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Air Force officials have reported that an Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base crashed at approximately 3:15 a.m. Kabul time on Saturday in eastern Afghanistan.

The jet crashed while performing routine coalition operations. The two crewmembers inside the F-15 Strike Eagle were killed in the crash instantly. Officials reporting on the jet crash that killed these pilots have not released the names until next of kin have been notified. Air Force authorities have included a special board of officers to investigate the accident.

Approximately 80 percent of all aviation accidents occur shortly before, after, or during takeoff or landing, and are often described as resulting from ‘human error’; mid-flight disasters are rare but not entirely unheard of. Among other things, the latter have been caused by bombs, as in the 1988 Lockerbie incident, mid-air collisions such as in the 2002 Überlingen crash and structural failure, as in the 1954 Comet disasters and 1988 Aloha Airlines incident.

Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm is based in Virginia (VA), with an office also in Elizabeth City, in Northeast North Carolina (NC), practicing primarily in the southeastern U.S. and handles only injury law, including car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more. Our Carolina injur law website is: http://carolina.hsinjurylaw.com, the firm edits the injury law blogs Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, as well as the Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard and also hosts a YouTube injury law video library covering many FAQ’s on personal injury subjects. Lawyers licensed in: VA, NC, SC, WV, DC, KY.

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