A Russian General...

hmmm...I wonder what The Commissar has to say about THIS?...heh...

"A Russian air force general landed his MiG fighter jet on its belly after forgetting to lower the landing gear and was forced to eject to safety.

"The pilot forgot to put the landing gear down," Russian Air Force chief Colonel General Vladimir Mikhailov said.

He said that an empty additional fuel tank suspended under the fighter's fuselage helped cushion the impact, and the jet suffered minimal damage during the landing at a military airbase in the southern Rostov region."

by Eric on January 28, 2004 | Comments(2) | Military Stuff

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And now we know why they lost the Cold War... their freakin' GENERALS are doing this!

By that point, you'd think he'd be familiar with the landing checklist, having gone through it... oh... I dunno... a COUPLE THOUSAND times!

posted by: Mike the Marine on January 29, 2004 06:51 PM

..somehow, Mike, methinks he's been flying a DESK for a loooooooong time....then again, that's just an assumption....

posted by: Eric on January 29, 2004 07:01 PM