So There I was Just Flying Along in My Ol’ F-15

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So There I was Just Flying Along in My Ol’ F-15

Photographer gave the accident investigators a great head start

 Source : Ben Draper – Canada

Ben Draper

 

 

There I was, just flying along, enjoying the flight At 20,000 Ft., Minding my own business,_____


And what’s so cool is they actually pay me to do this!


Hmmm… What’s that strange sound? Something feels different!


Hey, why am I looking up?


Whoa here. What the hell?? Controls aren’t working.


Time for a mirror check… Hey, where’s the rest of my F-15?


Uh oh, it’s over there… I think I’ve got a definite ‘Aw,
sh*t’ going on here.


I gotta wonder, am I the first guy to ever experience a
‘cockpit-airframe separation anxiety attack’??


OK, enough is enough!… I’m outta’ here! But first, the
canopy has to go.


OK, now it’s my turn. I’m gonna be gone – soon as I find
that frickin’ lower handle.


I’m gone !!!!!!

This ‘incident’ caused the USAF to ground its fleet of F-15′s.

How about the guy who took these pictures? Just when it looks
like it’s going to be just another ‘average day at the office’..!

What caused the mid air break up?

The main “longeron” (stringer) behind the cockpit failed due
to corrosion.

Talk about being in the right place at the right time
(the photographer)…or the wrong place at the wrong
time (the pilot)…..

 

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