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F-15 Fire, Runway Overshoot + Ejection

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  1. Sword100
    Sword100 Jun 26, 2012

    A professional at work. Hope he got clear without injury.

  2. 29464229
    29464229 Jun 26, 2012

    I think the eject system gets them high enough to deploy the chute. Looks like the craft may have also survived.

  3. Desert_Fox-1
    Desert_Fox-1 Jul 05, 2012

    Sword100, they did. The EJ Seat is the 0 elevation type and it punches them high enough for their chutes to open.

  4. NukeNerd
    NukeNerd Jul 05, 2012

    I admit that I do not know much about the process of landing a fighter even under the best of circumstances, but it seemed like the pilot had a lot of room to stop after landing. Could someone please explain what caused him to overshoot?

  5. ebickford
    ebickford Jul 06, 2012

    I, too, know nothing about landing a jet especially one with one engine on fire. It appeared he touched down ok but could not stop. Did his brakes fail, too short of a runway, could not reverse thrust or something else? Pilot certainly was professional and extremely calm. Good for him. Thank you. Ernie Bickford

  6. 29521316
    29521316 Jul 06, 2012

    This was on live leak a while ago. I'm no pilot but I think he overshot to try and put the fire out. (this was explained to me by another pilot)...also I don't know I'd he was worried about ejecting over an area where someone could get hurt. They might have just been simply trying to save the plane as well...

  7. 29522442
    29522442 Jul 07, 2012

    if i can read an F15 HUD similiar to F16, why did he think he could stop landing at 300+ knots?

  8. Falcon7600
    Falcon7600 Jul 09, 2012

    Couldn't he have taken the long field arresting gear?

  9. 29530979
    29530979 Jul 10, 2012

    It sounded like after shutting #2 down, he shut #1 engine down before touchdown, by doing this he would have lost hydraulic pressure rendering the breaks inoperative. he did however have a back up that he may have overlooked in the heat of the moment, it's a handle on the forward panel which when pulled, temporarily gives the pilot hydro pressure allowing the breaks to operate, though I know it seems unlikely for a pilot to forget procedure, when you're strapped to a potential bomb which is on fire, and you know, harm has been averted due to your cool head and training, it's time to go for a ride! the ACES II ejection seats will put you a few hundred feet in the air away from danger in just seconds!

  10. F16FTRPLT
    F16FTRPLT Jul 12, 2012

    Ah...poor guy. Got too excited and in too big a hurry. Don't know many fighter pilots than can succussfully land and get stopped when you are 350Kts on about a 1 mile final. If his wingman would have SHUT-UP about low airflow and stagnating the fire, maybe he would have slowed down to a more manageable approach speed and maybe saved the jet. If the plan was to bail out. Then do it in a much better ejection envelop of 10,000 feet AGL and 250 kts.

  11. 29600795
    29600795 Jul 27, 2012

    Thank God for all those hours of simulator training!

  12. 31014086
    31014086 Aug 05, 2013

    He was coming in to fast, ( most likely did this cause he only had 1 engine and wanted to reach the runway). the brakes didnt fail, also runway looked like a short one to. He did a awesome job staying calm and follow proper protocol.

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