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Lakenheath F-15C crash, pilot missing.

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Let’s pray they find him/her. The jet was lost on a training mission. (www.bbc.com) Altro...

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peteb200
peteb200 5
RIP Sir
nasdisco
Chris B 4
As feared, the Pilot has been lost.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-53051055
wx1996
wx1996 2
https://flightaware.com/squawks/view/1/24_hours/new/78725/US_F_15_fighter_jet_crashed_in_the_North_Sea
kf4hoq
Michael Huggins 2
Here's an update:

https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/he-was-the-love-of-my-life-air-force-pilot-who-died-in-f-15-crash-remembered-for-his-kindness-and-faith-1.633928
talktalatka
F A 2
Young guy newly married. Plus the fact that he died so far away from home....throw a nickel on the grass...
djames225
djames225 2
Condolence's to the family and friends of the pilot.
talktalatka
F A -1
The F-15C is not equipped with an automatic ground collision avoidance system. It doesn’t even have a radar altimeter.
Highflyer1950
Highflyer1950 3
Actually in the ILSN mode the HUD displays radio altitude!
talktalatka
F A -1
djames225
djames225 1
"On the altitude scale, along the right side of the HUD, absolute (barometrical) altitude is shown in feet. The caret position on the scale indicates the aircraft’s current altitude"..so in effect is does have an altimeter via the HUD.
Highflyer1950
Highflyer1950 1
Bottom Right on the HUD the radar altitude is blank until the aircraft is within 1,000’ agl then it displays. Most of the info gathered on the internet is for a computer game F-15 simulation. Whether it is hooked up or activated in the software js another matter as far as I can determine, but again I could be wrong..
djames225
djames225 1
Yes, however there are a few actual F-15 manuals on the internet as well. Point I was making to F A is yes there is an altimeter, just wasn't sure how many feet AGL it illuminated. For some reason I thought 1.500 but wasn't sure.
SmokedChops
SmokedChops -1
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

USAF F-15 based at RAF Lakenheath crashes

developing story out of RAF Lakenheath, USAF F-15C crash.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/uk-coastguards-locate-wreckage-of-us-fighter-plane-pilot-missing/ar-BB15vo7C
pilot62
Scott Campbell -1
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

US F-15 fighter jet crashed in the North Sea

A US F-15 fighter jet crashed in the North Sea off England on Monday and the condition of its pilot is unknown, according to a statement from the 48th Fighter Wing.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/15/politics/us-fighter-jet-crash-england/index.html

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