Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Four Hurlburt Florida Airmen Killed When U-28A Surveillance Spy Plane Goes Down in Somalia After combat Mission.

US SPY PLANE GOES DOWN IN SOMALIA AFRICA AFTER COMPLETING COMBAT MISSION. As the plane returned to Camp Lemonnier, a frequent hub for special operations in pursuit of terrorists in east Africa, “the tower saw smoke coming from the aircraft. The Al-Shabaab terror group in Somalia have published a story on the Somali Memo website about the U-28A plane going down and claiming the four Hurlburt AFB men killed, Insha alah alaahu akbar God is Great, see link CLICK HERE. The Al-Shabaab terror group uses the Somali Memo website www.somalimemo.net to post their articles, like above, the Somali Memeo website is hosted in the USA by Domainmonster.com, see Domainmonster.com Inc, One Broadway, 14th Floor, Kendall Square, Cambridge MA 02142, USA.

HURLBURT FIELD FLORIDA — Four Hurlburt Field airmen died Saturday when their plane went down just a few miles short of the remote African military base at which they were stationed. Capt. Ryan P. Hall, Capt. Nicholas S. Whitlock, 1st Lt. Justin J. Wilkens and Senior Airman Julian S. Scholten comprised the crew of the U-28A troop support aircraft that went down about 8 p.m. Africa time, according to Col. Jim Slife, the 1st Special Operations Wing commander at Hurlburt. “They were less than 12 miles from base,” Slife said at a news conference Monday afternoon. “They had completed their combat mission and were on their way back from the South (Somalia).” The four men were the first to die in a plane wreck involving the U-28A, a single-engine aircraft modified for the U.S. Air Force to use in surveillance and intelligence gathering, Slife said. “There is not a particular history of this aircraft being accident prone,” he said. The U-28A was returning from a mission in support of OPERATION Enduring Freedom. The U-28A is a manned, fixed wing aircraft developed around the Pilatus PC-12 airframe. Its crews work in conjunction with other aircraft to provide surveillance and reconnaissance to special operations forces on the ground (SOMALIA AL-SHABAAB).
4 Hurlburt Field Fl airmen die in crash in Africa during combat mission in Somalia. The U-28A aircraft the airmen were aboard crashed Saturday. 2/18/2012, near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa, they were on a combat mission in Somalia. The men were returning from a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, according to a Hurlburt Field Florida news release and were 12 miles out when the plane went down...there is no known cause for the plane crash as of yet. The U-28A Recon Spy Plane has a maximum cruise speed of 270 knots or 310 miles per hour (MPH) and a maximum ceiling of 30,000 feet. The U-28A Recon Spy Plane can land on dirt or grass strips, it is not a high speed plane nor does it need paved runways.


On 18 February 2012, at approximately 1918 local time (L), a United States Air Force U-28A aircraft, tail number 07-0736, crashed five nautical miles (NM) southwest of Ambouli International Airport, Djibouti. This aircraft was assigned to the 34th Special Operations Squadron, lst Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, FL, and deployed to the 34th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The aircraft was destroyed and all four aircrew members died instantly upon impact. The mishap aircraft (MA) departed Ambouli International Airport, Djibouti at 13571, to accomplish a combat mission (Somalia) in support of a Combined Joint Task Force. The MC completed their mission in their Area of Responsibility (Somalia) and returned to Djiboutian airspace at 18521. The MA approached the airfield from the South (Somalia) at 10,000 feet (ft) mean sea level (MSL) for systems checks.
Camp Lemonnier DJIBOUTI AFRICA, CJTF-HOA Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa conducts operations in the Combined Joint Operations in Somalia and Yemen, run by CENTCON Tampa Fl. As the only U.S. military installation in Africa, Camp Lemonnier enables Special Forces operations in the Horn of Africa, (Somalia). After the 2001 terror attacks, the U.S. began to expand anti-terrorism efforts in the region. As a result, it established the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. Today, Camp Lemonnier is home to CJTF-HOA and 23 tenant commands. Camp Lemonnier provides, operates and sustains superior service in support of combat readiness and security of ships, aircraft, detachments and personnel for regional and combatant command requirements; and enables operations in the Horn of Africa (Somalia) while fostering positive U.S.-African Nation relations. Camp Lemonnier is a U.S. Navy led installation (Navy SEALSs) operated by Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia via U.S. Naval Forces Africa and Commander, Navy Installations Command. The Camp supports approximately 4,000 U.S., joint and allied forces military and civilian personnel and U.S. Department of Defense contractors (CIA-Delta Special Ops).

The Al-Shabaab terror group in Somalia have published a story on the SomaliMemo website about the U-28A plane going down and the four Hurlburt AFB men killed, Insha alah alaahu akbar God is Great, see link CLICK HERE. US SPY PLANE GOES DOWN IN SOMALIA AFRICA. Let’s see how long it takes the Al-Shabaab terror group (aligned with Al-Qaeda) to claim they shot down the U-28A spy plane and publish it on the Somali Memo website http://www.somalimemo.net/. The Al-Shabaab terror group uses the SomaliMemo website www.somalimemo.net to post their articles, like above, the SomaliMemeo website is hosted in the USA by Domainmonster.com, see Domainmonster.com Inc, One Broadway, 14th Floor, Kendall Square, Cambridge MA 02142, USA

Africa Command Bases Around Somalia, the U-28A surveillance plane went down 12 miles from Camp Lemonnier which would put the plane in Al-Shabaab controlled Somalia, see map above;
1. Djibouti..Camp Lemonier, headquarters of CJTF-HOA, sits in an old French Foreign Legion post. Current home to more than fifteen hundred U.S. troops as well as a special-operations unit, Lemonier is the likely model for how Africa Command will grow across the continent over the next couple of years.
2. African Union..The U.S. has a special ambassador to the A.U., which is headquartered in Addis Ababa, and CJTF-HOA quietly advises the A.U. on its military operations. The A.U. plans five standing brigades, one for each of Africa's major regions.
3. Kinetics..In January, American AC-130 gunships, working with invading Ethiopian troops, bombed the leaders of the Somali Council of Islamic Courts, foreign fighters, and Al Qaeda operatives who fled Mogadishu to Kenya's isolated border. Task Force 88, a U.S. special-operations unit, supported the operation.
4. Downrange Bases..The Djibouti headquarters oversees three "downrange" mini-bases, known as Contingency Operating Locations -- Hurso and Bilate in Ethiopia and Manda Bay in Kenya.
5. Manda Bay.. The downrange bases are situated within existing Ethiopian and Kenyan military bases. Emphasis is on civil affairs -- building schools and immunizing kids -- but can easily accommodate special ops, too.


Bill Warner Sarasota Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com