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JUNE 2021

Two U.S. Navy Training Jets Collide In Mid-Air

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Two U.S. Navy Training Jets Collide In Mid-Air

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On May 17th, two US Navy training fighter jets collided in the air over South Texas.

On one of the planes, the two crew members were forced to evacuate and one of them received minor injuries, the military said.

The two British-built T-45C Goshawk jets collided at around 11 a.m. over Ricardo, about 50 miles southwest of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi-based Chief of Naval Air Training tweeted.

One jet with a student and instructor aboard was able to land safely at nearby Naval Air Station Kingsville. The other jet crashed nearby after its student pilot and instructor ejected safely. One of them was treated for minor injuries at a Corpus Christi hospital.

No cause has been determined, and the Navy and local officials were investigating. They reported no other injuries or notable collateral damage.

Both jets belonged to Training Squadron 22, which is based at NAS Kingsville.

The unit’s site bills it as “the premier U.S. Navy and Marine Corps strike training squadron,” a place where Navy and Marine Corps aviators learn to fly several different aircraft.

The incident follows the crash of another Goshawk in March.

In that incident, the student and instructor were able to safely eject and sustained minor injuries, the Navy said at the time.

The McDonnell-Douglas T-45 Goshawk is the navalized version of the British BAe Hawk trainer. For the past 30 years, it has been used for advanced training of US Navy pilots for landing and attack missions. In 2020, the US Department of Defense opened a request for information regarding a future training jet intended to operate from its aircraft carriers and land bases.

The most recent crash came five days after a midair collision between a small plane and a regional air freighter near Denver. Both aircraft were able to land safely without injuries.

The pilot of an airplane that collided with another midair near Denver requested an emergency landing for engine failure, not knowing that his plane was nearly ripped in half, according to air traffic control audio.

The pilot who requested the emergency landing was the only person aboard a twin-engine Fairchild Metroliner that landed at Centennial Airport despite major damage to its tail section. The plane is owned by a Colorado-based Key Lime Air, which operates cargo aircraft.

“Looks like the right engine failed, so I’m gonna continue my landing here,” the pilot said in an audio clip with air traffic control.

The second plane, a single-engine 2016 Cirrus SR22, was rented by Independence Aviation, the company said in a statement. Its pilot successfully deployed the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System designed to slow the craft’s descent after a collision.

The Cirrus plane had a pilot and one passenger on board when the pilot deployed a red-and-white parachute and drifted down to a safe landing in a field near homes in Cherry Creek State Park, Arapahoe County sheriff’s Deputy John Bartmann said.

“Every one of these pilots needs to go buy a lottery ticket right now,” Bartmann said. “I don’t remember anything like this — especially everybody walking away. I mean that’s the amazing part of this.”

All of these incidents are incredibly lucky, since usually midair collision always include fatalities.

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Arch Bungle

Darwin’s Theory at work again.

Proud hindu

130 muslims drown.Yup Darwin’s theory 👍
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/medi-a27.html

Benjy

Proud clhlomo hindou
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Arch Bungle

Here is Darwin Theory of Evolution at work:

Proud Hindus bathing in cow shit to cure covid:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KMF6gAVUt6o

My Han brothers and sisters are laughing at you turd monkeys.
We just landed a robot on Mars, you lot are still figuring out how to land a cowpatty on the moon lol!

Even your joo masters are below us now, we don’t need their shitty technology anymore.

Last edited 27 days ago by Arch Bungle
Potato Man

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Ohhh wait you copy-pasting the same thing.

Potato Man

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Stop fuking drinking COW PISS you APES.

Proud hindu

50 christians dead in church collapse in Nigeria

Proud hindu

i like humping cows

Arch Bungle

Nobody gives a shit. Try something else joomonkey.

ruca

They must have collided with a cargo ship.

AmS!

LOL!!!!!!!

Proud Hindu Janitor

British? America can’t make anything on their own these days…

GoldStandard

Just some token trainer export sales to keep the British vassal’s jet aviation industry online. Gotta throw some crumbs to the most useful of ‘allies’ now and then.

Last edited 27 days ago by GoldStandard
megacorporation

Nothing new, they always imported scientists Tesla, Sikorsky, von Braun, etc etc, on Manhattan project worked people from all over the world.
Not even Elon Musk is American.
But then, who is?

Tyrone

Show some news about Putin homo haha. Can’t wait for him to die, I’ll celebrate for 2 weeks.

PropagandaDetox

That”s some of the lamest and laziest Russo-phobic trolling yet seen. Your overlords should demand a complete refund for the obvious, and complete, lack of interest, or investment, in your assigned task. You make a lousy employee – alas, suggest troll corp termination slip for you.

Last edited 27 days ago by PropagandaDetox
HB_norica

I sure as fuck hope no one is paying you to troll … pathetic.

yuri

CIA LGBT learn to use dildo, next learn to crash plane

Prophecy

He will live many, many years, decades longer than you fag. With all your diseases you won’t live more than 2 weeks… both you and Old Joe Biden.

AmS!

ahahahahahahahah

yuri

amerikans have always derived from lowest most incompetent classes from other societies, excepting Jews
“white Trash: the 400 year untold history of class in amerika”. Nancy Isenberg

yuri

this is how amerikans contribute the brit colony economy

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