There I was, just flying along, enjoying the
flight at 20,000 ft, minding my own business.....
And what's so cool is they actually pay me to
When.....Hmmm.....What's that strange sound?
Something feels different!
Hey, why am I looking up?
Whoa there. What the hell?? Controls aren't
Time for a mirror check.....Hey, where's the
rest of my F-15?
Uh oh, it's over there.....I think I've got a
definite.....Aw, shit moment.
What the hell is going on here? I gotta
wonder, am I the first guy to ever experience a 'cockpit-airframe
separation anxiety attack'??
OK, enough is enough!.....I'm outta here! But
first, the canopy has to go.
Phew.....At least that's now out of the
OK, now it's my turn. I'm gonna be gone as
soon as I find that frickin' lower handle.
Got it...... I'm gone !!!!!!
Kudos to the guy who took these pictures! Just
another 'average day at the office'? It was determined that what caused
this mid-air break up was the main "longeron" (stringer)
behind the cockpit failed due to corrosion. This 'incident' caused the
USAF to ground its entire fleet of F-15s. Talk about being in the right
place at the right time for the photographer..... and the wrong place at
the wrong time for the pilot! AMAZING PICTURES The first thing he might notice upon landing
safely on “terra firma” is that he will need to change his shorts. But I’m just guessing of course. Just my commentary
folks. Yours truly.