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English: Split-second shot MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- Capt. Christopher Stricklin ejects from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds number six aircraft less than a second before it impacted the ground at an air show at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Sept. 14. Stricklin, who was not injured, ejected after both guiding the jet away from the crowd of more than 60,000 people and ensuring he couldn't save the aircraft. This was only the second crash since the Air Force began using F-16 Falcons for its demonstration team in 1982. The ACES II ejection seat performed flawlessly.
Français : Pilote d'un avion F-16 des Thunderbirds utilisant son siège éjectable une seconde avant l'impact au sol. Le capitaine Stricklin est arrivé à éloigner son avion de la foule de 60 000 personnes massée ce jour-là pour voir le spectacle aérien. Après avoir constaté l'impossibilité de récupérer son appareil, il a activé son siège éjectable, qui a parfaitement fonctionné. Le pilote s'en est sorti indemne. Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, États-Unis. 14 Septembre 2003.
Date 14 September 2003(2003-09-14)
Source http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/040130-F-0000C-002.jpg - Original at w:Image:F16 Idaho airshow.jpg
Author U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III
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