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F/A-18 mishap in Bahrain Aug 12

Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:56 pm

Anyone know further information on the F/A-18 that made a single engine landing into Bahrain International Airport yesterday and came to rest on the side of the runway abeam the passenger terminal ?

Pilot ejected seemed to be okay.
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Re: F/A-18 mishap in Bahrain Aug 12

Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:49 pm

MANAMA, Bahrain --
An F/A-18E of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 assigned to the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) departed the runway and the pilot ejected during an emergency landing at Bahrain International Airport Aug. 12, 2017.

During a flight from the Nimitz, an F/A-18E experienced an engine malfunction and attempted to divert to Sheik Isa Air Base, Bahrain. Unable to make it to Isa, the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing at Bahrain International Airport. Due to the malfunction, the aircraft could not be stopped on the runway and the pilot ejected from the aircraft as it departed the runway.

The pilot is uninjured and the incident is under investigation. The Navy is supporting efforts to re-open the runway so the airport may resume normal operations.

http://www.cusnc.navy.mil/Media/News/Di ... l-airport/

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Re: F/A-18 mishap in Bahrain Aug 12

Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:41 pm

Dutchy, your tagline seems a tad inappropriate under the circumstances.
 
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Re: F/A-18 mishap in Bahrain Aug 12

Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:10 pm

wingman wrote:
Dutchy, your tagline seems a tad inappropriate under the circumstances.


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