Hard Landing - "Pride Of China" Fighter Jet Nosedives Into Field During Airshow

Tyler Durden's picture

A few days ago we brought you the delightful Chinese boat launch straight into the river bottom. Today, we observe the curious case of the JH-7 "Flying Leopard" which during an exhibition airshow decided to show just how effective gravity is at combating those pesky "highly reliable license-built Spey Mk202 engines" which as the AP reports were "considered unlikely that both would have stalled at the same time"...They stalled. "The Chinese-made JH-7 entered service in 2004 and is a mainstay of the country's air force and naval aviation, with more than 100 built." Also, how do you spell oops in Mandarin? "China rarely released information about military accidents, but the public nature of the crash and the rapid spread of images of it happening on the Internet made it impossible to keep secret." Yeah, sorry about that. Next: we can't wait to see the official launch of the first (and only) Chinese aircraft carrier.

h/t Manal

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i-dog's picture

a-aaaand ... it's gone!

They'll have to rename it the JH-7 Falling Leopard.

Bananamerican's picture

on behalf of my 6 year old, action figure loving, son... I'd just like to say to China, "karma is a BITCH!"

idea_hamster's picture

Interestingly, the name, 'Flying Leopard' is a homonym for 'Flying Explosion' -- both are (pinyin) fei1 bao4.

Taterboy's picture

Now renamed "Leopard Spot"

HoofHearted's picture

First the official ship and now a plane?

"looks like I picked the wrong week to ride in anything the Chinese make..."

Pure Evil's picture

Somwon mek big boo-boo.

 

I guess they're unable to get those multi-processors to network properly.

wanklord's picture


"A few days ago we brought you the delightful Chinese boat launch straight into the river bottom. Today, we observe the curious case of the JH-7 "Flying Leopard" which during an exhibition airshow decided to show just how effective gravity is at combating those pesky "highly reliable license-built Spey Mk202 engines" which as theAP reports were "considered unlikely that both would have stalled at the same time"...They stalled. "The Chinese-made JH-7 entered service in 2004 and is a mainstay of the country's air force and naval aviation, with more than 100 built." Also, how do you spell oops in Mandarin? "China rarely released information about military accidents, but the public nature of the crash and the rapid spread of images of it happening on the Internet made it impossible to keep secret." Yeah, sorry about that. Next: we can't wait to see the official launch of the first (and only) Chinese aircraft carrier."

 

 

Typical article in which the stupid writer doesn't have a single clue about aviation accidents and tries to mock China's military capabilities - maybe this brute is so afraid of accepting the fact that People's Republic of China will become his new master pretty soon.

 

Ahmeexnal's picture

The Flying Pig? Ain't that a hostel in A'dam?

Wonder what China will say was the cause of the "crash".

They could come up with some silly story like...say..."Mexican cartel shoots down chinese stealth fighter jet".

Manthong's picture

"how do you spell oops in Mandarin? "

It is derived from two Chinese characters, one indicating surprise (Oh) and the other representing feces (shit).

Mauibrad's picture

Chinese engineering, bitchez.  Like that yacht a few days ago.  

And to think, America is suppose to fear a twin hull aircraft carrier from China in the near future. 

caconhma's picture

I did observe 3 or 4 crashes and deaths of USAF Blue Angels best pilots. It is not a big deal.

Speaking about China miracle, one must compare it with the post-WWII Japanese miracle and the Stalin's Soviet miracle in 1930s-1950s.

China "miracle" based on the Western manufacturing equipment and know-how being relocated to China to utilize their cheap slave labor force.

The real miracle will take place when China starts design and manufacture state of art technological marvels on its own. To achieve this China will have to change its culture.

Finally, a coming major collapse of the US economy will undoubtly "level" US and China military capabilities. China has money and they can start buying technology and brains all over world as the USA has done it for the last 80 years.

Ahmeexnal's picture

A "coming major collapse" means China's "money" will be worthless.

Why would anyone accept China's FRNs and UST bonds in exchange for oil, food, resources, technology?

