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Thread: Mig down at Stead

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    Default Mig down at Stead

    Local news is saying a Mig-21 overran the runway and down a hill at Stead this morning. Pilot with minor injury's.
    One account says he was landing, one says failed takeoff.
    Sounds like he went into Hoover Gulch.
    Anyone out there know more? I'm at work and a slave to the &&^%%y news reports.

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    Joe Gano pilot. Minor back injuries.

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    Default Re: Mig down at Stead

    Sorry to hear this.

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    Default Re: Mig down at Stead

    I heard they had to "secure" the ejection seat before they could extricate him. I learned about that in Medic school. You don't want to be standing over the pilot and have the seat fire. It would wreck your whole day.

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    Default Re: Mig down at Stead

    After looking at the vid.....Wow.....this could have been sooooo much worse...some bad looking rock formations near the site.
    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyote Chris View Post
    After looking at the vid.....Wow.....this could have been sooooo much worse...some bad looking rock formations near the site.
    Not to mention that the MiG-21 has notoriously very high takeoff and landing speeds....
    Rampking

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    Default Re: Mig down at Stead

    A very knowledgeable guy once told me something I won't forget about Mig 21's:

    "If your nose wheel has brakes, it just ain't right."

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