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TyXo Author
TyXo

Before the mess:
Lh3.ggpht.com

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Ominous-Spud
Ominous-Spud

Not to sad a news really, unless the pilot had actually died because of the malfunction. This only highlights an issue that will be addressed and fixed accordingly. As long as it doesn't bring forth some damning issue that causes the termination of the T-50, as unlikely as that is, she'll still be a happy bird.

It is unfortunate that it occurred in front of an Indian delegation, who have already been tough fish to catch in securing a contract.
Welcome to the fun times of being on the cutting edge technology people.

I sincerely congratulate the pilot on bringing the aircraft to a safe landing.

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TyXo Author
TyXo

It still is sad news, because since this is the latest prototype, it has the new electronic systems, and it happened in front of a delegation, not in private. This will put the development in a halt untill they manage to find, analyse and fix the problem.

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Foxtrop
Foxtrop

thats easy the problem was something that the new prototype had and not the older version XD

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DEathgod65
DEathgod65

Imagine what the reaction would be if this happened to an F-35.

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JrComissarValvatorez
JrComissarValvatorez

It wouldn't have made it back with it's single engine. That's for sure.

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KinQQz
KinQQz

well i guess this thing is still in childshoes ? as far as i know its still a prototype so malfunctions are forgiveable.

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CommanderDef
CommanderDef

Except JSF

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Woozle
Woozle

JSF is a first class disaster, and it left the prototype stage long ago.

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Sakura Matou

I wouldn't get your hopes up on this plane tbh....this just adds fuel to the fire.

But if it does get the can..two other projects may be in the wing so to speak.

Great thing about the Ruskies they never put all their eggs into one basket.

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The pics show how was the Sukhoi T-50 after the fire that took place at the right air intake in yesterday's morning.
According to the informations on the internet, the aircraft was doing a demonstration flight for an indian delegation when the onboard comunication system stopped working, followed by an alarm on the cockpit indicating problems with the right engine of the aircraft. The pilot turned it off and sinalized the landing.
After the landing, the pilot took the closest taxyway and shutted of the left engine when the control tower warned him to leave the aircraft ASAP because of the intense black smoke on the left air intake. He left without even waiting for the stairs, openned the canopy and ran for over 100m after seeing a pool of fuel on fire right below the plane.

This is a translation of a translation, translated. Don't kill me for the errors :P

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