The only reason I could see anyone wanting China's UST and FRNs is if all toilet paper factories were located in China and China stopped exporting toilet paper, thus forcing the rest of the world to buy FRNs from them.

Smiddywesson's picture

Soon, there won't be a China because it will break up.  Good luck finding a girlfriend Wankerlord, because the One Child policy left you with a country full of guys who are going to have no money to attract a foreign wife.  Which leads me to believe that your name is most descriptive.

Sincerly,

A typical barbarian.

Freddie's picture

The Blue Angels are in the USN as in US Navy.  The Thunderbirds are USAF.   I have seen both more than once and they are incredible pilots.  The stuff they do is so crazy that they are asking for crashes. I do respect the pilots skills.  A total waste of money but I guess it sells military hardware for export. 

Good luck seeing the Chinese or their jets pull shit off like the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds.   And no I am not a US military industrial complex endless war proponent.

Ahmeexnal's picture

That means he paid hard earned bucks to attend a "USAF Blue Angels" airshow.

If he still has his entrance ticket stubs, any half assed lawyer could help him get a refund.

Tsunami Wave's picture

I just saw a Thunderbirds show in New Mexico.. amazing stuff!

mkkby's picture

Stupid chinks.  Stole the wrong plans.

Freddie's picture

No dude - you don't get it.  We hate the corruption in China like we hate it in the US and like we hate it in the EU, Iran, Wall Street - you name it.

China is a communist party kleptocracy for the elites where the shit is churned out and most of it is shit.  We have the same criminals here like Obama, the Clintons, Soros, Pelosi, Reid and the list goes on and on.  We have leftists and shitheads on the left who think China is the way.  We have a TV/Hollywood/news media that is so corrupt that we have to watch RT today on the web because the Russians at least have half truths.  ALL US TV is lies and trash.

The US military industrial complex sucks as well. I wanted to see McCain bounced from the Senate but he is a big defense contractor whore in AZ.  Scottsdale/PHX has defense plants that stretch a mile or two.

PierreLegrand's picture

 maybe this brute is so afraid of accepting the fact that People's Republic of China will become his new master pretty soon.

Buffoonery...Communist countries can only ramp up to credible war capabilities when existentially threatened...ie Soviets WW2. The rest of the time the Soviets were pitiful creatures and the Russians were and are much more capable than the Chinese. The Chinese are so pitiful they could not manufacture their own weapons until very recently and were forced to buy pitiful Soviet weopon systems. The ONLY Soviet weapon system that was worth a fuck was the AK-47.

The fucking Chinese will never be the masters of ANYONE. Fucking hilarious...really.

Smiddywesson's picture

Typical article in which the stupid writer doesn't have a single clue about aviation accidents and tries to mock China's military capabilities - maybe this brute is so afraid of accepting the fact that People's Republic of China will become his new master pretty soon.

"Brute?"  Not many people here use that word anymore.  Don't you mean "barbarian."  Because that's what you call us isn't it?

HA Wanker, can't stand the heat?  With all the stories about poisoned dog food, lead painted toys, buildings toppling over, high speed trains derailing, ships sinking, planes crashing, ghost cities, loan shark dodging copper gamblers, crashing real estate, and exploding banks, I can pretty much say that anyone with a mind of their own isn't too concerned about the Sheeple's Republic of Failya becoming our new masters. 

You are not even a country.  There are 292 different languages spoken by very different people with completely different ethnic and religious origins.  They are all held together at the point of a bayonet, and now that the truth is slipping out, that it was all a scam, they want out.  That's why China gave Google the boot, and that's exactly why you speak out to defend it, because China cannot afford the truth to be told.

Hey, Wanker, how's that Century of China working out for you, huh?  Not looking too good anymore is it?

Freddie's picture

I think most of agree that we don't hate the Chinese people just their shitty corrupt greedy commie leaders.  We recognize these fukks as the same over lord scum in Washington DC, Sacremento, CA, the EU in Brussels, Chavez, all of Africa, Putin (horrible but 10 times better than Obama).  We hate all of those MF'ers including the plus the lying news media, TV, hollywood.  We hate these leaders because they treat their people like animals.

