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The United States presented a report on the release of AIM-120C and AIM-9X missiles in the coastal zone by an emergency fighter F-15C in 2019

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The United States has published a report detailing the incident with the F-15C Eagle 142nd Fighter Wing of the Oregon National Guard. This is an incident that took place in February last year. Then the pilot dropped the AIM-120C AMRAAM and AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles off the coast of Portland, eventually making an emergency landing at the international airport.


During the briefing, which was held by representatives of the National Guard Air Wing Command, it is reported that the F-15C Eagle, together with several other fighters of the same air wing, performed a training flight. The pilot detected a warning light illuminated indicating that the left landing gear was not retracted properly. The pilot reported this "to the ground" and informed the wingmen.

From the report:

He asked the wingmen to move further, and the dispatchers to clear the airspace so that he could try to solve the problem on his own. As directed, he lowered and then retracted the landing gear.

It is further reported that the slave F-15C reported a locked left strut in the down position:

She did not move when manipulated by the pilot.

There was an emergency landing, but the problem was that the plane was loaded with weapons, including AIM-120C and AIM-9X combat missiles. Also on board were 940 20-mm ammunition for the M61 Vulcan air cannon, several dozen heat trap charges (infrared countermeasures).

Following the instructions, IR countermeasures were fired off over the Pacific Ocean. But there was a problem with combat missiles, other ammunition and outboard fuel tanks. Additional consultations were required, since there were civilian vessels in the water area, and there was a possibility of finding US Department of Defense underwater vehicles. While the consultations were going on, the plane was running out of fuel. The KC-135R tanker was lifted into the air, but there were concerns that, due to the unraveled landing gear strut, when refueling in the air, there could be a problem associated with speed imbalance and instability. Then the pilot of the emergency fighter lowered the second strut, after which refueling took place.

Further, the pilot was informed that a strip was being prepared for him in the coastal zone, 12 nautical miles wide and about 40 long, flying over which he must get rid of missiles and other ammunition. In this case, the flight will have to be carried out at the lowest possible altitude. The fact is that at that moment the cloudiness was low, and the pilot was offered to independently control the absence of civilian ships under the plane. Apparently, the absence of warships and underwater vehicles in the specified strip was guaranteed.

It was noted that it took the pilot of the emergency fighter three passes to get rid of the weapons. At the same time, he did not shoot the ammunition for the air cannon.

After that, the next refueling was made in the air and the plane went into an emergency landing. But there, as it turns out, there were problems:

After the nose strut touched the runway, it rose approximately one foot (30,48 cm - approx. "VO"), which created a high angle of engagement for the hook. He was in the upper position, not symmetrically dragging the braking cable behind him.

As a result, the engine nozzles, the antenna, and the horizontal tail were damaged.



At the same time, the left landing gear did not break, as originally assumed.
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  1. tlauicol
    tlauicol 25 September 2020 07: 10
    +6
    braking system on the lane, like on an aircraft carrier - interesting. Dude well done
    1. Rzzz
      Rzzz 25 September 2020 07: 43
      +4
      Yes, they use such garbage instead of parachutes.
      But interestingly, it is said that he landed at a civilian airport. Is there also a cable system mounted there? Or is it a co-based airfield, like ours?
      1. tlauicol
        tlauicol 25 September 2020 07: 53
        +2
        That is the question. And how much of this stuff they have?
  2. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 25 September 2020 07: 12
    +2
    incident that happened in February last year.
    One and a half years combing the Old. request Now it is clear that everything is fine with the plane. Buy, buy! repeat
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 25 September 2020 07: 18
      +9
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      One and a half years combing the Old.

      Well, at least in a year and a half. We also do not provide reports for tomorrow, especially for the media. One example is the disaster of the Tu-154 of the Ministry of Defense in Sochi in 2016. What actually happened there is still not clear. There is no official press release yet.
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather 25 September 2020 07: 34
        -4
        Quote: Volodin
        Quote: Mavrikiy
        One and a half years combing the Old.

        Well, at least in a year and a half. We also do not provide reports for tomorrow, especially for the media. One example is the disaster of the Tu-154 of the Ministry of Defense in Sochi in 2016. What actually happened there is still not clear. There is no official press release yet.

        Aleksey. So the recent "air battle", the SU-35 with the SU 30, will also be "procrastinating" more than once, don't take it upon yourself, it's just to the "press" not to you specifically. Well, we love the "ether" have sex "... wink (write ... if you are mentioned, consider famous, if the sneeze is a star! wassat wink
  3. K-50
    K-50 25 September 2020 07: 53
    -1
    created a high hook angle. He was in the upper position, not symmetrically dragging the braking cable behind him.

    This is not an aircraft carrier. What's the braking hook? what
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 25 September 2020 08: 15
      +1
      Quote: K-50
      created a high hook angle. He was in the upper position, not symmetrically dragging the braking cable behind him.

