17/09/1953 Sabre F4 said:During a steep climb the pilot removed his helmet to put on his sun glasses. The nose pitched up and his helmet fell between the stick and the console. He was unable to control the aircraft properly and ejected. It crashed six miles from Liege, Belgium
read somewhere he cracked 3 ribs and broke his ankle, whilst ejecting from the Harrier . This is his hunter ejection?? 15/02/1992 WV363 872 Hunter T8C FRADU Crashed into The Minch seventy miles off Stornoway, Isle of Lewis after the pilot ejected following engine failure. It was carrying out exercise air raids on HMS Battleaxe. The aircraft was not recovered he crushed 3 vertabrae ...think that was a RN Hunter??I was just glad it wasn't me :grin:
Spon, despite being of the crustacean variety, was a good guy and brought some pretty good ideas to the SHAR from his F4/F3 flying. To be fair to him he was just doing his job of toasting one of the Senior Service's machines, in the best traditions of the Junior Service on exchange. Clearly they were trying to get us back for all the trouble wrought upon Crab stations about the country. He still lives in Somerset, so if anyone feels the need to go and give him a Chinese burn for wrecking RN property then just let me know and I'll give you his address.
I remember him after the Hunter ejection. That hurt his arse, whereas the SHAR was a much nicer ride.
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