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Old 27th May 2019, 00:47
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Originally Posted by rog747 View Post
A USAF C-135 (707) took off North from El Toro airbase in SoCo for Hickam AB Hawaii and did not turn left towards the sea and went into the mountains soon after take off
El Toro was not designed to be a jet transport airbase. I always felt that crew got sucked in. Had they had competent support, they would have departed to the south.

That tragic accident was one of the arguments against converting El Toro into a "major international airport."
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