      This is not an aircraft carrier. What's the braking hook? what

      "hook" -hook, "there is for emergency braking and for" land ", not necessarily for ships, and by the way, he saved the crews more than once, google, for example, the landing of the FU-15 needles, on one wing, also interesting, we have always the "grid" was at the end of the GDP, ATU is shorter, from the "rollouts", and zadolbali to change it, because it is both obscene and obscene. And the planes, for various reasons, "rolled" ... free ...
  4. mvg
    mvg 25 September 2020 08: 25
    +4
    Rescued the plane and the pilot. Professionally. The strip was cleared, two refueling, brake HAC.
    I cannot imagine this in the RF Aerospace Forces. Rather, like with the MiG-29K in Syria, it ran out of fuel and fell. Although there are a lot of airfields nearby, both civil and military. At the same time serviceable.
    PS: I wonder what% of the pilots actually refueled from the IL-78?
    1. EvilLion
      EvilLion 25 September 2020 08: 44
      -1
      And the MiG-29K in Syria did not belong to the Air Force, which knows how to work with planes, but to self-powered navigators. For which he paid.
  5. Avior
    Avior 25 September 2020 08: 34
    +3
    We came seriously.
    It is interesting that the absence of ships was proposed to be monitored visually, apparently, and not by the radar.
    Any wooden yacht radar does not see well? Or just reinsurance?
    And about the story with the hook, it turns out, if necessary, each fighter can land on an aircraft carrier?
    I read that in Norway and Canada, or something, they are specially equipped with a hook for safety when landing on an icy strip, but that everyone is equipped, somehow they did not come across ...
  6. askort154
    askort154 25 September 2020 09: 34
    +1
    At the same time, the left landing gear did not break, as originally assumed.

    ... And just something simply, the landing gear "jammed" in the released position. Would be "empty", walked 50 meters above the strip, so that from the ground, visually looked at the position of the landing gear, and if it is in the released position, then freed from the "combat load", depleted fuel and made a normal landing. But the pilot is great, he arranged a real check for all services. He even used it twice. We would have such opportunities. Moreover, the whole "carousel" took place at an international airport and cost a lot of money. Only the dropped weapons were estimated at 7 mln. dllr.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 25 September 2020 11: 22
      0
      Quote: askort154
      walked 50 meters above the strip, so that from the ground, visually looked at the position of the landing gear, and if it is in the released position

      The fact that she was already in the released position was already known, but whether she stood behind the lock is another question. You can't tell from the ground.
      1. askort154
        askort154 25 September 2020 11: 47
        0
        Piramidon ..The fact that she was in the released position was already known, but whether she stood behind the lock is another question. You can't tell from the ground.

        From the ground, you need confirmation that it is not in an intermediate position, but vertically. Based on this, you decide on the "landing method".
        In practice, there were many cases - failure of the limit switches of the landing gear position sensors. Especially in autumn-winter or spring periods, after takeoff from a wet strip, especially with "slush", "limit switches" froze in flight and gave incorrect information. The counter is "locked", but the alarm shows - no. You pass over the runway, with the mechanization released at the minimum speed, and the RP with the techies, go to it and make their "resume". The main thing is that it should not be in an intermediate position. Of course, in this case on the F-15, not "freezing of the limit switch", but the failure of the "alarm" for another reason. hi
        1. grandfather_Kostya
          grandfather_Kostya 25 September 2020 12: 37
          +1
          From the article:
          He asked the wingmen to move further, and the dispatchers to clear the airspace so that he could try to solve the problem on his own. As directed, he lowered and then retracted the landing gear.

          the wingman could easily look at close range and report on the position of the landing gear. Why attract land for this?
          1. askort154
            askort154 25 September 2020 13: 35
            0
            grandfather_Kostya] the slave could easily look at close range and report on the position of the landing gear. Why attract land for this?

            Yes, I missed this moment. After all, there was a follower with him. And he could see it even better and more professionally. hi
    2. mvg
      mvg 25 September 2020 21: 47
      +2
      dropped weapons were estimated at 7 mln. dllr

      And the plane costs> 100 million, plus what will damage on the ground, plus the image. We would have catapulted.
      Well, weapons, fuel, work of services ... there are 2020 thousand people in the Caucasus-80, hundreds of BTT units, S-400 missiles fall just like that. Also not a little money. Tu-160s fly across Venezuela and South Africa, and then X-101s work in the barmaley tents ... tank biathlon, they beat sparrows with Revlexs, not counting the fact that in units they are also preparing for this show, killing equipment and burning fuel .. ...
      PS: The army does not count money. Vaughn, Kuzya, is worth a whole fleet, and on the DB it was in total, less than a year. Losses billions, benefits, Zero
  7. lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey 25 September 2020 22: 57
    0
    I wonder how much fuel they need if they had to refuel 2 times)))
    ps in case of emergency this is not refueling an F1 car, what a crap article ... !!!
    I have a claim not to the author, but to the stars and stripes