26jul2016 Brazil: A-4 Skyhawks collided, one down...

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26jul2016 Brazil: A-4 Skyhawks collided, one down...

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The AF-1 Skyhawks were among the planes the military will use to patrol Rio’s airspace during the games from Aug. 5 to 21.

The pilot of one jet ejected safely and the plane fell into the sea about 20 kilometers (12 miles) off Rio’s coast. The second aircraft was damaged but its pilot was able to land.
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N-1001 w/o
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The serial noted above is not the correct one. The AF-1B (upgraded version as is the N-1001) N-1011 is the one that crashed in the ocean. The VF-1 pilot is still missing up to today. Note that the N-1011 was the EMBRAER AF-1B prototype and was just handed over to VF-1 a couple of months ago.

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