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Two F-15's Collide Over Gulf Of Mexico

Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:54 pm

Hope crew is ok.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,331558,00.html

MIAMI — Two fighter jets collided in mid-air off the Florida Panhandle Wednesday during a training mission.

Search and rescue teams are en route to the crash while the conditions of the two pilots is unknown.

The two F-15C Eagle fighter jets disappeared about 3 p.m. ET off the Florida Panhandle over the Gulf of Mexico, said Eglin Air Force Base spokesman Sgt. Brian Jones. The crash occurred about 50 miles south of Tyndall Air Force Base.

FOX News' Steve Centanni and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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RE: Two F-15's Collide Over Gulf Of Mexico

Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:23 pm

Is there any word on what base they were from?
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RE: Two F-15's Collide Over Gulf Of Mexico

Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:43 pm

"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".
 
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RE: Two F-15's Collide Over Gulf Of Mexico

Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:17 am

Man, we just can't seem to keep em up in the air these days! Sounds like it wasn't structural, thankfully!

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RE: Two F-15's Collide Over Gulf Of Mexico

Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:02 am

Unfortunately, Fox News reporting one of the pilots has died.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,331558,00.html
 
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RE: Two F-15's Collide Over Gulf Of Mexico

Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:17 am



Quoting Nbgskygod (Reply 1):
Is there any word on what base they were from?

According to CNN, they were with the 33rd Fighter Wing out of Eglin Air Force Base.


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RE: Two F-15's Collide Over Gulf Of Mexico

Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:29 pm

This isn't good for the C models...
 
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RE: Two F-15's Collide Over Gulf Of Mexico

Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:59 pm



Quoting AWACSooner (Reply 6):
This isn't good for the C models...

Really?...why is that?? This was a mid-air, so why is this not good for the C models??
 
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RE: Two F-15's Collide Over Gulf Of Mexico

Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:34 am



Quoting Checksixx (Reply 7):
Really?...why is that?? This was a mid-air, so why is this not good for the C models??

Two fewer airworthy C models in the inventory?

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RE: Two F-15's Collide Over Gulf Of Mexico

Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:16 pm

It has been a bad and expensive week for the USAF and ACC, the 2 F-15's and now a B-2, the USAF needs to find a happy meduim between quality acft mx, training sorties and the bane of all mx folks the damn get your wing king promoted flying hour program.
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