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DCANG has a board coming up soon... That will make for a good story. Most importantly though, very glad he's OK. :beer: An eye witness sitting on his porch said the jet was on fire in the air, and it was "the biggest fire ball he's ever seen in his life."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/05/military-jet-crashes-after-taking-off-from-joint-base-andrews-report.html

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31 minutes ago, Hopefulflyer389 said:

Hope the pilot is healthy. :beer:

Can confirm pilot is safe

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6 minutes ago, Duck said:


Glad he is okay... the pictures strike me as strange though...


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PG county is no joke. 

These pix went out on twitter and I'm pretty sure they're not our guy. He spent very little time "isolated". 

Edit to add: local news is running with the pictures, so at least they think they're legit. 

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18 minutes ago, Homestar said:

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PG county is no joke. 

These pix went out on twitter and I'm pretty sure they're not our guy. He spent very little time "isolated". 

Edit to add: local news is running with the pictures, so at least they think they're legit. 

Embarrassed to this day the Navy ever participated in the making of that movie.  Here comes Sasha.

Glad he was able to step out of the jet and take his exit. 

ATIS

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38 minutes ago, Homestar said:

PG county is no joke. 

These pix went out on twitter and I'm pretty sure they're not our guy. He spent very little time "isolated". 

Edit to add: local news is running with the pictures, so at least they think they're legit. 

Those images have to be unrelated to the event, or at least staged after?

The 'chute appears somewhat convincing, but I have a hard time believing a guy who just got out of a jet is going to dump his flight gear and take a few photos. Even more unconvincing, he's is using a radio in CONUS and not his personal phone.

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34 minutes ago, VMFA187 said:

Those images have to be unrelated to the event, or at least staged after?

The 'chute appears somewhat convincing, but I have a hard time believing a guy who just got out of a jet is going to dump his flight gear and take a few photos. Even more unconvincing, he's is using a radio in CONUS and not his personal phone.

Local news just showed video of the scene above. Looks like the pics are legit. 

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8 hours ago, VMFA187 said:

Those images have to be unrelated to the event, or at least staged after?

The 'chute appears somewhat convincing, but I have a hard time believing a guy who just got out of a jet is going to dump his flight gear and take a few photos. Even more unconvincing, he's is using a radio in CONUS and not his personal phone.

News reported that he was picked up by helo dudes. Radio makes sense if he's talking to those guys.

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1 hour ago, daynightindicator said:

Can't confirm 100% but pretty sure this ones legit

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Also, do Viper guys not usually carry cell phones? Bone guys usually do and have used them in similar situations.


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100% legit. 

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Errr, it's springtime in Maryland.  Weather today was high of 70.

Lots of really brown, dry grass in the foreground and the trees in the background are pretty bare.

The Ivan-wannabe that looks photoshopped is in a medium to heavyweight jacket.

Pilot not interacting, at least in the one shot, with the photographer who probably was using his, wait for it...

 

cell phone.

 

Not buying it.  Happy to be wrong, but it doesn't like right.  Glad the pilot is ok.

 

 

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2 hours ago, brickhistory said:

Errr, it's springtime in Maryland.  Weather today was high of 70.

Lots of really brown, dry grass in the foreground and the trees in the background are pretty bare.

The Ivan-wannabe that looks photoshopped is in a medium to heavyweight jacket.

Pilot not interacting, at least in the one shot, with the photographer who probably was using his, wait for it...

 

cell phone.

 

Not buying it.  Happy to be wrong, but it doesn't like right.  Glad the pilot is ok.

 

 

The post with the "Ivan" lookin dude is fake, but that was a clear joke post by Homestar...go two posts above his to M2's post for the original picture. The edited Ivan pic is a reference to the movie "Behind Enemy Lines". 

Edit: As for if the pic of the guy on his radio is legit, I notice he has a pen strap on his left wrist...so inclined to believe the dude was either just flying or likes wearing one like a bracelet at all times for god knows why.

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Would have been good SAR training if he dumped it in the Potamac and parachuted into S.E. DC or Anacostia. P.J.s going into hostile enviroment especially if they are Republicans.

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5 hours ago, brickhistory said:

Errr, it's springtime in Maryland.  Weather today was high of 70.

Lots of really brown, dry grass in the foreground and the trees in the background are pretty bare.

The Ivan-wannabe that looks photoshopped is in a medium to heavyweight jacket.

Pilot not interacting, at least in the one shot, with the photographer who probably was using his, wait for it...

 

cell phone.

 

Not buying it.  Happy to be wrong, but it doesn't like right.  Glad the pilot is ok.

 

 

Photoshopped?  You don't say....

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3 hours ago, uhhello said:

Photoshopped?  You don't say....

You kids and your danged technology...

Missed it.  Sue me...

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Would have been good SAR training if he dumped it in the Potamac and parachuted into S.E. DC or Anacostia. P.J.s going into hostile enviroment especially if they are Republicans.

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Probably safer to land in the middle of downtown Baghdad, 2003.


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16 hours ago, Prosuper said:

Would have been good SAR training if he dumped it in the Potamac and parachuted into S.E. DC or Anacostia. P.J.s going into hostile enviroment especially if they are Republicans.
 

The Potomac could probably use a little hydrazine and JP8 to shock-treat whatever is growing in there. 

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