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UER Forum > Archived US: Pacific Southwest > Last flight of the "Wild Child" (Viewed 1471 times)
SinCalRyder 


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Last flight of the "Wild Child"
< on 10/25/2011 4:51 AM >
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I have mentioned on here before about some of the crash sites we visit, and even posted a couple random pics, but have decided to actually make a thread on one of our favorites that we actually hold very close and personal. These photos are from multiple trips to the site, and some even have the old watermark we put on for a little bit for who know why lol.

The below exert is actually quoted from a site which I have researched from, and will give you a bit of a background on this aircraft....

"On February 26, 2006, at about 8:30am the Aero Vodochody, L39C, N39DF (Wild Child), crashed into hilly terrain during a low altitude course reversal maneuver northwest of California City, California. The accident occurred during a flight conducted for the purpose of filming a motion picture involving the L39. The experimental category turbojet was owned and operated by Mach 1 Aviation, Universal City, California. The airplane was fragmented upon colliding with terrain and thereafter was consumed by fire. The airline transport certificated (front seat) pilot, and the commercial certificated (rear seat) pilot were killed. The flight originated from Van Nuys, California, at about 7:30am."

These are some of my favorite shots, but I have tons as I pretty much documented the site....


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10. This is a piece of the pilot's helmet....... makes you really think to hold it in your hand.


11.Several pieces of the canopy glass which I have gathered and placed together at the site.


12. The Ejection Seat Assembly, both are on site, at the time of the crash these were "Cold Seats", meaning the ejection seats disabled.


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14. The forward canopy frame.


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17. This is a bonus shot that I can not take credit for, but find it good to show you the true beauty of this jet.



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Re: Last flight of the "Wild Child"
<Reply # 1 on 10/25/2011 5:28 AM >
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Very cool yet sad.

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Re: Last flight of the "Wild Child"
<Reply # 2 on 10/25/2011 5:28 AM >
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good work, keep it up. i love that you do the crash sites. thank you for sharing these..

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Re: Last flight of the "Wild Child"
<Reply # 3 on 10/25/2011 2:17 PM >
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Wow. This is really neat. Terrifying at the same time. But what a gorgeous machine.

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Re: Last flight of the "Wild Child"
<Reply # 4 on 10/25/2011 3:27 PM >
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Thanks guys, and yes its a very humbling (I guess thats the best word to describe it) experience. Something about being in the middle of the desert, no real civilization anywhere to be found, and just calm, and then you reflect upon the reality of the site you are standing on.

Another side note I learned last night about the pilot, he was a 25 year Air Force F-15 Pilot with combat experience, who had just before this finally retired from service. This was also the 3rd and final day of shooting for the film.

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Re: Last flight of the "Wild Child"
<Reply # 5 on 10/26/2011 2:18 AM >
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You really get around, SinCal. Great shots, bro!

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Re: Last flight of the "Wild Child"
<Reply # 6 on 10/26/2011 3:50 AM >
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SinCal is pimp of the year. There ain't no messin' around. Can ya feel me?

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Re: Last flight of the "Wild Child"
<Reply # 7 on 10/26/2011 7:22 PM >
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Posted by siperwrx
You really get around, SinCal. Great shots, bro!


Did you just refer to me as an Urban Slut? hehehehe J/K

Thanks everyone, this is one of our favorite spots!
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Re: Last flight of the "Wild Child"
<Reply # 8 on 10/26/2011 9:29 PM >
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Nice, as always, SinCal!

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Re: Last flight of the "Wild Child"
<Reply # 9 on 10/31/2011 8:20 PM >
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very tight

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Re: Last flight of the "Wild Child"
<Reply # 10 on 2/29/2012 10:18 PM >
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Just thought I would share this video that I found, its a memorial to the crew and has some awesome video of the Wild Child in flight! Sunday was 6 years since the crash.



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