1. Post #1
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    January 2012
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    Source: http://gizmodo.com/5899790/f+18-cras...-updating-live




    A Navy F-18 fighter just went down between a Virginia Beach grade school and an animal rescue center—and the result is an enormous flaming heap of jet wreckage.

    WAVY-TV reports "the Navy told WAVY.com the plane was an F18 Strike fighter squadron 106," and is clearly still ablaze from on the ground images. No word on whether any pilot was injured (or dead), but there are already reports of injured pedestrians. No word on what caused the plane, which costs tens of millions of dollars to go down, but it somehow managed to avoid hitting a minigolf course and water park, though nearby residences may not have been spared.
    Update 12:56 PM EST: A local NBC affiliate says both F-18 pilots have been taken to the hospital after ejecting. A nearby apartment building (!) is being searched for casualties.

    Update 12:59 PM EST: Local radio station 96X has this picture of the massive smoke column pouring out of the wreck.

    Update 1 PM EST: This Instagram shot clearly shows buildings on fire as a result of the crash.
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  2. Post #2

    January 2012
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    Glad to see our tax payer money being put to good use.
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  3. Post #3
    I SHOULDN'T OWN A FIREARM
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    May 2005
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    Sometimes I wished an F-18 would crash into my school as a kid.
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  4. Post #4
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    I've seen a Chinook pass near my school once. I don't know why it was there, but I swear that it had it's guns attached.
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  5. Post #5
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    May 2007
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    I can see the smoke rising from the crash I live right near it, wondered what that boom was

    Finally something interesting happens in my city
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  6. Post #6
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    Glad to hear the pilots made it out okay.
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  7. Post #7
    Eh?
    CanadianBill's Avatar
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    I wonder what caused it to go down
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  8. Post #8
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    November 2008
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    Glad to see our tax payer money being put to good use.
    Yeah they meant to crash it, it's a new government program.
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    "You should see my penis, it puts a wookie to shame. its like a fucking front tail."
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    I'm sure all those kids have many stories to tell now.
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  10. Post #10
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    June 2005
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    Yeah they meant to crash it, it's a new government program.
    To inspire kids to join the military.
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  11. Post #11
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    the navy told wavy
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  12. Post #12
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    Dennab
    February 2009
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    Probably some technical difficulties, maybe birdstrike or a flameout of the engine.

  13. Post #13

    April 2011
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    Yeah they meant to crash it, it's a new government program.
    Pilot 1: "You know what would be fun?"
    Pilot 2: "No, what?"
    Pilot 1: "We should crash the plane, no work tomorrow"
    Pilot 2: "Solid plan, what about this residence area?"
    Pilot 1: "Lets do it!"
    Pilot 2: "Extra points for not hitting the minigolf course and the school"
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  14. Post #14
    I SHOULDN'T OWN A FIREARM
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    May 2005
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    Probably some technical difficulties, maybe birdstrike or a flameout of the engine.
    Neither should takeout an F-18. Twin engines. They can and have sustained damage to one engine and flown back using only the other in combat sorties. It is why most fighter aircraft strive to have twin engines.
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  15. Post #15
    I'd buy that for a dollar
    Dennab
    September 2008
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    Fuck, I was about to post this, its all over the news here.

    Also, please stop posting Gutsani.
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  16. Post #16
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    It crashed between an elementary school and an animal rescue facility.

    It's like the worst was meant to happen but didn't
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    Neither should takeout an F-18. Twin engines. They can and have sustained damage to one engine and flown back using only the other in combat sorties. It is why most fighter aircraft strive to have twin engines.
    When you say "strive", it makes it sound like twin engines are achieved through rigorous training and exercise of single-engined aircraft

    Edited:

    And then they just grow the second engine.
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  18. Post #18
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    Must have been terrifying.

  19. Post #19
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    I can see the smoke rising from the crash I live right near it, wondered what that boom was

    Finally something interesting happens in my city
    Take some footy
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    When you say "strive", it makes it sound like twin engines are achieved through rigorous training and exercise of single-engined aircraft

    Edited:

    And then they just grow the second engine.

    Like super saiyan

  21. Post #21
    I SHOULDN'T OWN A FIREARM
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    When you say "strive", it makes it sound like twin engines are achieved through rigorous training and exercise of single-engined aircraft
    Haha, yeah it was poor word choice.

    The designers attempt to include it in the budget? Maybe that is better.

    The F-16 Falcon is a good budget multirole fighter, but it has always been criticized for having a single engine. It has lost a few contracts for use overseas with that cited as being one of the reasons.

