PDA

View Full Version : OT, bad news F86 crash



TheCrux
07-24-2006, 12:15 PM
Crashed in Hickory NC, on its way to Oshkosh I guess. Pilot dead. http://www.wcnc.com/sharedcontent/VideoPlayer/videoPlay...vidId=77295&catId=69 (http://www.wcnc.com/sharedcontent/VideoPlayer/videoPlayer.php?vidId=77295&catId=69)

TheCrux
07-24-2006, 12:15 PM
Crashed in Hickory NC, on its way to Oshkosh I guess. Pilot dead. http://www.wcnc.com/sharedcontent/VideoPlayer/videoPlay...vidId=77295&catId=69 (http://www.wcnc.com/sharedcontent/VideoPlayer/videoPlayer.php?vidId=77295&catId=69)

Grue_
07-24-2006, 01:49 PM
Bad news indeed http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

I googled a picture of the aircraft

http://www.tico2005.itgo.com/photo6.html

danjama
07-24-2006, 03:21 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Chuck_Older
07-24-2006, 03:28 PM
Tragic. The pilot had troubles with that a/c before I recall, a main gear failed to come down. he landed it beautifully at the time. There was a feature article in Warbirds International about it, and the pilot talked at length about warbird safety. Does anyone have any info besides the video?

Sergio_101
07-24-2006, 05:04 PM
8 April: The owner/pilot of a Canadair Sabre Mk.V (F-86), N86FS, was unable to extend the right main landing gear of his aircraft following an airshow in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. Pilot Wyatt Fuller made an successful emergency landing at Maxwell AFB on the two remaining gear, and the aircraft suffered only minor damage.

Same one. Big bummer.

Sergio

Spinnetti
07-24-2006, 05:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
Tragic. The pilot had troubles with that a/c before I recall, a main gear failed to come down. he landed it beautifully at the time. There was a feature article in Warbirds International about it, and the pilot talked at length about warbird safety. Does anyone have any info besides the video? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh no... that is tragic. I read that story too, and loved it. Sad to see the fall of another person and historic war bird.

papotex
07-24-2006, 05:21 PM
oh man that trully sucks

Treetop64
07-24-2006, 05:28 PM
That's too bad... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

SkyChimp
07-24-2006, 05:32 PM
Tragic. I've seen that plane and pilot at several airshows. Very sad, indeed.

Taylortony
07-24-2006, 05:54 PM
Ohh that is so sad http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif It reinforces my belief that if an Aircraft was built with an operational ejector Seat it should be live, something that the UK introduced some years ago in the Civilian sector, unfortunately that would probably have not helped him as the F86 is not equipped with zero zero seats...........

It is just such a sad loss of a fine man and a fine aircraft and my heart go out to his family and friends at this time of grief, at least he died in the pursuit of his dream and not lying in a bed somewhere riddled with disease. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

zero85ZEN
07-24-2006, 06:05 PM
Ughhhh....

Sad. Wrong airport to be at with engine problems on take-off I guess. He needed a LOT more run out after the end of the runway.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

ElAurens
07-24-2006, 06:11 PM
Saw him fly last year in Detriot.

This is damn sad.

woofiedog
07-25-2006, 03:08 AM
Sad news indeed... May God Bless.

http://p.airliners.net/photos/middle/9/3/0/1058039.jpg

http://p.airliners.net/photos/middle/3/7/9/0970973.jpg

Jasko76
07-25-2006, 03:12 AM
That's truly sad... makes you wonder if they have proper maintenance routines, these are old aircraft. For some reason I can't watch the video.

Sergio_101
07-25-2006, 04:27 PM
http://www.faa.gov/data_statistics/accident_incident/pr...01/media/01_86FS.txt (http://www.faa.gov/data_statistics/accident_incident/preliminary_data/events01/media/01_86FS.txt)

Truth is these aircraft are maintained better
than the USAF ever did.

Not sure if that bird was powered by a J-47
but they never were all that reliable.

Fighter planes are dangerous.
Early Jets are more dangerous!

Sergio

T_O_A_D
07-25-2006, 05:30 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

lbhskier37
07-25-2006, 05:34 PM
So sad, 2 years in a row rare planes were lost on the way to the EAA with loss of crew. I definitly will make it to EAA this year as there are getting fewer and fewer each year that make the trip.

Viper2005_
07-25-2006, 06:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Ohh that is so sad Frown It reinforces my belief that if an Aircraft was built with an operational ejector Seat it should be live, something that the UK introduced some years ago in the Civilian sector, unfortunately that would probably have not helped him as the F86 is not equipped with zero zero seats........... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Live seats are probably a good idea, but don't forget that bang seats periodically kill people (both aircrew and groundcrew). As such, you have to balance the risks against each other. Of course, live seats will also tend to drive up costs.

Targ
07-25-2006, 07:04 PM
S!
RIP and god bless http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif