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Old 03 March 2007, 13:03   #1
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Plane Crashes into water Pilot Ejects

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Old 03 March 2007, 13:06   #2
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That was the Lowestoft air show about 4 years ago. I was there and saw that
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despite the pilots ejection, looks like he still had a close one landing on the sinking jet !!
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He broke his leg landing on the top of the aircraft.
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It looks like a harrier that was hovering when something gave out.
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He broke his leg landing on the top of the aircraft.
Bugger .... ref Chris's post above, they can only hover for certain periods of time and carry water to cool their air ducts in those circumstances, he must have run out !! But I know the hover is not as easy as it looks
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If I recall there was a fault with the engine. He hovered for a few seconds then it crashed. It was all over the local news for a week or so. Took them several weeks to get the plane out of the water, during which time they shut the whole beach.
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I read about this on a pilot's forum.
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The official inquiry actually found that the cause was pilot error, the pilot having operated the throttle and nozzle controls together, leading to the loss of power. More information can be found here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/suffolk/3330045.stm

If you have ever seen inside a Harrier cockpit, you will know that these two controls are very close and the possibility of accidentally doing something you don't want to, is very real.
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