USAFA 2010 loses two more LTs

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by hornetguy, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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  2. scoutpilot

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    I hate that I had to be involved in this, as my little brother (USAFA 10) called me to brainstorm about locating an aircraft. My brother sat next to (name withheld) in class and first brought it to his boss's attention that the LT was not at work, which was apparently highly out of character. Sadly my brother knew he had gone flying the day prior (bro is an avid pilot as well) and started checking into the situation based on his fears. The pieces started to add up very quickly and tragically. Unfortunately, his fears were founded. He called me in the late afternoon to let me know their fate.

    I'm proud, in some small way, of how many good Army pilots here offered their ideas on contacting NTSB and controlling agencies to determine the course of the airplane. There was much concern for two young USAF folks they'd never met.

    If no other lesson is learned from this accident, those who fly should remember that you should ALWAYS file a flight plan. Always. It's free, and things would have been in motion much sooner.

    Anyone who has ever owned the sky cringes when the sky takes one back.
     
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  3. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    A toast...

    Peter was my Summer Seminar roommate. :frown:

    (Names have been reported publicly already.)
     
  4. Pima

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    Those words epitomized every flier's sentiment. Never heard that statement before, but I believe it will stay with me forever.

    My heart and soul goes to their families, and I only hope in time they come to terms with the fact they loved what they were doing.

    For friends who served with him, I wish you peace.
     
  5. fly boy

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    I'm sorry to hear that, hornetguy and raimus.
     

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