Nellis AFB Accident 27th Jan 2018

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Nellis AFB Accident 27th Jan 2018

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Nellis AFB January 27th 2018
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At 10:45 local RAAF 6 Sqn EA-18G Growler aborted takeoff and off the side of the runway following engine fire crew climbing out rather than ejecting.
No serial number yet or how severe fire damage to aircraft is.
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Re: Nellis AFB Accident 27th Jan 2018

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Don't think this will buff out looks like a write off. Unconfirmed report aircraft is A46-311
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Re: Nellis AFB Accident 27th Jan 2018

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So 5 years tip to tail warranty on a Growler these days or what??
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Had this been a F-35...........the haters would be in full force. My buddy was working this incident and took some pics. I'll post them when it gets approved.

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Re: Nellis AFB Accident 27th Jan 2018

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swp53 wrote:
30 Jan 2018, 21:07
Don't think this will buff out looks like a write off. Unconfirmed report aircraft is A46-311
Agree, while looking at the abort procedure in NATOPS (flight manual), there is warning about any damage to the engine bay could test the integrity of the airframe. Above all the guys are ok, hope the pods are just covered by soot and not damaged, they're pretty $$$.
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He said "shrimp". Throw another "shrimp" on the barbie. Not a "growler"!

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Re: Nellis AFB Accident 27th Jan 2018

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Any landing you can walk away from is a good one. Did they engage the BAK 12?
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Surely a dollop or two of spackle will see it as good as new.
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