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Water + magnesium fire.
     
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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.

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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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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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Yikes.
     
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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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No death somehow.
     
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^^^ 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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Clip ends too early.
     
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The look on his face is priceless though... "Uh......."

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Originally Posted by Brien View Post
Clip ends too early.
Woops!
     
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I’m told it’s this, but the pictures only sorta match.
     
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That's not the same plane.
     
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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.


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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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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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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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Expensive rescue. I hope all the heli people fit into the boat.
     
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JetRangers don’t float very well.
     
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The front fell off.
     
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As my wife noted, "that's disturbing". Details, if you please? 'Cause none of that is going to buff out.

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Looks like the nose of a container ship - it's sideways. Keel on right, deck on left. Cars were being stored below decks. Any containers on top would have fallen off. And it must have sat (sideways) in shallow water for an extended time - that's the brown grime coating the "lower" half.
     
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Wonder how the rest of the ship fared. Less than watertight after that.
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Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
As my wife noted, "that's disturbing". Details, if you please? 'Cause none of that is going to buff out.
I believe it’s from this...

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/27/81002...-georgia-sound
     
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Wonder if any of those cars were salvageable...
     
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That takes skill. Perfectly centered hit.

It's a light post, if anyone's curious. You can see the access hatch, where they work on the wires inside.
     
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That takes skill. Perfectly centered hit.
I know, right? It’s such a clean hit, if I were the boss I’d forgive it.
     
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I think that was the intended result. He was tapping (not swinging) and the cap bolts were already removed. The strut arm was supported at center, though they should have used two straps. So it doesn't drag an end.

They misjudged their air pressure. Or had bumped it up when it wouldn't release earlier.
     
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Whenever that’s my intended result, I dig out the goggles.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Whenever that’s my intended result, I dig out the goggles.
Whenever that is the intended result, I dig out the popcorn

But I agree, it looked intentional (if ill-advised).
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I’d love to see the video of them righting the thing. Or, maybe they just call it dead and disassemble it for parts where it sits?
     
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No, they right it. They put in a sort of pillow under one side and blow it up to start the process. Once started, they hook onto something to pull it the rest of the way over, but the center of gravity needs to be close enough to the other side (where it will pivot) so it doesn’t start to slide, so the pillows are necessary to start it.
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I definitely want to see that!
     
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Me too, but via video. If it can get turned all the way upside down, I am curious as to what can go wrong turning it back upright. I bet a LOT of things can go wrong, inflatable pillow not withstanding.

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that could have ended so much worse.
     
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Is it bad that I keep watching it, hoping that it will be?
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Seattle.
Driver climbed out.
     
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Article, in German.
     
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Zac Efron.
     
 
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