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Military Jet Crashes in California Neighborhood
abc ^ | june 4, 2014

Posted on 06/04/2014 6:33:27 PM PDT by lowbridge

The crash occurred early Wednesday evening. Television reports show at least one home on fire on a residential street in Imperial, about 90 miles east of San Diego.

Lance Cpl. Christopher Johns, a Marine spokesman, says the jet was a Harrier from Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona, but he has no further details.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: California
KEYWORDS: harriers; jet; marineaviation; military; planecrash; yuma

1 posted on 06/04/2014 6:33:27 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Video

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/06/04/military-jet-crashes-in-southern-california/


2 posted on 06/04/2014 6:34:05 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Isn’t that a vertical landing aircraft?


3 posted on 06/04/2014 6:36:14 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: lowbridge

Seems strange that they would have a Lance Corporal as a spokesman.


4 posted on 06/04/2014 6:41:18 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: Paladin2

I guess it did.


5 posted on 06/04/2014 6:44:41 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Paladin2

It is.


6 posted on 06/04/2014 6:46:10 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: SkyDancer

Bookmark


7 posted on 06/04/2014 6:46:11 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: publius911

Just read that the pilot punched out and was taken to an area hospital. Praying for the pilot and that no one on the ground was hurt.


8 posted on 06/04/2014 6:47:57 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Impeach the Liar.)
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To: lowbridge

Went down about 1mile from my office. Warnings were sent out that live rounds were going off because of the intense heat from the fires and to stay away. Surprisingly I didn’t hear a sound until the fire engines went by.


9 posted on 06/04/2014 6:48:20 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: lowbridge

After crash video already on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_xyEBpD1TU


10 posted on 06/04/2014 6:49:28 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: 2111USMC

“Seems strange that they would have a Lance Corporal as a spokesman”

Odinga has drummed a lot of Military out of the ranks.


11 posted on 06/04/2014 6:50:05 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: lowbridge

Check for a fallout shelter underneath /obscure

OK, mandatory tension breaker out of the way .. prayers up for all involved.


12 posted on 06/04/2014 6:52:54 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: Paladin2; SkyDancer

Yep. You can land ‘em vertical, horizontal, or at an angle like a lawn dart.

Some methods are preferable over others.


13 posted on 06/04/2014 7:00:22 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: lowbridge

2 in one day?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3163864/posts


14 posted on 06/04/2014 7:05:43 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Learn To Search. Ask Me How.)
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To: 2111USMC

I was just thinking that. Most likely, he was some motor mouth that wanted his 15 seconds. I can’t see anything less than a captain doing PR work.


15 posted on 06/04/2014 7:06:20 PM PDT by LevinFan
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To: LevinFan

Especially at an air wing which would be loaded with beaucoup brass.


16 posted on 06/04/2014 7:10:03 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: 2111USMC

Saying that when it crashed - was trying to be a bit funny when I said it came down the way it goes up. But then, if there was loss of life and property, not so much.


17 posted on 06/04/2014 7:10:15 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: SkyDancer
Yes, I knew you were being humorous. Me too.

Hopefully everyone's o-k. We had a Marine pilot in a Harrier leaving the Quad City Air Show here one year at the Davenport airport that had some problems on takeoff. He didn't/couldn't punch out and died plowing a field with it.

18 posted on 06/04/2014 7:16:01 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: 2111USMC

Always sad to read about pilots getting killed doing what they like best. We always ask “I wonder what they did wrong?”


19 posted on 06/04/2014 7:26:57 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: lowbridge

Wow. I used to live outside Imperial. And at the time I lived there, it was considerably smaller than 15,000.


20 posted on 06/04/2014 7:27:41 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: lowbridge

Accidents happen, and military jets are prone to unusual accidents.


21 posted on 06/04/2014 7:44:57 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (Looking forward to November elections.)
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To: OldNavyVet

A ton of open undevloped land out that way, maybe it was taking of or landing, otherwise a freak that it hit houses.


22 posted on 06/04/2014 8:01:24 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: DAC21
I watched a Navy dive bomber pull out of a test dive at sea, and the plane didn't stop looping. Pilot must have passed out.

Shortly after, military came up with flight suits to prevent passing out.

23 posted on 06/04/2014 9:03:16 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (Looking forward to November elections.)
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To: 2111USMC

A USMC Lance Coolie is roughly equivalent to an Air Force 0-2


24 posted on 06/04/2014 9:09:37 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino

An’ now ‘e’s ‘arf o’ nothin’, an’ all a private yet, - Kipling


25 posted on 06/04/2014 9:27:47 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy
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To: DesertRhino

A USMC Lance Coolie is roughly equivalent to an Air Force 0-2

-=0=-
It is a E-3....you’re too smart by half.


26 posted on 06/05/2014 12:12:10 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: NonValueAdded
Check for a fallout shelter underneath /obscure.

A blast from the past.....

27 posted on 06/05/2014 6:07:40 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: SpeakerToAnimals

I award you one hot Dr. Pepper - and leave my elevator alone.


28 posted on 06/05/2014 1:29:52 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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