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[Breaking] Two F-18s Crash in Persian Gulf

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posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 01:08 PM
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[Breaking] Two F-18s Crash in Persian Gulf


www.cnn.com

Two F-18s Crash in Persian Gulf

1 - one seater
2 - two seater

3 Crew members in all

Flying from the USS Harry Truman

While initial reports are sketchy, there appears to be no signs of them having been shot down.


www.sfgate.com.../n/a/2008/01/07/national/w110643S01.DTL&type=politics

(01-07) 11:06 PST WASHINGTON (AP) --


Two U.S. Navy fighter jets plunged into the Persian Gulf Monday, after what initial reports suggest was a mid-air collision, a defense official said.


All three pilots ejected safely from the planes and were headed back to the USS Harry Truman, the aircraft carrier they were operating from, according to the official, who requested anonymity because the information was preliminary and not yet released publicly. No other details or the crash were released.


One of the F-18 jets that crashed held two pilots, the other held just one.


The crash occurred at about 1 p.m. EST.

(visit the link for the full news article)

www.sfgate.com
seattlepi.nwsource.com...

[edit: F-18s not F-15s]

[edit on 7-1-2008 by 12m8keall2c]

[edit on 7-1-2008 by 12m8keall2c]




posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 01:08 PM
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I'll update this thread with links and further details as they are made available.
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CNN mentioned that the two aircraft went down during night-time operations, but that was pretty much the extent of "further details".

While it could very well be nothing more than an unfortunate incident, I couldn't help but think to the alleged Iranian provocation in the Strait of Hormuz that's headlining at the moment.



more to come as the story unfolds.

www.cnn.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit: F-18s not F-15s]

[edit on 7-1-2008 by 12m8keall2c]



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 01:10 PM
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F-15`s CANNOT operate from a carrier

so either they are land based or they are F-18`s



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 01:15 PM
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reply to post by 12m8keall2c
 


wasnt the US having problems with their planes?
maybe they have problems with the f-18s now aswell



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 01:15 PM
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Thanks Harlequin. They're now confirming it Was two F-18s. Midair collision. All three crew members were able to safely eject.



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 01:16 PM
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Here is an article on the F-18's:


Navy fighter jets crash in Persian Gulf

Two U.S. Navy fighter jets plunged into the Persian Gulf Monday, after what initial reports suggest was a mid-air collision, a defense official said.


The three crewmen safely ejected according to the piece.



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 02:17 PM
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I'm not seeing this story on CNN.com?



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 02:39 PM
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These were the F-18 E/F's just as an FYI and were low time airframes. Im going with pilot error at this point. But glad to see both crews lived



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 02:52 PM
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Originally posted by FredT
Im going with pilot error at this point. But glad to see both crews lived


Could be just that, and I too am thankful for the safety of the 3 crew members, BUT...



Blur the lines a bit and the possibilities broaden greatly. no?



$.02
just sayin'...

 



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 02:58 PM
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as i mentioned in PM - the last i knew was the harry s truman sailed for the med on 7th november and was there in december when Admiral Kuznetsov arrived.



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 03:07 PM
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I bet it is those I-RAN-ians!

I mean - TWO military incidents at one close straight in Persian Gulf in 24 hours?

Smells fishy...



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 03:18 PM
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Out of interest do you think they will have to recover the airframes? Surely we don’t want the Iranians getting their hands on them!



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 03:41 PM
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Originally posted by Thirst
Out of interest do you think they will have to recover the airframes? Surely we don’t want the Iranians getting their hands on them!


and if they will!!

The US wont allow the Iranians to get their hands on some nice peices off machines.



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 04:26 PM
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they are very broken machines now - quite possibly in a million pieces.



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 08:19 PM
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Originally posted by James R. Hawkwood

Originally posted by Thirst
Out of interest do you think they will have to recover the airframes? Surely we don’t want the Iranians getting their hands on them!


The US wont allow the Iranians to get their hands on some nice peices off machines.


Not unless there is a covert war to fund, and hostages to spring to buy an election...
In that case, the usual gift when doing the deal is a cake and a bible.



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 08:25 PM
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OK, who is going to pay for the lost of billions of dollars on those air planes.

I guess they should give the tab to the pilots.

BTW I am glad they are fine and no lost of life from the incident.



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 10:08 PM
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Billions no, About 120 million yes. Night carrier ops are very dangerous and this is what happens with one bad move, My bet would be they were holding for an air tanker and got to close.



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 10:22 PM
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My mistake, I thought that with all the sophisticated technology inside the F-18s it will amount to that much money.



posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by Thirst
Out of interest do you think they will have to recover the airframes? Surely we don’t want the Iranians getting their hands on them!


Its not like the F/A 18 hornets are something new. Im sure the iranians, chinese, russian already know a lot about this plane. Its been exported and sold to a lot of countries so it makes it easier to spy on.



posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 11:09 AM
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America loses 2 planes without a shot being fired!...

WOW!

How do you think America will cope if they came up against a modern air force?

America always fights 3rd world countries.

I heard the slavs shot down a b2 stealth bomber and they used microwave ovens to trick American radars.

I don't like Iran



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