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USMC C130 down in Pakistan

Old 9th Jan 2002, 22:18
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(CNN) -- A U.S. Marine Corps KC-130 refueling jet crashed Wednesday near the western Pakistan city of Quetta, Pentagon officials said.

Officials said there is no indication of enemy fire. Eyewitnesses said the plane was making a final approach for landing when it crashed and burst into flames. Search and rescue crews were responding to the scene.

Initial reports indicate there were seven Marines on board and that the plane was en route from Islamabad, Pakistan
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Refueling JET ???????
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here's your refueling jet crash, also today..... at least this crew seems to be ok, I have a very sad feeling about the Marines aboard the Herc.....

ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (AP) - A U.S. jet crashed on this aircraft carrier's deck late Wednesday, spraying sparks as it skidded to a halt but causing no injuries, said the ship's spokesman. Lt. John Oliveira said the two-man S-3B Viking refueling plane crashed at 7:44 p.m. as it landed on the USS Theodore Roosevelt, which has been launching warplanes toward Afghanistan since arriving in the Arabian Sea in mid-October. Before attempting to land, the plane had been in the air for about 20 minutes, flying above the carrier on a refueling mission, said Oliveira.
"The plane was coming in OK, but its right-hand side landing gear came off when it hit the deck," said a 19-year-old seaman who witnessed the crash
from an observation area on top of the carrier's control tower. "Sparks were flying underneath the side of the plane that had collapsed. I think the pilot was very lucky, (because) if the wire didn't catch the plane it could have skidded right off the flight deck," the seaman said on condition of anonymity. Returning planes aim to catch one of four thick metal arresting wires that run across the carrier's flight deck. The wires help bring the planes - returning at high speeds - to an immediate halt. Hundreds of gallons of liquid foam were instantly sprayed over the deck around the plane to prevent any fire from catching. The ship's captain, Richard O'Hanlon of New York, later confirmed that the plane's landing gear had collapsed on touchdown.
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Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said he understood the plane was carrying passengers in addition to the crew of seven, but he had no further details.

seems as bad as it gets
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Story about pilot and list of other crew members:

May they RIP. Semper fi!

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