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Four killed returning from AF mission...

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Hate & Discontent, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    Rest of the article at the link.


    Fuck.
     
  2. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    Why so vague on just mentioning Africa? Maybe more Somalia operations?
     
  3. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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  4. Neon

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    Shitty article. It was in Djibouti, which has the only major U.S. AF base in Africa. One of them was from an intelligence squadron. Causes unknown. That's what I remember from the article I saw.
     
  5. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    Sounds about right. Is it bad that I'm annoyed that this thread has 108 views but 4 replies (counting this one)?
     
  6. Neon

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    Well, to be fair, from the reporting it kinda sounds like they are thinking accident or something more "routine." That doesn't make it less sad, but maybe less of a big story.
     
  7. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    I was kinda waiting for some of you guys more "in the know" about these types of things for more info since the article was so vague. Sounds like it was just a tragic plane crash, I thought some savages might have at least taken credit for shooting it down by now.

    I thought maybe it had something to do with trying to rescue that surfer dude that got kidnapped there not too long ago or us wanting to target al Qaeda or pirate strongholds in that area. RIP airmen...
     
  8. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Come on guys, can we have a little respect! Whitney Houston's funeral was just a couple days ago. Stop hogging all the attention! :trollol:
     
  9. afternoonquil

    afternoonquil Apology Ostrich

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  10. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    In all likelihood, it was pilot error or an accident of some kind - possibly a bird strike. With a single-engine aircraft, you don't have much to fall back on if the engine or prop is damaged by one, and that gets much worse at low altitude. I've been keeping my eye on the local news for any official info on the cause, but it'll probably be a while.
     
  11. Voss's Tumor

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    Little more info, but not much:

    The U-28a:

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    It's a pretty modern plane, it was just released in 1991, but it's still a little single-engine prop plane operating in a pretty hostile environment for those types of engines, so considering the claims of no hostile fire, I'm guessing engine or avionics trouble and they just couldn't get a handle on it.

    I've got to admit, though, the complete lack of released facts has my security clearance detector tingling... Normally you'd have a line thrown in about the pilot "radioing about engine trouble" or something, and there's fucking zero details in that regard. Special ops... Curiously every death in history has been a training accident.

    RIP fellas.
     
  12. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    Naval base actually. Camp Lemonier.
     
  13. Voss's Tumor

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    Camp = Marine. Dept of Navy, sure, but Camp is the Marine Corps designation.
     
  14. Neon

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    [video=youtube;KPNT5j_OMzw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPNT5j_OMzw[/video]
     
  15. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    In this case you're wrong cop hater.
     
  16. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    :haha7:

    Yeah, it's a "Naval Expeditionary Base" - not USMC.
     
  17. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    Which just so happens to be commanded by a Navy Captain. Just sayin...
     
  18. jimmyslostchin

    jimmyslostchin Malarkey is slang for bullshit isn't it?

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    Someone should tell the army they erroneously named Camp Bondsteel.
     
  19. lajikal

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    Way to demote a Rear Admiral.
     
  20. Motor Head

    Motor Head HIGHWAY TRASH REMOVAL

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    I've been stationed in some shit holes, but I never pissed off an officer enough to be sent to Africa. RIP, brothers.
     
  21. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    Scott Hurst is still a Captain as far as I'm aware. I believe your thinking of Michael Franken; he commands the Combined Joint Task Force. Two separate entities.
     
  22. lajikal

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    Fuck you. You're right.
     
  23. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    I know I am.
     

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