F-15E Mishap in Afghanistan

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Unread post18 Jul 2009, 05:07

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,533700,00.html

KABUL — A U.S. military F-15E fighter jet crashed in Afghanistan early Saturday, killing two crew members, a U.S. military spokesman said.

U.S. military spokesman Col. Greg Julian said a second fighter aircraft traveling with the jet that went down saw no evidence of enemy fire.

No fighter jets have crashed in Afghanistan in years. Militants are able to shoot down helicopters with rockets, but are not known to have the anti-aircraft weaponry necessary to bring down a high-flying jet.

The military says the F-15E crashed in eastern Afghanistan at about 3:15 a.m. Saturday Kabul time. The military did not immediately say where in Afghanistan the jet crashed. Many areas of eastern Afghanistan, which borders Pakistan, are filled with craggy mountains.

The crash will be investigated by a board of officers, the military said.
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Unread post18 Jul 2009, 05:07

Sad News.
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Unread post18 Jul 2009, 07:17

D@mn I hate to hear that this happened. I've always been worried when they take off from Bagram. It's like taking off from a punch bowl. A lot of really jagged mountains in that area. Not the safest place to fly from.

I really hate it that the crew didn't make it out. This really sucks.
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Unread post18 Jul 2009, 14:37

Here's to ya, fellas. :salute:
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Unread post18 Jul 2009, 15:46

RIP :salute:
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Unread post19 Jul 2009, 00:07

I hate hearing this and I hope I dont know the crew - God Bless these Souls - Salute

Damn.....terrible news
More than likely have "been there and done that at some point", it sure keeps you young if done correctly
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Unread post19 Jul 2009, 02:45

God's Speed Brothers :salute:

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