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    Default MA ANG F-15 Crash in Augusta Co Va.

    Not sure yet how close or how far the crash site is to the trail. But hopefully the pilot is ok

    http://www.airforcetimes.com/article...status-unknown
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuckahoe64 View Post
    Not sure yet how close or how far the crash site is to the trail. But hopefully the pilot is ok

    http://www.airforcetimes.com/article...status-unknown
    I saw this a few minutes ago. Last year a group of 4 of us were somewhere south of Waynesboro I think when out of nowhere two military jets flew right over the tree tops right on top of us! It was the loudest sound I have ever heard in my life. It happened so fast I dropped my hiking poles and stuck my fingers in my ears and it still hurt! It was nuts!

    Then this year I was reading a trail journal and they reported seeing the same type situation. I guess this is common around those parts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuckahoe64 View Post
    Not sure yet how close or how far the crash site is to the trail. But hopefully the pilot is ok

    http://www.airforcetimes.com/article...status-unknown
    about 20 miles west of the AT at Rockfish gap

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikernutcasey View Post
    I saw this a few minutes ago. Last year a group of 4 of us were somewhere south of Waynesboro I think when out of nowhere two military jets flew right over the tree tops right on top of us! It was the loudest sound I have ever heard in my life. It happened so fast I dropped my hiking poles and stuck my fingers in my ears and it still hurt! It was nuts!

    Then this year I was reading a trail journal and they reported seeing the same type situation. I guess this is common around those parts?
    A-10s fly around the grayson highlands almost daily

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    They also do low level flights at Goshan Pass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    about 20 miles west of the AT at Rockfish gap
    Thanks!

    I have been following the story and the pilot has not been located yet. http://www.newsleader.com/story/news...ield/14675183/
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    I'm really surprised they haven't found the pilot. Don't they have some sort of tracking device on their person?

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    Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash



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    Per our local newspaper


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    Last edited by Tuckahoe; 08-29-2014 at 13:56.
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