China is all about making a buck.  Throw the farmers off their land, give them tainted blood with AIDS in rural "hosipitals and then poor bastards get infected with AIDs.  Ask for medical care and the ChiComs send in the Red Army goons to beat the sick people up.  Poison the populace, eat dogs, make junk, you name it.  I had more respect for the Japanese but we saw how their people got screwed by the Yakuza (woven all through Japanese business & govt), the govt, Tokyo Electric, GE shitty plant designs and the list goes on.  Now the poor Japanese peole are well and truly f**ked for a millenium or more.

Sad.  I get sick of hearing about China being the way with their f***king slave labor and political dissedent organ harvesting.

Bananamerican's picture

"I think most of agree that we don't hate the Chinese people just their shitty corrupt greedy commie leaders."

and their shitty, myriad astroturfers...

Hurdy Gurdy Man's picture

Not broody rikery, Ching-Chong...

While China's 5% top tier students are greater in number than America's student population combined, by the time they get to grad school math they just can't come up with creative solutions and they are outclassed by Western public and private school counterparts.

Furthermore, the Chinese face-saving thing... which is what you're trying to do... makes it really, really hard to get accurate data from anywhere.  

Not saying in America business is any worse, but since is fuckn' science no matter how you cut it.

I'm glad the pilot ejected, but they'll probably wind up killing him for the disgrace he has brought upon the country... because it certainly had to be his fault, and not the system's.  

I'm glad I like the food.  China could just bomb America with bodies from airplanes and we'd have a huge problem on our hands. OTOH you guys just don't have the culture of scientific integrity to defeat us.  Solly!

 

Hurdy Gurdy Man's picture

Not broody rikery, Ching-Chong...

While China's 5% top tier students are greater in number than America's student population combined, by the time they get to grad school math they just can't come up with creative solutions and they are outclassed by Western public and private school counterparts.

Furthermore, the Chinese face-saving thing... which is what you're trying to do... makes it really, really hard to get accurate data from anywhere.  

Not saying in America business is any worse, but since is fuckn' science no matter how you cut it.

I'm glad the pilot ejected, but they'll probably wind up killing him for the disgrace he has brought upon the country... because it certainly had to be his fault, and not the system's.  

I'm glad I like the food.  China could just bomb America with bodies from airplanes and we'd have a huge problem on our hands. OTOH you guys just don't have the culture of scientific integrity to defeat us.  Solly!

 

Hurdy Gurdy Man's picture

Not broody rikery, Ching-Chong...

While China's 5% top tier students are greater in number than America's student population combined, by the time they get to grad school math they just can't come up with creative solutions and they are outclassed by Western public and private school counterparts.

Furthermore, the Chinese face-saving thing... which is what you're trying to do... makes it really, really hard to get accurate data from anywhere.  

Not saying in America business is any worse, but since is fuckn' science no matter how you cut it.

I'm glad the pilot ejected, but they'll probably wind up killing him for the disgrace he has brought upon the country... because it certainly had to be his fault, and not the system's.  

I'm glad I like the food.  China could just bomb America with bodies from airplanes and we'd have a huge problem on our hands. OTOH you guys just don't have the culture of scientific integrity to defeat us.  Solly!

 

Shooting Shark's picture

Okay, uh, everybody picked teams?  Right.

three chord sloth's picture

As they said in Serenity: "Don't fly in anything with a Spey Mk202 engine... they fall right out of the sky."

Pure Evil's picture

You're definitely a lousey master-debator, but only you could dream of China being your master-bator.

Go wank off, my lord.

