Skip to comments.F-18 Crashes into home near San Diego
Posted on 12/08/2008 12:22:04 PM PST by dragnet2
Terrible. It appears that they’re all from the same family. What a tragedy.
Terrible...But this had the potential for being substantially worse in regards to loss of life.
My daughter’s on that ship. I just emailed her the article. I’ll let you all know if she says anything I can share. Most of the time she lets me know the points in the press that are inaccurate. Prayers for the families involved, the pilot and the air wing crew.
Best-ever Jet Plane song is “Early Morning Rain” for those of us who remember when a 707 was a “Big 707”.
RIP for the victims.
Squadrons which comprise a CVW are dispersed among many bases in many different states. There are only three Marine F/A-18 squadrons; two stationed at Miramar, that are augmented to the 11 CVWs, so your reasoning for keeping Miramar open is incorrect.
I remember the 707’s.... but don’t remember that song. Can you hum a few bars? :)
Gordon Lightfoot ca. 1968
Oh geez.... I remember the lyrics.... and can “almost” hear the tune. Now you’ve done it. I’ll have to find a website that has the music....or it will drive me nutz. *chuckle*
I don’t think there is room to enlarge the runway at Pendleton, besides all the south orange cty libs would scream bloody murder about the noise..
Wow... lotza memories there....”Man of Constant Sorrows”... Peter, Paul and Mary were favorites.... Thanks! I’ll look it up!
Miramar has many differernt groups, jets and choppers.
Not only assigned to carriers but to the many Amphibious Warfare Ships, Tarawa Class ships and others.
The training and interdependency of the Marines and Navy
The largest concentration of military in the world
here in San Diego depends on the immediate and readiness
of both land, sea and air.
It is far safer living near the bases than being in a car on the streets with drunk drivers.
A shame, what a random and terrible thing to happen to a family. I can only imagine how the pilot feels.
It’s not working for me today. and I was no earthly good to you yesterday.
I’m well aware of what is stationed at Miramar and what squadrons are and are not augmented to CVWs, the UDP and various MEU ACEs. Also, having been stationed at several different bases in the San Diego area, I’m also well aware of the military presence in that part of CONUS.
Thanks for picture and link—lots of info at the link.
In the house was a 36 year-old mother of two tiny sons, a nurse. One son is still missing. The family had just moved there after the birth of the second son. Also in the house was a grandmother recently arrived from Korea. The father, a businessman, was at work. They were members of a Korean Methodist Church. The youngest son was just a couple months old.
Such a sad event. It looks like the pilot almost planted it in an uninhabitated area. I feel so awful for the mother children and grandmother killed so awfully without warning. I pray for those who will mourn them. I also feel awful for the pilot. He or she will carry a sadness forever - even if it was unavoidable. Lord bless them all.
wow. I feel sad for the family.
Sorry I’m late to this thread. But I’ve written to the cable networks several times, PLEADING that they take those “lower thirds” away, especially when it’s a very visual scene they are reporting.
It is certainly unnerveing to see all that writing, which typically just states the obvious, when what we’d really like to see is what is going on on the scene.
Damn good aiming there.
I wonder if one of the failed electronic hybrids that General Motors/Hughes Aircraft manufactured for our F/A18s and other military hardware ex. Amraam, Phoenix missles.
General Motors received a criminal and civil conviction in 1996 in Los Angeles, CA for faulty tesing and passing inferior military hardware.
And they have the audacity to put their hand out for our fn tax money? When they didn’t give a damn about our military jets crashing because of their criminal behaviour?
I have no idea...I’ll wait to hear what the NTSB and the military findings are. Could have been any number of things, including pilot error.
Since the pilot survived, I would expect this will help expedite the investigation into the cause.