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Jul 4, 2020, 07:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
at least there would have been little birdies circling.
Excellent point. Or Bugs Bunny breaking the fourth wall in reaction... Either way, better than just a helmet cam going all over the place.

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Jul 18, 2020, 11:50 PM
 


Water + magnesium fire.
     
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Jul 19, 2020, 12:29 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Driver must have been wearing a seatbelt. He didn't fly through the windshield. Though I'll bet his neck doesn't feel so good.

Side note, that sign truss is built really well.
     
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Jul 19, 2020, 01:01 AM
 
Yeah... I’ve gotten whiplash from a very minor collision.

That made me go though the thought archives.

I’ve been hit twice, I’ve hit other people twice, and once hit a parked car in reverse as a teenager. So I’m averaging about one every 6 years.


Edit: remembered a third time I hit someone, so every 5 years, though I should note, lest anyone think I’m a psycho driver, none of these occurred in this century.
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Jul 26, 2020, 10:36 PM
 


The likely answer to any questions is “jackasses”.
     
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Jul 27, 2020, 07:01 AM
 
So, for some old-timey woops enabling, that intersection?

Is the same intersection by that red box.



Rather than gently curve like it does now, you used to have 8 lanes making two 90° turns.
     
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Jul 27, 2020, 09:18 AM
 
Yikes.
     
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Jul 27, 2020, 10:20 AM
 
I’m trying to remember if I actually drove on it. If so, it was only a few times. It was demolished right as I started driving.

I do have distinct memories of driving during the cluster that was the whole thing being closed and all that traffic getting detoured onto regular city streets.

There’s still a really tight turn a bit further north and it used to have a wipeout every day. It got better once they painted the approach with a ton of horizontal white lines.

I miss all the fun now because my van isn’t allowed, but when I was much younger and had a sporty car, all up and down here was where I did really dumbass shit at 2 in the morning.
     
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Jul 28, 2020, 03:29 AM
 


No death somehow.
     
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Aug 21, 2020, 03:19 PM
 
^^^ what was he trying to do with the giant cigarette?

There's ice-cold water in his future. Real close actually.
     
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Aug 22, 2020, 12:51 AM
 
Clip ends too early.
     
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Aug 22, 2020, 05:19 PM
 
The look on his face is priceless though... "Uh......."

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Aug 22, 2020, 05:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Brien View Post
Clip ends too early.
Woops!
     
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Aug 26, 2020, 05:31 PM
 


I’m told it’s this, but the pictures only sorta match.
     
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Aug 26, 2020, 07:51 PM
 
That's not the same plane.
     
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Aug 26, 2020, 08:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
That's not the same plane.
Yeah... markings on the vertical stabilizer are different, and the one in the article has extra greeble.
     
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Aug 26, 2020, 10:06 PM
 
Looks like it’s this:

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase...slYviA9dQVTmvg

Consider the one from the article a bonus woops.


Your river gets a Harrier! And your river gets a Harrier! Every river gets a Harrier!
     
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Aug 26, 2020, 10:49 PM
 
It's an RAF Harrier II, lost in Sept 30, 1991. Mission was a testing/training exercise. Pilot took off, but mistakenly believed takeoff was unsuccessful. Attempted to abort, but ran out of runway. Ejected with plane about to hit the end-of-runway net. Plane continued into the Ems river (or canal) in Germany. Incident Report

Edit - subego found it, in the time it took me to track it down. In my defense, I think he had a 5-hour head start.
     
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Aug 27, 2020, 06:47 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post


I’m told it’s this, but the pictures only sorta match.
So much to love in that picture including the slightly dejected stance of the service person on top of the fuselage but the waiting to be useful liferaft wins the pic
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Aug 30, 2020, 10:48 AM
 
None of that is going to buff out, but both Harriers should be easily salvageable.

While I was stationed at Kessler AFB in the early 1980s, a Navy A-7 (a single engine plane) was headed back to NAS New Orleans from over the gulf when the engine started going bad. The pilot tried to abort to Gulfport airport, but the engine konked out before he could get there.

He carefully ditched the plane in the shallow water just off the beach, ejecting at the very last minute. Unfortunately for the people on shore, the plane was sort of aimed directly at a busy restaurant as it went down...

The pilot was essentially unharmed, and the plane was hoisted up out of the water pretty much intact. First, the pilot kept the plane from hurting anyone. Second, since he got it down in shallow water and the plane could be recovered, they could figure out what went wrong. He got a medal for that. Sadly I can’t find pictures, but footage of the recovery was used in some schlock SF movie shortly afterward.

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