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rnzoli
05-12-2005, 01:37 PM
http://www.jetfly.hu/rovatok/galeria/videok/katonai/migvideo/baleset.jpg

~6 MB video recording captured engine failure and in-flight fire

http://www.jetfly.hu/videok/topi/topi.wmv

robban75
05-12-2005, 02:12 PM
Man, that really sucks! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
I'm glad the pilot ejected safely.

rnzoli
05-12-2005, 02:26 PM
The pilot is perhaps the most famous in our country. The video is recorded by his colleague, another well-know pilot. When one engine quit, the plane was heading toward built-in areas, that is why the pilot bravely went around to crash on the other side.

BTW. I was truly amazed by the (pretended) calmness of the ground observer and the control tower, urging the pilot (their friend!) to bail: "your aircraft is is still burning, eject, eject, now".

LilHorse
05-12-2005, 02:35 PM
That pilot was very brave to stick with that bird till he could steer it clear of the populated area.

3.JG51_BigBear
05-12-2005, 02:45 PM
Nothing but respect for people like that.

Finkeren
05-12-2005, 02:49 PM
Amen http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

rnzoli
05-12-2005, 03:44 PM
talking about accurate damage modeling http://www.freeweb.hu/myastra/mig29/images/Finepix_2005_0512_185304.JPG

Atomic_Marten
05-12-2005, 05:47 PM
Thanks for sharing. That indeed sucks...


mzoli:
BTW. I was truly amazed by the (pretended) calmness of the ground observer and the control tower, urging the pilot (their friend!) to bail: "your aircraft is is still burning, eject, eject, now".

That makes two of us. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Hungarian pilot is indeed competent and lucky man..

goshikisen
05-12-2005, 05:56 PM
Talk about keeping your cool... great job by the pilot.

VOL_Hans
05-12-2005, 06:09 PM
Is it just me, or do MiG-29's have a bad habit of going "Boom" at airshows or what? If I recall correctly, thats the fourth one to go down?

The first one was Russian, lost an engine, pilot punched out, plane lost. Nose-dive into the ground. The second and third came when two of them kinda flew into eachother, not sure if both pilots got out though... And now this one?

But, I guess the first one and this MiG would have been moving much faster in normal flight, and the engines would have maybe not torched like they did.

Nice work by the pilot, he took his time getting that pointed to the forest.

T_O_A_D
05-12-2005, 06:10 PM
I'm glad it all turned out as well as it did. Sorry to see it happen though, regardless, even though it is a jet http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

VW-IceFire
05-12-2005, 06:16 PM
Originally posted by VOL_Hans:
Is it just me, or do MiG-29's have a bad habit of going "Boom" at airshows or what? If I recall correctly, thats the fourth one to go down?

The first one was Russian, lost an engine, pilot punched out, plane lost. Nose-dive into the ground. The second and third came when two of them kinda flew into eachother, not sure if both pilots got out though... And now this one?

But, I guess the first one and this MiG would have been moving much faster in normal flight, and the engines would have maybe not torched like they did.

Nice work by the pilot, he took his time getting that pointed to the forest.
Not sure...but we hear about F-16s crashing from time to time (its a "common" plane so its not entirely unexpected). There was also the two F/A-18E's that were lost on a training flight a year or two ago...probably collided.

huggy87
05-12-2005, 06:25 PM
Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VOL_Hans:
Is it just me, or do MiG-29's have a bad habit of going "Boom" at airshows or what? If I recall correctly, thats the fourth one to go down?

The first one was Russian, lost an engine, pilot punched out, plane lost. Nose-dive into the ground. The second and third came when two of them kinda flew into eachother, not sure if both pilots got out though... And now this one?

But, I guess the first one and this MiG would have been moving much faster in normal flight, and the engines would have maybe not torched like they did.

Nice work by the pilot, he took his time getting that pointed to the forest.
Not sure...but we hear about F-16s crashing from time to time (its a "common" plane so its not entirely unexpected). There was also the two F/A-18E's that were lost on a training flight a year or two ago...probably collided. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, they were FA-18F's of VFA-41. I personally knew and served on a deployment with two of the four aircrew to die in that midair.

LEXX_Luthor
05-12-2005, 06:53 PM
F~84 pilot Richard Bach, author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, wrote in his earlier 1963 Stranger to the Ground that it was tradition for pilots who lost control over population centers stay with the plane and not Bail. He followed this practice once, but regained control so lived to write about it. This practice has changed I guess, at least here in USA. Bach flew F~84G (or 84F I Forgot) in Air National Guard...if I recall. Astonishing book, Stranger to the Ground, and a fantastic title name equalled only by the brilliant title name "Forgotten Battles." http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Stranger can be found at Amazon and other places. Its worth it.

SeaFireLIV
05-12-2005, 07:24 PM
Well he was certainly owning the sky before his engine went. I was a little concerned about the amount of time he spent still flying with his engine on fire - I was dreading the aircraft suddenly exploding.

Very selfless of him to stay with it for so long to avoid civilian casualties. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

VW-IceFire
05-12-2005, 07:26 PM
Originally posted by huggy87:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VOL_Hans:
Is it just me, or do MiG-29's have a bad habit of going "Boom" at airshows or what? If I recall correctly, thats the fourth one to go down?

The first one was Russian, lost an engine, pilot punched out, plane lost. Nose-dive into the ground. The second and third came when two of them kinda flew into eachother, not sure if both pilots got out though... And now this one?

But, I guess the first one and this MiG would have been moving much faster in normal flight, and the engines would have maybe not torched like they did.

Nice work by the pilot, he took his time getting that pointed to the forest.
Not sure...but we hear about F-16s crashing from time to time (its a "common" plane so its not entirely unexpected). There was also the two F/A-18E's that were lost on a training flight a year or two ago...probably collided. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, they were FA-18F's of VFA-41. I personally knew and served on a deployment with two of the four aircrew to die in that midair. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
My bad. I knew they were Superhornets and I assumed them to be the E model.

Thats very close to home for you I imagine. A tragedy.