members ejected safely and were rescued by RAF Sea King Helicopters from RAF Leconfield and Wattisham.

    On Tuesday morning, they were taken to a nearby hospital for medical checkups.

    As with all such incidents, a Board of Inquiry will be convened to determine the cause.

    (Defence News)
     

    Attached Files:

  2. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    19,980
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    heard about this, didn't realise the plane was in such bad shape though.........
     
  3. R-2800

    R-2800 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2006
    Messages:
    541
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    WAWA!!!!
    Location:
    New Jersey
    wow its a totally lose
     
  4. 102first_hussars

    102first_hussars Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    2,214
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Service Truck Driver For Fountain Tire's Farm And Fleet Service
    Location:
    Edmonton,Alberta
    Well the two men are still alive thats all that matters, some times were just not that lucky, last year i think we lost about 4 or 5 to crashes with our
    cf-188's
     
  5. cheddar cheese

    cheddar cheese Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Messages:
    20,349
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    WSM, England
    I dunno lanc, thats pretty tidy for a Tornado... ;)

    Seriously though, its good the two guys were alright.
     
  6. Nonskimmer

    Nonskimmer Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    8,848
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Naval Electronics Technician
    Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    I don't know how you dream up this sh*t, I really don't. We lost one to a training accident last year near CFB Bagotville, and the pilot ejected unharmed. In fact, he was back in the air the next day. The year before, another one slid off the runway up in Yellowknife and the aircraft was salvaged and put back in service. The pilot lived.

    Shame about that Tornado. Glad the crew made it.
     
  7. Matt308

    Matt308 Glock Perfection
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Messages:
    20,140
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    Washington State
    Oh no. Here we go again. You Canadian guys really go after each other.:rolleyes:
     
  8. Nonskimmer

    Nonskimmer Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    8,848
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Naval Electronics Technician
    Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    But he makes it so easy. :dontknow:
     
  9. Medvedya

    Medvedya Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2004
    Messages:
    2,367
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Professional Wasterel
    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    Someone once told me that although it beats a firey death any day, ejecting is no joke and back problems later on in life are almost inevitable.

    Even with all the training, it must be a horrible experience to go through regardless.
     
  10. 102first_hussars

    102first_hussars Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    2,214
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Service Truck Driver For Fountain Tire's Farm And Fleet Service
    Location:
    Edmonton,Alberta
    Yeah well there was a guy that bailed out of his CF-18 and was found dead on the ground cause of death unknown, now that might have been in 04 come to think of it, this was in or near cold lake, there was a snowbird pilot killed last year, then there was Captain Derek Nichols who died of Injuries due to a, so the number 5 was off the top of my head, and dont just assume im complete idiot i know what im talking about because alot of the deaths that have occured were about 2 hour drives from where i live
     
  11. lesofprimus

    lesofprimus Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2004
    Messages:
    19,162
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Communications
    Location:
    Long Island Native in Mississippi
    Home Page:
    Lets see how NS responds to that one...
     
  12. Nonskimmer

    Nonskimmer Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    8,848
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Naval Electronics Technician
    Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    No he's right, we've certainly lost pilots to accidents, but we sure as hell didn't lose 4 or 5 CF-18's (CF-188's if you prefer) last year. The Snowbirds fly CT-114 Tutors. Different plane altogether. Sure, we've lost a few of them too over the years.

    Sue me, I'm picky.
     
  13. lesofprimus

    lesofprimus Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2004
    Messages:
    19,162
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Communications
    Location:
    Long Island Native in Mississippi
    Home Page:
    The ball is in Nonskimmers corner now..
     
  14. 102first_hussars

    102first_hussars Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    2,214
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Service Truck Driver For Fountain Tire's Farm And Fleet Service
    Location:
    Edmonton,Alberta
    No im satisfied with what he said its all good
     
  15. plan_D

    plan_D Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2004
    Messages:
    11,985
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    How can you be shocked by the state of the Tornado, lanc? Or anyone for that matter. It plummeted aimlessly into the ground - it's in pretty damn good shape if you ask me!
     
  16. FLYBOYJ

    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2005
    Messages:
    23,208
    Likes Received:
    791
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Aircraft Maintenance Manager/ Flight Instructor
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
  17. Nonskimmer

    Nonskimmer Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    8,848
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Naval Electronics Technician
    Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Ah yes, I've seen that.
     
  18. pbfoot

    pbfoot Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2005
    Messages:
    7,636
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    niagara falls
    Thanks for the link I never Knew that one :oops:
     
  19. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    19,980
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    i was supprised pD because the radio where i'd heard about it said the aircraft had survived largely intact after crashing onto the coast...............
     
Loading...

Share This Page