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US Helicopters Crash Off African Coast

Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:47 pm

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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RE: US Helicopters Crash Off African Coast

Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:22 am

RIP to our Marines and sailors lost.

Best wishes to the ones injured.
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RE: US Helicopters Crash Off African Coast

Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:24 am

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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RE: US Helicopters Crash Off African Coast

Sun Feb 19, 2006 4:11 am

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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RE: US Helicopters Crash Off African Coast

Sun Feb 19, 2006 4:19 am

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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RE: US Helicopters Crash Off African Coast

Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:15 am

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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