Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Friendly fire in the air

If you shoot down a roughly $14 million dollar Russian fighter aircraft, you're either a national hero (if you're Ukrainian 😊) or you're a defendant facing criminal negligence charges (if you're a Russian pilot who instead of "shooting" his colleague's plane with a video camera during a training exercise, actually shot his real 30 millimeter cannon, taking down an SU-30 fighter, though the crew safely ejected). Russian pilots are apparently similar to those the world over -- the defendant is blaming his maintenance crew for not properly de-commissioning the cannon (despite his own preparatory failures).

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