Blue Angels Landing Mishap in El Centro

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Blue Angels Landing Mishap in El Centro

Post by RyanS » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:42 pm

One of the Blue Angel pilots suffered a landing mishap today while flying out of NAF El Centro. The main landing gear failed to come down all the way.

http://airshowstuff.com/v4/2019/breakin ... el-centro/

This is being characterized as an emergency landing but also a mishap, so my guess is that the airplane was damaged. Thankfully no one was injured.

This certainly shouldn't impact their show season, but I'm not sure how many spare jets they have these days. They struggled for a couple years after losing some to major incidents and as I understand it they were just getting back to a more regular stable of aircraft.
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