Cable Blamed For Crash

1 decade 2 years 3 months ago Tuesday, October 23 2007 Oct 23, 2007 Tuesday, October 23, 2007 5:33:25 AM CDT October 23, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Air Force says a jammed cable caused the crash of a Missouri Air National Guard F-15 fighter in May. The Air Force says there was nothing the pilot could do except eject from the tumbling plane. The faulty cable transfers a pilot's flight control inputs to the aircraft. The crash happened in May during exercises over a lightly populated area near the Indiana-Illinois border. The exercise involved four F-15s from the Missouri Guard's 131st Fighter Wing in St. Louis and four F-16 jets from the Indiana Air National Guard. The pilot was able to eject and had only minor injuries, and no one on the ground was hurt. The 44 million dollar plane was destroyed.

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