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The crew of the American EA-18G got frostbite during the flight

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Due to the failure of the temperature control system in the cabin, the crew of the American EA-18G Growler aircraft was subjected to frostbite during the flight, reports Lenta.ru report Defense News post.




According to the resource, the incident occurred on January 29 at an altitude of 7 600 meters in 90 kilometers from Seattle.

It is reported that "the plane was heading from Whidbey Island (WA) to China Lake (California), but the flight time was filled with fog, the temperature dropped to minus 30 degrees Celsius, and the EA-18G Growler was covered with ice."

As a result, the pilot and engineer were cut off from the outside world, could not track the readings of the sensors. The compass also refused to work.

It was decided to return. "The direction in space the crew determined on smart watches from Garmin, checking the course with the controllers," - said in a publication.

As a result, the car managed to plant in Whidbey Island. In the hands of the crew members appeared traces of severe frostbite. One of them is still undergoing treatment, the other has returned to flight.

Help resource: "EA-18G Growler created by Boeing based on the F / A-18 Super Hornet fighter. The machine designed for electronic warfare, capable of carrying guided missiles AGM-88 HARM and AIM-120 AMRAAM ".
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  1. AlMih
    AlMih 28 February 2018 13: 49
    +14
    Good advertisement for garmin watches. The flyers are lucky to make the right purchase
    1. volodya
      volodya 28 February 2018 13: 59
      +18
      And in the sixties we went to school in the sixties! If it was 40, you couldn’t go to school, we were happy and ran to play outside! So where do they go to us?
      1. Vladimir16
        Vladimir16 28 February 2018 14: 05
        +12
        Quote: volodya
        And in the sixties we went to school in the sixties!

        I lived in the same way in the eighties. The younger classes at 35 were at home. Seniors up to 40 went to school. Hockey was cut at minus thirty in sweaters. I’m alive and healthy, and I wish everyone hi wink
        Mattresses just now learned what it was like for Chkalov and his comrades!
        1. mig29mks
          mig29mks 28 February 2018 14: 30
          +3
          and we had the same childhood)))
  2. PN
    PN 28 February 2018 13: 49
    +4
    Garmin watch advertisement?
    1. Baloo
      Baloo 28 February 2018 13: 52
      +3
      Quote: PN
      Garmin watch advertisement?

      Advertising Russian hackers
  3. Rebus
    Rebus 28 February 2018 13: 49
    +7
    Have you drunk alcohol from the anti-icing system? laughing
    1. Baloo
      Baloo 28 February 2018 15: 47
      +2
      Quote: Rebus
      Have you drunk alcohol from the anti-icing system? laughing

      Something like that wink
  4. bazzbazz
    bazzbazz 28 February 2018 13: 54
    +1
    General Frost!
    1. Shura Sailors
      Shura Sailors 28 February 2018 14: 17
      +2
      And it’s easy to fly high, where it’s cold. Fly low and at the equator wassat
      1. Nikolai Grek
        Nikolai Grek 28 February 2018 15: 45
        +3
        Quote: Shura sailors
        And it’s easy to fly high, where it’s cold. Fly low and at the equator wassat

        they have already flown low !!! negative negative negative

        While many incidents can be attributed to pilot errors and technical problems, the catastrophe that occurred in Italy exactly 20 years ago, in February 1998, is a direct consequence of the recklessness of the US military. The U.S. Marine Corps electronic reconnaissance aircraft EA-6B performed a training flight over the southern Alps near the town of Cavalese and the Dolomites ski resort. Pilots who are forbidden to lower below 2000 feet (610 meters), decided to show off and violated all conceivable and unimaginable regulations, dropping to 110 meters. In conditions of poor visibility, they did not notice the cable car. The plane at full speed broke the steel cables with its wing, as a result of which a funicular with tourists and skiers fell into the abyss. All 20 people on the lift died.
        Later, already in an American court, the pilots explained their crime by the desire to “have fun” and “take pictures of beautiful landscapes”. None of them especially regretted. Moreover, immediately after the disaster, the crew destroyed the films of the on-board video recorder. Nevertheless, both defendants were acquitted in 1999, limiting themselves to their dismissal from the ranks of the armed forces, which caused indignation of the European public. US authorities paid compensation to families of victims

