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Bob Loblaw
02-08-2004, 12:24 AM
"Capt. Christopher Stricklin ejects from the USAF Thunderbirds number six aircraft less than a second before it impacted the ground at an air show at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Sept. 14, 2003. Stricklin, who was not injured, ejected after both guiding the jet away from the crowd of more than 60,000 people and ensuring he couldn't save the aircraft. "

Obviously, I didn't take the picture. Some of you may have seen it but I just wanted to share since I think it's just an amazing shot. I've found a 3008X1960 version of it.

Clicky. (http://www.avweb.com/newspics/DavisTbirdEject.jpg)

Bob Loblaw
02-08-2004, 12:30 AM
Oh, while I'm at it, here's a video from inside the cockpit (http://www.avweb.com/newspics/tbirdcrash.mpg).

Bob Loblaw
02-08-2004, 12:33 AM
And this is the actual crash, by the way.

http://www.avweb.com/newspics/TBirdwreckdavis.jpg

///m powered
02-08-2004, 01:33 AM
wow,,
that first pic,,,
lol couldn't stop staring at it

WhadUpp
02-08-2004, 01:37 AM
That is a one in a million picture! Absolute stunning:eek: Never seen one like this before.

AMG_POWER
02-08-2004, 04:40 AM
damn in the video you can clearly see he was heading toward the ground....that must suck, how much that plane costs??? 20 30 mil??? And yeah that's an amazing pic !

Gamite
02-08-2004, 10:00 PM
holy shit..

Quack
02-08-2004, 10:13 PM
amazing pic, was that jet heading towards the guy that took that pic

Bob Loblaw
02-09-2004, 03:08 PM
Originally posted by Quack
amazing pic, was that jet heading towards the guy that took that pic

Yes it was. He was standing on the catwalk at the top of the tower that can be seen in the last pic. It seems the guy got a bit scared...

sirex
02-10-2004, 04:31 AM
shit... that video is crazy... see how fast he ejects.. he pushed the button and it was instant. thats insane.. and thne trhe plane goes out...

shit!

FastM3
02-10-2004, 02:33 PM
that's ****ed!

///Milk
02-11-2004, 03:43 AM
=speechless

Boris The Blade
02-18-2004, 03:15 AM
first pic is amazing. perfect timing for that pic.

Xray
02-18-2004, 08:11 PM
@ the pic

i call it photoshop.

tlaselva
02-18-2004, 11:18 PM
Those things eject violently.
I heard the pilot is subjected to 30G's of force. :eek:
Pilotís loose consciousness during the ejection.

SpudBoy
02-19-2004, 11:51 PM
opps.com

A~G
02-20-2004, 05:43 PM
THatz siiiiiickkkk YOOOOOO :D


lol. thatz an amazing picture.

Justin e36
02-29-2004, 11:34 PM
that's insane. any explination as to what was wrong with the plane?

Bob Loblaw
03-01-2004, 12:32 AM
Here's more info, Justin:

Thunderbirds Crash Report and Video

By Mary Grady
Newswriter, Editor

Pilot error caused a U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 to crash at an air show on Sept. 14 at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, the Air Force said on Wednesday. (See below for in-cockpit video of the crash.) The pilot incorrectly climbed to 1,670 feet AGL instead of 2,500 feet before initiating the pull-down to the Split-S maneuver, according to the Air Force news release. The pilot, Chris Stricklin, 31, apparently flew by mistake to the MSL altitude used when practicing the maneuver at his home base, Nellis AFB in Nevada, which is 1,000 feet lower than the Idaho field elevation. The pilot ejected just eight-tenths of a second before impact, after reportedly making an effort to steer the aircraft away from the crowd of about 85,000 ... and now works at the Pentagon, in Washington, D.C. Stricklin suffered minor injuries. The F-16, valued at $20.4 million, was destroyed.

Source (http://www.avweb.com/newswire/10_05a/briefs/186582-1.html)

A~G
03-01-2004, 01:05 AM
Originally posted by Bob Loblaw
Here's more info, Justin:

Thunderbirds Crash Report and Video

By Mary Grady
Newswriter, Editor

Pilot error caused a U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 to crash at an air show on Sept. 14 at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, the Air Force said on Wednesday. (See below for in-cockpit video of the crash.) The pilot incorrectly climbed to 1,670 feet AGL instead of 2,500 feet before initiating the pull-down to the Split-S maneuver, according to the Air Force news release. The pilot, Chris Stricklin, 31, apparently flew by mistake to the MSL altitude used when practicing the maneuver at his home base, Nellis AFB in Nevada, which is 1,000 feet lower than the Idaho field elevation. The pilot ejected just eight-tenths of a second before impact, after reportedly making an effort to steer the aircraft away from the crowd of about 85,000 ... and now works at the Pentagon, in Washington, D.C. Stricklin suffered minor injuries. The F-16, valued at $20.4 million, was destroyed.

Source (http://www.avweb.com/newswire/10_05a/briefs/186582-1.html)

imagine his car insurance :D

jeremy
03-01-2004, 03:30 AM
nuts !

Xray
03-01-2004, 09:29 PM
and here is a vid from the crowd view

http://www.f-16.net/PhotoGallery/album44/acb.wmv

beammer12000
03-04-2004, 11:06 AM
that's ****en crazy

TiemenT
03-04-2004, 10:01 PM
damn, I have been in a F16.. that's just really a physical-bomb to your body... and we did almost Mach1... but this is just sick..