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F-15 pilots eject from plane on St. Louis runway

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One pilot injured and one not injured. Occurred while airplane was on the runway at MidAmerica Airport (www.stltoday.com) Más...

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nasdisco
Chris B 17
News at 11, F15 rejects pilots and activates the ejection seats. :)
JakeSully
Looks like they had a runway excursion and panicked. Those seats may be Zero-Zero, but I definitely wouldn’t want to take that ride on the ground unless I had to.
tomasz2013
One landed at gate 1 the other at gate 7.
mldavis2
Mike Davis 4
Aren't you supposed to check all systems, pull all the handles?
Heatseekerws6
Heatseekerws6 16
Check that box...EJECT handle works!
Geldridge
Gary Eldridge 2
Hey, what's this red handle? Let's see if it does anything.
mmc7090
mmc7090 2
That's what a real pink slip looks like.
AQP try again? Maybe a good look at the simulator checks next time?
shoalwaters
Mike Webb 3
Yup, if military.com says that both people on the aircraft were US servicemen, then they probably were.
Viperguy46
Jesse Carroll 1
The ejection seats worked just fine! All the other BS in the reviews is just that! BS!!!
emkostiuk
emkostiuk 1
https://www.riverbender.com/articles/details/two-pilots-survive-ejectionemergency-f15-airplane-landing-at-midamerica-st-louis-airport-50304.cfm
JMARTINSON
JMARTINSON 0
Anybody know who was driving?
MHarryE
The Military Times states they were members of the US Military, one USAF pilot and the other US Navy. They were performing a check ride required before an aircraft can be turned over to a foreign buyer.
utbob2004
Robert Joseph -6
I would assume the Qatar Emiri Air Force pilot was the pilot in command. It'll be interested to see who it was. Possibly their guy in the front seat and ours in the back.
emkostiuk
emkostiuk 5
“An F-15QA, recently accepted by the Air Force from the Boeing Corporation, departed the runway today at MidAmerica Airport, Ill. Two U.S. active-duty pilots who were on board ejected safely and received minor injuries. The aircraft was slated to be transferred to the Qatari Air Force through the Foreign Military Sales program. The incident is currently under investigation."
fireftr
Dale Ballok -1
If the plane “departed the runway”, then I assume it took off. If it did, how did it not crash?
Very confusing story!!!
mpenney
Michael Penney 5
Picture looks like departed runway into grass.
dialloc
Diallo Creal 2
"Departed the rwy" is a phrase used when a landing a/c (or one taking off that isn't yet airborne) goes off the side or end of the runway. Sounds like they landed and either didn't slow down in time before the end or had a directional control problem. Leaving a prepared surface in a fighter a/c at high speed is more dangerous than in a transport category a/c due to the relatively high/thin landing gear. Ejecting can be the preferred option in many cases.
belzybob
belzybob 6
I don't see anywhere in the article that a Qatari was actually involved, just what would be happening in the future.
xtoler
Larry Toler -1
I read in a different story it was Qatari pilots training in their new F15. It was on my Google newsfeed yesterday but I can't find it.
xairbusdriver
Jim Smirh 4
Google can give you 10,000 answers, a librarian can give the correct one. Google is nothing more than an advertising agency.
verdi
Mark Paladino 0
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/05/18/2-us-military-pilots-eject-qatari-f-15-illinois-airport.html?ESRC=eb_210519.nl

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