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Old 07-27-2007, 07:34 PM   #1
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Today,just under a mile from where I work here in Phoenix a horrible tragedy took place at about 12:45pm.

I was outside the building showing a vendor the way to the front office,when we heard a loud boom like sound. Then we heard a man's voice from down the street say several times,"Oh My God"! As if he'd seen someone get shot.

when we arrived outside of the office,to the south-east,we could see deep black smoke.

What had happened was that two local news helicopters,each carrying the pilot and cameraman collided in mid-air and into a local city park. The two and other news choppers had been covering a police/criminal street chase,the criminal had stolen a small fuel truck of some kind.

The chopper pilots all communicate with each-other while in the air,some kind of mis-calculation or mis-communication caused the helicopters of Independent KTVK Channel 3 and ABC 15 to collide.

All four men perished,all had families and all had been in the news from about a decade to 20 plus years. It is still being covered all over Tv as I type here in the apartment complex office.

On a true and ironic note,just a few hours earlier,I had by chance met up with the local weatherman from Channel 3 who's first name is Terry. He was getting into the news-van and I told him I recognized him. A very strange co-incidence.

May those men rest in peace and may their families find the strength and courage day by day,untuil their tears all dry.
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Old 07-28-2007, 08:57 AM   #2
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Damn that's horrible. I've never actually witnessed a crash like that, and I hope I never do.
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:00 AM   #3
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I saw the aftermath on the news last night..how terrible..
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Old 07-28-2007, 02:40 PM   #4
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Glad you weren't too close there B. Scary thing...you never know what can happen and when.
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Old 07-28-2007, 07:40 PM   #5
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Deal,I hope you never do either,I'm just glad i only heard the sound and had not actually seen it.

Brink,I was too close for comfort,that's for sure. Had I seen it,I may have been more disturbed by it than I already have been. The park is only 1/2 a mile from where I was.

Charlene,it was on all the local news until 11 last night. (Not including the repeat of the news in the early AM). I'm sure the network news will talk about it today.
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