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Contact lost with two U.S. Marine F/A-18s

BAGHDAD, Iraq – At approximately 10:10 pm May 2, contact was lost with two U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from the U.S.S. Carl Vinson, flying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Status of the crew members is unknown at this time. Search efforts are currently underway.

There was no initial indication of hostile fire in the area at the time contact was lost.

More details will be provided when they become available.

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050503b

 



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