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Eurofighter Typhoon crash 24/08/10

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Spanish Typhoon crash

Post by Vulcanone » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:30 am

Sad but rather sketchy news coming via PPRune is that a Spanish two seater has crashed at Moron this morning, the Spanish instructor ejected safely the Saudi student didn't, and was sadly killed.

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Eurofighter Typhoon crash 24/08/10

Post by hoddy82 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:35 am

I have just found out that a Typhoon has crashed in spain one pilot has died. Please read cut out below

Saudi pilot killed Eurofighter crash in Spain: ministry
A Saudi lieutenant colonel died Tuesday when his Eurofighter crashed shortly after takeoff on a training flight from Spain's southern Moron air base, the Spanish defence ministry said.

The warplane went down after taking off from the air base outside Seville around 9:30 am (0730 GMT), and while the Spanish flight instructor was able to eject and sustained only minor injuries, the Saudi pilot was killed, the ministry said.

Not sure this was the correct page to put it on but as it is breaking news?

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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon crash 24/08/10

Post by EGVP » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:40 am

Sad news, number 2 for them now I believe?

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Re: Spanish Typhoon crash

Post by Flyingmonster » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:48 am

Sad news indeed :(
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon crash 24/08/10

Post by Mike » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:56 am

Have merged the 2 threads.
Very sad news indeed.

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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon crash 24/08/10

Post by SamP » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:19 pm

Thats terrible, thoughts go out to the poor student. RIP :(

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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon crash 24/08/10

Post by garethbrum » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:30 pm

Apparently the Lt Col was on a visit to mark the signing of a training contract between the two nations - very sad.

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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon crash 24/08/10

Post by Velvet Glove » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:47 pm

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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon crash 24/08/10

Post by Rory » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:59 pm

not good! this is bad news

RIP

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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon crash 24/08/10

Post by barajjos » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:13 pm

Spanish Air Force issued Operational Occurrence Report regarding tragic event.

Apparently ejection process both seats initiated and for rear correctly completed. Front seat still under investigation.

Short after takeoff two longitude oscillations, nose up and down, These controlled by aircrew but increasing difficult. Then a full violent 45 deg down pitch close to ground level, inducing a high negative load factor.

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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon crash 24/08/10

Post by Blackcat1 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:18 pm

Thats very sad news indeed, i miss teletext and ceefax! havent seen any reports of this on digital!

RIP Saudi Colonel
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon crash 24/08/10

Post by gixrgill » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:48 pm

Now ours are grounded. see coningsby thread.

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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon crash 24/08/10

Post by barajjos » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:58 pm

Now it seem a problem with front pilot - release of seat harness straps, by accident. straps redesign is very rapid from seat supplier. But still no explanatory satisfaction on first cause of aircraft as a whole problem.

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