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US Warplane Buzzes BA 777!  
User currently offlineAlle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

Again an incident which involves US Military!

http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/02/25/stinwenws01014.html

Regards
Alexander Holst
Helsinki, Finland
ICQ 94604005

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User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1093 times:

Well, all ended safely, that is the main thing.

I find BA's reaction rather amusing "displeasure". Big grin

Oh, I say, we do like to be posh don't we Big grin


User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

Did this incident happen over British skies? If so, the aircraft was probably an F-15 based at RAF Lakenheath.

User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1013 times:

read the article and find out where it happened. it was prob an F-16


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

"The jet, of unknown make, was conducting manoeuvres from the Oceana US Navy base in Virginia"

It was undoubtedly USN F-14's, a lot of squadrons of F-14's are based at Oceana...
Greg



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User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 994 times:

Additionally, I can assure you that many potential conflicts between military and civilian a/c occur over British airspace as well; in Britain, it has usually been the AF a/c which have strayed into civilian airspace.

And it is usually a case of AF aircrew becoming lost! Big grin

N.B. AF=Air Force


User currently offlineTWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 967 times:

This is bollox.

"...a Boeing 777, had taken off from Charlotte airport in South Carolina last Tuesday."

Those limey bastards don't know the difference between South and North Carolina? The Sunday Times is a respectable paper no?

dissapointed in the bloody brits,
russ


 Smile


User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 898 times:

Last week a CAA report came out about an airmiss between a Gill Air Shorts 360 and an RAF Tornado near NCL.

Re the 777 incident, maybe the USAF were checking it out to see if it was Iranian before giving it the ol' "Fox 1" treatment.

 Wink/being sarcastic





User currently offlineAndreas777 From Spain, joined Jan 2001, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 876 times:



Just a couple of weeks after a US nuclear submarine sinks a japanes fisching school boat, the Air force almost crashes a civil airliner.....!!!!!
Doesn't anuyone think that something is wrong ?? and that action should be taken ro avoid such incidents or accidentsto happen again....
The make of the fighter jet or the place of the accident dont really matter now do they.... the fact is that the US Army.. navy and air force are playing war games in civilian air space/waters..... this is totally unacceptable and would never be heard of in Europe... i am not syaing that incidents dont happen but this is unacceptable...
And also dont forget what happened to TWA 800.. even if it wasn t shot down dont forget that some kind of exercice/war game was taking place just next to the busiest airspace in the world!!!!!!!!!!!
And what about the Iran Air Airbus that was shot down by the USS Vincennes??? (ok this was long time ago but still...)

Andreas


User currently offlineCicadajet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 874 times:

while mistakes will happen, those are all fair points Andreas777. A worse incident than this occured when US military jets deliberately pursued Air Americas 727 between Puerto Rico and NY (JFK) not long after the TWA 800 incident. IN that case civilian and military ATC were in contact and still took considerable time to resolve, resulting in 727 having to make severe descent. As for the TWA 800, i obviously cannot know what happened, but two civilian air crews said they saw missle, as did Air National Guard C-130 pilots who had experience seeing what missle launches actually look like. And of course there were no military ships in area, then there was one, then there were two, then there were 3 ....  Insane

User currently offlineBoeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 868 times:

Have you EVER been to Naval Air Station Oceana? You are forgetting there are well over 100 F/A18 Hornets based out of there. So, I ask you, what makes you so sure it was an F14?



User currently offlineAdvancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 858 times:

Maybe they thought the BA777 is one of their
collegues who strayed from their formation!?
I it is hard to believe that in 1988 the US-
naval ship Vincennes crew mistook an Airbus
A-300 for an Iranian F-14 Tomcat and shot
down that airliner. Were these Navy marshals
who ordered the shoot down ever charged with
murder of about 280 inconcent souls before an international court?
Weren't they decorated for their heroic mistake?
Looks like the US forces can get away with
almost any fatal error they make with an excellent
excuse. After all who can judge or question the
mightiest power in the world. May God bless the USA
and forgive US our sins. Amen
regards,
Advanced


User currently offlineDfleet7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 153 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 857 times:

just one question, since when was charlotte in south carolina? maybe I am wrong but since I live only a few hours away from charlotte north carolina, you would think that I would know.
I just checked... there is no charlotte south carolina!



Drew
User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 847 times:

I have emailed The Times about the Geographical error.
It is simply unacceptable for a Newspaper of their standing to make such a basic error.

Apologies on their behalf.

I assure you we are not all geographically challenged in the UK.


User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 840 times:

are you guys saying that the US military shouldnt fly aircraft in their own airspace for training. are you saying the military shouldnt train at all. what about when civil aircraft have near misses do we just ground all aircraft and let none of them fly. lets get real now. and by the way the airspace they where flying in was US airspace protected by the US airforce and the US navy. so who are you to say they shouldnt be flying there ya MORON


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 841 times:

are you guys saying that the US military shouldnt fly aircraft in their own airspace for training. are you saying the military shouldnt train at all. what about when civil aircraft have near misses do we just ground all aircraft and let none of them fly. lets get real now. and by the way the airspace they where flying in was US airspace protected by the US airforce and the US navy. so who are you to say they shouldnt be flying there ya MORON


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
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