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Jet fighter fires missile while on runway

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Eldorado

"Five people including three children have been killed after a Chadian military jet accidentally fired a missile which then hit a senior commander's house. 

"Shocking footage shows the jet - a Russian-made Sukhoi Su-25 - firing the missile at Adji Kossei air base on Friday as it was preparing to take off. 

"The projectile pierces a fuel tank before veering off the runway disappearing off camera - where it slammed into the house of General Mahamat Salah Brahim, commander of the presidential guard."

Full report at the UK Mail: Link

And at the Aviation Geek Club: Link

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Considering it's been over 50 years since we had a similar accident onboard the Forrestal, I'd have thought safety devices would keep such a thing from happening again :( 

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Jon the frog
8 hours ago, Eldorado said:

"Five people including three children have been killed after a Chadian military jet accidentally fired a missile which then hit a senior commander's house. 

"Shocking footage shows the jet - a Russian-made Sukhoi Su-25 - firing the missile at Adji Kossei air base on Friday as it was preparing to take off. 

"The projectile pierces a fuel tank before veering off the runway disappearing off camera - where it slammed into the house of General Mahamat Salah Brahim, commander of the presidential guard."

Full report at the UK Mail: Link

And at the Aviation Geek Club: Link

My brother have worked at the alert zone of CFB Bagotville in Quebec for a while, and one of his task was guiding armed plane out of their hangar to the airstrip. They had safety perimeter traced on the ground to not be in the trajectory for missiles misfire... that happen sometime when putting the CF-18 weapon system on. I think a number of planes have this kind of problems... 

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