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In the United States crashed training aircraft Northrop T-38 Talon

In the United States, the Northrop T-38 Talon training supersonic jet crashed. The incident occurred on the evening of November 13 in the area of ​​the US Air Force Laughlin Base in Texas. This was reported on the page of the press service of the base Laughlin on Facebook.

In the United States crashed training aircraft Northrop T-38 Talon

According to the press service of the base, the T-38 Talon training aircraft deployed at the Laughlin military air base crashed around 19: 40 (04: 40 Moscow environment) during a training flight. Rescue service specialists and representatives of the Avabaz arrived at the scene. According to data provided by the US military, one of the pilots of the aircraft was killed, the second was hospitalized. The severity of injuries of the co-pilot is not reported. The reasons for the crash of the aircraft are not known at the moment;

It should be noted that this crash of the Northrop T-38 Talon training aircraft is far from the first. Without venturing into history operation of the aircraft, only for the period of autumn 2017 and to the present, this aircraft is the third. 21 November 2017 of the year in the state of Texas in the area of ​​the same military base Laughlin crashed T-38 Talon supersonic training aircraft, one pilot died, the other was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

In May of this year, the Northrop T-38 Talon crashed in Mississippi, the accident occurred during a training flight, the T-38 crashed around the US Air Force base Columbus and caught fire, both pilots were able to eject, but were hospitalized with serious injuries.

The supersonic T-38 Talon twin-seat aircraft are widely used by the US Air Force for training with the 1961 of the year. Production was completed in the 1972 year, according to the official website of the United States Air Force, more than 500 of such vehicles are at the disposal of the military. The length of the aircraft - 14 m, wing span - 7 m, height - 3 m, maximum speed - 1381 km / h.
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  1. bessmertniy
    bessmertniy 14 November 2018 12: 21
    It seems that the resource flew off. The farther, the more often they will fall.
    1. Hole puncher
      Hole puncher 14 November 2018 12: 34
      Quote: bessmertniy
      It seems that the resource flew off. The farther, the more often they will fall.

      The Americans dragged on with a replacement.
  2. vargo
    vargo 14 November 2018 12: 21
    Either the media accentuate, or they really really began to fall often around the world of winged birds. Maybe this is due to increased maneuvers in different countries. But nevertheless ..
  3. kjhg
    kjhg 14 November 2018 12: 22
    A military plane crashed in an unfriendly country. Rejoice in this or show human compassion for the dead pilot? Neither rejoice nor compassion is not going to. Fell, crashed, well, according to his deed. In any case, this pilot will not bring grief to citizens of other countries on his plane. This alone is not bad.
  4. svp67
    svp67 14 November 2018 12: 28
    In the United States crashed training aircraft Northrop T-38 Talon
    Yeah, so I understood the "accident baton" in November 2018 was taken by the US Air Force .... well, let it be left to itself or passed on to its NATO partners and those who joined them
  5. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 14 November 2018 12: 29
    Accidents occur at all ... the main thing is to understand (figure out) why ... and draw the right conclusions for further operation ...
    1. g1washntwn
      g1washntwn 14 November 2018 13: 23
      Aircraft malfunctions are one thing, but they have a rare catapult. They either do not want to fire, or the pilots are crippled through one.
  6. pvv113
    pvv113 14 November 2018 12: 39
    Production completed in 1972

    The youngest over forty-five exceeded. A respectable age.
    1. NN52
      NN52 14 November 2018 13: 38
      Since 2014, they have been modernizing them ("deep") in order to fly them until 2029.
      At least they wrote about 150 sides involved in the modernization.
      But what side fell this time, this is a question ...
      And by the way, with modernization, the ejection seats are being replaced too.
      1. pvv113
        pvv113 14 November 2018 14: 38
        Dmitry, hi !
        Modernization rests mainly on updating the filling. And the power elements of the airframe remain the same. And over 45 years of operation have already accumulated their volume of fatigue
        1. NN52
          NN52 14 November 2018 15: 49
          In this modernization, the Yankees even change and strengthen the spars ... And much more.
          We approached the matter seriously. With a big scope and money ...
          1. pvv113
            pvv113 14 November 2018 16: 02
            During refinements and repairs, it also happens that individual power elements change. But completely the entire power set does not change. Improvements are sometimes made to strengthen, in particular, frames. But this is subject to the installation of additional equipment
  7. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 14 November 2018 12: 43
    All nature has already dirtied with its kerosene. That F-18, then T-38, then what else ..... It became easy to drop packs. Whether the pilots degraded, or the raid sharply jumped in preparation for the war.
  8. pavelty
    pavelty 14 November 2018 12: 48
    They now have a tender for TX to replace this all ...
  9. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 14 November 2018 16: 13
    So let's write it ... 13.11.2018/XNUMX/XNUMX, the probable opponent has minus one! yes