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In Spain, the F-18 fighter crashed

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F-18 fighter of the Spanish Air Force crashed on Tuesday in the autonomous community of Madrid. This was reported by the Air Force of the Pyrenean Kingdom.


In Spain, the F-18 fighter crashed


According to the information posted on their Twitter, the incident occurred when the aircraft took off near the air base in the village of Torrejón de Ardoz. There is no information about the reasons for the incident. It is noted that the fighter crashed almost immediately after takeoff. The pilot, who was at the helm of the F-18, died, reports El Mundo, citing an unnamed source in the Spanish Ministry of Defense.

Information about other victims has not yet been reported.

This is not the first incident with aircraft in Spain. Earlier, on October 12, an Eurofighter fighter crashed near a base in the Spanish city of Albacete, returning from a military parade timed to the National Day of Spain.
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  1. St Petrov
    St Petrov 17 October 2017 13: 38 New
    +4
    either fly a lot or study poorly. The pilot is sorry.
    1. 79807420129
      79807420129 17 October 2017 13: 48 New
      +5
      It is noted that the fighter crashed almost immediately after take-off.

      It was not possible to eject? Well, condolences to the family.
      1. Jedi
        Jedi 17 October 2017 13: 51 New
        +7
        Sorry for the pilot, condolences. Who knows: in these F-18s, the catapult is manual or automatic?
        1. WUA 518
          WUA 518 17 October 2017 14: 40 New
          +3
          Quote: Jedi
          F-18 catapult manual or automatic?

          "Martin Baker" with manual entry.
          1. Jedi
            Jedi 17 October 2017 14: 46 New
            +6
            Thanks for the clarifications. hi So either the pilot did not have time, or "failure." Moreover, "failure" is not necessary due to the malfunction. After all, is there any minimum height for triggering a catapult? I only read and watched Russian ones that worked “at zero”.
            1. WUA 518
              WUA 518 17 October 2017 14: 55 New
              +1
              Quote: Jedi
              did not have time, either

              I didn’t have time. In an emergency on take-off, the score goes by a split second.
        2. NIKNN
          NIKNN 17 October 2017 14: 44 New
          +2
          Quote: Jedi
          Sorry for the pilot, condolences. Who knows: in these F-18s, the catapult is manual or automatic?

          I will support.
          Catapult automatic, only on vertical lines? The F-18 is fitted with a Martin-Baker US10S with 0-0 specifications. Just by the number of dead pilots ... it seems that they (NATO exporters) offer it as an additional option for export.
          1. Jedi
            Jedi 17 October 2017 14: 54 New
            +6
            Nicholas, hi You are clearly knowledgeable in this matter. I have laid out my conclusions about this catapult above. Is it possible to somehow summarize with your words or conclude that this catapult sucks?
            1. NIKNN
              NIKNN 17 October 2017 14: 59 New
              +3
              Quote: Jedi
              Nicholas, hi You are clearly knowledgeable in this matter. I have laid out my conclusions about this catapult above. Is it possible to somehow summarize with your words or conclude that this catapult sucks?

              No such conclusions can be drawn. The catapult is no worse than ours 36, and proved it (I saw it somewhere on YouTube, too lazy to look) from the very difficult position of the pilot of the same F-18, almost like ours at the limit of possibilities ... It would be the top of ignorance to kill the pilot for business gain. .. hi
            2. NIKNN
              NIKNN 17 October 2017 15: 02 New
              +5
              Most likely, the pilot was unable to navigate in the situation ..., takeoff is a very fleeting and critical mode as well as landing, the pilot is busy with many different operations, such as cleaning the landing gear and turret, it is possible that he replaced the critical situation too late ... and alas. ..
              1. Jedi
                Jedi 17 October 2017 15: 07 New
                +6
                NIKNN , WUA 518 - many thanks for the detailed explanations. Now just wait for the conclusions of the commission to confirm your words. hi
                1. NIKNN
                  NIKNN 17 October 2017 15: 10 New
                  +2
                  Quote: Jedi
                  NIKNN , WUA 518 - many thanks for the detailed explanations. Now just wait for the conclusions of the commission to confirm your words. hi

                  Of course, at this stage, only assumptions are always the case in aviation ... hi
                  1. Jedi
                    Jedi 17 October 2017 15: 17 New
                    +6
                    For some reason, it seems that the official version will coincide with what you expressed.
                    1. NIKNN
                      NIKNN 17 October 2017 15: 19 New
                      +2
                      Quote: Jedi
                      For some reason, it seems that the official version will coincide with what you expressed.

