British Harrier landing F-10 landing had failed gloat
Yangtze Evening May 20 reported that a British ace Kandahar in southern Afghanistan before the flight, the experience breathtaking scene: He was driving a “Harrier” fighter, the engine suddenly forced an emergency landing. However, in order to avoid another plane on the runway, aircraft landing gear off and glide all the way to the case of accidental fire at any time there is a risk of explosion. Life and death, the pilot activated the ejection seat button, the number of rockets on the seat of his “bomb” to the sky! An eyewitness on the spot to capture the moments following. Amazingly, this near-death “Rocket Man” with the help of the last parachute firmly in the ground, basically intact!
rushed into emergency landing runway
According to reports, this brave pilots from the Royal Air Force in England, Lu Strand Moore County Coates Airport No. 1 Squadron, for various reasons, he did not want to give his name. May 13, he was flying over the city of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan when, suddenly confronted with an emergency engine flameout, when he was driving was worth 20 million pounds of “Harrier” fighter.
his side of the tower to the ground, reports: “turn off the engine”, while an orderly disposal program in accordance with special conditions for processing in preparation for emergency landing. However, when the aircraft lost power speed of 128 km per hour toward the runway, he discovered that even parked not far from a passenger plane, when the time is a total of eight passengers, if not for emergency avoidance bound plane crash !
pilot did not panic at this time, but stick in the cockpit moved forward all the way along the outer edge of the runway. When the aircraft finally stopped the car crazy when the plane from the side that only about 9 meters. Looking back at this time the rise of the pilot, I saw the whole body has been consigned to the flames. Years of flight experience had taught him, now to the separation of human decision-making critical point.
rocket “bomb,” he heaven
As the body’s external fuel tank carrying flammable and two laser-guided missiles, aircraft fire at any time violent explosion may occur! Life and death, he is pressing the “space age” rocket ejection seat button. With the “bang” bang, four rockets into the seat of his “bomb” about 91 meters high to the sky. The outbreak of the great weight of the load moment he almost fainted, fortunately, the parachute opened, he finally both man and the seat firmly with the ground. Coincidentally, just to see an airport witness this scene, the spot pressed the hands of the camera.
dropped back after only minor injuries
the airport fire fighting in a timely manner, “Harrier” fighter on the raging fire was finally extinguished, only to take a plume of black smoke. Almost at the same time, public rescue a rush on the collapsed pilot carried a stretcher, then taken by ambulance to hospital. It is astonishing that, after inspection found a doctor, who survived the “Rocket Man” In addition to the back of beyond minor injuries, but still intact!
he later recalled: “When the landing gear off, I have tried to control the aircraft, but when I saw the fireball on the machine, they know that the ejection (spacewalk) time. With the ‘bang’ a loud noise, strong airflow blowing. everything becomes silent, until the parachute opens automatically after a few seconds, I do not feel any pain. “
after the accident, British Ministry of Defense immediately ordered a thorough investigation. A British Ministry of Defence spokesman said: “So far cause of the accident is still unknown, but we can be sure that, not due to an accident caused by enemy fire.” British Royal Air Force defense expert Jon Lake said: “‘Harrier’ fighter stopping the engine are extremely rare phenomenon in the past, especially when the landing so the pilot can survive, and only minor injuries, it is lucky. fighter landing, crashed into the ground heavily, perhaps it is for this reason, the landing gear was will be broken off, but that the accident demonstrated the efficacy of the ejection seat. “
It is understood that this pilot is currently stable condition and was sent to England. He said: “I hope I can continue flying after a few months.” (This article Source: Yangtze Evening News)