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66. One pilot confirmed killed
At least one US Marine Corps pilot has died and another is missing after two F/A-18 Hornet jets crashed in Iraq.

The planes are thought to have been involved in a mid-air collision in bad weather on Monday evening, reports say.

A US military spokesman said the planes had been flying too high to have been shot down by hostile fire.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4507609.stm

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  -Breaking - Two F-18s Feared Down in Iraq RamboLiberal  May-02-05 05:51 PM   #0 
  - Haven't lost any F-18s before?  DoYouEverWonder   May-02-05 05:54 PM   #1 
  - Excuse me, but what in Iraq is there to bomb?  hatrack   May-02-05 05:55 PM   #2 
  - There's constant bombing  Briar   May-02-05 05:58 PM   #7 
  - They can blow up a couple of Orphanages and an old folks home  saigon68   May-02-05 07:44 PM   #43 
  - bombing targets  nguoihue   May-02-05 09:28 PM   #55 
     - Q: Why are there no WAL*MARTs in Iraq?  Barkley   May-03-05 09:11 AM   #92 
        - LOL KICK  saigon68   May-03-05 12:15 PM   #111 
  - Besides, less bombing means smaller war profits...  KansDem   May-03-05 09:16 AM   #94 
  - Columns of tanks, bunkers, missile silos, all the usual terrorist  The_Casual_Observer   May-02-05 05:58 PM   #8 
  - And an occasional wedding n/t  NNN0LHI   May-02-05 06:01 PM   #11 
     - I've gotten bombed at many a wedding.  olddad56   May-02-05 07:39 PM   #41 
        - And the winner is ....  Eloriel   May-03-05 12:20 PM   #112 
  - Don't forget  catastrophicsuccess   May-02-05 06:13 PM   #18 
  - Iran  screembloodymurder   May-02-05 06:16 PM   #22 
  - there are reportedly still a few children left alive and unmaimed  leftofthedial   May-02-05 07:21 PM   #37 
  - "A few children left alive and unmaimed." Much truth in that.  Straight Shooter   May-02-05 07:35 PM   #40 
  - al jazeera outposts...  Henny Penny   May-03-05 04:26 AM   #67 
  - There's daily bombing according to Sy Hersch  TOJ   May-03-05 11:00 AM   #99 
  - Lots of stuff  goodhue   May-03-05 11:49 AM   #108 
  - .  Algorem   May-02-05 05:55 PM   #3 
  - Two Navy F-18s feared down in mid-air collision in Iraq  Roon   May-02-05 05:56 PM   #4 
  - Yikes  Steve_DeShazer   May-02-05 05:56 PM   #5 
  - CNN Breaking News says..  NeoConsSuck   May-02-05 05:56 PM   #6 
  - Operation Iraqi Freedom  nolabels   May-02-05 11:45 PM   #63 
  - I prefer Operation I Like Wearing A Flight Suit  TOJ   May-03-05 11:01 AM   #100 
  - New Network Graphic For Iraq  kenny blankenship   May-03-05 11:57 AM   #110 
  - From the link.. wtf? Mid air collision in the Desert?  leftchick   May-02-05 06:03 PM   #12 
  - They fly in formation and air to air collisions happen  Jacobin   May-02-05 06:05 PM   #14 
  - at night?  leftchick   May-02-05 06:41 PM   #28 
  - F-18 is all weather, all hours  Zynx   May-02-05 07:06 PM   #33 
  - Having done that, let me gently correct you. You statement misleads.  DemoTex   May-02-05 08:32 PM   #46 
     - I know whatcha mean Demo!  leftchick   May-02-05 08:58 PM   #51 
     - This might sound like a naive question...  KansDem   May-03-05 11:22 AM   #104 
  - Have you ever been in extreme turbulence?  Xithras   May-02-05 06:15 PM   #19 
