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3 Dead in Crash of Navy Training Jet in Fannin County (Link Only)
April 12, 2010
| Michael King
Posted on 04/12/2010 5:56:22 PM PDT by Cheap_Hessian
TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: accident; military; navair; navy; t39; tragedy; vt86
posted on 04/12/2010 5:59:26 PM PDT
(~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
Dang! Prayers for the good guys.
posted on 04/12/2010 6:00:00 PM PDT
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posted on 04/12/2010 6:01:00 PM PDT
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posted on 04/12/2010 6:01:57 PM PDT
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posted on 04/12/2010 6:02:32 PM PDT
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posted on 04/12/2010 6:10:50 PM PDT
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posted on 04/12/2010 6:26:49 PM PDT
by A.A. Cunningham
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T-39s have been used for Navy flight training since the early 1960s — a great jet. T-39Ds were replaced by T-47A Cessna Citation II in the mid-80s, but they had airframe & performance problems; all but one destroyed in a hangar fire. Navy refurbished a number of T-39s, re-designated T-39N. It might turn out to be a matter of pilot error, but nonetheless sad that our warriors are having to use aircraft 50+ years old (to say nothing of the B-52!). Trillions for public employee union payoffs and Obamacare, but we can't provide Student Naval Flight Officers (SNFOs) and their instructors with modern equipment.
“It might turn out to be a matter of pilot error”
I sure hope the pilot wasn’t buzzing the family farm...
posted on 04/14/2010 5:37:08 AM PDT
(No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
The T-39 is used for both visual and radar low level navigation training for the Student Naval Flight Officers (SNFOs). Also used for higher altitude air-to-air intercept and cross-country navigation. Often flying close to the ground, so if an emergency occurs, there is not much time to react.
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