Ima anal sphincter's picture

Seems to me that I saw a video last year of an "Historic Chinese Space Walk." Problem was......bubbles could be seen floating up. RIGHT ON for that one. Everything those suckers have was stolen from us. I don't EVER want another war, but if it comes down to "our shit" vs. "their shit", we have them beat. Numbers????? Look out America. I pay taxes for a strong military. Ours is second to none, but (of course) we us it to kill brown people for nothing but lies. Mr. Executioner....maybe you, I, and every other "honest" American can put that title to use. You picked the "enemy" out perfectly, but don't forget those lovely "assholes" in Europe either. They all have to go. If that would ever happen....this world could live in peace.

If these pukes DO start a war and instigate a draft...my boys won't be joining. They'll be right next to their father taking out the "true" bad people.

nope-1004's picture

So the best way to bring down a Chinese fighter jet is to......

Fly it?  <Deja-vu.

mkkby's picture

Stupid ass chinks.  Musta failed all those math classes.

Sow-puncher's picture

So just make sure that bitch is beautiful ;)

trav7777's picture

the Cold War red threat from the Russians was so laughable...to pump China up as an existential threat for eventual war will be that much harder.

Their military and technology base is actually quite pathetic.  Potemkin country, Potemkin military.  No difference.  Shit just falls apart because everybody up and down the supply chain is a thief.

Seer's picture

Yeah, just like in the US.  Patriot Missile, Star Wars, V-22 Osprey, Hummer (rolling coffins), M-16 (oh, and then there was Challenger- NASA is basically the military anyway)... and on and on...  I suspect, however, that the costs to the Chinese for their failures is a LOT lower than for the US.  Also, I doubt that China has military contracts in every fucking "district" as is the case in the US.

YHC-FTSE's picture

Enjoyed the boat launch, but I'm with you on the jet crash. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen US military hardware failures including some spectacular airshow crashes on youtube. If this had happened at a US airshow, you can bet that the msm will spin this as, 'Heroic jet pilot averts disaster by crashing away from crowds', sort of thing.

The Chinese could learn a thing or two from the Americans: Never let a crash or humanitarian disaster go to waste as an opportunity to support the military industrial complex and wave the flag.

Raynja's picture

At least the chinese manage to miss the grandstand.

Joeman34's picture

Wrong, it's generally NOT military aircraft that crash at air shows - it's private pilots in private planes.  Military air show crashes are very rare.  But don't let the facts dissuade you from a well thought-out opinion...

Executioner's picture

"Patriotic Fervor Is To Be Rallied"

Tom Servo102's picture

the reason this crash is damning is evident in the video - most military/air show crashes happen in the middle of pretty extreme maneuvers which are pushing the aircraft to the edge of it's envelope.  (I've been present at a show where a pilot pulled out of a 2,000 foot dive and missed the ground by 6 feet - I thought that was cutting things a bit close)

BUT that didn't happen here.  You can see the plane flying normally when it apparently loses all power and just tumbles out of the sky.  That suggests either a severe design or maintenance problem as the culprit.  If I read correctly that this is a twin engine plane, then I would suspect something in the fuel delivery system.

Shooting Shark's picture

I think this is a plain old fashioned power-on stall in a turn.  That means that the engines went right on working as advertised while the pil;ot put the plane in an unflyable condition.  The lift required to maintain altitude goes up something like the tangent of the bank angle, and if you're a nonce, you'll fuck it up in a low-altitude turn.

trav7777's picture

NASA used to be the Right Stuff.

Then came diversity and groupthink and consensus.  We're incapable of doing anything now.

Freddie's picture

NASA was good when the Germans ran it.

caconhma's picture

If only you knew how right you are...

Freddie's picture

Oh I know.  Von Braun ran the show.  They would never have the AA hiring and politically correct BS.  It was Von Braun's way or the highway. Not to mention all the other Germans on his team including the guy who strapped them all in and made sure everything was correct on the pad and the capsule.  They never got the recognition they deserved.

I knew a very very bright American who worked on stuff with the shuttle and Apollo directly with Von Braun.  There would have been no space or moon program without the Germans.

Not to take away from so smart Americans at NASA and the brave and talented astronauts.  Neil Armstrong saved two missions and his life do to amazing piloting in life or death situations. The man is a major hero in my book.