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Super Hornet fighter crashed in USA

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The Pentagon confirmed that the US Navy F / A-60 Super Hornet crashed in the Atlantic Ocean about 18 kilometers off the coast of Virginia. The causes of the disaster are now being investigated. It is known that the fighter flew from Oceana airbase in Virginia Beach and made a training flight.


Military helicopters immediately flew out to search as soon as the distress signal was received. The pilot successfully ejected - he was picked up by local fishermen on the boat even before the arrival of rescuers. Local media reported that the man was conscious at the time. Later in the military hospital, where he was transported, they confirmed: the officer at night was in critical condition.

The incident occurred exactly one week after another disaster: a US military helicopter fell off the coast of Virginia Beach. Four of the five members of the team ejected into the water, later two died. The body of the third victim, Lieutenant Christopher Snyder, was found by divers. On Friday will be the funeral of the military.
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  1. karal
    karal 16 January 2014 09: 53
    +3
    bad when planes fall, worse when people die
    1. GreatRussia
      GreatRussia 16 January 2014 10: 03
      +12
      Quote: karal
      bad when planes fall

      It’s bad when our planes fall. Or any civilian aircraft. I do not feel any negative emotions for what happened with this NATO star-striped, now scrap metal.
    2. evgenii67
      evgenii67 16 January 2014 10: 13
      +3
      Quote: karal
      bad when planes fall, worse when people die
      Well, fine! Why is it bad? This is not a Russian Air Force plane crashed and, moreover, not a Russian plane crashed any foreign Air Force and even more so this plane is the plane of our enemies- WHY SHOULD I BE BAD? It’s better for me that they don’t fly at all! Well, of course, people feel sorry for the health of the pilot.
    3. crazyrom
      crazyrom 26 January 2014 04: 57
      0
      Quote: karal
      bad when planes fall

      if enemy planes crash, nothing bad, that’s very good, especially if the pilot survived.
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 16 January 2014 09: 56
    +3
    This was and will be in all the Air Force - the equipment is always heavier than air and does not work forever, in addition there is a human factor (sloppiness, violation of safety of flights, etc. 0
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    2. Vadivak
      Vadivak 16 January 2014 10: 00
      +5
      Quote: ...
      the officer was in critical condition at night.


      Well, God forbid. In general, few people return after bailouts, according to statistics, only 30 percent of pilots after bailouts can return to work as pilots. The British in the 50s lost a lot of pilots after bailouts - for health (spine).

      But .... According to the creators of K-36D-3,5. After bailouts using our seats, 97% of pilots continue to fly

      Here is our system. After conducting experiments, American experts recognized that K-36D-3,5 has no analogues in the world.


      An interesting fact.
      The first catapults appeared in 1939 in Germany. The Heinkel He 176 pilot rocket engine was equipped with a dropable nose. Soon the catapults became serial: they were installed on the turbojet Heinkel He 280 and screw Heinkel He 219. On January 13, 1942, the He 280 pilot Helmut Schenck performed the world's first bailout. By the end of the war, on the account of German pilots, there were already more than 60 bailouts.

      The first living creature to bail out at supersonic speed was a brown bear: Flayers from the United States threw a bear at an altitude of more than 10.000 m and a speed of almost 1.400 km / h, and after 7 minutes and 49 seconds it landed safely.
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 16 January 2014 13: 05
        0
        Quote: Vadivak
        In general, few people return after bailouts, according to statistics, only 30 percent of pilots after bailouts can return to work as pilots.

        And this pleased me:
        "American military helicopter crashed off Virginia Beach. Four of the five crewmembers ejected into the water."
        Well, that I know about catapults on turntables, but for five (!) Or four people !? request Or journalistic blunder?
        1. alone
          alone 16 January 2014 22: 10
          +1
          Quote: Vladimirets
          Or journalistic blunder?


          Most likely it is from the "professionalism" of the journalist))
        2. Alex 241
          Alex 241 16 January 2014 22: 36
          0
          According to press statements, the helicopter MH-53E cited a photo of the cockpit, as you can see, there is no question of any ejection seats.
  3. Bradley
    Bradley 16 January 2014 09: 59
    0
    The main thing is that the pilot is alive! And you can buy equipment and new.
  4. Russ69
    Russ69 16 January 2014 10: 00
    +1
    Two days after the fall of a turntable near Virginia Beach, another crashed into Afghanistan. As always, officially, for technical reasons.
  5. Echo
    Echo 16 January 2014 10: 03
    -1
    People, change the name of the topic. The ordinary Hornet of early modification crashed. All Super Hornets are double by definition, and this one was single - a pilot alone.

