The US military lost contact Two Marine corps F/A-18 hornets from the USS Carl Vinson in Iraq. Status is unknown, and a search is in progress. No
further information available at this time
The U.S. military lost contact Monday night with two Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet aircraft in Iraq, a statement said. The two planes were from the USS
Carl Vinson. The status of the crew is unknown and a search effort is under way.
The military statement said there was no initial indication of hostile fire in the area at the time contact was lost.
The U.S. military could not confirm by telephone any further details about whether the planes were single or two-seaters, could not say which squadron
the aircraft were from or where the Carl Vinson was operating.
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The fact that two went missing sounds more like an accidental mid-air collision then hostile fire. It is the typical dangers of being a fighter
pilot. But this will probably just add more fuel to the anti-war groups
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