Re: Blue Angel Crash

Message posted by Griffon314 on May 01, 2007 at 9:10:37 PST:

Pure speculation, but sure looks like GLOC (g-induced loss of consciousness).

Accident aircraft made a hard turn to rejoin, then nose drifted down to impact.

GLOC would explain why he didn't eject - he was asleep, or comatose.

Unfortunately, this is one of the most common accident causes in the fighter community - modern fighters like the Hornet can generate g-onset rates that far exceed a pilot's capacity to keep up with, regardless of g-suits or pressure breathing gear (although the latter helps a great deal).

In Reply to: Blue Angel Crash posted by Rick on April 21, 2007 at 21:21:06 PST:


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