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  • Marines Release More Details on F-35B, KC-130J Collision

    10/05/2020 1:30:45 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 50 replies
    USNI News ^ | Oct. 1, 2020 | Mallory Shelbourne
    The Marine Corps has released new information about its F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter that crashed earlier this week after a mid-air collision with a KC-130J tanker. The F-35B, which crashed close to Ocotillo Wells, Calif., was assigned to the ‘Green Knights’ of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, a Marine Corps spokeswoman told USNI News. The KC-130J that made an emergency landing is assigned to the “Raiders” of Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352.
  • Nevada firefighting planes collide midair; both pilots dead, authorities say

    07/30/2020 11:01:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Fox ^ | Frank Miles
    A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokeswoman told Fox News the accident occurred while the planes were fighting the Bishop Fire near Caliente, Nev., around 1 p.m. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will lead the investigation, and the NTSB will determine the probable cause of the crash. Each plane had only the pilot aboard, authorities said. The 500-acre wildfire started Wednesday in an area about 17 miles southwest of Caliente and 150 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
  • Driver Involved in I-5 Seattle Collision of Female Protesters at 1:30 in Morning Is Doxxed — Antifa Calls Him “Racist Monster” but He’s Black

    07/04/2020 8:31:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 163 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/04/2020 | Jim Hoft
    Two women activists were hit by a car last night in downtown Seattle early in the morning on July 4th.The women activists were standing on the interstate at 1:30 AM. The protesters were wearing black on the highway at 1:30 AM.The car suffered front grill and windshield damage. The driver was in custody but was not impaired when he hit the women on the highway. Here are two pictures of the suspect vehicle that struck two protesters on I-5 this morning. Investigation into motive and point of entry in to I-5 are still under investigation. — Trooper Rick...
  • Collision between black hole and 'mysterious object' puzzles astronomers

    06/23/2020 7:04:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    CNET ^ | June 23, 2020 | Jackson Ryan
    On Aug. 14, 2019, a gravitational wave -- a massive ripple through the fabric of space-time -- washed over the Earth. The signal was one of the strongest ever seen by the gravitational wave scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory and Italy's Virgo observatory. After an alert was sent out moments after detection, teams of astronomers across the world turned their telescopes to the point in space that the wave emanated from. But their searches came up empty. No light, no X-rays, no infrared, no gamma rays. On Tuesday, researchers from the LIGO and Virgo collaborations detail their full...
  • Former Rep. Allen West injured in Texas motorcycle crash

    05/24/2020 6:37:17 AM PDT · by libstripper · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2020 | Daniel Chaitin
    Allen West, a former Florida congressman, was injured in a motorcycle crash just outside Waco, Texas. A post from "Team West" to his verified Facebook page provided an update Saturday evening on the 59-year-old's condition. "According to law enforcement on the scene, a car cut LTC West off, resulting in two motorcycles colliding, one of which was his. He was transported by helicopter to the hospital, where he is currently in stable condition and undergoing assessment," the post said.
  • Flawed Bridge Technology Set The USS McCain Up For Disaster

    12/24/2019 11:17:04 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 57 replies
    gCaptain ^ | December 22, 2019 | gCaptain
    To guide the McCain, Bordeaux relied upon a navigation system the Navy considered a triumph of technology and thrift. It featured slick black touch screens to operate the ship’s wheel and propellers. It knit together information from radars and digital maps. It would save money by requiring fewer sailors to safely steer the ship. Bordeaux felt confident using the system to control the speed and heading of the ship. But there were many things he did not understand about the array of dials, arrows and data that filled the touch screen. “There was actually a lot of functions on there...
  • Flawed Bridge Technology Set The USS McCain Up For Disaster

    12/23/2019 8:54:41 AM PST · by Oatka · 95 replies
    Pro Publica via gCaptain ^ | 12/22/2019 | T. Christian Miller, Megan Rose, Robert Faturechi and Agnes Chang
    Dakota Bordeaux had rarely traveled outside his home state of Oklahoma before he joined the Navy in February 2017. He’d certainly never seen the ocean. But only four months later, Bordeaux was standing at the helm of the USS John S. McCain, steering the 8,300-ton destroyer through the western Pacific. Part of the Navy’s famed 7th Fleet, the McCain was responsible for patrolling global hot spots, shadowing Chinese warships in the South China Sea and tracking North Korean missile launches. It filled the high school graduate with pride. “Not many people of my age can say, ‘Hey, I just drove...
  • Chinese vessel sinks Philippine boat in West Philippine Sea 'collision'

