American attack aircraft made a hard landing


The US Air Force pilot piloting the A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft was forced to make a hard landing as a result of an emergency on board. The incident occurred on Tuesday April 7th at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. In the process of entering the runway, the chassis of the car did not turn around, and therefore it was necessary to land it on the "belly".


The photos that appeared on social networks and on official sites depict a single “Warthog” lying flat on the runway. A-10 assigned to the 75th fighter squadron.

The plane was carrying out a planned training mission when the pilot declared an emergency in flight. On board a car landing on the main runway, there was one person

- said in a press release base.

At the same time, the details of the problems that the pilot had in the air were not disclosed, however, it is noted that he was not injured and did not receive any injuries. It is unclear how severe the Warthog’s damage was, but American commentators suggested that only a fresh coat of paint would be needed.

I bet he will still fly

- One of online “experts” considers.

Others suggested that the plane did not return to the sky until the end of the week, having passed the test of systems and mechanisms.


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  1. Thrifty April 9 2020 05: 17 New
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    It is a pity that he burned out during landing. ..
    1. nPuBaTuP April 9 2020 05: 51 New
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      You wanted to say "it's a pity that it did NOT burn out ...."?
      1. About 2 April 9 2020 07: 05 New
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        Incidentally, this aircraft was developed by the Republic Fairchild company founded by our former compatriot by the name of Prokofiev-Seversky. A large number of Russian emigrants worked in this company.
        1. orionvitt April 9 2020 10: 19 New
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          Quote: Approximately 2
          Incidentally, this aircraft was developed by the company Republic Fairchild founded by our former compatriot
          Then why is he so ugly? Functional yes, but ugly. From far away it is visible that the "warthog". Apparently our former compatriot, having left his country, has lost the sense of beauty. Our SU-25 is also not handsome, although it’s rude, but it’s somehow similar to an airplane, and somewhere it’s even good. lol
        2. iouris April 9 2020 11: 05 New
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          Quote: Approximately 2
          A large number of Russian emigrants worked in this company.

          By the way, they have not been working for a long time. And anyway ... they are Ukrainians. Russian immigrants still work in Antonov Design Bureau.
      2. Krasnoyarsk April 9 2020 09: 23 New
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        Quote: nPuBaTuP
        You wanted to say "it's a pity that it did NOT burn out ...."?

        Sit on a concrete strip and not catch fire ?! Something is wrong here. What is the landing speed of a warthog? In theory, he was supposed to sit on the field, and he was on the concrete ... Something was wrong here.
        1. val43 April 9 2020 10: 16 New
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          And why should he catch fire? Look at the photo: in fact, he sat on the half-sunken chassis racks and root pylons.
        2. ancient April 9 2020 11: 11 New
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          Quote: Krasnoyarsk
          Sit on a concrete strip and not catch fire ?! Something is wrong here

          This is when someone has something with his hands and head ... "not so" .. it happens and .... "fire".
          And in most cases .. "normal emergency situation" ... the truth still depends on the type of aircraft.




          Well and so on ..... wink
          But when landing on the "ground" ... there are problems with .. "ditches", "knolls" and .. all sorts of other .. "bumps" .... you can easily skapotiruyte 2 or "tip over" ... with everyone .. "flowing" soldier
      3. Voyager April 9 2020 09: 52 New
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        We are not Ukrainians-Maidan and VO is not a censor. One should rejoice at his successes, and not at other people's punctures, which we regularly visit.
    2. APASUS April 9 2020 09: 45 New
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      Quote: Thrifty
      It is a pity that he burned out during landing. ..

      The question that he will return to operation is not yet obvious, now he will at least be dragged to the capital, if there are more funds allocated
  2. svp67 April 9 2020 05: 51 New
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    At the same time, the details of the problems that the pilot had in the air were not disclosed, however, it is noted that he was not injured and did not receive any injuries. It is unclear how severe the Warthog’s damage was, but American commentators suggested that only a fresh coat of paint would be needed.
    And how long will it take to fix the dents on the runway?
    1. ustavshiy shmel April 9 2020 06: 05 New
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      Are you seriously?
      1. svp67 April 9 2020 06: 45 New
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        Quote: ustavshiy shmel
        Are you seriously?

