The crew in the lead aircraft
saw her cockpit explode with blood, gore and canopy glass.
Reporting to MPs on the findings of an RAF board of inquiry, Mr Ainsworth said: "The accident occurred when the lead aircraft
, XW211, had landed and its passengers had disembarked.
The lead aircraft
will share the record with TAAG Angola Airlines' second 777-200ER, which matched the speed-over-distance record and arrived in Luanda an hour later.
The second airplane then "merged with the lead aircraft
from below and from the left.
I immediately assumed control of the aircraft and shot out a call to the lead aircraft
declaring the in-flight emergency and requesting the lead.
As the wingman troubleshot a problem on the practice LHA deck, the lead aircraft
executed several landings with each pilot taking a turn at the controls.
If I network a training mission with two devices and two sets of pilots, and the second aircraft is flying off a lead aircraft
in virtual space, or if the lead aircrew turns early or misses a checkpoint on a route, they are forced to react to the mistake the same way they would in the actual aircraft.
There's no change to the lead aircraft
, researchers said.
Eyewitnesses said one helicopter was chasing the other and flew into the back of the lead aircraft
Morgan grabbed his M16A2 rifle, ran outside, and used his flashlight to signal the lead aircraft
circling above to land.
The pilot of the lead aircraft
pulled up into a steep climb and decelerated to achieve a better turning airspeed.