Watch A Pilot Crash His Fighter Jet And Eject At The Very Last Second

Watch A Pilot Crash His Fighter Jet And Eject At The Very Last Second

It reminds me of the pilots in the two-seat Sukhoi Su-24 combat aircraft that crashed in a fiery ball of hell in an Iranian airfield, in March 2009. The Harrier crash happened two months later, in May 2009. Like in the case of the Su-24, the Harrier pilot touched down safely in his parachute.

According to a person who claims to be a Harrier pilot/instructor: “Looks like pilot is doing conventional landing with nozzles pointed almost full aft. Comes in too fast with too much rate of descent, raises nose and pulls power to bleed airspeed, then you hear engine throttle up probably trying to wave it off. Hits the ground with way too much rate of descent and plane comes apart. Conventional landings rare in Harrier due to high speed at touchdown. Plane probably had an emergency of some kind.”