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American fighter crashed off the coast of Florida

The command of the US Navy reports that the Northrop F-5 fighter, which was part of the aviation segment of the naval forces, crashed off the coast of the US state of Florida. This is a series of fighter aircraft, the last aircraft of which was released 31 a year ago - in 1986 year.

American fighter crashed off the coast of Florida

The fall of the aircraft into the ocean occurred on the eve of approximately 19: 40 (MSK). The press service of the agency reports that the pilot was able to eject. Some time after the ejection, it was discovered on the surface of the water by a US Coast Guard ship and lifted aboard. The pilot was already taken to one of the clinics in Florida. There is no threat to his life. Doctors reported on military injuries, the severity of which is not specified.

The report says that the aircraft was involved in the execution of a planned training flight.

A special commission has been created that will investigate the causes of the crash of Northrop F-5. At the moment, the following versions are being put forward: technical malfunction and piloting error.

About being on board the aircraft weapons at the moment is not reported.
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  1. pvv113
    pvv113 10 August 2017 07: 56
    It seemed to me that the F-5 was already withdrawn from service. Half a century of operation - a good time
    1. Mark9103
      Mark9103 10 August 2017 08: 02
      Most likely used for training, or in the squadron of aggressors
      1. RusArmy235
        RusArmy235 10 August 2017 08: 16
        ... or in the squadron of the Aggressors

        It’s time for the “mattresses” in their advertised F-35s to begin to conduct training aerial battles with the corn squadron (An-2), then they would have felt like real heroes and great air aces! good
        1. Meliodous
          Meliodous 10 August 2017 08: 27
          laughing in vain. When ours, after Vietnam, experienced the captured F-5, it turned out that in close air combat, he replayed all our planes: MiG-19, MiG-21 and MiG-23. Only the latter could conditionally bring him down by using a medium-range missile. So it is not surprising that this aircraft is still used for training.
          1. vitlas
            vitlas 10 August 2017 08: 51
            He was tested in aerial combat with the MiG-21 and MiG-23.
          2. Roma 1977
            Roma 1977 10 August 2017 08: 57
            Ethiopia was also armed with F-5s when it changed its vector to a pro-Soviet one. Soviet experts immediately began to test Ethiopian “gifts” and were shocked by the overwhelming superiority of the F-5 over the MiG-21 and some superiority even over the MiG-23 of the late 70's release.
          3. Black Colonel
            Black Colonel 10 August 2017 10: 07
            When ours, after Vietnam, experienced the captured F-5, it turned out that in close air combat, he replayed all our planes: MiG-19, MiG-21 and MiG-23.
            Is this according to the Pentagon?
            1. samoletil18
              samoletil18 10 August 2017 10: 22
              The Americans were also scared of the MiG-21. And also found moments on which he replayed the F-5. This is normal: any technique is created on the basis of capabilities, and those that are more accessible and useful prevail in the sample. Something is better with them, and something with us.
              By the way, in Soviet times, I heard about the MiG-23 from one pilot, the reviews are not the best, they say the 21 is better. But thanks to the site, in old age, I learned that the later samples were very worthy. And in fact, why not compare us with the I-16 (type-29) and Me-109s (better b) and begin to admire our aircraft. Only more important is the pilot. I hope this American is written off.
          4. Protos
            Protos 10 August 2017 13: 00
            These are librarian myths laughing
            F5 won the MiG-21 only in some flight modes!
            "After a rigorous analysis of the materials, the findings of the F-5E tests were as follows:
            - the MiG-21 BIS fighter has the best acceleration characteristics, the rate of climb at speeds over 500km / h - due to
            greater thrust-to-weight ratio and angular speeds of turns at speeds over 800 km / h;
            - at speeds of 750-800 km / h none of the aircraft’s advantages
            has - the fight went on equal terms, but the melee did not work because of large
            turning radii;
            - at speeds lower than 750 km / h F-5E has the best
            characteristics of maneuverability, and this advantage increases with increasing altitude and decreasing flight speed;
            - F-5E has a wider area of ​​maneuvering, where
            it is possible to perform steady turns with a radius of smaller 1800 meters;
            - On the F-5E a better view from the cockpit and a more comfortable cabin layout;
            “The F-5E has more ammunition, but a lower total rate of fire for guns, which allows you to have a longer firing time from them."
  2. Magic archer
    Magic archer 10 August 2017 08: 02
    when it was developed in response to the MIG-21! And at the same time, in the squadrons of the Aggressor always played the role of fighters of the USSR.
  3. Altona
    Altona 10 August 2017 08: 03
    Opachki, another MiG-28 crashed. laughing
    1. samoletil18
      samoletil18 10 August 2017 10: 01
      Really F-14 with Tom Cruise on board tried belay ?
  4. Romanenko
    Romanenko 10 August 2017 08: 37
    It collapsed from old age most likely, of course a good airplane, but it’s painfully old
  5. sabakina
    sabakina 10 August 2017 09: 42
    Who knows, not an hour F-5 starred in "Hot Heads"? Already painfully similar.
  6. corporal
    corporal 10 August 2017 09: 47
    Doctors reported injuries to the soldier, the severity of which is not specified.

    But when they once wanted to buy our K-36.
    Yes, and to hell with them. Do not mind their pilots, also in the drum.
  7. Altona
    Altona 10 August 2017 10: 05
    Quote: samoletil18
    Really F-14 with Tom Cruise on board tried

    For some reason, this old TOP GUN propaganda film is always remembered at the mention of the F-5.