13th Sep 2009, 17:08
An Israeli F-16 fighter jet has crashed in the West Bank, killing the pilot.
The 21-year-old pilot, Assaf Ramon, was the son of Israel's only astronaut, Ilan Ramon, who died in the explosion of the space shuttle Columbia in 2003.
From (and more at):- BBC NEWS | Middle East | Jet crash kills Israel hero's son (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/8253465.stm)
13th Sep 2009, 18:05
God moves in mysterious ways......... yeah right.
No offence meant to people with faith. Just my views.
13th Sep 2009, 20:17
Thanks so much for your compassionate response regarding a fellow aviator.
14th Sep 2009, 18:03
ז"ל to a hero defending Israel
15th Sep 2009, 18:18
11Fan. I hope I am not detecting a note of sarcasm in your post in response to mine. I am not religious, but I was meaning to convey lack of understanding as to why God allows such terrible things to happen. I'm sorry if you mis-interpreted this.
15th Sep 2009, 19:14
Perhaps I did mis-intrepret, but that said, I didn't take into consideration your right to say what you felt, or respect your opinion.
I also suspect that the lack of an understanding of "God's Will" is pretty much universal.
Nevertheless, my apologies sir.
15th Sep 2009, 21:59
..just my view:
1) I am a pilot
2) I know all pilots will die sooner or later one way or the other
3) I know some of us will die flying
4) I knew this before I became a pilot
5) It still feels sad. Even if not logical.
Sorry for his family!
And please keep the "hero defending..." stuff down!! I resent persons who try to make personal tragedy into political points! You are inviting the next poster to ask how many civilians his bombs killed! This does NOT belong on PPrune!
16th Sep 2009, 13:20
whoa man. calm down!
wow. For one against the hijacking of threads to score points it seems you've done the same by launching your tirade. :|
16th Sep 2009, 15:44
11 Fan. Thankyou for your reply and apology which you needn't have posted. Much respect to you for doing so, moving on.:ok:
16th Sep 2009, 15:46
May God give the family strength to overcome this loss :(