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Eurofighter Typhoon

Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by 500, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Maybe they got the parts made in China.
     
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    Picdelamirand-oil Lt. Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    It’s the third deadly crash of a Eurofighter in one month.
    A Spanish Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon has crashed at Albacete, southeast on Madrid, Spain, while recovering to Los Lanos airbase after taking part in a National parade. The pilot did not manage to eject from the aircraft and was killed in the accident.

    According to the Spanish MoD, the Eurofighter, one of four Typhoons that took part in the parade over Madrid, crashed, for unknown reasons, on approach to Albacete.

    Albacete is the home base of the Eurofighter Typhoon C.16 jets from Ala 14 and the main operating base of NATO Tactical Leadership Programme.

    This is the third deadly crash of a Typhoon in one month: a RSAF Typhoon combat aircraft involved in a mission against Houthi fighters over Yemen crashed into a mountain in Al Wade’a district on Sept. 13, 2017; then, on Sept. 24, an Italian Air Force Typhoon crashed into the sea while performing its solo display during the Terracina airshow.


    Read more at https://theaviationist.com/2017/10/...day-parade-killing-pilot/#2DUKbETJPbYWwDuK.99
     
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  3. BMD

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    There's something abnormal. 2 crashes in 14 years and then 4 in 6 weeks.
     
  4. somedude

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    The circumstances for each crash are very different, though. The Saudi one was conducting combat operations; the Italian one splashed when the pilot started a maneuver too low so he didn't have enough height to finish it; the Spanish however was merely returning to base. (Also the British one was not a crash, just a botched landing that ended up in the grass past the runway. The pilot wasn't killed and the aircraft had no serious damage.)

    IMO it's more likely the crash would be related to the 2014 crash of a Spanish Typhoon. Same air force (so same maintenance and flight doctrine), similar circumstances.

    Edit: found these pictures on another forum.

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    The problem starts being noticeable here. If you look carefully you can discern the trail left by the engines of the aircraft -- except the doomed one. Did the engine flame out? Bird strike perhaps? Unfortunately it went inverted (problem with the commands?) which is certainly why the pilot didn't try to eject; at that height he'd just ejected right into the ground.
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    And there it starts to fall. It does seem like it lost power and control.

    The next picture is the fireball after the crash and I don't feel like posting that. :(
     
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  5. randomradio

    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    The Italian crash is pilot error.
     
  6. BMD

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    The one that crashed into the water looked like G-LOC.
     
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    During such "Peeling Off", we do not exceed 3.5-4G. No chance of G-LOC at such low G.
     
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    He must have misjudged where the water was then, there was insufficient stick input.
     

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