    06/12/2019 10:06:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Rappler ^ | 06/12/2019 | Rambo Talabong
    MANILA, Philippines (5th UPDATE) – A Chinese vessel sank a Philippine vessel in a collision in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and left the 22 Filipino fishermen on that boat "to the mercy of the elements," the Philippines' Department of National Defense (DND) announced on Wednesday, June 12. “A collision between a Chinese and Filipino vessel (FB Gimver 1) was reported by Filipino fishermen near the Recto Bank in the West Philippine [Sea] on the evening of June 9, 2019. The collision sank the Filipino vessel,” Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a statement, citing information from Filipino...
  • US, Russian Navies Exchange Accusations After Near-Collision In East China Sea

    06/07/2019 7:44:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/07/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    The brinksmanship between Russian and US militaries has expanded from the air to the sea — and it nearly created a collision today near the Philippines. Just a few days after a mid-air confrontation over the Mediterranean Sea made headlines, the two navies are pointing the finger at each other as well. This time, the US Navy says it will declassify images to show the “unsafe and unprofessional” practices of the Russian navy: A US Navy warship nearly collides with a Russian warship in East China Sea.To avoid a collision "the US Navy ship went full engines back, as...
  • US and Russian warships nearly collide in the Pacific

    06/07/2019 7:07:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | June 7, 2019 | Brad Lendon, Barbara Starr and Zachary Cohen,
    The US and Russian warships came somewhere between 50 feet and 165 feet of each other, according to the two opposing reports, with both sides alleging their ships were forced to perform emergency maneuvers to avoid a collision, which can be seen in video and a picture of the event obtained by CNN. "A Russian destroyer .... made an unsafe maneuver against USS Chancellorsville, closing to 50-100 feet, putting the safety of her crew and ship at risk," US Navy spokesman Cmdr. Clayton Doss told CNN in a statement. "This unsafe action forced Chancellorsville to execute all engines back full...
  • Deer Collision Knocks High School Runner Out of First Half Marathon

    06/03/2019 7:47:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Runner's World ^ | June 1, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    Cecelia DeWitt, a member of the Coldwater High School track team in Michigan, has a few running goals she wants to complete before college: After her junior year, she had planned on running her first half marathon, which would prepare her to go the full 26.2 after her senior year. So she signed up for the Bayshore Half Marathon in Traverse City on May 25 to achieve the first part of it. Her dad, Joe, did the same, and helped her train in preparation for their big day. Everything seemed to go accordingly to plan on race day until the...
  • Former USS Fitzgerald CO Outlines Defense in Rebuttal to SECNAV

    04/30/2019 11:51:06 AM PDT · by robowombat · 88 replies
    USNI News ^ | April 26, 2019 8:52 PM • Updated: April 27, 2019 9:10 AM | Sam LaGrone
    Former USS Fitzgerald CO Outlines Defense in Rebuttal to SECNAV By: Sam LaGrone Cmdr. Bryce Benson, then-executive officer, assists in bringing down the battle ensign aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) in 2016. US Navy Photo The former commander of USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) is pushing back against a rebuke from the Secretary of the Navy, disputing major facts in the service’s argument he was criminally negligent leading up a June 17, 2017, fatal collision, according to a copy of the April 26 rebuttal obtained by USNI News. Earlier this month, Richard V. Spencer wrote that former Fitzgerald commander Cmdr. Bryce Benson failure...
  • 2 Paragliders Involved in Fatal Collision in La Jolla ID’d as Men From Laguna Hills, Carlsbad

    03/11/2019 11:02:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Questions still remain regarding the double fatal collision at Torrey Pines Gliderport on Saturday afternoon. The two certified pilots were flying their paragliders when they collided into each other, fell into a cliff, and died, authorities said. Many who were at the Gliderport said Saturday's weather conditions were absolutely perfect, so they do not believe the incident was weather-related. Both men were certified pilots, one with an advanced certification. They both were aware of the rules -- to keep a safe distance between each other, and that the glider along the ocean needs to make way for the one flying...
  • Years of Warning Then Death and Disaster (U.S.S. Fitzgerald and U.S.S. John McCain)

