At 01:21 PM 4/21/01 -0700, Jeff Davis wrote:
>(Everyone outside of China knows what happened, the Chinese fighter jock
>screwed up, killed himself, and brought down the spy plane and its crew.)
I guess there are a bunch of aviation experts on this list. Since I have
zero knowledge of the aerobatics involved, could anyone explain *why* the
Chinese version is impossible?
The analogy that comes to my mind is a clapped out old school bus ambling
along the high ridge, and this pesky Hell's Angel keeps zooming in and out
and all about, giving the driver the finger, and finally in a fit of
annoyance the driver turns the steering wheel a hair, and the biker is
suddenly in the air and falling, while the much greater momentum of the bus
keeps it firmly on the road, although dented and maybe with a blown tire.
Does this make sense? If it does, presumably the only reason for denying
that it's a possible cause in this case is that *Our Guys have Discipline,
and would never do such a loutish thing unless ordered to, and anyway
they're Our Guys*.
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