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Old 07-29-2010, 06:28 PM   #1
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I am stationed up at Elmendorf AFB in Alaska and live on base. I am currently trying to sell my Ford Exploder on Craigslist. Since most people can't get on base, I have to go off base to meet them. So, I met this guy yesterday who just turned out to be a tire kicker. As I was coming back on base and going home, I saw a C-17 taking off from the runway on Elmendorf. Something obviously was wrong with it. It banked hard to the left and nosed over right into the ground. I was a couple of miles away and I could feel the impact in my whole body. And I was driving. The fireball was at least 500 feet high and then there was intense black smoke. It was one of the most terrible things I've ever seen. Especially since I fly for the Air Force as well (E-3 AWACS). The news confirmed this morning that all 4 crew members died. I've been in a daze ever since last night. Here's the story if anybody is interested.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/07/29/ala...ash/index.html

 
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:36 PM   #2
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Holy **** I can't even imagine how I'd feel after witnessing an event like that. I'm sorry and am keeping the servicemen in my thoughts

 
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:40 PM   #3
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Gives us all a chance to Thank God for what we do have
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:01 PM   #4
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I read that this morning. A real shame and horrible loss. I've been in those things before, and they are huge. Thank god it didn't crash into a neighborhood. I hope you can deal with what you saw, it's tough to witness something like that.
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:24 PM   #5
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I'm sorry for what you saw. That's rough.
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:10 PM   #6
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Saw the headline online yesterday. Such a terrible tragedy. We know not the time of our physical ending. It's a good reminder to let those you love know that you love them, and to live life while you have it.

 
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:20 PM   #7
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I saw something about it on DKO yesterday.

 
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