    02/24/2019 8:56:33 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 21 replies
    ProPublica ^ | February 7, 2019 | Robert Faturechi, Megan Rose, T. Christian Miller
    When Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin was elevated to lead the vaunted 7th Fleet in 2015, he expected it to be the pinnacle of his nearly four-decade Navy career. But what he found with the 7th Fleet alarmed and angered him. The fleet was short of sailors, and those it had were often poorly trained and worked to exhaustion. Its warships were falling apart, and a bruising, ceaseless pace of operations meant there was little chance to get necessary repairs done. The very top of the Navy was consumed with buying new, more sophisticated ships, even as its sailors struggled to...
  • Drone shatters passenger jet’s nosecone & radar during landing

    12/14/2018 6:33:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies ^ | 13 Dec, 2018 22:42
    A drone has collided with a passenger airplane in Mexico, mauling its nosecone and radome as the jet was attempting to land in Tijuana, Mexico. The crew had to request assistance to land the crippled aircraft. An Aeromexico Boeing 737-800 collided with the remote-controlled craft while approaching the airport for landing on Wednesday, according to reports on social media which were later confirmed by the airline. mauling its nosecone and radome as the jet was attempting to land in Tijuana, Mexico. The crew had to request assistance to land the crippled aircraft. An Aeromexico Boeing 737-800 collided with the remote-controlled...
  • Norwegian warship at risk of sinking after collision with oil tanker

    11/08/2018 6:43:24 AM PST · by Gamecock · 67 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/8/2018
    A Norwegian warship was heavily damaged in a collision with a Maltese oil tanker in the North Sea off the coast of Norway. According to Norwegian media reports Thursday, the frigate is in danger of sinking after sustaining heavy damage. The oil tanker is reportedly undamaged. Several reports confirmed that all 137 crew on the navy ship were evacuated but seven have been treated for minor injuries. "The armed forces is now reviewing all the means available in the region to assist the KNM Helge Ingstad (the damaged warship)," Lieutenant Colonel Ivar Moen told AFP. According to the website Marine...
  • 20 killed in Schoharie limousine crash (New York state)

    10/07/2018 8:35:20 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 89 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | October 7 | Mike Goodwin, Lauren Stanforth, and Steve Hughes
    SCHOHARIE - Twenty people died Saturday's crash of a limousine in Schoharie County, State Police confirmed late Sunday morning. The crash is the deadliest in the Capital Region since the Oct. 2, 2005 sinking of the Ethan Allen tour boat on Lake George killed 20 people.
  • Reports on Collisions of USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) and USS JOHN S MCCAIN (DDG 56)

    06/15/2018 2:47:33 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 36 replies
    U.S. Navy ^ | unknown | U.S. Navy
    The collisions were avoidable between USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) and Motor Vessel ACX CRYSTAL, and between USS JOHN S MCCAIN (DDG 56) and Motor Vessel ALNIC MC. Three U.S. Navy investigations concerning each of these incidents are complete. Command and Admiralty investigations in each case retain legal privilege to protect the interests of the United States Government in future litigation. As Chief of Naval Operations, I have determined to retain the legal privilege that exists with the command Admiralty investigations in order to protect the legal interests of the United States Government and the families of those Sailors who perished....
  • Former commander of USS John S McCain pleads guilty, retires after deadly collision

    05/27/2018 10:36:52 AM PDT · by BBell · 43 replies ^ | 5/27/18 | Bradford Betz
    A former commander of the USS John S. McCain pleaded guilty Friday to dereliction of duty when the destroyer collided with a commercial tanker, killing 10 sailors and injuring five in the Straits of Singapore last August. Cmdr. Alfredo Sanchez, who has served in the Navy for more than 20 years, testified during a special court-martial at the Washington Navy Yard, Stars and Stripes reported. “I am ultimately responsible and stand accountable,” Sanchez said. “I will forever question my decisions that contributed to this tragic event.” Per disciplinary proceedings, Sanchez agreed to retire from service, forfeit $6,000 in wages, and...
  • USS Fitzgerald Combat Team Unaware of Approaching Merchant Ship Until Seconds Before Fatal Collision

    05/13/2018 2:59:41 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 99 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings ^ | May 10, 2018 | :Sam LaGrone
    The sailors who were manning the combat nerve center of USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) did not know they were on a collision course with a ship almost three times their size until about one minute before impact, according to new information revealed in the preliminary hearing for two junior officers accused of negligent homicide for their role in the collision that resulted in the death of seven sailors. Lt. Natalie Combs, the tactical action officer, and Lt. Irian Woodley, the surface warfare coordinator, were both on duty in the windowless combat information in the belly of the guided-missile destroyer on early...