Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Djibouti crash kills 4 U.S. special operations soldiers
Last weekend four U.S. special operations soldier died when their plane crashed in Djibouti. The plane was apparently returning from a mission in Afghanistan.
The plane that crashed was a U-28 single prop plane often used by U.S. special forces. The crash was near Camp Lemonnier a U.S. military base in Djibouti in the horn of Africa.
The cause of the crash is still being investigated although there were no signs the plane was under attack. A statement from the U.S. Africa Command said the flight was routine. Those killed came from Colorado Springs Colorado, Newman Georgia, Bend Oregon, and Upper Marlboro Maryland. The pilot Ryan Hall was quite experienced having logged 1300 combat flight hours. For more see this article.