        https://ria.ru/defense_safety/20180224/1515133796
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  5. okko077
    okko077 28 February 2018 13: 54
    +4
    Okay, Lenta.ru report и Defense News these are talkers ... But nonsense on the site in the form: Due to a malfunction in the cabin temperature control system - no need to repeat ... It is clear that there was a depressurization of the cabin, but it is difficult to give a reason for sure ... Do we have a technical website or?
  6. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 28 February 2018 13: 55
    +8
    Someone leaked the script for this ad. Fog, frost-covered appliances, a pilot after discharge, and a watch on his hands ... smile
  7. san4es
    san4es 28 February 2018 13: 57
    +4
    ... however, the fog filled the cabin during the flight

    wassat laughing

    On the wingtips of the EA-18G aircraft, the receiving antennas of the EW AN / ALQ-218 (V2) complex are mounted; antennas of this system are also installed on both sides in the nose of the fuselage, in the area of ​​engine compartments and in the rear of the fuselage, providing electromagnetic signals from any angle. Instead of a cannon, a set of jamming systems for Rayteon AN / ALQ-227 (V) 1 CCS (Communications Countermeasures Stsyem) radio systems was installed. The AN / ALQ-227 (V) 1 complex is capable of detecting and determining radio transmission parameters, while radio jamming is performed by the AN / ALQ-99 broadband low-frequency transmitter. Container-Mounted ALQ-99 Transmitters Designed for Proler Aircraft
    1. Angel_and_Demon
      Angel_and_Demon 28 February 2018 14: 14
      +7
      Quote: san4es
      ... however, the fog filled the cabin during the flight

      1. Baloo
        Baloo 28 February 2018 15: 48
        +3
        Quote: Angel_and_Demon
        Quote: san4es
        ... however, the fog filled the cabin during the flight


        Let them fly with diapers now.
        1. Angel_and_Demon
          Angel_and_Demon 28 February 2018 15: 58
          +4
          Quote: Balu
          Let them fly with diapers now.

          well you are a sadist laughing they have below -8 they’ve already frozen at the Norwegians - and here -30, everything will freeze completely repeat
          1. Baloo
            Baloo 28 February 2018 17: 05
            +2
            Quote: Angel_and_Demon
            Quote: Balu
            Let them fly with diapers now.

            well you are a sadist laughing they have below -8 they’ve already frozen at the Norwegians - and here -30, everything will freeze completely repeat

            Pus laughing give up before it's too late
            1. Angel_and_Demon
              Angel_and_Demon 28 February 2018 17: 16
              +3
              Well, I'm only for good drinks
  8. Falcond
    Falcond 28 February 2018 13: 57
    +1
    Pilots often fly on non-standard navigators .. there is such a sin ...
    In some cases, it’s good
    1. Berkut154
      Berkut154 28 February 2018 17: 18
      +4
      If our An-148s couldn’t even use a full-time navigator, the Garmin watch is probably aerobatics ...
      1. Avis-bis
        Avis-bis 28 February 2018 19: 28
        +5
        Quote: Berkut154
        I wish that our An-148 could not even use the standard navigator

        What does the An-148 have to do with it?
        1. Semen1972
          Semen1972 1 March 2018 11: 20
          +1
          Quote: Avis-bis
          What does the An-148 have to do with it?

          And there and there the actions of pilots in the absence of data on flight parameters ... So there is an analogy.
          1. Avis-bis
            Avis-bis 1 March 2018 11: 43
            +5
            Quote: Semen1972

            And there and there the actions of pilots in the absence of data on flight parameters ... So there is an analogy.

