A sad loss.
Well, it happened a couple days ago...4 Airmen killed in MC-12 crash in Afghanistan
http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123346281The Department of Defense announced April 28 the deaths of four airmen who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
They died April 27, near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, in the crash of an MC-12 aircraft. The cause of the crash is under investigation, however initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at the time of the crash.
Last edited by VFFTSGT; 04-29-2013 at 07:05 PM.
A sad loss.
And on April 29:
A National Air Cargo Boeing 747-400 freighter on behalf of US Mobility Command, registration N949CA performing cargo flight N8-102 from Bagram (Afghanistan) to Dubai Al Maktoum (United Arab Emirates) with 8 crew and cargo consisting of 5 military vehicles, has crashed shortly after takeoff from Bagram Air Base's runway 03 at 15:30L (11:00Z) and erupted into flames near the end of the runway within the perimeter of the Air Base. All 8 crew are reported perished in the crash.
I'm not the regular Crew Chief.
The C-12 is a very safe aircraft. All of the services use them. The Army has been flying them since the 1970's. My second cousin Staff Sgt. Richard Dickson was aboard the MC-12 that crashed in Afghanistan. My family and I are mourning his loss.
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