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  • Coach
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    • Jul 2003
    • 230

    F/A-18D from the Swiss Airforce down

    A F/A-18D from the Swiss Airforce, coming from Payerne, went down today at about 11:30 in France. The pilot ejected and was blessed.

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  • TomcatViP
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    • Nov 2011
    • 6109

    #2
    Originally posted by Coach View Post
    A F/A-18D from the Swiss Airforce, coming from Payerne, went down today at about 11:30 in France. The pilot ejected and was blessed.

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    Injured?

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    • Coach
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      • Jul 2003
      • 230

      #3
      The pilot was injured and brought to a hospital in Besancon, which he could leave yesterday to come back to Switzerland.

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      • Trident
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        • May 2004
        • 3965

        #4
        What is it with the Swiss and the family model Hornet?! This is the third F/A-18 they have lost - and the for the third time it's a twin-seater! Glad the pilot appears to be relatively unscathed this time though, last time there were two occupants and both perished
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        • halloweene
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2012
          • 4351

          #5
          Originally posted by Trident View Post
          What is it with the Swiss and the family model Hornet?! This is the third F/A-18 they have lost - and the for the third time it's a twin-seater! Glad the pilot appears to be relatively unscathed this time though, last time there were two occupants and both perished
          Everbeen in Switzerland?

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          • Trident
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • May 2004
            • 3965

            #6
            Yes - lots of times. Relax, I'm not insinuating anything just pointing out what is a remarkable coincidence (and again I mean just that: remarkable, but most likely only a coincidence).
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            • halloweene
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              • Jan 2012
              • 4351

              #7
              Originally posted by Trident View Post
              Yes - lots of times. Relax, I'm not insinuating anything just pointing out what is a remarkable coincidence (and again I mean just that: remarkable, but most likely only a coincidence).
              NP mate

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              • Spyhawk
                Rank 42 Registered User
                • Dec 2011
                • 175

                #8
                Yeah, this is the 3rd accident involving a twin seater. The SAF only has 5 left, but they announced this new crash won't affect pilot training.
                With the F-5 being retired soon, and with the plan to acquire only Gripen single seaters (assuming we'd buy these at some point in the near future), the SAF would only use the PC-21 for training.

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