May 02, 2005

Crews of two F/A 18 jets missing in Iraq

Crews of two F/A 18 Hornet jets are missing in Iraq.

The jets were flying a routine mission in what was termed "bad weather" from the carrier USS Carl Vinson.

The Navy believes the jets collided with each other as a result of the bad weather. It is not known whether the jets were over land or over sea when the incident occured.

The crew of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson lost contact with the planes about 10:10 p.m. (2:10 p.m. ET), a U.S. military statement said.

"There was no indication of hostile fire in the area at the time contact was lost," the military statement said.

The Boeing-built F/A-18 Hornet is an all-weather fighter and attack aircraft, versions of which can carry either one- or two-person crews.

The crews have not been identified as of yet.

They will be included in my prayers tonight.

Posted by mhking at May 2, 2005 10:58 PM
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