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Czech light attack aircraft L-159 lost the cockpit canopy during flight

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Czech light attack aircraft L-159 lost the cockpit canopy during flight

The multipurpose light attack aircraft L-159 of the Czech Air Force lost its cockpit canopy during the flight, the plane was safely landed. This was reported by the representative of the General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces Magdalena Dvorakova.


Speaking to reporters, an official representative of the Czech Ministry of Defense explained that the L-159 two-seater attack aircraft was making a training flight, during which, for some unknown reason, the cockpit lantern fell off. There were no casualties from the fall of the cover on the ground; it fell in a deserted area.

The crew reacted to this according to the instructions, lowering the flight altitude, after which they safely sat down at their airfield. The cab cover was found in the field. No harm done

- she added.

Flights of all L-159s were suspended, the reasons for the incident are being analyzed by a special commission, which includes representatives of the manufacturer Aero Vodochody.

It is noted that in 2016 a similar incident already occurred, then the human factor was recognized as the cause of the loss of the cockpit canopy.

Light combat aircraft L-159A ALCA (Advanced Light Combat Aircraft) were serially built by the Aero Vodochody plant for the Czech Air Force from 2000 to 2004 in a single version. Six of them then in 2007-2011 were converted into a two-seater combat training version of the L-159T1. By 2017, only 17 L-159A and five L-159T1 aircraft remained in operation in the Czech Air Force, the rest were sold out.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 27 March 2021 07: 01
    +2
    Elki have always been excellent training aircraft.
    Generations of pilots have learned to fly with them.
    for some unknown reason, the canopy fell off.
    I guess it's just an accident. Annoying.
    1. NIKN
      NIKN 27 March 2021 10: 56
      +7
      Quote: Victor_B
      I guess it's just an accident. Annoying.

      Which is annoying in any case, but in fact there are almost no options for unlocked locks or an unintentional reset. request
      Here the authors delight with their competence.
      fell off canopy
      Cab cover was found in the field
      hurts my eyes.
    2. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 27 March 2021 14: 21
      +1
      Quote: Victor_B
      Elki have always been excellent training aircraft.
      Generations of pilots have learned to fly with them.

      Everything is correct, exactly Elki... But 39ALCA will tell its story someday: how the Americans "threw" the Czechs and organized them a decent financial hole in the national debt
  2. Cowbra
    Cowbra 27 March 2021 07: 05
    0
    By the way, I have already met about the "cockpit cover", I did not understand a little
  3. Alien From
    Alien From 27 March 2021 07: 25
    +2
    I wonder how much the flashlight weighs? And how a small bomb turns out ...
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 27 March 2021 07: 49
    +2
    the L-159 attack aircraft made a training flight, during which, for some unknown reason, the cockpit lantern fell off.
    request They will screw it on, and they will continue to fly.
  5. Flooding
    Flooding 27 March 2021 07: 55
    +2
    The device, they say, is excellent.
    The pilots are great, they were not taken aback.
    1. venik
      venik 27 March 2021 08: 49
      0
      Quote: Flood
      The device, they say, is excellent.
      The pilots are great, they were not taken aback.

      ========
      Alas! Failure of the "lantern" is quite often the cause of flight accidents. Unfortunately, they usually end tragically ... And the Czech guys are really GOOD! As the saying goes: you can't drink SKILL! good
  6. Cowbra
    Cowbra 27 March 2021 08: 05
    0
    By the way, there the Chinese have a new helicopter crashed,

    according to preliminary data, the helicopter crashed due to the destruction of the fuselage while flying at maximum speed.

    This is more interesting ... They say nothing more, about the crew too. it's just a promising drummer for the neighbors ... Z-10
  7. svp67
    svp67 27 March 2021 08: 08
    +2

    Well, it's not for nothing that our specialists carry out similar tests ... as well as Nenashinsky wink
    1. Bad_gr
      Bad_gr 27 March 2021 23: 40
      +1
      I wonder how the F-22 pilot would feel in a similar situation?
  8. Free wind
    Free wind 27 March 2021 08: 16
    +1
    Pilots are not badly protected from such surprises. Helmets, goggles, oxygen masks, suits. provide good protection, but still spectacular.
    1. Narak-zempo
      Narak-zempo 27 March 2021 10: 21
      -1
      Read Lomachinsky's "Boiled Pilot" - what is done when the flashlight is blown off on hypersound.
  9. iouris
    iouris 27 March 2021 10: 32
    +1
    ... in addition, due to the vacuum in the cockpit, the aircraft clock was torn off and subsequently completely lost. Fortunately, no one was hurt on earth.