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Vietnam Coast Guard plane disappears while searching for missing jet

Old 17th Jun 2016, 04:34
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Vietnam Coast Guard plane disappears while searching for missing jet

This appeared in the newspapers here today, not sure anyone is interested...
Vietnam jet goes missing while searching for lost pilot and fighter jet
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Old 17th Jun 2016, 08:04
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Remains of missing Vietnam coast guard plane found
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reminder that all over the world there are people out there trying to save others...................
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Old 25th Jun 2016, 12:18
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A close friend of me works for the Vietnamese SAR organization, currently at a maritime rescue coordination centre. They're dedicated professionals whom I respect deeply; he spent a year with HM Coastguard as a part of an exchange program. I was at times frustrated about certain issues I experienced as an expat in Vietnam and I used to go on lenghty beer-fueled rants, until - among other things - I was completely humbled when I realised the sacrifices these people make, and the obstacles they face, to save others. One of the most frustrating aspects of their job is that more often than not, they go on a mission to rescue, but end up collecting bodies (imagine the local fishing boats whose lights you see in the South China sea at night...many of them have no radio, no distress beacons, not even a GPS, and their weather forecasting/route planning while at sea is based only on their own observations...). Saddened at the loss for the vietnamese coast guard.

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Originally Posted by jojo1977 View Post
This appeared in the newspapers here today, not sure anyone is interested...
Vietnam jet goes missing while searching for lost pilot and fighter jet


This is a turboprop and not a pure jet ! I assume the military aircraft was a jet. There's a big difference in that props and gearboxes become suspect in addition to the jet part of the engine etc. etc.
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Old 27th Jun 2016, 10:48
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imagine the local fishing boats whose lights you see in the South China sea at night...many of them have no radio
I was living in Saigon in November 1997 when Typhoon Linda struck southern Vietnam. Typhoons in the south are very rare - most of them track northwards into the Gulf of Tonkin. The unexpected path of Linda caught many fishing boats out at sea.

It was the worst typhoon to hit the south of Vietnam in more than a century. 3,500 people (mostly fisherman) were killed, over 1,200 people were injured and 74,000 houses were destroyed.
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