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US Helicopters Crash Off African Coast  
User currently offlineLH492 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 208 posts, RR: 11
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsAr...679_RTRUKOC_0_US-CRASH-MARINES.xml

Two CH53 have crashed in Africa off the coast of Djibouti, two crew members survived but ten are still missing. Sad news  Sad


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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1937 times:
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RIP to our Marines and sailors lost.

Best wishes to the ones injured.



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1914 times:
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http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/politics/3669314.html

I'm very glad to find that all the crew have been safely recovered.

Thank God, and the rescue forces from the US military and the Djiboutian coast guard.



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User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

This is from the article you quoted, DL021. Do you have another source that indicated they all survived? Believe me, I pray you are correct.

Quote:
NAIROBI, Kenya — The 10 U.S. troops missing after two Marine Corps transport helicopters crashed into the sea have been accounted for, the military said Saturday, but it did not specify whether they had survived the mishap.



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1889 times:
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Aww, Christ! I read into this without checking to see that they are doing next-of-kin notifications.

Shit! damnit.............. ok...sorry for allowing my desire for a good outcome to taint the reporting.

It does look like they recovered. but it's unclear as to their status.

Here is a quote from another article
"The crew who were rescued were in a stable condition."

Here's another source....Voice of America
http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-02-18-voa17.cfm

I'm praying for them and their families.



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User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

I was afraid of this: 10 fatalities. That's usually the case when they go "cold, dark, and quiet" in order to notify next-of-kin. I suspect a collision....
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060219/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/helicopter_crash



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