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Crashes and Collisions

Survivors Mark 20 Years Since Green Ramp Crash

Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer | Mar 24, 2014

Jay Nelson remembers that it was a beautiful day. A day that was shattered in an instant by the explosion, confusion and a wave of fire. That day at Pope Air Force Base -- the day an air crash sent a fireball sweeping over ranks of paratroopers -- was 20 years ago. One of the deadliest peacetime disasters in Army history has a seemingly small p... more

Navy: Jet Crash Pilot Listed in Good Condition

Associated Press | Jan 28, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. - The Navy says the condition of a fighter pilot whose jet crashed off the coast of Virginia is improving. Naval Air Force Atlantic spokesman Mike Maus said Tuesday that the pilot is listed in good condition. He was originally listed in critical condition by medical staff after being flown by Navy helicopters to a civilian hospital... more

Pilot Still in Critical Condition Following Crash

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Daily Press, Newport News, Va. | Jan 17, 2014

The Navy pilot safely recovered at sea after his F/A-18 Super Hornet crashed off the coast of Virginia Beach Wednesday remained hospitalized in critical condition Thursday, the Navy said. The crash happened at about 2:30 p.m. about 45 miles off the Virginia Beach coast as the pilot was on a routine training mission in the single-seat jet fighte... more

Navy: Pilot Rescued After His Jet Crashes Off Va.

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Associated Press | Jan 16, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. - A Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday in Atlantic waters off Virginia and the lone pilot was in critical condition after he ejected and was rescued, the Navy said. The crash comes a week after a Navy helicopter plunged into the ocean in the region, leaving three dead. Both aircraft were on routine training missions. Cmdr. Mike Ka... more

Recovery Operations Continue at Helo Crash Site

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Navy News | Jan 14, 2014

NORFOLK -- The Navy resumed search and recovery operations Sunday when weather conditions improved at the crash site of the MH-53E that went down Jan. 8. Dive operations were temporarily suspended Jan. 10 when it was determined that weather conditions had made it unsafe to continue diving at the site. USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51) returned to the cras... more

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