January 31 2011
A Finnish fighter pilot ejected from his F/A-18 aircraft last week after mistaking a taxiway for a runway at the Tampere-Pirkkala airport in southern Finland, reports the Finnish News Agency (STT).
The incident occurred during a night landing exercise on an unlit runway, with the pilot flying with night-vision goggles, said an air force statement.
The pilot lost control of the fighter when braking on a narrow and short taxiway that runs parallel to the runway, the air force...
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