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The good news is only one engine is out - Jason Lindquist
Idle ramblings of an idle mind
The good news is only one engine is out
The bad news is that it's the only engine on the airframe. F-16 pilot makes a dead-stick landing.

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recursive From: recursive Date: August 5th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
nekosensei From: nekosensei Date: August 6th, 2008 01:06 am (UTC) (Link)
That's amazing. Is it me, or does it sound like the pilot is trying not to hyperventilate?
jlindquist From: jlindquist Date: August 6th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Effectively, yeah. I'm sure he's deliberately trying to control his breathing. Combat pilots are trained to keep their heads. Whether someone's shooting at you, or your aircraft's broken, if you panic, it'll probably get you killed, so they learn to not-panic. Five gets you ten that once he safely got out of that plane, everything went to jelly. :-) Adrenaline catches up with you eventually!
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