Crashes and Collisions

2 Military Planes Collide Above Fort Bragg, Land Safely

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An Army C-27J and an Air Force C-130H made contact during separate flight training operations Monday night, according to a news release from Fort Bragg officials. The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. while both aircraft were in the air performing flight training in the vicinity of Fort Bragg, officials said. The C-130H is from the Air Force'... more

US Navy Ships Briefly Collide in Gulf of Aden

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A US Navy spokesman says two of its supply ships briefly collided in the Gulf of Aden but that no one was injured. The spokesman for the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, Cmdr. Kevin Stephens, says the USNS Amelia Earhart and the USNS Walter S. Diehl were involved in a minor collision during an exchange of goods early on Thur... more

Jet on Navy Training Mission Crashes, Kills Pilot

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PORT HUENEME, Calif. (AP) — A jet on a military training exercise crashed into an agricultural field near a Southern California Navy base Wednesday, killing the pilot, authorities said. The plane disintegrated when it hit the ground at about 5:15 p.m. as it was preparing to land at Naval Station Ventura County. The crash sent a huge plume of bi... more

Two Italian Air Force Jets Collide Over Italy

ROME — Two Italian air force fighter jets carrying a total of four crew members collided during a training mission over Italy on Tuesday and crashed into a hilly, wooded area that erupted in flames, the force said. It wasn't immediately known whether the two pilots and two navigators managed to eject from the Tornado jets. The collision occurr... more

Iraqi Military Helicopter Crashes Delivering Aid

FILE - In this Monday, May 13, 2013 file photo, an Mi-17 helicopter used by the Afghan Air Force sits on Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Kristin M. Hall, File)

BAGHDAD — A Russian-built Iraqi military helicopter providing aid to those stranded on a mountain fleeing Sunni militants crashed Tuesday after too many tried to climb aboard, killing the pilot, said the army spokesman. Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi said in a statement that Iraqi parliamentarian Vian Dakheel, of the minority Yazidi community mos... more

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