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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:49 PM

Navy jet crashes into Virginia neighborhood; homes ablaze

Last edited Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:43 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: MSNBC

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Read more: http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/06/11057385-navy-fa-18-jet-crashes-into-building-in-virginia-beach?lite

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Reply Navy jet crashes into Virginia neighborhood; homes ablaze (Original post)
Horse with no Name Apr 2012 OP
obxhead Apr 2012 #1
atreides1 Apr 2012 #3
gateley Apr 2012 #6
Horse with no Name Apr 2012 #8
gateley Apr 2012 #15
Blue_Tires Apr 2012 #12
onehandle Apr 2012 #2
atreides1 Apr 2012 #4
Blue_Tires Apr 2012 #9
Blue_Tires Apr 2012 #5
atreides1 Apr 2012 #11
Blue_Tires Apr 2012 #16
Nay Apr 2012 #20
Blue_Tires Apr 2012 #22
colorado_ufo Apr 2012 #29
Horse with no Name Apr 2012 #7
Blue_Tires Apr 2012 #10
Gin Apr 2012 #23
FiveGoodMen Apr 2012 #26
vrp Apr 2012 #28
colorado_ufo Apr 2012 #30
MineralMan Apr 2012 #35
FiveGoodMen Apr 2012 #37
MineralMan Apr 2012 #40
Dr_Scholl Apr 2012 #13
progressoid Apr 2012 #14
longship Apr 2012 #17
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2012 #34
CottonBear Apr 2012 #18
tawadi Apr 2012 #39
wordpix Apr 2012 #42
Blue_Tires Apr 2012 #19
onehandle Apr 2012 #21
KeepItReal Apr 2012 #24
SheilaT Apr 2012 #25
appleannie1 Apr 2012 #27
bluedigger Apr 2012 #31
krispos42 Apr 2012 #38
hauweg Apr 2012 #32
izquierdista Apr 2012 #33
Codeine Apr 2012 #36
Cal Carpenter Apr 2012 #41
ecstatic Apr 2012 #43

Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:55 PM

1. Something must have been seriously wrong for those pilots

to not be able to get that plane out over water for the crash.

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Response to obxhead (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:57 PM

3. It's possible

But that would depend on what direction they were headed.

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Response to obxhead (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:59 PM

6. Another thread stated it was thought the pilots had ejected (please, God) --

But seeing this screen shot posted here, I also really fear for the people in the building.

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Response to gateley (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:01 PM

8. The Pentagon just said to expect casualties but won't confirm anything.

But did say that pilots ejected.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:08 PM

15. CNN is having live coverage. Wow. So sad. nt

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Response to obxhead (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:06 PM

12. they already would have been at a pretty low altitude

in either the landing or takeoff phase, so not much of a margin to do anything

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:56 PM

2. Screen shot. Not good...

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Response to onehandle (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:58 PM

4. Looks like base housing?

N/T

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:01 PM

9. no, those are regular townhouses

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Response to onehandle (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:59 PM

5. holy damn i know where that is...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:04 PM

11. Where?

N/T

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:10 PM

16. pinpointed here

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:44 PM

20. Apt houses at around 900 Birdneck rd. No bodies found yet, but I can't imagine that there won't

be any casualties.
One whole set of apts has burned to the ground, another is still on fire. One pilot ejected at last moment, and landed in apt complex

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Response to Nay (Reply #20)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:09 PM

22. This looks really bad...I can only hope a lot of people were at work

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #22)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:13 PM

29. One fighter jet.

How much more damage should an airliner cause, say, to a building like the Pentagon?

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:00 PM

7. Pentagon won't confirm anything yet.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:15 PM

23. This pic

Is an award winner...IMO

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:19 PM

26. If only we could have seen a photo of similar wreckage outside the Pentagon!

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #26)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:08 PM

28. Yes,

my first thought. not to take away from this tragedy

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Response to vrp (Reply #28)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:14 PM

30. My first thought as well.

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #26)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:44 PM

35. Completely irrelevant to this thread.

There's an entire group for 9/11 discussion. This thread is about a nasty crash of a military plane. It has absolutely zero to do with 9/11. A thread hijack of the highest order.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #35)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:18 PM

37. Tough

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #37)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:37 PM

40. No, irrelevant.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:07 PM

13. My sister's friend lives in one of those apartment complexes.

 

She said the pilot landed in their court yard.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:08 PM

14. The pilots ejected.

just on msnbc.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:20 PM

17. Damn, no cable here

ABC - doing a story on Peeps

CBS - Young and the Feckless

FOX - Lawn Order - Criminal Retent

No NBC here.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:28 PM

18. CNN has more information.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/06/navy-jet-crashes-in-virginia/?hpt=hp_t1

BTW, don't bother to read any of the comments. R/W trolls have posted anti-black, anti-Obama statements.

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:03 PM

39. "The dumping of jet fuel was "one of the indications that there was a mechanical malfunction"

Glad they dumped the fuel. Otherwise it would be worse.

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #18)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 10:01 AM

42. this witness/resident says Navy jets have been doing stupidly daring manuevers lately

Coming close to rooftops, going ever faster---would not surprise me if this "mechanical malfunction" was pilot error in fact.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:45 PM

21. One of the residents may have been accounted for so far. She may have lost her cats.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:18 PM

25. I don't have TV, but I do have

the internets.

My stream from CNN has no audio, no idea why, so I'm watching WAVY TV (WAVY.com).

I have often found that when something happens somewhere, finding a local TV station that has gone to live streaming (which most of them don't seem to do all the time, but I certainly haven't checked out all TV stations out there.

Last year when the shooting in Tucson happened, I started watching one of the Tucson station. When the east coast earthquake happened I watched one of the DC area station.

I love the internets.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:28 PM

31. Just reported on MSNBC - four casualties, no fatalities.

Minor injuries apparently.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #31)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:43 PM

38. Hopefully most of the people were at work or out shopping for the coming holiday.

Yikes!

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:55 PM

33. McCain out for a spin again?

 

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Response to izquierdista (Reply #33)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:52 PM

36. You're a horrible man.

And for that we love you.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 09:43 AM

41. Officials: All accounted for in Navy jet crash

Unbelievable, no fatalities.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-04-07/navy-crash-virginia/54094196/1

Officials: All accounted for in Navy jet crash

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Response to Cal Carpenter (Reply #41)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 01:48 PM

43. wow! nt

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