mapletux
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1 pilot killed after 2 Nigerian F-7Ni fighter jets collide in midair

Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:27 am

One pilot lost his life after ejecting when 2 Nigeria Air Force F-7Ni jets collided while practising for the Nigeria Independence day celebrations.

More details in the links below including pictures of some of the pilots involved

https://www.businessinsider.com/r-niger ... 018-9?IR=T

https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/2-niger ... 13703.html

Video of the collision

https://www.instagram.com/p/BoRj72GBlRA ... um=loading

Eye witness accounts claim the parachute of the officer that died may not have opened properly after ejection.

May the departed RIP.
 
johns624
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Re: 1 pilot killed after 2 Nigerian F-7Ni fighter jets collide in midair

Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:43 pm

It appears that they only had 9 in service, so their strength takes a big hit.
 
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Re: 1 pilot killed after 2 Nigerian F-7Ni fighter jets collide in midair

Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:16 am

johns624 wrote:
It appears that they only had 9 in service, so their strength takes a big hit.


But this reduces the risk of further collisions, doesn't it?
Murphy is an optimist
 
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Re: 1 pilot killed after 2 Nigerian F-7Ni fighter jets collide in midair

Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:21 am

WIederling wrote:
johns624 wrote:
It appears that they only had 9 in service, so their strength takes a big hit.


But this reduces the risk of further collisions, doesn't it?


Callous and totally uncalled for. A person has lost their life, show some respect.
 
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Re: 1 pilot killed after 2 Nigerian F-7Ni fighter jets collide in midair

Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:05 pm

I guess some don't appreciate gallows humour.
 
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Re: 1 pilot killed after 2 Nigerian F-7Ni fighter jets collide in midair

Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:20 am

That's not humour.....of any kind. Its a brain fart.
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Re: 1 pilot killed after 2 Nigerian F-7Ni fighter jets collide in midair

Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:37 pm

It’s not a brain fart or gallows humor—simple statement of fact. In my mid-air, the other pilot died. The guys visiting me in hospital all asked if I’d buy the lottery tickets when I got up and around and what an E ticket ride I had. Humor at these times are the only sane way of dealing with tragedy.

GF
 
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Re: 1 pilot killed after 2 Nigerian F-7Ni fighter jets collide in midair

Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:12 pm

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
...Humor at these times are the only sane way of dealing with tragedy.

This is the only way I made it through multiple deployments. I thought the initial joke was pretty mild, really.
 
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Re: 1 pilot killed after 2 Nigerian F-7Ni fighter jets collide in midair

Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:52 pm

Blue skies and tailwinds to the departed.
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