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COD crashed enroute to Carrier

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by JDean3204, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. JDean3204

    JDean3204 Well-Known Member

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  2. JEP

    JEP Malko In Charge Staff Member

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    Transport to the USS Reagan - CVN-76
     
  3. Pilot Fighter

    Pilot Fighter Well-Known Member

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    Very sad. I think this is the first fatal C-2 in almost 50 years.

    Given the number of survivors, I'm speculating they ditched.

    My father witnessed one go in off the Ranger in 1970 or 1971 with no survivors. It was thought that cargo broke loose on the cat shot and slid aft.
     
  4. NovemberEcho

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    Doesn't someone on here fly the Greyhound?
     
  5. Lawman

    Lawman Well-Known Member

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    Bunk22 used too. Don’t know if he was in Carrier Det 5 or not.


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  6. killbilly

    killbilly Vocals, Lyrics, Triangle, Washboard, Kittens

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    I may be wrong, but memory says that he was connected to them. The distinctive tail on those C2s reminded me of some stuff he's posted before. Again, though I may be wrong about this.

    This is very sad. Feel bad for all of them. That's gotta be a tight community.
     
  7. JDean3204

    JDean3204 Well-Known Member

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    I did not fly them, but I worked on them for 5 years as an enlisted guy. I know many people still in the VRC community and a few in that specific detachment. It's a platform that people tend to stick around in providing they can get orders, as it is a great qol as far as Navy Deployments go.
     
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  8. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, as Lawman was saying, Bunk flew them for many years.

    If I'm not mistaken, there's only three VRC squadrons in the USN, so I would imagine tight knit indeed.

    Tragic indeed, the December 1970 one.

     
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    Only 2 VRC's these days.....-30 at NASNI, and -40 at NAS Norfolk. 30 serves PACFLT and 40 serves AIRLANT. And that is one of the more horrifying videos of all time. I don't think I have not thought about it during every COD catshot I've been on.
     
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  10. MikeD

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    -50 got disestablished?
     
  11. JDean3204

    JDean3204 Well-Known Member

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    In 1994
     
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    Eerily similar. In this one, an MRAP broke loose and slid backwards.

     
  13. Screaming_Emu

    Screaming_Emu You people

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    Ugh. Probably in the top three on my list of internet videos that I wish I never watched.
     
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    Wish I never saw any of the crashes I've seen, especially the ones in person.

    I wish the 747 guys had more altitude, they may haven't gotten control back...
     
  15. Roger Roger

    Roger Roger Paid to sleep, fly for fun

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    IIRC it wasn’t the cg shift that killed them, it was the MRAPs damaging flight control systems.
     
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    The trucks rolled into and through the aft pressure bulkhead and jammed the elevator in position. They also took out the CVR and FDR at the same time and many parts of the hydraulic systems. The report is really interesting.
     
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    The CG shift would have been enough even if the hydraulics had not been damaged.

    This COD deal is a sad situation. The pilot I used to fly with was a Greyhound driver.....tight group. Prayers and thoughts for the recovery and the families of those lost.
     
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    Looks like they are calling the search off for the remaining three sailors lost at sea.
     
  19. bunk22

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    I flew the C-2A(R) or COD for many years. Had 1709 hours in it, which is a lot if anyone knows how the military operates and the money we lacked back then. Anyway, it is the first fatality crash of a COD since 73. I assume they ditched as well and 3 personnel were lost at sea. RIP SHIPMATES, WE HAVE THE WATCH.
     
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    I spent 4 years in Yokosuka and Atsugi recently and I know a lot of good friends currently still at VRC-30 Det 5 and on the Ronald Reagan. It's been a rough year in the 7th fleet. Providers Strong Det 5!!!!
     

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