Video 444 added on 2008-02-09: Video Type: Crash Aircraft: McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and British Aerospace (now BAE Systems) T-45 Goshawk Views: 7443 Uploaded by: ATFS_Crash
Video Rating: 6.43 7 Votes
The aircraft is a T-45 Goshawk trainer.
Once again this is a fine example of if life gives you lemons; you make lemonade. I think this shows that the military often studies its mishaps and often makes them public so that everyone can benefit by learning from the mistakes, thusly prevent additional mishaps. Often tragedies are learning experiences. Like they say, the road to success is often paved with failures.
Demonstrates superb airmanship. It's not just that "in the air piloting" ("stick and rudder") skills that are necessary to be a good pilot; in order to be a good pilot one should be honest open and able to give honest evaluations and self-criticism.
I think they did an excellent job getting the aircraft back on the ground safely, however they knit picked and analyzed the mishap so next time hopefully he can be handled even better.