    The majority of the rest of our current F series aircraft use twin engines. F-18 included.

  22. Post #22
    into things like this - if you know what
    Dennab
    December 2011
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    F-18 crashes into my school.
    I'm like:
    What
    Awesome!
    No wait
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  23. Post #23
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    Take some footy
    @ work
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  24. Post #24
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    Sometimes I wished an F-18 would crash into my school as a kid.
    Oh god, I wonder if some kid feels terrible or like God after making that wish at that school.
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    January 2008
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    Glad to see our tax payer money being put to good use.
    Are you stupid?
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  26. Post #26
    I SHOULDN'T OWN A FIREARM
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    Oh god, I wonder if some kid feels terrible or like God after making that wish at that school.
    I'd have felt pretty bad.

    But I went to school near moffet field back when the blue angels still practiced over urban areas. They were the only F-18's that passed over, so I guess it would have been a different sort of F-18 crash if it happened to me. :P
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  27. Post #27
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    I've seen a Chinook pass near my school once. I don't know why it was there, but I swear that it had it's guns attached.
    They fly over here all the time in flights of three, sometimes with Kiowas flying escort.
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  28. Post #28
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    Sometimes I wished an F-18 would crash into my school as a kid.
    I remember when primary school was boring, I'd sometimes wish that the school would burn down so we didn't have to go anymore.

    So, when half the school did actually burn down, school wasn't cancelled, but we all had to be crammed into a shitty little gym and it was infinitely worse than before. Basically, don't ever wish for crap like that to happen because it probably will happen at some point! I learnt the hard way.
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    Ask me about my Marvel/DC fetish
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    May 2010
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    Glad to see our tax payer money being put to good use.
    What the fuck does that even have to do with this thread?
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  30. Post #30
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    January 2011
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    Glad to see our tax payer money being put to good use.
    A plane crashed and you blame the government without any knowledge on the event whatsoever. Not even caring whether people have died or not.
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    October 2007
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    I was leaving the navy exchange in Norfolk when I saw two FA-18s landing at the airstrip just across the street. They were landing fast, pulling a very tight turn and lowering their gear. A few minutes later, I heard about this on the radio. It seems like they're landing the training flights.

  32. Post #32
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    June 2008
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    Holy crap. That's really tragic, but DAMN the wreckage looks badass.

  33. Post #33
    I SHOULDN'T OWN A FIREARM
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    May 2005
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    I remember when primary school was boring, I'd sometimes wish that the school would burn down so we didn't have to go anymore.

    So, when half the school did actually burn down, school wasn't cancelled, but we all had to be crammed into a shitty little gym and it was infinitely worse than before. Basically, don't ever wish for crap like that to happen because it probably will happen at some point! I learnt the hard way.
    Pffft that was because it was some pussy fire.

    JP8 Jet fuel gets the job done in HALF the time with twice the damage! Also it causes cancer! Carcinogens for everyone!

    Also do you think the insurance protecting that apartment building covers getting crashed into by an F-18? Or does that constitute an act of god? :P
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    F16's are serviced right next to my school, about 2-3 times a week they take off, and interrupt our class. It's fun!

    It's pretty fortunate that no one got hurt, except one woman. (Read in a paper that a woman was taken to the hospital)
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    Pffft that was because it was some pussy fire.

    JP8 Jet fuel gets the job done in HALF the time with twice the damage! Also it causes cancer! Carcinogens for everyone!

    Also do you think the insurance protecting that apartment building covers getting crashed into by an F-18? Or does that constitute an act of god? :P
    The buildings that burned down actually had asbestos in them. Hooray for cancer!
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  36. Post #36

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    A plane almost crashed into my primary school once, the engines failed or something, luckily the pilot stayed in a guided it over all the villages and my school before crashing it into a river.
    He got a medal for it.
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  37. Post #37
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    December 2005
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    Are you stupid?
    Maybe he's talking about all the Firefighters putting out the fires and Policemen securing the area..
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  38. Post #38
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    Dennab
    March 2012
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    Still no info on the cause of the crash?


    Holy shit! That thing is big, just look at the size of those rear-wings!

  39. Post #39
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    May 2007
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    Oh hello there nice to see you mr ejection seat
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  40. Post #40
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    August 2009
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    According to CNN, a pilot with cuts all over his face, parachute hanging from a building kept on saying
    "I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I'm so sorry what happened to the building...sorry..."
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