Saturday, August 12, 2017

American F-18 Crash Lands At Bahrain International Airport


Daily Mail: American F-18 crash lands in Bahrain and its pilot ejects to safety after the aircraft's engine failed following take-off from carrier

* F-18 fighter jet belonging to the US military crash landed
* The incident occurred at Bahrain International Airport
* An apparent engine malfunction forced the pilot to eject from the plane
* Crash disrupted flights to and from the island nation off the coast of Saudi Arabia
* The F-18 took off from an aircraft carrier now in the Persian Gulf
* Bahrain hosts 8,000 US troops at a base called the Naval Support Activity

A US F-18 fighter jet suffering an engine problem crash landed Saturday at Bahrain International Airport and its pilot ejected from the aircraft after it ran off the runway, authorities said.
The pilot escaped unharmed.

The crash disrupted flights to and from the island nation off the coast of Saudi Arabia that's home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet.

Images on social media showed the grey fighter jet's nose tipped into the air but largely intact after what the Navy described as an 'uncontrollable' landing.

The F-18 took off from the USS Nimitz, an aircraft carrier now in the Persian Gulf, said Cmdr. Bill Urban, a fleet spokesman.

While in flight, the plane suffered an engine malfunction, forcing the pilot to divert, Urban said.

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More News On An American F-18 Crash Landing At Bahrain International Airport

Nimitz Super Hornet Crashes During Emergency Landing at Bahrain Airport; Pilot Safe After Ejecting -- USNI News
US Fighter Jet Crash Lands At Bahrain International Airport -- Bloomberg/AP
Is F-18 Aircraft Safe? Another Fighter Jet Crashes At Bahrain International Airport -- International Business Times
US Fighter Jet Crashes in Bahrain -- Sputnik
US fighter jet makes crash landing at Bahrain airport (PHOTOS) -- RT

2 comments:

Aizino Smith said...

Either an engine gave out and the plane hit hard or the landing gear just gave out.

I would like to know what the landing gear is made out of given the EPA.

I am blaming cycles and/or salt. I might blame the landing gear material.

Jac said...

We are currently paying the price of so much years of "sequestration"