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rbarnes

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Take:
One Jet fighter with throttles that lock open in afterburner
Subtract canopy
Disable ejection seat
Install mechanic to do simulated full power takeoff runs down the runway
Add fuel truck on the runway
Season with a jet airliner taking off on crossing runway

 

bmcj

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Great story. My Dad had a somewhat similar but less spectacular experience when he was doing a post-maintenance ground run up on an F-80 in Korea. Fortunately, he figured out that the throttle linkage was reversed before it rolled too far.
 
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