Short on Time….. looking for info…

Light BulbShort on time, Travelling and Looking for information on the following two stories:

An F-16 has gone missing over the Adriatic Sea somewhere

Another ship found between Yemen and Somalia with Man-Pads and weapons bound for N-Africa.

If you see anything on these two stories please drop links in comment section.  Thanks…. /SD


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20 Responses to Short on Time….. looking for info…

    • arkansasmimi says:

      The Yemeni Coast Guard has intercepted a ship loaded with weapons. The U.S. Navy provided help the interception in Yemen’s territorial waters. On board were surface-to-air missiles called MANPADs which are used to shoot down civilian and military aircraft. Also found on the ship were C4 military grade explosives, 122mm shells, RPGs and bomb making equipment including electronic circuits, triggers for roadside bombs and vehicle IEDs.

      The vessel flew multiple flags and had eight Yemeni crew members on board, though it’s not clear what the point of origin of the ship was.


  1. WeeWeed says:

    Yeah, yeah, I know – NYT – oddly enough, the stories are disappearing……


  2. czarowniczy says:

    Not much out there yet, mostly just stuff the aircraft’s PIO would release. Gotta remember the F-16s been in for some 40 years now and even though those that old aren’t flying anymore the ones in the air now have a lot of time on the airframes. Obama cancelled the F-22 program and threatened to dump the F-35 too. There have been attempts to reinstate F-22 production but apparently enough Senators cannot find pork for their plate in doing so. The remaining AF and Navy fighters have racked up a ton of hours on their frames and engines and Murphy gets to claim one every now and then.


  3. Sharon says:

    The Italian news agency Ansa reported the aircraft was flying in formation with other jets when the pilot reported a problem with his last radio contact, the news agency said came from airport sources.

    The other jets in the training exercise are involved in the search, as are the Italian coast guard.


  4. lovemygirl says:

    On the F16, Many responded quickly as you requested but it does appear to be bad weather and a distress call. Just an unfortunate crash from what I can piece together.


  5. woohoowee says:

    “Arms Ship Seized Off Yemen; Iran Accused”

    “Yemeni forces intercepted a ship last week carrying a large cache of weapons — including surface-to-air missiles — that may have been smuggled from Iran for Yemeni insurgents, U.S. officials said Monday.”


  6. ctdar says:

    Fox just reported that jet debris has been located in Adriatic Sea but still searching for pilot.


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