Monday, May 02, 2005

Hornets down

Blogging is going to be light over the next few weeks, as I've got finals coming up, after which I am DONE with High School. Anyway, much was made of Ralph Peters' comment in a recent article dissing the F/A-22 Raptor. The comment went that no one in the Air Force had been lost in Iraq. As most everyone knows, there was an F-15E shot down over Iraq, with the loss of both Capt. Eric Das, the pilot, and Lt. Col. Bill Watkins, the WSO.

Now it appears that we may have a similar situation. Two Hornets are down over Iraq, apparently as a result of a mid-air collision. I hate to speculate at this early of a stage, but the fact that the crews haven't been recovered yet is not a good sign.

Keep the pilots, the RIO, and their families in your prayers.