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May 18, 2011

For Those In Peril

A KC-135 An Omega71 aerial refueler crashed this evening at Point Mugu NAS in California. They were fully loaded with JP, and crashed on takeoff. So far reports say all 3 crewmembers escaped with minor injuries. Thank God.


Just a thought, it's a dangerous job, even if they aren't deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan.

UPDATE: several commenters including xbradtc pointed out this is an Omega71, not a KC-135. My bad. I saw the 707 airframe, heard tanker, and figured "well what the hell else would it be, there's only like thousands of em.

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posted by Dave In Texas at 09:41 PM

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