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American AV-8B "Harrier" II crashed in China's African patrimony

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American attack aircraft AV-8B "Harrier" II suffered a crash on the eve of the African state of Djibouti. The crash occurred literally a few seconds after taking off from the airfield of Djibouti-Ambouli. The attack aircraft was part of the US Marine Corps and carried out a planned training flight.


According to US media, the pilot was able to eject, but upon landing he received numerous injuries. He was taken to hospital at the American military base Camp Lemonier. In the near future he will be sent for treatment in the United States.

American AV-8B "Harrier" II crashed in China's African patrimony


On earth, there are no victims in connection with the crash of the American aircraft.

AV-8B "Harrier" II - American vertical attack aircraft landing and landing. Practical ceiling - 12,7 km, practical range - 2,5 thousand. Km.

It should be noted that Djibouti is actually turning into a proving ground of confrontation between the USA and China. The Chinese are deploying their infrastructure in this strategically important Africa, which they could not disregard in Washington. In recent years, the number of American troops in Djibouti has reached thousands of 4 people.
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  1. Herculesic
    Herculesic April 4 2018 07: 18
    +7
    Democracy caught in flight, or the Chinese threw the rice peel into the nozzle of the engine?
    1. Maz
      Maz April 4 2018 07: 22
      +3
      I think if China sends a million of its citizens there, then America will scream about aggression, occupation and annexation.
      1. Thrall
        Thrall April 4 2018 07: 35
        +12
        All clear. The size of Djibouti territory allows only vertical take-off aircraft to be used, and if the ejection vector fails, the pilot may end up in a neighboring state. smile
        1. Cxnumx
          Cxnumx April 4 2018 07: 55
          +2
          Quote: Thrall
          All clear. The size of Djibouti territory allows only vertical take-off aircraft to be used, and if the ejection vector fails, the pilot may end up in a neighboring state.

          they appreciated how well it was located?) More precisely, how did France and others like her cut out the borders to prevent another country, Ethiopia, from accessing the sea; plus a strategic location at the exit of the bay.
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        3. Mavrikiy
          Mavrikiy April 4 2018 08: 38
          +1
          Quote: Thrall
          All clear. The size of Djibouti territory allows only vertical take-off aircraft to be used, and if the ejection vector fails, the pilot may end up in a neighboring state. smile

          Did you read this in a message?
          There is not a word about it. Unless the headline is a provocation.
          1. Thrall
            Thrall April 4 2018 08: 56
            +1
            Quote: Mavrikiy
            Did you read this in a message?

            That's right.
        4. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A April 4 2018 09: 50
          +6
          Quote: Thrall
          All clear. The size of Djibouti territory allows only vertical take-off aircraft to be used, and if the ejection vector fails, the pilot may end up in a neighboring state. smile

          Two "schaosiao" of the People's Liberation Army of China submitted to the early appropriation of the next military rank ... lol
      2. Grandfather
        Grandfather April 4 2018 07: 36
        +8
        an American, English-made plane crashed in Africa, the Chinese patrimony ... how complicated the world is ..
        1. novel66
          novel66 April 4 2018 07: 40
          +1
          in general, I wonder what the Djiboutians themselves think about this?
          1. Hammerlock
            Hammerlock April 4 2018 08: 04
            +1
            from whom freebies more, that and beloved husband lol
          2. Mwg
            Mwg April 4 2018 08: 42
            0
            No, we don’t know what the Djiboutians themselves think about this. They silently think they are scared to speak))))
      3. rocket757
        rocket757 April 4 2018 07: 39
        +2
        And what resource does the Yankee have ??? Is it really necessary to mobilize dill with different under-Europeans!
        1. Hammerlock
          Hammerlock April 4 2018 08: 08
          +6
          Is it really necessary to mobilize dill with different under-Europeans!

