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wxjumper
01-23-2014, 04:32 AM
Anybody based there have any more info on this? It looks like an RPA instructor and two of his students were joy riding on a sparsely populated road near the Alamogordo airport. They failed to negotiate a turn and flipped the car 7 times, killing all three. It happened around midnight, but the crash wasn't discovered until the next morning. I used to be based there and know that area well. I also know how hard it is to find something to do, no not surprised at this at all.

AF News Report: Three Holloman airmen killed in car crash (http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140122/NEWS/301220006)

Alamogordo Local News: Three airmen die in Alamogordo car accident (http://www.alamogordonews.com/alamogordo-news/ci_24962044/three-airmen-die-alamogordo-car-accident)

Location where the accident happened: Link (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.842421,-105.997767&ll=32.841448,-105.989399&spn=0.028665,0.030384&num=1&t=h&z=15)

wxjumper
01-23-2014, 04:33 AM
Anybody based there have any more info on this? It looks like an RPA instructor and two of his students were joy riding on a sparsely populated road near the Alamogordo airport. They failed to negotiate a turn and flipped the car 7 times, killing all three. It happened around midnight, but the crash wasn't discovered until the next morning. I used to be based there and know that area well. I also know how hard it is to find something to do, no not surprised at this at all.

AF News Report: Three Holloman airmen killed in car crash (http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140122/NEWS/301220006)

Alamogordo Local News: Three airmen die in Alamogordo car accident (http://www.alamogordonews.com/alamogordo-news/ci_24962044/three-airmen-die-alamogordo-car-accident)

Location where the accident happened: Link (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.842421,-105.997767&ll=32.841448,-105.989399&spn=0.028665,0.030384&num=1&t=h&z=15)

wxjumper
01-23-2014, 10:25 AM
I posted a thread about this earlier but for some reason it has disappeared. See next post for original thread.

wxjumper
01-23-2014, 10:30 AM
Anybody at Holloman have any more info on this? I used to be based there and know exactly where it happened. I also know the lack of things to do in that area, which probably lead to this reckless driving. Some pretty crazy circumstances surrounding this crash.

- It was a single car accident, no other vehicle was involved.
- It occurred around midnight, but the car and the bodies weren't discovered until the next morning.
- Speed was defiantly a factor, but it is not yet determined if Alcohol was a factor.
- They lost control on the only curve on the road. They had to know it was coming. I've pinned it on google maps: link (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.842385,-105.997818&num=1&t=h&z=15)
- The crash involved a RPA instructor and two of his students. It will be interesting to see what fallout comes from this.

The local news has more details on the crash: Link (http://www.alamogordonews.com/alamogordo-news/ci_24962044/three-airmen-die-alamogordo-car-accident)

crwchf16
01-23-2014, 11:25 AM
I was there too, there's nothing for those poor souls to do off duty without driving at least an hour. Rest in peace buddies, you are missed

Vrake
01-23-2014, 02:25 PM
The old rules hold true. "Nothing good happens after midnight"

RIP and prayers for the families as well.

wxjumper
01-24-2014, 01:26 PM
They released the names: http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140123/NEWS/301230015

Your_Name_Here
01-25-2014, 03:41 AM
Really sucks to hear history repeat itself. I was there at Holloman when a couple of CE guys lost their lives in a one-car wreck. Their car hit the end of a guardrail doing about 80; this was that spot right before the exit going into the main gate. One guy was dead at the scene. The other was medevac-ed to El Paso, but his family elected to pull the plug a day or two afterward.
IIRC, it was a three-day weekend, they were driving home from a house party off base, and.....were drunk. It got fairly ugly in short order for the whole base, on top of the devastation an organization suffers in a tragic loss like that.

Badger
01-25-2014, 04:36 AM
The fact that it was an instructor and two students is bound to cause some hard questions to be asked at that squadron.