        I’m joking, of course, I tried to “play along” with the author the jokes about the faded paint ... But in general, the “damn cross” - “okay tailored, tightly sewn”
  3. Pavel73 April 9 2020 06: 07 New
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    Yeah, the warthog is a sturdy machine.
    1. Eugene-Eugene April 9 2020 06: 22 New
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      Yes, and the pilots made of metal fly without a flashlight lol
  4. rotmistr60 April 9 2020 06: 07 New
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    The pilot did what he could and did well. And in this situation it does not matter that this is our potential adversary. He is a good pilot and good in Africa.
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  6. Free wind April 9 2020 07: 06 New
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    Interestingly, the cockpit lantern has been reset, probably it can be separately reset. The pilot dropped it so that in a critical situation he would have an extra fraction of a second left, he himself drove the car to the last. Well done, you can’t say anything. Grooves on slabs outside take-off, probably for rainwater runoff, to avoid aquaplaning.
    1. NN52 April 9 2020 09: 22 New
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      There is an emergency reset lamp. When landing without a chassis, there is a chance that the lamp will jam and will not open, therefore, it is discarded. It is not clear why he sat down with the AGM -65 (like she ..) on pylons, risky ...
      The same case was in 2017, after firing from a cannon, the front landing gear did not come out, the pilot also planted (here is a photo from 17), but without ammunition.
      1. Eugene-Eugene April 9 2020 09: 44 New
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        It is not clear why I sat down with the AGM -65

        Toy, therefore.
      2. Pete mitchell April 9 2020 11: 07 New
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        hi strong device.
        Quote: Free Wind
        Grooves on slabs outside take-off, probably for rainwater runoff, to avoid aquaplaning.

        Modern strip: to drain water and increase the coefficient of adhesion: makes an unusual sound ..
  7. T.Henks April 9 2020 08: 37 New
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    The car looks beautiful, but the teeth are painted in vain. We lauded. How will it bite now? Pate unless.
  8. grandfather_Kostya April 9 2020 08: 48 New
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    At least, the landing gears didn’t come out of the plane, but the “expert” comes up and says: “Yes, there are only scratches to tint”.
    1. val43 April 9 2020 09: 54 New
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      And you didn’t notice that he, like the IL-2, has the main racks half sunk? And he actually sat on them and on the root pylons.
  9. Mavrikiy April 9 2020 08: 49 New
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    Others suggested that the plane did not return to the sky until the end of the week, having passed the test of systems and mechanisms.
    Do they have massive insanity? request
  10. Anders April 9 2020 08: 52 New
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    Wonderful attack aircraft! It’s a pity that this is so with the landing
  11. oldman. April 9 2020 09: 01 New
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    It is strange that he didn’t discard b / c before landing on his belly. With weight models fly?
  12. Cowbra April 9 2020 09: 09 New
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    The incident occurred on Tuesday April 7 at the Air Force Base. Moody (state of Georgia). In the process of approaching the runway, the chassis of the car did not turn, and therefore it was necessary to land it on the belly.

    Not on the belly, but on ... Moody laughing
  13. Voyager April 9 2020 09: 55 New
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    Craftsmen of Lokon and DKS can not only fly on the A-10, but also with authentic equipment if desired fellow

  14. grandfather_Kostya April 9 2020 10: 13 New
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    Quote: val43
    And you didn’t notice that he, like the IL-2, has the main racks half sunk? And he actually sat on them and on the root pylons.

    Of course, I noticed this, but the cause of the emergency landing itself needs to be dealt with in any way. I didn’t make out, but it’s curious if the sighting system was suspended on the pylon? Then the issue price will increase sharply.
  15. Alexfly April 9 2020 10: 34 New
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    Whatever they say, a good machine. When landing "on the belly", a partial load goes to the pneumatics of the chassis and to the ends of the stabilizers. The stall speed of 220 km / h, 250 km / h was pretty comfortable. Obsolete, of course, like Grach, but he will be able to iron partisans and other natives for a long time ..
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    pap April 9 2020 10: 39 New
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    Strange. The lower edge of the stabilizer is intact, there is no trace on the runway (runway), BC in place.
  17. iouris April 9 2020 11: 07 New
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    I’d like to be informed where he "carried out the training mission."
  18. Old26 April 9 2020 11: 21 New
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    Quote: orionvitt
    Then why is he so ugly? Functional yes, but ugly.

    Everyone has their own view on how the plane should be. The Americans have their own, ours. Yes, and in principle it cannot be called ugly. We do not call our PE-2 and TU-2 ugly, although they had the same spaced plumage. That American F-117 can really be called ugly.
    As for such a scheme, I’ll tell you about the recollections of my friend, who lived in the late 60s and early 70s somewhere near Ramensky. In the early 70's I heard from him that we also experienced something similar. He claims that he saw something similar to the PE-2 but with jet engines located like those of the TU-134. Here, after all, sometimes the main thing is functionality. And the taste and color to navigate ....
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    ZVS April 9 2020 11: 22 New
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    It happens! In the USSR, in such cases, it was said that the pilot on the landing was thinking about manda.
    He is not the first, he is not the last.
    Landing is not emergency, as they say in the article, because the strip is not flooded to prevent fire. Yes, and tanks with missiles are not dropped. It is strange that there is no movable part of the lamp, and the chair is in place.
    1. iouris April 9 2020 13: 44 New
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      You can’t do it before flights, but after flights it can’t. So, only during, especially landing