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    San Diego fighter plane crash

    D.G. tell us you and yours are safe. I'm hoping this was not near you.

    http://www.10news.com/news/18229447/detail.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
    D.G. tell us you and yours are safe. I'm hoping this was not near you.

    http://www.10news.com/news/18229447/detail.html
    He lives about 10 miles away from there. So he should be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
    D.G. tell us you and yours are safe. I'm hoping this was not near you.

    http://www.10news.com/news/18229447/detail.html
    Thanks for the concern! The incident was miles from me, in a nice, but crowded neighborhood that houses thousands of mostly military families, called Mira Mesa. Tragic for the victims and their families. It was somewhat fortunate that it wasn't worse than it actually was.
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    hello, i live in sd and it's nice to see your concern for a friend of yours here

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    I thought DG lived on Pitcairn Island.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Brown View Post
    I thought DG lived on Pitcairn Island.
    They threw him out when they declared independance.

    The plane crash had me wondering as it was on the main news last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Brown View Post
    I thought DG lived on Pitcairn Island.
    Isn't Pitcairn Island in Mission Bay near Sea World?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
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    As long as nobody saw the rocket trail going skyward from his house, he should be okay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dchiefransom View Post
    As long as nobody saw the rocket trail going skyward from his house, he should be okay.
    I am sure someone saw it; even if there was not one, someone still saw it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    Thanks for the concern! The incident was miles from me, in a nice, but crowded neighborhood that houses thousands of mostly military families, called Mira Mesa. ...
    Correction: University City

    Mira Mesa is farther north

    Military, commercial, and general aviation crashes seem to be a part, fortunately small, of living in San Diego County. I used to work near Miramar, and now I work adjacent to the Palomar-McClellan runway, but the odds of being hit by a plane are so small that I do not really worry about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John E View Post
    I used to work near Miramar, and now I work adjacent to the Palomar-McClellan runway, but the odds of being hit by a plane are so small that I do not really worry about it.
    Having a fighter jet crash into your house is not always a bad thing.

    When I was a teen, I lived across the street from my biology teacher.

    Years before I moved there, one morning a fighter jet from MacDill AFB (A plane a day in Tampa Bay) crashed into her house minutes after she and her daughter left for school. The house was rebuilt, but also, she married the man who came out to investigate the accident.
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    Sometimes good things come out of bad situations. But then I always try to be an optimist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    Thanks for the concern! The incident was miles from me, in a nice, but crowded neighborhood that houses thousands of mostly military families, called Mira Mesa. Tragic for the victims and their families. It was somewhat fortunate that it wasn't worse than it actually was.
    Actually it was in a place called University City... only about 2 miles north of me. It was right off of my commute. University City is a little more like upper middle class...

    The area where the plane hit was just a mile off the runway... the debate now seems to be "Gee, if they knew the plane was in trouble, why let it fly over a heavily populated area?" Apparently the plane was in trouble just moments after takeoff from a carrier... perhaps a water ditch might have been prudent... but only the airboss and pilot know for sure.

    There was a family of 4 killed in the house the plane crashed into. The pilot was OK, ejected after trying to aim the plane toward an empty canyon just to the other side of the struck house. Just missed a local high school.

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