C-17 Crashes at Elmendorf AFB, crew believed dead

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  1. scoutpilot

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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Wow, I'm heading up there on a C-17 in Sept.

    Praying for the families of the crew.
     
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    Air show practice. Probably doing something they shouldn't.
     
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    ^^^^

    I think I'll wait to see the results of the Safety Board and Accident Investigation before I start making any wild speculations and accusations of impropriety on the aircrew's part.

    There are numerous reasons that this may have happened. Making a guess now before all the facts are even collected from the wreckage is just a tad hasty. I'd prefer to give the families some time to mourn before playing an internet blame game.

    Instead, I'll just say what is proper for right now: My thoughts and prayers are out to them.
     
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    Sending my prayers to the families and friends of the crash victims.

    I feel so bad for my friend who is a loadmaster on C-17’s here in WA. She was good friends with one of the men killed in the Elmendorf crash. About him:

    http://www.alaskadispatch.com/dispa...orce-identifies-four-men-killed-in-c-17-crash
     
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    yup, sprog, the B-52 incident is one of the videos used in USAFA BCT honor lessons. Usually leaves a room silent after playing.
     
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    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect.
    — Captain A. G. Lamplugh

    Unfortunately, even good pilots can make mistakes.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    The sea is unforgiving...period. You can be as careful as possible....the sea doesn't care. If it wants you, it will take you, as it has thousands and thousands and thousands before.
     
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    Emphasis added.

    Good pilots always make mistakes, for they are human. They just make fewer than bad pilots.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Sadly Captain A. G. Lamplugh didn't add "and that's why you need aviation insurance from me."
     
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    Which gives his assessment all the more credibility.

    I'm pretty sure his thoughts were not meant as a personal affront the to Coast Guard.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    "More credible"...if not far less objective.

    I'm sure if we line up the deaths due to aviation accidents and lives taken by the sea, the sea would have the vast majority.

    I of course wouldn't find it as an "affront" as the Coast Guard has planes and helicopters....

    I also acknowledge there are far more planes in the sea than ships in the air.
     
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    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    This isn't a pissing match thread

    Okay, enough on the debate between what is more dangerous. In this thread nobody gives a care.

    This is a thread about an aviation mishap that took the lives of several service members.

    If you want to start a thread about what is more dangerous then feel free, but it is completely off topic for this thread.
     

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