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    http://www.thelocal.de/national/20110401-34129.html

    An American attack jet crashed in Germany’s western Eifel region on Friday near Laufeld. The pilot was able to eject and has been taken to a nearby hospital.


    The slow-moving A-10 Thunderbolt II, which is used for close air support and is known by its “Warthog” moniker, was not carrying missiles or other ordnance, according to a police spokesman in Trier.

    The fire brigade, the police and a rescue helicopter all rushed to the crash site, which was only 300 metres from the village of Laufeld.

    “We narrowly avoided a catastrophe,” said Karl-Josef Junk, the mayor of the 500-person hamlet.

    A spokeswoman for the US airbase Spangdahlem said the jet was likely stationed there.

    The reason for the accident is not yet clear.
    “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

    Erwin


  • #2
    Slow moving, huh?

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    • #3
      Well, compared to the F-16s that also fly out of Spangdahlem it sure is slow-moving... *lol...

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      • #4
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        The victim...
        “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

        Erwin

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Curtis Malone View Post
          Slow moving, huh?
          420 knots A10 Warthog..... vs ......Mach 2+ F16 Fighting Falcon !!

          Yup, slow moving. Next question ?
          If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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