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2 US Navy F/A-18 Just Crashed In Persian Gulf!  
User currently offline777 From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 515 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4856 times:

Fortunately all the pilots ejected safely!

From CNN.Com

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Two U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets -- flying off the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman -- crashed Monday night in the Persian Gulf, U.S. Navy officials said.

The aircrafts' three aviators were recovered safely after they ejected from the jets -- a single-seat F/A-18E and two-seat F/A-18F.

The U.S. Navy did not immediately know the cause of the F/A-18 crash.

There is no indication of hostile fire action, the officials said.

The incident is not related to Sunday's confrontation between three U.S. Navy warships and five Iranian boats, Navy officials said.

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/me...1/07/us.warplanes.crash/index.html

[Edited 2008-01-07 12:41:49]

[Edited 2008-01-07 12:44:33]

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User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4938 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4797 times:

Odd, two going down at the same time? Maybe launched too close to each other resulting in a midair?


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User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4938 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4720 times:

Flightglobal now has the story.....

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...hornets-crash-in-persian-gulf.html

Quote:
"Two US Navy Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets crashed in the Persian Gulf on 7 January. The three crewmembers ejected safety and were rescued by teams from the aircraft carrier USS Truman.

The US Navy says the single-seat F/A-18E and two-seat F/A-18F 'were providing en route close air support from Iraq when they crashed.' The aircraft were from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3."



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User currently offline777 From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4720 times:

...maybe it was a re-joint maneuver gone bad!

User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1855 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4679 times:

Sounds more like a refueling went bad and had a mid-air.

Glad to hear all ejected and survived.

Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4677 times:

Seems most likely that they accidentally collided whilst in close formation.

User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4639 times:

How embarassing and unprofessional on the same day a few Iranian motorboats intimidates three "mighty" USN war vessels - someone needs to lose their wings and take up flying a desk for the rest of their short career.

User currently offlineGsosbee From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4547 times:

Unfortunately not the first time this has happened to the E/F. I lost two good friends in 2002 under similar circumstances.

User currently offlineChecksixx From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4526 times:



Quoting AirRyan (Reply 6):
How embarassing and unprofessional on the same day a few Iranian motorboats intimidates three "mighty" USN war vessels - someone needs to lose their wings and take up flying a desk for the rest of their short career.

You have no idea what happened...maybe you should wait to see what happened.


User currently offlineJ_Hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4480 times:

I thought I heard this on network radio news as due to "the two aircraft attempted to share the same airspace"...really? ya think so? Duh! Anyway, glad to know the crew survived.


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User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4159 times:



Quoting Checksixx (Reply 8):

You have no idea what happened...maybe you should wait to see what happened.

Why, the end result would still be the same - it was the wrong time to park their aircraft in the bottom of the Arabian Sea.


User currently offlineChecksixx From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4112 times:



Quoting AirRyan (Reply 10):
it was the wrong time to park their aircraft in the bottom of the Arabian Sea.

Nothing happened in the Arabian Sea.


User currently offlineN74JW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4099 times:

Did the USN recover the wreckage, if any?

User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3821 times:

How about instead of making assumptions we wait and see what happened. I'l glad the crews are safe.


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User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3772 times:



Quoting Checksixx (Reply 11):
Quoting AirRyan (Reply 10):
it was the wrong time to park their aircraft in the bottom of the Arabian Sea.

Nothing happened in the Arabian Sea.

Perhaps he meant Arabian Gulf -- it's what the Arabs prefer to call it.
You just never know.



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