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post #1 of 8 Old Nov 30th, 2006, 7:53 am Thread Starter
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Recovery of B-1B "SLIP 57"

someone is gonna catch hell for this one!

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"The Air Force Accident Investigation concluded the pilots forgot to lower the landing gear. The USAF estimated the damage to the B-1B at $7.9 million, and the damage to the runway at $14,025. " ouch!

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post #2 of 8 Old Nov 30th, 2006, 8:15 am
 
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Passed Over

Oh Fudge!

I'll show them what happens when they pass me over for Lt. Col.

Hey did anyone bring the checklist. No! Well I think I remember everything, so don't wake Major Bob.

Now you know why you didn't get fighters.

Great pictures, I wonder if they had insurance. Yea, more of your tax dollars.

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Cool pics, Brings back lots of memories. I have never seen a B1-B on its belly before. But, I have seen one or two on their ass before. During their production/testing stage they used to have a fuel migration problem. I would come into work in the morning to find out fuel migrated from the foward tanks to the big aft tank.(the whole tail is a big fuel tank) and the nose was sticking up in the air and the tail was on the ground.

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A 7500 foot skid! Wow, I bet that woke the crew up. But to put the $7.9 million damage in perspective, on a $285 million sled that's less than 3%. Tip over damage on our favorite two wheeler =)

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Now, you'd think they coulda at least borrowed a farkle from the Brown Truck gang and put an altitude threshold, gear-down, warning for vertical instead of horizontal distance alerts.

Ooooops - didn't mean to spend a few taxpayer dollars, tho!!
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A 7500 foot skid! Wow, I bet that woke the crew up. But to put the $7.9 million damage in perspective, on a $285 million sled that's less than 3%. Tip over damage on our favorite two wheeler =)
I bet the "real" damage bill is way higher. I can't imagine that they did not have fod damage on all four engines. A 737 engine goes for over 6 mil and a 747 engine is over 10 mil a piece. Military stuff is rarely cheaper...

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The first pic is funny -- looks like a cartoon character with a toothache. You know, how they used to wrap a giant bandage around the head for a tooth or jaw problem...

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The first pic is funny -- looks like a cartoon character with a toothache. You know, how they used to wrap a giant bandage around the head for a tooth or jaw problem...
When I saw that first picture I thought..."Man, what a roll of duct tape."

Landing gear.....sidestand....

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