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Achive Avia News JAN-FEB 2002 Total Messages - 13
Jan 10th 2002 - F-16 crashes in New Jersey

SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- An F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed Jan. 10 in New Jersey.
The pilot from the New Jersey Air National Guard, based out of the Atlantic
City International Airport, ejected safely, but with minor injuries.

Posted by: FN Date: 01/11/2002

Jan 27th 2002 - Operation Enduring Freedoom - collision

USN official News U.S. Navy Vessels Collide at Sea By U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs
ARABIAN SEA (NNS) -- USS Ogden (LPD 5) and USS Greeneville (SSN 772) were involved in a collision at sea Jan. 27 in international waters in the Arabian Sea. No injuries were reported and initial assessments indicate minor damage.

Posted by: Francois NOTRE Date: 01/29/2002

Jan 17th 2002 - USAF NEWS - A10 mishap

Davis-Monthan pilot killed in A-10 mishap - DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AFPN) --An A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot assigned to the 355th Wing here was confirmed dead following a Jan. 17 mishap involving another A-10 on a training mission. The other pilot successfully ejected and is being treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.

Posted by: FN Date: 01/17/2002

Feb 2th 2002 - C-21 crash

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFPN) -- Two airmen assigned here died Feb. 2 when their aircraft crashed near Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.
C-21 crashed about 5:15 p.m. EST during a training mission. The crew and aircraft belong to the 47th Airlift Flight here. Its parent unit is the 375th Airlift Wing at Scott AFB, Ill. The C-21 is used for cargo and passenger airlift. It is the military version of the Learjet 35A business jet. It can carry eight passengers and has a crew of two.

Posted by: FN Date: 02/02/2002

Feb 2002 - T-37 from 47th FTW crashed

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- A T-37 Tweet trainer aircraft assigned to the 47th Flying Training Wing here crashed during a training mission at about 1:30 p.m. CST on Jan. 31 killing the instructor pilot and student onboard.

Posted by: FN Date: 02/05/2002

Jan 31st 2002 - Fighter ace passes away

WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- An ace fighter pilot from World War II and the Korean conflict passed away at Huntington Hospital on Long Island, N.Y., from an apparent heart attack Jan. 31. Retired Col. Francis "Gabby" Gabreski was credited with 28 kills during World Ward II and downed 6.5 MiGs over Korea. His military career spanned two decades. Gabreski led a series of fighter sweeps over the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944 -- "D-Day," eventually surpassing Eddie Rickenbacker's World War I record. On July 5, 1944, he scored his 28th kill,making him America's leading ace. Later, he was held as a prisoner of war in Germany.

Posted by: Francois NOTRE Date: 01/31/2002

Feb 2002 - John C. Stennis/Airwing 9 Team Takes Right

USS JOHN C. STENNIS, At Sea (NNS) -- An F/A-18 Hornet from the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 recently made an emergency landing at a forward-operating base, after its refueling basket became disconnected from an Air Force KC-10 during in-flight refueling operations, shattering the Hornet's canopy. The Hornet was conducting routine in-flight refueling during a combat mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Wright of VFA-147 immediately executed the appropriate response: slowing down and bringing the aircraft to an altitude below 12,000 feet.

Posted by: FN Date: 02/07/2002

Feb 2002 - 8 killed in Ukrainian Plane Crash

A Ukrainian cargo plane crashed high in the mountains of southern Morocco and killed all eight crew members. The Antonov crashed late Wednesday at 9,900 feet in the Atlas Mountains not long after leaving the city of Agadir.

Posted by: Francois NOTRE Date: 02/05/2002

Feb 12th 2002 - USAF News MC-130P crashes in Afghanistan

A U.S. Air Force MC-130P, deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, crashed Feb. 12 at about 5:20 p.m. EST in a remote region in Afghanistan. Eight crewmembers were onboard at the time of the crash. All survived and injuries are not life-threatening. They were taken to a medical facility in the Afghanistan area.
The cause of the crash is not known at this time, although officials believe it does not appear to be the result of hostile fire.

Posted by: FN Date: 02/12/2002

Feb 2002 - USAF - Digital modifications planned for C-12 Huron

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. (AFPN) -- Installing a new digital flight
instrumentation system in the C-12 Huron aircraft is one of several modifications planned to help keep the airplane flying another 20 years. Like the Compass, Radar and Global Positioning System modification, referred to as Pacer CRAG, on C/KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft,the Huron's modif-ication involves a "glass cockpit" used to take advantage of newer avionics technologies. The contractor logistics support directorate here will manage the modifications. The Huron is a commercial version of the Beech 200 King Air twin engine turbo prop, and its primary function is to carry passengers and cargo. It is also used for test support.

Posted by: Francois NOTRE Date: 02/18/2002

Feb 12st 2002 - Crash Mirage 2000B de la base d'Orange

Le 12 Février, un Mirage 2000B d'Orange s'est crashé en bout de piste,les deux pilotes ont pu s'éjecter.

Posted by: PHNOTRE Date: 02/20/2002

Feb 22st 2002 - Us Chinook helicopter crashed in the Philippines

WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Air Force officials identified two airmen killed in the Feb. 22, Army helicopter crash in the Philippines.The two airmen from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron(Kadena Air Base,Japan) were on board an Army MH-47 Chinook helicopter along with eight Army soldiers. The MH-47 crashed while en route from Basilan Island to Mactan, in the Philippines.The helicopter was supporting U.S. efforts to train and advise the Armed Forces of the Philippines in their efforts against global terrorism.

Posted by: FN Date: 02/22/2002

Feb 2002 - Air Force Considers Ending Patrols

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. (AP) -- The Air Force's civilian leader wants to end the post-Sept. 11 practice of continuous fighter jet patrols over U.S. cities and instead leave fighters on "strip alert" at airfields, ready to launch in case of emergency. Check full article in

Posted by: FN Date: 02/28/2002