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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 180738
Last updated: 11 September 2019
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Type:Aero Vodochody L-159A Alca
Owner/operator:Czech Air Force
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Las Bardenas Reales -   Spain
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Zaragoze AB
Destination airport:Zaragoze AB
One of the fighters L-159 with which Czech pilots trained in Spain, in the middle of the flight encountered a vulture. Despite the damage to the airplane, the pilot managed to land safely.
The crash caused considerable damage to the wing machine, but the aircraft continued to be manageable. The pilot before landing still had to decide whether to attempt to land or catapults and so will the destruction of the aircraft.

"The shock of the airplane crash was quite strong and quite unexpected. Damage after a conflict has been considerable, but fortunately did not affect the operation of the airplane, so I decided to continue the flight. The hardest decision came before landing, when the behavior of such a damaged machine can change quickly. Ready for immediate ejection, I finally decided to land. And it worked, "described his decision to pilot, whose name has not the army.
npor. Zbyněk Abel (pilot) CzAF - Ok


Revision history:

29-Oct-2015 16:41 Nepa Added
29-Oct-2015 16:46 King T. Updated [Total occupants]
24-Nov-2015 17:10 Nepa Updated [Source, Narrative]
11-May-2016 19:25 TB Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Nature]

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