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    Someone’s getting fired!

    Or they were doing a live fire test on a ground drone.

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    Just another bad air day.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    ...Anything else to say?
    DOH !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    I was an Air Force maintenance officer, and the investigating officer for an armament incident. My incident was not as catastrophic, and no-one was hurt, but things like this happen. The surprising thing is it doesn't happen more often.

    Sometimes, despite all the safeguards, and checklists, humans make mistakes. This is one of those times. I am so thankful that it appears no-one was hurt. The individual that pulled the trigger will be beating himself up over this for the rest of his life, if he has any level of professionalism.

    Damn. This was definitely a bad day at the office.
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    I only said "blow the bloody doors off". Whoops!
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston S. Churchill

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    Can't get lower for a strafing run...
    Voilà le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Reminded me of a story my dad told me about an Admiral inspecting their Carrier.
    It was decided to do a fly by for him and in order to look slick, the incoming aircraft were to land and be struck down without disarming the cannon first. All went well as aircraft had the wings folded and went down on the lift, until one of the ack emmas* sitting in the cockpit with his foot on the aircraft brake, fiddled with the tit and sent six rounds of tracer down through several decks. Fortunately no one was hurt, but one round ended up between the feet of a CPO. on the Mess deck.
    The Admiral on the Bridge at the time apparently heard nothing above the sound of the aero engines, which was all the more surprising as what the CPO shouted could be heard on the Flight Deck, or so they said.

    * Naval slang-Air mechanic.

    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    I saw this this morning and wondered why an aircraft undergoing maintenance was armed ? I was Army so not sure about AF procedures or those from another country.

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    A Bad day indeed but could have been so much worse!

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
    Member Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians

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    My father told me about his best friend, an Air Mechanic on National Service in Malaya in the 1950s.
    He was in the cockpit of a ground attack plane (think it was a Typhoon?) when he touched something he shouldn't have, and accidentally launched the full salvo of eight underwing rockets straight across the runway and into the jungle!

    For years after this event, their go-to phrase to describe any cock-up was "Rockets Off!".
    Last edited by Flying Helmut; 10-16-2018 at 14:15.

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    im sure itll buff out..................

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    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    im sure itll buff out..................

    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Do they have a 'You break it, you bought it' policy ?

    "He is wise who watches"

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    "I am a pilot. I flew just twice and destroy a plane."
    "I own plane."

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    Well, there's one maintenance worker who doesn't have a job any more...

    And probably one de-arming crew...

    And one crew chief...

    Yeah, this is a lot more than one person's screw-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    Do they have a 'You break it, you bought it' policy ?
    I know that in the Navy they had a policy that if you lost an issued article you were charged for the loss and then charged again for the replacement.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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