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Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1377732 Sun Sep 20 2020 02:29 AM
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'Bolter
Shortly before I got to Kadena Okinawa in 1970, a BUF had tried to abort a takeoff after losing two engines just before getting airborne. Can't fly- - - -can't stop! He ended up against the perimeter fence with a full load of high explosive bombs and full fuel. I don't know if Kadena had a barrier, or if they did, maybe there wasn't time to deploy it. The only survivor of the crash was the tail gunner, and he died a few hours later. Quite a mess!
Jerry


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Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1377734 Sun Sep 20 2020 03:11 AM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Jerry, if it was the crash I’m thinking of, I was in the tower that night. You could tell something was wrong with the sound of the engines. The pilot tried to pull up but it settled down and broke apart in the ditch at the end of the runway. Immediately caught on fire. The crew that could get out were running on fire. The tail gunner was the last one out. By that time the 500 pounders were going off forcing the fire trucks to back off. They would pull back forward til the next one went off. I don’t remember which one in rotation that plane was that night but the one right behind him was already rolling when it happened. The mission was aborted and the rest returned to their side of the base. Wreckage burned for several hours. We were closed down for a couple of days for cleanup. Sad deal.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
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Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1402841 Wed Mar 24 2021 05:38 PM
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'Bolter


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Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1402846 Wed Mar 24 2021 05:58 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Dragsix, I was in the tower (weather observation deck) for that launch. We knew something was wrong about halfway down the runway. The plane was laboring really hard, rose to about 25 feet then fell back onto the runway and broke in half. Caught fire immediately and shortly later the bombs began going off. The fire trucks who were always on standby whenever there was a mission launch, had to back away every time there was an explosion. They would pull back up and spray foam until another one would go off. No firefighters on the ground and they basically had to let it burn itself out. It was amazing how fast the engineers got the runway back open. Naha took the load for awhile. Very long shift that night.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2) “Emily”
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe “Clarence”



"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!
USAF 1965-1969 Weather Observation Tech (I got paid to look at the clouds)

Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1403929 Wed Mar 31 2021 01:23 AM
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Wrench Fetcher
Today is the 100th Birthday of the Royal Australian Air Force. So happy birthday to all those that have been involved.
The attached video is the dedication of the new colours and at the end a fly over. The fly over starts at about 1 hour 20.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1IYAD0Ie78

Steve

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