    However, as correctly noted here, the fighters fought, are fighting and will continue to fight. The F-18 is still the best fourth-generation fighter in the world ... unfortunately.
    1. dimon-media
      dimon-media 16 January 2014 10: 11
      +3
      Quote: Echo
      The F-18 is still the best fourth-generation fighter in the world ... unfortunately.

      Yah?! On which side is he better than our fourth generation? Which is better?
    2. Bradley
      Bradley 16 January 2014 10: 13
      +4
      Pictured F / A-18E Super Honet.
      And there is a double version of the F / A18F Super Hornet.
      And there is also based on the EA-18 Growler super.)
  6. dimon-media
    dimon-media 16 January 2014 10: 06
    +3
    I'd like to gloat. After all, this is our blood enemy No. 1. The car crashed, there is a road to her. One democratizer has become less. I won’t dig a hole for the pilots, it’s good that I didn’t die. Still, a person ... I don’t know whether I’m good or bad, but a person. He does his work and feeds his family.
  7. zollstab
    zollstab 16 January 2014 10: 30
    +1
    A potential adversary’s plane crashed - a good military report.
  8. pensioner
    pensioner 16 January 2014 11: 10
    +1
    Super Hornet fighter crashed in USA

    Well, nice. yes We look forward to continuing.
    1. Ihrek
      Ihrek 16 January 2014 15: 05
      0
      The good news (that the pilot remained alive good ).
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    3. chunga-changa
      chunga-changa 16 January 2014 16: 04
      0
      Aircraft carrier of the United States Navy received damage and sank in the center of the Atlantic with the entire crew?)
  9. kelevra
    kelevra 16 January 2014 11: 49
    0
    No way this news did not affect me!
  10. pilot-mk
    pilot-mk 16 January 2014 14: 35
    0
    ... Fox, can you fly? Not? And then what are you .... barking?
  11. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz 16 January 2014 16: 08
    0
    The pilot is alive, it’s good. But their cars often started to fall. I don’t exaggerate. It’s a pity. It doesn’t matter whose car fell. The techies are undetermined. American homeland had big problems.
  12. Arhj
    Arhj 16 January 2014 16: 11
    0
    Here somewhere deeply I understand that it’s not good, but for some reason such news improves the mood. Of course, if people did not die, it’s not their fault that they are Americans wink
  13. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz 16 January 2014 16: 49
    +1
    The mood has improved. I'm sorry. Although they are our opponents, do not blame them. They are not stupid guys. Your minus to me is on your conscience.
    1. Arhj
      Arhj 16 January 2014 20: 48
      0
      I do not want to seem suspicious, but if the post is about minus in my garden, then I'm afraid not at the address. Sorry, but I do not put the minuses in principle. Everyone has his own opinion, he expresses it. If I don’t agree, I’d better write. The minus is unmotivated, so I see no reason in it.
  14. HAM
    HAM 16 January 2014 17: 31
    0
    EVERYTHING starts with "little things"!
  15. Prapor-527
    Prapor-527 16 January 2014 17: 56
    0
    Something often the Yankees began to fall ...
  16. Echo
    Echo 16 January 2014 18: 43
    +3
    Quote: dimon-media
    Yah?! On which side is he better than our fourth generation? Which is better?

    You have to write an entire article. Yes, you will not understand. But still, believe me, I also love Russia very much, but at the same time I was always taught to face the truth, even if it is not obvious or it hurts my eyes.

    Well, don't think about it ... count how many F-18 fighters were built, and how many of them are deck-mounted. Now count how many fighters of the "Su-27 family" were built, and how many of them are deck-mounted. Now try to at least speculatively imagine how many hours the F-18 flew in total, and compare with the total flight time of the entire "Su-27 family". The number of pilots trained to fly the F-18, trained engineering and airfield personnel ... and compare with the situation around the "Su-27 family". And this is just the beginning.

    Understand, a fighter is not just a pretty airplane that twists amazing loops in the air. This is a weapon intended for war, and its effectiveness is determined by completely different criteria than the loops and somersaults through the head.

    And, as I said, analyzing the capabilities of the F-18, I invariably come to the conclusion with pain that today it is the best fourth-generation fighter. F-18 flies worse than Su-27, F-18 is slower, in its design there is not even a hint of revolution (and there was not even at the time of the construction of the prototype). But at the same time, as a weapon, the F-18 is better.
  17. APASUS
    APASUS 16 January 2014 20: 20
    +1
    I see no reason for joy!
    The Americans will get this plane from the bottom to take apart a cog and MAKE CONCLUSIONS! In this regard, their system is built well, even very much. And most importantly, if the reason reveals even the slightest mistake in training, they will rewrite the entire training course for the pilots again, and we have the feeling that the death of the pilot always suits everyone