                      Now it doesn’t matter, the pilot cannot be returned. To me as a pilot, in peacetime they are all of the same blood ...
          2. WUA 518
            WUA 518 17 October 2017 15: 02 New
            +3
            Quote: NIKNN
            characteristics 0-0.

            Well, in this case, they went their own way, studied the statistics and came to the conclusion that the largest number of bailouts took place in the speed range from 280 to 835 km / h. Judging by the experience gained, exceptional cases are extremely rare, and therefore it was decided not to deal with all sorts of problems that, as a rule, arise in conditions close to the limit of flight regimes. In such cases, as noted by Western experts, spacecraft can still ensure the life of pilots, but at very high flight speeds there is an increased risk of injury. So I would seriously doubt the 0-0 bailout.
            1. NIKNN
              NIKNN 17 October 2017 15: 05 New
              +2
              Quote: WUA 518
              0-0 I would seriously doubt.

              Well, not my statement, this is TTX hi On deck (and deck aircraft) this characteristic is important ...
              1. WUA 518
                WUA 518 17 October 2017 15: 27 New
                +1
                Quote: NIKNN
                On deck (and deck aircraft) this characteristic is important ...

                I understand. Manufacturers, as always, are cunning, yes 0-0 ok, it can crawl, but 60 miles of speed will not hurt laughing
                1. NIKNN
                  NIKNN 17 October 2017 15: 31 New
                  +4
                  Quote: WUA 518
                  I understand. Manufacturers, as always, are cunning, yes 0-0 ok, it can crawl, but 60 miles of speed will not hurt

                  Well, as the grandson of the grandson advised "Fly granddaughter lower and quieter," for the pilot all the conditions to kill ... wink hi
                  1. WUA 518
                    WUA 518 17 October 2017 15: 33 New
                    +2
                    Quote: NIKNN
                    for the pilot all the conditions to kill ...

                    The technician is not to blame, I myself laughing
        3. san4es
          san4es 17 October 2017 16: 37 New
          +4
          Quote: Jedi
          F-18 catapult manual

          soldier
          1. Jedi
            Jedi 17 October 2017 20: 13 New
            +6
            Thank you for the video. hi
            1. san4es
              san4es 17 October 2017 20: 31 New
              +3
              Quote: Jedi
              ... for the video. hi

              ... Now the flyer knows exactly what a flat corkscrew is soldier
              1. WUA 518
                WUA 518 17 October 2017 21: 03 New
                +1
                Quote: san4es
                Now the flyer knows exactly what a flat corkscrew is

                This is by no means a corkscrew.
                Captain Brian Bugz made a low-speed low-altitude pass at a training session for the international air show in Alberta on July 23, 2010. One engine died due to problems in the fuel system. The pilot left ....
                As a result, three deformed spines, six months of rehabilitation, then returned to flight work.
    2. Monos
      Monos 17 October 2017 13: 52 New
      +8
      I will not be angry ... but also sad.
    3. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 17 October 2017 13: 52 New
      +2
      Or the service is not funded.
    4. Muvka
      Muvka 17 October 2017 13: 57 New
      +5
      Now I would like to poke that scribbler with the nose into this news, which he wrote about our bad ejection seats, after the incident with the Su-24 at Khmeimim.
  2. garx
    garx 17 October 2017 14: 07 New
    +3
    The car is not a pity but a person is sorry
  3. zivXP
    zivXP 17 October 2017 14: 08 New
    +4
    -1 NATO plane
    1. self-propelled
      self-propelled 17 October 2017 22: 02 New
      +2
      why gloat something? technology, like man, cannot be completely trouble-free. everything happens in life. and even if this happened with a potential adversary. the pilot is humanly sorry
  4. Bronevick
    Bronevick 17 October 2017 16: 06 New
    +1
    They killed a man.