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Story On Crashed Air Force C 17 Is Incorrect

Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:34 pm

According to CNN, an Air Force C 17 has crashed near Olney Texas, according to CNN, the crash has been confirmed by the Air force
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JBirdAV8r
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Story On Crashed Air Force C 17 Is Incorrect

Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:51 pm

Geez a C-17...hope everyone is alright...

Near Olney probably put it operating in one of the Westover MOAs...
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Story On Crashed Air Force C 17 Is Incorrect

Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:54 pm

That can't be good. C-17s have been known to take some spills on airfields and survive fairly well for a large aircraft, but this said near Olney, Texas. This can't be good. .I really hope everyone is okay. I have alot of friends who are loadmasters etc.
 
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Story On Crashed Air Force C 17 Is Incorrect

Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:02 pm

Either CNN has a real scoop or misunderstood something. No one else, including the Dallas news outlets, are reporting anything.
 
JBirdAV8r
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Story On Crashed Air Force C 17 Is Incorrect

Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:07 pm



Quoting Gsosbee (Reply 3):
Either CNN has a real scoop or misunderstood something. No one else, including the Dallas news outlets, are reporting anything.

That's odd, isn't it? CNN claims to have confirmed it with Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls...
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Story On Crashed Air Force C 17 Is Incorrect

Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:16 pm



Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 4):
CNN claims to have confirmed it with Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls...

Actually it says officials at Sheppard could not confirm.
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707lvr
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Story On Crashed Air Force C 17 Is Incorrect

Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:16 pm

Now CNN (online) is saying Sheppard Can Not confirm.
 
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Story On Crashed Air Force C 17 Is Incorrect

Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:18 pm



Quoting Dragon6172 (Reply 5):
Actually it says officials at Sheppard could not confirm.

It does now...that's odd. It also says that observers were calling the Olney Police Department with reports that a plane was flying low and crashed.

They keep changing it every few minutes...
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707lvr
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Story On Crashed Air Force C 17 Is Incorrect

Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:20 pm

You would think some local outlets would be reporting, but they aren't, at least none of the ones I could check.
 
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Story On Crashed Air Force C 17 Is Incorrect

Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:26 pm

CNN reports the story is incorrect. No crash.
 
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Story On Crashed Air Force C 17 Is Incorrect

Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:26 pm

I am in Denton, TX and the winds here are howling. This entire area has been under wind advisories the past 48 hours, with winds in the 45-55mph range.

Hope everyone is OK, maybe it's not as bad as it sounds.

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JBirdAV8r
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Story On Crashed Air Force C 17 Is Incorrect

Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:31 pm

Unbelievable. The Creative News Network strikes again....
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707lvr
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Story On Crashed Air Force C 17 Is Incorrect

Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:31 pm

I guess the half-dozen of us, a rancher, the USAF and whoever is deleting posts like mad on this site are the only people on earth who knew about this, and now it's over.
 
dragon6172
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Story On Crashed Air Force C 17 Is Incorrect

Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:31 pm

Air Force says no crash according to CNN. Sounds like they sent someone out to the flightline to count planes... all present!
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Story On Crashed Air Force C 17 Is Incorrect

Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:32 pm

Thank GOD. This is how I like to see these threads end!

Can we please change the title of the thread now?

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RE: Story On Crashed Air Force C 17 Is Incorrect

Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:36 pm

Since this story has been shown to be incorrect, this thread is now archived.

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