          1. rocket757
            rocket757 April 4 2018 11: 01
            +1
            According to the general impression of the statements of various analysts, in Africa such a real kneading is planned! China clearly does not intend to retreat!
            So let's see why the striped leader for the meeting with ours was worried! After all, obviously they need something!
            Interesting and even very!
        2. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky April 4 2018 09: 17
          +2
          Quote: rocket757
          And what resource does the Yankee have ??? Is it really necessary to mobilize dill with different under-Europeans!
          I don’t know whether it’s true or not, but the other day I read information that more than 13 thousand NATO flight personnel submitted reports on dismissal from service. Apparently they don’t want to die in the event of a cut with Russia because before that, only those who could not give back were clobbering.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 April 4 2018 10: 56
            +2
            Hard to believe / verify! They wrote that from the destroyer, after sailing to our shores, sailors rushed to the coast, surfaced more than once about flyers .... how to check this?
            The Pentagon’s statement that there wasn’t enough flight personnel for military aviation was also!
            I suppose that they will find options, incentives and the number of flight \ melt composition will be pulled up to the desired values. The quality at first will not be ah, but they have a good training system, they will strain and be pulled to an acceptable level!
            Anyway, we will not underestimate the power of the Yankees. This is the most expensive army in the world, hosh is not hosh, and the number of investments in a noticeable part goes into kachestvo!
            There are many of them, they are well armed, training is underway and they are gaining experience in local conflicts! We need to become much better in quality and weapons need very good. We are not so rich, Schaub have a bad army! The main thing is to have a competent command !!! soldier
            1. KVIRTU
              KVIRTU April 5 2018 21: 43
              +1
              You are absolutely right. The enemy is dangerous, convinced, motivated.
              If we distract ourselves, ours, not ours: the man saved the car to the last, did not pull the catapult's handles, turned off the ejection machine when the banks were exceeded, it is on all such devices. He saved people on earth, saved the car as best he could. At the cost of your health.
              This is not a waving saber and throwing hats from the couch.
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 April 5 2018 22: 15
                +1
                They know how to fight, I know!
                Motivation and all that jazz - they have a well-developed system and they invest nemerenno in it! Motivate!
                Now strange creeps are occurring, but it won’t destroy the army right away, and then they’ll come up with something! They can.
                We need to study, prepare, arm ourselves and, most importantly, make the country stronger in all directions. Take the whole world, as they say, and sweep the trash out of the threshold too!
  2. Observer2014
    Observer2014 April 4 2018 07: 19
    +4
    American AV-8B "Harrier" II crashed in China's African patrimony
    In five years, we are waiting for the Chinese counterpart bully
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 April 4 2018 07: 43
      +2
      It is doubtful that the concept was flawed, but there was no way to butt on such a technique with a serious opponent.
      Our sho will come up with, throw again, the Chinese to pick up, tune and forward, i.e. in flight!
      1. KVIRTU
        KVIRTU April 5 2018 22: 04
        0
        Come on. Damage was our performance in the form of the Yak-38. We have a monument in Saki. Not the plane, the dead pilots. Of those Harriers, 4 hundreds of shaves were released, as many overseas, 3 hundreds are now in operation. Pilots believe in the car, pull, save to the last, as in this case.
      2. KVIRTU
        KVIRTU April 5 2018 22: 31
        0
        And the Chinese have all picked up. Three parades, such as Kuznetsov, serve in China. Russia 2, Ukraine 1 bought cheaply. Parades in the literal sense, steam engines.
        On vertical are calculated. With Miak and Su, we shove Miak and Su with manic obstinacy, despite the fact that the Yak is 10 tons, MiG 15, Su 20 is average weight. The finishers, the springboard on the Yak vertical wondered how not to reinforce. Then they are surprised, and why are they tearing the cable, DB (Well, as in a joke: you're a Komsomol member. And he machineed the machine gun again)
  3. Herculesic
    Herculesic April 4 2018 07: 20
    +1
    Disposal of 20 old army aircraft in the American way, and aviation will be able to buy one - two new ones in return! lol
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 April 4 2018 07: 44
      +3
      Is that enough? Costing converge?
  4. Sergey985
    Sergey985 April 4 2018 07: 22
    +3
    I feel sorry for the pilot. The staff with these vertical lines gulped with grief. It seems only in the ILC and remained. Impression, all rubbish is thrown there.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 April 4 2018 07: 35
      +6
      But in the movie they looked cool !!! Especially when in the cabin "Conan the Destroyer" !!!
      1. novel66
        novel66 April 4 2018 07: 41
        +2
        ha, in the cockpit, he climbed on it like a monkey on a baobab lol
        1. sabakina
          sabakina April 4 2018 10: 04
          +3
          Quote: novel xnumx
          ha, in the cockpit, he climbed on it like a monkey on a baobab lol

