BladeLWS
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F-16 Pilot Ejected Off Marathon, FL

Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:17 am

Just heard on the news. F-16 pilot ejected in open water southeast of Marathon, FL.
Wingman says pilot is alive and survival beacon active. Coast Guard search and rescue enroute.

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ZBBYLW
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RE: F-16 Pilot Ejected Off Marathon, FL

Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:01 am

8 hours and no word... does anyone know whats up?
Keep the shinny side up!
 
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RE: F-16 Pilot Ejected Off Marathon, FL

Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:10 am

Pilot safe after F-16 jet crashes off Florida Keys

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) -- An Air Force Reserve pilot safely ejected from his F-16 jet before it crashed into the waters off the Florida Keys during a training mission Monday, officials said.

The pilot, who was not immediately identified, was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard shortly after the fighter jet went down about 35 miles east of Marathon, said Lt. Col. Tom Davis, chief of public affairs at Homestead Air Reserve Base.

The crash was classified as a plane malfunction, but the exact cause was still being investigated, Davis said. Attempts were being made to recover as much of the plane as possible, Davis said.

The jet is one of 17 belonging to the 93rd Fighter Squadron at Homestead, a base located about 25 miles south of Miami.


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TedTAce
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RE: F-16 Pilot Ejected Off Marathon, FL

Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:32 am

Quoting Checksixx (Reply 2):
Attempts were being made to recover as much of the plane as possible

I'll help!!!  Wink
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bingo
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RE: F-16 Pilot Ejected Off Marathon, FL

Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:08 am

Hard to believe the 93rd only has 17 birds (Well 16 now). I lived on Homestead AFB from 87-90 right before Andrew. That base was very impressive! Sad to see what it is now. Glad the crew made it out.

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