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3 years ago  ::  Apr 06, 2012 - 1:30PM #1
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Here's the link.

There are no reports of causalities, but, I'm afraid, that will change. I hope it doesn't.

No political comments, just my thoughts for all those involved.
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3 years ago  ::  Apr 06, 2012 - 1:50PM #2
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WOW. That looks really devastating. I hope the casualties are not to high, be nice if only minor injuries, but looking at the video makes me fear much worse.


My thoughts go out to everyone involved.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 06, 2012 - 2:14PM #3
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When we were young, Navy pilots were singularly renowned for giving their lives, if need be, to prevent their craft from coming down into residences.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 06, 2012 - 2:19PM #4
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With my dad being ex-Navy, VA Beach was our home twice when I was a child and I moved back there as an adult for a few years. This is awful, but my prayers go up for everyone involved.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 06, 2012 - 3:09PM #5
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Wow.  This is so sad.  The news story mentions that a lot of the area residents are elderly.  When I started reading, I hoped that a lot of these folks would be at work when this happened, but if there are a lot of elderly there, that sadly may not be the case.  Very tragic.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 06, 2012 - 3:41PM #6
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Apr 6, 2012 -- 1:30PM, mountain_man wrote:

Here's the link.

There are no reports of causalities, but, I'm afraid, that will change. I hope it doesn't.

No political comments, just my thoughts for all those involved.



According to a report just now on MSNBC there were 4 people injured on the ground. Fortunately, none of those injuries are life threatening. The pilot and WSO ejected safely and have only minor injuries.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 07, 2012 - 9:55AM #7
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Apr 6, 2012 -- 3:41PM, TPaine wrote:

According to a report just now on MSNBC there were 4 people injured on the ground. Fortunately, none of those injuries are life threatening. The pilot and WSO ejected safely and have only minor injuries.


I just did some checking, and that's true, the worst injury was a broken bone in one of the residents. That's amazing!

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 07, 2012 - 5:47PM #8
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It is amazing. Is is really great. :)

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 07, 2012 - 8:08PM #9
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It appears that the lads did their damnedest to adhere to Navy tradition and values. Bless em.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 07, 2012 - 8:56PM #10
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Apr 7, 2012 -- 8:08PM, farragut wrote:


It appears that the lads did their damnedest to adhere to Navy tradition and values. Bless em.




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