We officially deny blame for F-111 grounding

The Royal Australian Air Force has grounded the F-111 fleet after an engine fire prompted an emergency landing last Thursday at the Singapore Airshow. The crew reported the fire started while the F-111 performed its famous dump-and-burn trick.

Although our Air Transport editor Max Kingsley-Jones, who once vacationed on a spot that later became an F-111 crash site, had interviewed the F-111 crew two days before, there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that a charred, Flightglobal-branded microphone was found in the exhaust nozzle after the fire.

In any event, this is a great excuse to replay our F-111 video interview from the Singapore Airshow. Thanks to Alert 5 for the tip.

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5 Responses to We officially deny blame for F-111 grounding

  1. EG 11 February, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    “….there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that a charred Flightglobal-correspondent holding a zippo lighter was found in the exhaust nozzle after the fire….”

  2. Claude Odette 10 June, 2010 at 6:26 am #

    Per favore, puoi PM a me e mi dica qualche altro pensa a questo, sono davvero dei tifosi della tua job …

  3. Whitney Capas 24 July, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

    Electronics are the greatest things in the world. Be sure to patent any product idea or invention you come up with. So that noone copies any of your ideas.

  4. Michele Fite 14 September, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    this sounds like the way we do it in Queensland as well.

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