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News F 18 crash

  1. Oct 21, 2015 #1


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    Thank you for your service. RIP.

    A US Marine Corps pilot has died in an F-18 jet crash, close to an RAF base.

    The jet came down on farmland in Redmere, near Ely, Cambridgeshire, with the alarm raised at 10:30 BST.

    The Hornet aircraft, which had taken off from RAF Lakenheath but was not connected to the base, crashed four miles from RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk.

    The pilot was the only crew member, police said.
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  5. Oct 30, 2015 #4


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    Accidents in US military aviation are not what I would call rare unfortunately. Somewhere in the world there is a "major accident" in Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine aviation roughly five times per month. The Navy/Marine pilots I've known tell me that every time a US carrier deploys there's a good chance an aviator does not come back due to accidents. Many of the accidents don't make the main stream papers.

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