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#158137 - 12/12/08 11:14 PM Re: Details and lessons from the San Diego jet crash? [Re: Russ]
ironraven Offline
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My understanding is he rode down to 40-50 feet before he got out. And longer and he was going to be part of the crash scene.
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#158143 - 12/13/08 12:15 AM Re: Details and lessons from the San Diego jet crash? [Re: Russ]
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From that graphic, it looks like the aircraft almost made it into an open space. My understanding is that one of the problems with naval aviators is getting them to eject soon enough. It looks like this guy cut it pretty darn close.

He's also a victim of this tragic event. I can only imagine the feelings he must be going through, but I have a slightly better idea of the process he is about to endure as thee investigation proceeds. He's in for a tough time on several levels. Mr. Yoon's gracious words must be little comfort, kind as they were.

Jeff

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#158146 - 12/13/08 01:38 AM Re: Details and lessons from the San Diego jet crash? [Re: Jeff_M]
Bill_G Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jeff_McCann
I can only imagine the feelings he must be going through, but I have a slightly better idea of the process he is about to endure as thee investigation proceeds. He's in for a tough time on several levels. Mr. Yoon's gracious words must be little comfort, kind as they were.

Jeff


I agree. As a former USAF mishap investigator, I have worked at all levels of the safety investigation process. I have dealt with crewmembers who didn't have the impact on others that he has and know what they have gone through just trying to deal with their actions in the loss of an aircraft. He will be dealing with this a very long time.

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