  - Traffic over Iraq must be tough  mmonk   May-02-05 08:40 PM   #48 
  - AP wire  catastrophicsuccess   May-02-05 05:59 PM   #9 
  - so clueless they "lost" 2 jets? & don't know if they were shot down?  NIGHT TRIPPER   May-02-05 06:01 PM   #10 
  - The Iraq war is not a circus...  TwoSparkles   May-02-05 06:10 PM   #16 
     - Chimps are in the Circus-- this is a Circus of Death- a Sadistic Circus  NIGHT TRIPPER   May-02-05 06:29 PM   #25 
        - fuckin right  confludemocrat   May-02-05 09:22 PM   #53 
        - You have a wonderfully cynical sense of humor  pie   May-03-05 09:57 AM   #95 
  - The sky is very big  htuttle   May-02-05 06:04 PM   #13 
  - GPS navigation makes some flying more dangerous.  benburch   May-02-05 06:13 PM   #17 
  - One might have gone right while the other went left  Zynx   May-02-05 07:05 PM   #32 
  - Maybe they defected to Monaco  johnfunk   May-02-05 06:10 PM   #15 
  - those things have ejector seats, right?  NorthernSpy   May-02-05 06:16 PM   #20 
  - A pilot was found in Serbia a couple weeks after he went down.  Bleachers7   May-02-05 06:31 PM   #26 
  - Worst case scenario: pilots captured by insurgency  Barrett808   May-02-05 08:34 PM   #47 
  - Or perhaps, shot down over IRAN  kenny blankenship   May-03-05 11:23 AM   #105 
  - yikes! I had a scary thought....  leftchick   May-03-05 04:11 AM   #65 
  - Sure there's a chance BUT  kenny blankenship   May-03-05 11:14 AM   #102 
  - How many millions does one F-18 cost?  AwareOne   May-02-05 06:16 PM   #21 
  - yup its not like Social Security...  catastrophicsuccess   May-02-05 06:26 PM   #23 
  - From the Blue Angels's website:  ComplimentarySwine   May-02-05 06:28 PM   #24 
     - Cheap  Bleachers7   May-02-05 06:36 PM   #27 
     - give or take several million-  nittygritty   May-02-05 06:41 PM   #29 
     - Wow! So thats about $100,000,000 worth of junk strewn across  AwareOne   May-02-05 06:49 PM   #30 
        - Don't worry..  NeoConsSuck   May-02-05 07:20 PM   #36 
     - The cost of a few F-18s  bvar22   May-02-05 06:49 PM   #31 
     - But you can't bomb any terrorist 'hotspots' in a 737  DrDebug   May-02-05 11:27 PM   #60 
     - That's pretty good value  TOJ   May-03-05 11:02 AM   #101 
  - My thoughts go out to the pilots and their families  RetroLounge   May-02-05 07:06 PM   #34 
  - My thoughts are with the families, as well... nt  progressivebydesign   May-03-05 01:32 AM   #64 
  - It appears that  cliss   May-02-05 07:16 PM   #35 
  - Much more likely they just hit each other  Zynx   May-02-05 07:26 PM   #38 
  - I Wouldn't Say They Were Shot...  jayfish   May-02-05 07:28 PM   #39 
  - I would not say that just yet  NNN0LHI   May-02-05 08:29 PM   #45 
  - He Does Lament The Collapse...  jayfish   May-02-05 09:40 PM   #57 
  - aaaaaand....CHINA, anyone? Bueller?  dicksteele   May-02-05 09:21 PM   #52 
  - It's unlikely  Bleachers7   May-02-05 09:24 PM   #54 
     - They weren't only downing Soviet helicopters.  NNN0LHI   May-02-05 10:04 PM   #59 
     - OK. I agree.  cliss   May-02-05 11:41 PM   #61 
  - US military loses contact with two jets over Iraq (link)...  deadparrot   May-02-05 07:41 PM   #42 
  - How many crewman are usually on an F-18 ? n/t  Contrary1   May-02-05 08:16 PM   #44 
