Sad ANZAC Day news

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  1. Oggie2620

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    Sadly, 4 Kiwi airman have joined the long list of those who have died in the service of their country. A Huey from No 3 Sqn RNZAF crashed en route RNZAF Ohakea to Wellington for the ANZAC commemoration. 3 on board died; oneis seriously injured in hospital. :cry:
     
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    [email protected], that sucks! My prayers are with the families.
     
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    :salute:

    We just lost a soldier from New Jersey in AF.
     
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    a long salute to all...what was the cause of the accident?
     
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    Not alot being said

    It went down in mist and low cloud apparently if thats anything to go by

    Media are crying the ' Hueys are over 40 years old' or some crap
     
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    This is terrible news :(

    As far as the media goes, they'll always try and pin the cause on anything they think will create a stir. It's good for ratings.
     
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    We've had the Iroquois' since 1966, so it's true they're not young, but you can bet if there was anything suspicious with them they would be grounded in a flash. Our mechanics and pilots are professionals, so I'm guessing the weather played a key role here.
     
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    My friend Glen who is based at Ohakea says that they had the first of the burials yesterday. I hope the Station Padre took the service becuase having met him he is a lovely man and would make a very good fist of it. His father was a 75 (NZ) Sqn Bomber boy and hes been at Ohakea for some time so would be really appropriate.
    Ohakea Base is a very devastated place at the moment..
    Dee:cry:
     
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    I'm not surprised Dee...We lost an instructor and pupil in a CT/4B crash when I was in...everyone was saddened at the loss.
    Thanks for the update.

    Evan
     
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    Dam that blows.......

    :salute:
     
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    My condolances to our fellow ANZACs in New Zealand and to their families. LEST WE FORGET
     
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