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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iranian F-5 fighter jet crashes at air base, killing one pilot
2018-08-27
Posted by:Skidmark

#16  Sometimes things get a bit tangled up...

Not if one cuts off 'the pedals' first.
Posted by: Skidmark   2018-08-27 22:55  

#15  I am not sure it was a pilot, a real pilot wouldn't get in the danged thing.

They got some dude from the Quds guard to get in it and they told him it was a peddle car.

He hit the throttle and the rest is messy history.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom   2018-08-27 22:04  

#14  That may have been the cause ....

In a cargo plane, there is room to lay out a prayer mat. But in a cramped fighter, you have to cut holes in the mat for the rudder pedals. Sometimes things get a bit tangled up...
Posted by: SteveS   2018-08-27 19:07  

#13  F-5 wasn't just one plane.

There were F-5A through F5F delivered to Iran in the 70s
Posted by: lord garth   2018-08-27 18:56  

#12  That may have been the cause ....
Posted by: gorb   2018-08-27 16:29  

#11  #10 - *SNORT!*
Posted by: Frank G   2018-08-27 13:18  

#10  Ever try to lay down a prayer mat in a cockpit?
Posted by: CrazyFool   2018-08-27 13:03  

#9  If you can walk away from it, it's a landing...

That wasn't a landing.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2018-08-27 12:24  

#8  #4 I betcha, right now, somebody in Iranian Gov is saying "Isaac, Isaac. I wonder"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2018-08-27 10:35  

#7  What shitty aircraft goes up, must come down.
Posted by: DarthVader   2018-08-27 10:25  

#6  Reminds me to update my Photoshop.
Posted by: swksvolFF   2018-08-27 09:54  

#5  Good one #4. My vote for the day.
Posted by: Dale   2018-08-27 08:14  

#4  
The authorities have launched a probe into the cause of the crash.

gravity
Posted by: Procopius2k   2018-08-27 06:51  

#3  Also look at the ejector seats...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2018-08-27 04:35  

#2  There went their prototype.
Posted by: gorb   2018-08-27 00:44  

#1  That was quick, wasn't it? Not even a whole week between hype and reality.

The authorities have launched a probe into the cause of the crash.

I'd put 'the planes are old and they suck' at the top of the list.
Posted by: Raj   2018-08-27 00:17  

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