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U.S. Jet Crashes On Aircraft Carrier  
User currently offlineNBC News1 From UK - England, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4546 times:

Aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, a S-3B Viking refueling plane with two people on board had its landing gear collapse.

Sparks flew as the plane skidded to a halt.

It luckily caight one of the wires on the deck or it would have skidded right off the runway.

Takeoffs and landings were stopped for forty minutes.

No fatalities.

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User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4450 times:

Good news about no fatalities.... I hope everyone aboard CVN 71 is fine.

Sad to hear about all the military crashes lately  Sad


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4418 times:

Good to hear that everyone was okay. Just another hazard of carrier aviation. I wonder how much damage was done to the aircraft? Seeing that we need all the tankers we can get.


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