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Posted: 5/17/2005 8:57:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/17/2005 9:00:45 AM EDT by wessono]
Last I heard, they found one body and the wreckage of both planes, but that's it.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 9:31:36 AM EDT
They eventually found both bodies.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 9:33:02 AM EDT
Did they finger out what happened?
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 9:44:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FAIL-SAFE:
Did they finger out what happened?



Mid-air collision.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 9:45:33 AM EDT
My best guess from being around USMC fighter pilots and crashes my whole life:

Were mockdogfighting, one lost sight, didnt call No Joy, and they made contact

Or

Were joining up in formation and got too close. I think the first one is more logical.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 9:49:45 AM EDT
Very sad.
I know the officer who handed the folded flag to one of the Marine's nine year old daughter.
He had served in his squadron.

Pretty fucking heartbreaking.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 11:02:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 5:35:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 5:23:31 AM EDT by Cincinnatus]
These pilots were NOT inexperienced.
One was Top Gun.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 9:14:09 PM EDT
That WAS a pretty bad dust storm that night. Our scouts were part of site security during the recovery, which I heard was not a pretty sight. My heart goes out to those pilots' families.
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