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 Post subject: F-18 Plane Crash in San Diego
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:00 pm 
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I'm watching CNN right now. An F-18 fighter plane went down in University City near the UTC area. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: F-18 Plane Crash in San Diego
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:43 pm 
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Plane hit about 500 yards from University City High School off Genesee. In fact, the pilot (who ejected) landed on UCHS's baseball field. It's only a couple of miles from my work; you could see the smoke rising from our south-facing offices. One of our managers lives on Huggins St. and the plane hit literally only 12-15 houses away from hers.


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 Post subject: Re: F-18 Plane Crash in San Diego
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:06 pm 
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Crazy stuff. When you use an ejection seat, you come out 1 or 2 inches shorter from the force of the launch.

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 Post subject: Re: F-18 Plane Crash in San Diego
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Well that explains why I am only 5'10" now. Please be assured that that pilot is well-bruised, and I hope he is well. 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: F-18 Plane Crash in San Diego
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:58 pm 
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IsnipeWithAknife wrote:
Crazy stuff. When you use an ejection seat, you come out 1 or 2 inches shorter from the force of the launch.


That is correct. To add on to that, once you punch out a certain amount of times, not sure how many, they do not allow you to be a pilot anymore because you don't meet the height requirements any more. No joke, my uncle used to be in the Navy, worked on the planes as a mechanic, he told me about this himself.

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