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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 06:13 AM

Breaking -Seven marines, four soldiers missing after helicopter crash in the Florida panhandle

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/03/11/helicopter-crash-florida-army-training/70135622/
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Seven Marines and four soldiers are missing Wednesday after an Army helicopter crashed during a training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle.

Eglin spokesman Andy Bourland said the Marines are part of a Camp Lejeune-based special operations group and the soldiers are from a Hammond, Louisiana-based National Guard unit. The names of those involved have not been released.

The helicopter was reported missing around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and search and rescue crews found debris from the crash around 2 a.m. Wednesday, Bourland said.

Search and rescue efforts are still underway at the site of the crash a remote swath of beach between Pensacola and Destin. The beach is owned by the military and is used for test missions.
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Reply Breaking -Seven marines, four soldiers missing after helicopter crash in the Florida panhandle (Original post)
malaise Mar 2015 OP
chillfactor Mar 2015 #1
marym625 Mar 2015 #2
shenmue Mar 2015 #3
AikenYankee Mar 2015 #4
Dont call me Shirley Mar 2015 #5
malaise Mar 2015 #6
FLPanhandle Mar 2015 #7
malaise Mar 2015 #8
FLPanhandle Mar 2015 #9
malaise Mar 2015 #10
malaise Mar 2015 #11
ladyVet Mar 2015 #12
malaise Mar 2015 #13
pinboy3niner Mar 2015 #14
malaise Mar 2015 #15
pinboy3niner Mar 2015 #16

Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 06:27 AM

1. my thoughts and prayers with their families...

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 06:30 AM

2. Oh no!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 07:21 AM

3. ...

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 08:15 AM

4. Thoughts and prayers ....

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 09:07 AM

5. The missing...

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 09:14 AM

6. AP is saying presumed dead now

Real sad.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 09:46 AM

7. Human remains have been found now.

Dense fog this morning may have had something to do with the accident.

This is not a huge population area here, so it will hit the community hard.



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Response to FLPanhandle (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 09:47 AM

8. Wasn't the crash last night

and there was fog then as well

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Response to malaise (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 09:54 AM

9. Yes, we've had dense fog since last evening



Here is what it looks like now.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 09:58 AM

10. Have to wonder why they went training in the fog

but I guess they prepare for the 'fog of war'.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 02:17 PM

11. Biden just offered official condolences to the families of the military personnel

and that's before the Press Conferences - that means no survivors

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 09:43 PM

12. Oh, such sorrow!

I was stationed near there at Hurlburt Field. It was my first assignment and it was beautiful there. Walk out the front gate, across the highway, and hit the beach.

I feel so sorry for the families of the soldiers and Marines.

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Response to ladyVet (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 09:45 PM

13. I imagine that you can picture this horrific accident

Real sad

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 09:55 PM

14. R.I.P. Soldiers and Marines

It brings back for me a time in high school when we learned our former student body president was killed in a jet crash during his pilot training for Vietnam. He was someone I knew, an incredibly smart and talented guy, so I had a personal appreciation of what we lost, more than a news report on list of anonymous casualties.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 10:24 PM

15. Vietnam

we lost so many good guys in that mess or preparing for that mess

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Response to malaise (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 10:30 PM

16. Tell me about it

I knew more than 60 guys who died there. They are always with me...

That's why I chose as my DU username my last radio callsign in Vietnam.

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