          Roman, you're wrong. A terrorist climbed the plane, who then flew astride a VV rocket.
          1. novel66
            novel66 April 4 2018 14: 03
            +1
            "great milestones forget" Glory hi
      2. Sergey985
        Sergey985 April 4 2018 07: 48
        +1
        With this "props" and the British were tormented. Even after the Falkland War, the futility of the aircraft was understood. The ILC took him into service due to hopelessness. There was nothing else in the world. It’s like with aircraft carriers. It seems that there is also an air wing, and in the event of a minor war, ground-based airfields cannot be dispensed with.
        1. Hammerlock
          Hammerlock April 4 2018 08: 10
          +1
          and in the case of a minor war, ground-based airfields cannot be dispensed with.

          that's why Crimea returned home
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 April 4 2018 11: 04
            +2
            Et yes, for unsinkable aircraft carriers all hold on to their teeth!
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 4 2018 07: 27
    +1
    An abnormal situation that fits into the general statistics of accidents and disasters.
  6. askort154
    askort154 April 4 2018 07: 28
    +2
    Many spears broke the USSR and the USA, dividing Africa. Now China begins to take the place of the USSR there.
    1. novel66
      novel66 April 4 2018 07: 42
      +1
      yeah, the descendants of the Atlanteans are now not the same .....
      1. san4es
        san4es April 4 2018 09: 19
        +1
        Quote: novel xnumx
        yeah, the descendants of the Atlanteans are now not the same .....

        hi AV-8B Harrier II crashed
        1. NN52
          NN52 April 4 2018 09: 44
          +3
          A good ejection seat is there ... almost two 0 ...
          True, without a roll, the pilot was lucky in this video ...
          1. san4es
            san4es April 4 2018 09: 51
            +1
            Quote: NN52
            ... the pilot was lucky in this video ...

            ...-- even though he plopped down on a car hi
        2. Sands Careers General
          Sands Careers General April 4 2018 11: 43
          +3
          It feels like the plane pulled the pilot towards him when he died, judging by the landing
          1. san4es
            san4es April 4 2018 12: 05
            +2
            Quote: Sands Career General
            .... the plane at death pulled the pilot towards itself, judging by the landing

            ... It is - "sucked" ... (it should be) a "funnel" was formed by the plane moving down
            1. Sands Careers General
              Sands Careers General April 4 2018 13: 45
              +1
              The plane seemed to say - "We will die together"))
  7. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy April 4 2018 08: 32
    +1
    American AV-8B "Harrier" II crashed in China's African patrimony

    I see the title. I see the news, I read it.
    I don’t see how the title relates to the text? There would be minuses, the author honestly would have earned it.
  8. Mwg
    Mwg April 4 2018 08: 40
    0
    "According to US media, the pilot was able to eject, but received numerous injuries upon landing." - it seems that they also have rollers from the paver attached to the catapult seat. Otherwise, what, at almost every bailout, do their pilots get injured?
    1. Achtaba1970
      Achtaba1970 April 4 2018 09: 51
      0
      On our Yak-38 automation itself determined the emergency situation and catapulted the pilot. At Harrieres, the pilot himself decides when to eject, until the pilot realizes that he must already jump, while his hands reach where necessary .., so often injuries and death.
      1. Mwg
        Mwg April 4 2018 10: 18
        +1
        So, they need one more person in the cockpit, who will decide on the bailout of the pilot)))))
  9. PalBor
    PalBor April 4 2018 10: 26
    +2
    Quote: Nyrobsky
    Quote: rocket757
    And what resource does the Yankee have ??? Is it really necessary to mobilize dill with different under-Europeans!
    I don’t know whether it’s true or not, but the other day I read information that more than 13 thousand NATO flight personnel submitted reports on dismissal from service. Apparently they don’t want to die in the event of a cut with Russia because before that, only those who could not give back were clobbering.

    True, only put a comma between the unit and the triple. smile
  10. Azat
    Azat April 4 2018 16: 13
    0
    There are no losses on the part of the PLA ..
  11. brdm
    brdm April 4 2018 17: 43
    0
    Yes, and sand him in everything laughing