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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

After a catastrophic failure of her GAU-8/A cannon blew off her canopy and disabled the landing gear, she belly landed the aircraft.



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All planes land.

Some just land in one piece.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-05-11 07:46 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Heck of an accomplishment!

NIXON, you reminded me of the old: "Anyone can jump from an airplane without a parachute. Once."

#2 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-05-11 08:40 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Wemmin DriverZ!

#3 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-05-11 10:20 AM | Reply

Why did the male pilot get the Distinguished Flying Cross while the female pilot got only an airmanship medal? They both accomplished the same thing, savings the plane while avoiding killing themselves.


#4 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-05-11 11:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

He got bonus points for being first to do it and not die.

#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-05-11 12:12 PM | Reply

Way to handle that old Warthog

What plane. What a pilot!

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-05-11 12:43 PM | Reply

Those are one of the best planes the US has built. They are hard to destroy for sure. My cousin was a mechanic on them until he retired from the service and now he is a consultant on them and other planes.

Seems like the 30mm canon may have some sort of maintenance related issue if 2 of them blew up causing both these canopyless landings.

#7 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-05-11 02:37 PM | Reply

An amazing airframe. I hope the engines aren't damaged--they are the most valuable part of that bird...

#8 | Posted by catdog at 2021-05-11 06:04 PM | Reply

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