            There is no analogy at all. The correlation is minus zero. No nafigator will show the instrument speed, it gives out the track. And the An-148 fell precisely because of the blockage of the sensor of this speed. Yes, one could take the track and say to himself that “well, the dashboard at this altitude cannot differ from the track by 100 km / h!”, But this is a weak help.
            1. Berkut154
              Berkut154 3 March 2018 21: 33
              +2
              Yah? Stunned !!! The plane flies in milk. Ores are on, engine parameters are normal. The horizon also shows something normal .. the angle of attack is worth it. And suddenly zero !!!! Ahrenet, of course the ground speed is the same true for hell is not needed !!!
              1. Avis-bis
                Avis-bis 4 March 2018 07: 38
                +5
                Quote: Berkut154
                Fighting speed, it’s true for hell is not needed !!!

                You are not needed as you are, since you confuse the true with the track.
                All sorts of things.
                1. Berkut154
                  Berkut154 4 March 2018 09: 01
                  +2
                  It’s clear that these are different speeds. I had in mind the readings of instruments at a given height in this case. At this altitude, ground speed and instrument speed are almost equal. But the disp from the ground would give true, as it was with the Aeroflot SSJ., Exactly in the same situation.
            2. Berkut154
              Berkut154 3 March 2018 21: 39
              +2
              Due to frostbite of sensors only brains can fall !!! And nothing more! The plane crashed due to the fact that in this situation the pilots could not correctly assess the situation, and accordingly use other methods for determining the speed.
      2. Falcond
        Falcond 28 February 2018 22: 26
        0
        You blurted out without thinking
  9. Hurricane70
    Hurricane70 28 February 2018 14: 08
    +1
    An additional stove with a pump + Webasto or our Binar to help them !!!
  10. Strashila
    Strashila 28 February 2018 14: 09
    +8
    In the 80s, civilian controllers launched a strategic bomber whose equipment refused over the vast expanses of the taiga ... nor any Garminov and the rest of the duper equipment ... the crew reported the position of the sun and the dispatcher oriented him so that he fell into their coverage area.
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  12. rpuropuu
    rpuropuu 28 February 2018 14: 17
    +2
    Due to a malfunction of the temperature control system in the cockpit, the crew of the American EA-18G Growler aircraft was frostbite during the flight
    The Kremlin’s hand is clearly visible here! yes Obviously, these are Russian hackers good Since it is precisely frosts and colds, the Russians defeat enemies, than not proof laughing
  13. Evil 55
    Evil 55 28 February 2018 14: 40
    +1
    Well, at least for a few minutes they learned and saw how the people of Russia live ..
  14. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 28 February 2018 14: 43
    +5
    This is how much at -30 they are at 7 thousand boltays to earn frostbite. Would drop to three hundred - it’s warmer there, because they flew over their territory. If depressurization with a draft - then it’s understandable, a few minutes will be enough there. Somehow, he himself overshadowed his face at -35 and a wind of 20 m / s.
    In short, I also think that the version about the malfunction of the heating system is an invention for the public.
    1. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis 28 February 2018 19: 32
      +5
      Quote: Alex-a832
      I believe that the version about the malfunction of the heating system is an invention for the public.

      As an option: failure of the hot / cold air mixing unit and / or the control unit thereof. The air from the TCU or VVRa sharashit so that the cabin chills in seconds. while we sorted it out, while we blocked the selection, while it fell ... And the ice and the cabin have a specific heat - it will thaw for a long time, just before landing.
  15. seacap
    seacap 1 March 2018 00: 25
    +1
    Some kind of nonsense, an electronic warfare plane, I’m packed with equipment at the most I can’t, that is, determining the location is not a question, the most difficult thing is to choose from a variety of ways. Therefore, the reason for this site should be indicated more accurately and more real, and not repeat ignorant correspondents that there was depressurization or de-energization, black-out, parts of life support systems, parts because oxygen and air mixture were supplied.