  - one pilot  Frederik   May-02-05 08:43 PM   #49 
  - 1 per plane. nt  Pepperbelly   May-02-05 08:44 PM   #50 
  - Oh, you know, those flyboys have to have some target practice  Ilsa   May-02-05 09:31 PM   #56 
  - Section Front Section Front U.S. Military: Two Jets Missing  Imagevision   May-02-05 09:59 PM   #58 
  - How's the weather? another sandstorm?  daleo   May-02-05 11:44 PM   #62 
  - One pilot confirmed killed  DoYouEverWonder   May-03-05 04:21 AM   #66 
  - Man.........  llmart   May-03-05 05:44 AM   #68 
  - Two U.S. Hornet jets collide in mid air over Iraq  lovuian   May-03-05 07:23 AM   #69 
     - R.I.P.  beam me up scottie   May-03-05 07:23 AM   #70 
     - its a sad thing for two reasons.  surrey405   May-03-05 07:23 AM   #71 
     - Well  bluestateguy   May-03-05 07:23 AM   #73 
     - those planes would not have been flying over iraq, (and therefore would  flordehinojos   May-03-05 07:23 AM   #75 
     - Hiss....  Stand and Fight   May-03-05 07:23 AM   #76 
     - talk about disingenuous... phew.  thebigidea   May-03-05 07:23 AM   #77 
     - Nah, chimp's paws are clean on this one for sure.  The_Casual_Observer   May-03-05 07:23 AM   #81 
     - No reason to blame Bush for this?  RetroLounge   May-03-05 07:24 AM   #87 
     - My guess would be himself  NNN0LHI   May-03-05 07:24 AM   #89 
     - Uh, if * hadn't lied us into a war, lots of dead people might still  lectrobyte   May-03-05 10:32 AM   #96 
     - Pobrecito  Ms. Clio   May-03-05 10:45 AM   #97 
     - Your pilots  Maple   May-03-05 07:23 AM   #72 
     - I thought they "lost" the planes- maybe tcheck the lost and found  NIGHT TRIPPER   May-03-05 07:23 AM   #74 
     - Did you read the article?  Stand and Fight   May-03-05 07:23 AM   #78 
        - More dead Americans  Erika   May-03-05 07:23 AM   #79 
        - Yes, and one life is just as bad as what is quickly approaching 1600. n/t  Stand and Fight   May-03-05 07:23 AM   #80 
        - Don't forget that  tuckessee   May-03-05 09:16 AM   #93 
           - Wow.  beam me up scottie   May-03-05 11:19 AM   #103 
        - Thank you.  beam me up scottie   May-03-05 07:23 AM   #82 
        - I do Sympathize and pray for the families  atreides1   May-03-05 07:24 AM   #84 
        - I agree with your post.  Stand and Fight   May-03-05 11:46 AM   #107 
        - Very well spoken, on a difficult subject. n/t  daleo   May-03-05 11:56 AM   #109 
        - "That is a damn fool thing to say "  Massachusetts   May-03-05 07:24 AM   #86 
        - Yes, and others have the right to call his opinion foolish.  DivinBreuvage   May-03-05 07:24 AM   #90 
           - Thank you.  Stand and Fight   May-03-05 11:41 AM   #106 
        - did you read my post at all?  NIGHT TRIPPER   May-04-05 01:49 AM   #113 
           - Don't say this often, but  Stand and Fight   May-04-05 08:22 PM   #114 
     - I just hope the military is going to fix the problems  lovuian   May-03-05 07:23 AM   #83 
     - GPS jammers  DulceDecorum   May-03-05 07:24 AM   #85 
     - RIP  0007   May-03-05 07:24 AM   #88 
     - Bush should get in the cockpit and show them how it's done  MetaTrope   May-03-05 07:24 AM   #91 
        - ROFL  TOJ   May-03-05 10:55 AM   #98 
 

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