jetblueguy22
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T-38 Crash Outside Of Edwards AFB

Fri May 22, 2009 1:03 am

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,521070,00.html?test=latestnews
At the moment the fate of the crew is unknown.
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RE: T-38 Crash Outside Of Edwards AFB

Fri May 22, 2009 4:08 am

Just read this on yahoo. I hope all goes well for the crew and families. It's too bad that it's the 2nd crash in 2 months at EDW. I guess it's kinda going back to the dawn of the jet age back in the 50s when crashes were common. I hope this isn't a trend to follow, though. Best of luck to them.
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RE: T-38 Crash Outside Of Edwards AFB

Fri May 22, 2009 4:19 am

Quoting FlybaurLAX (Reply 1):
It's too bad that it's the 2nd crash in 2 months at EDW.

And the FOURTH one in SoCal during that same amount of time~

USAF~ 2, USMC~ 1 (two weeks ago), USN~ 1 (just two days ago)

   to the crews
   for the Families, friends, and fellow service members...

[Edited 2009-05-21 21:33:52]
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RE: T-38 Crash Outside Of Edwards AFB

Fri May 22, 2009 12:37 pm



Quoting Jetblueguy22 (Thread starter):
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,521070,00.html?test=latestnews
At the moment the fate of the crew is unknown.
Blue

Article says pilot was killed and back seater was injured. Cause of crash still unknown. No further information available.
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RE: T-38 Crash Outside Of Edwards AFB

Mon May 25, 2009 6:11 am

The T-38 is showing its age - could we say it's getting long in the "talon"? It's high time a replacement is found. Currently, two potential candidates look promising.....

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It seems this would shape to be a proxy battle between Boeing and Lockheed Martin - with the former having signed a marketing agreement for the M-346; and the latter being the main partner in the T-50's development. The question is if the troubled co-production on the JCA between Boeing and Alenia, and Lockheed's hold on KAI for local and export variants, would adversely affect the two trainers' prospects in the USN and USAF.
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