Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Childhood Memory

A C5 plane crashed in Delaware at Dover Air Force Base. Click here to read about the crash on this great blog! The comment section is amazing because it is from the people affected, please take a second to visit it. This recent plane crash has brought back so many childhood memories for me.

My Uncle was a pilot in the air force. He flew the C5 cargo carrier. You can not believe how big this plane is, I mean HUGE!! My Uncle took us to Dover airforce base when I was little to see the C5. We were running around inside of the plane.

It was so awesome! I was probably around 6 or 7, I just remember the feeling of complete awe. My Uncle showed us how everything worked. He explained to us about the engineers who load the plane so the plane is completely balanced.

Thank God that no one was killed in the C5 crash. There were some injuries, and six of the injured people are still in the hospital tonight.

Click here for the new's article. The military has suspended C5 flights until they finish the investigating crash.


At 4/05/2006, Blogger LocuTus of Borg said...

Those planes are huge! I have been in a couple at air shows and it is amazing they can get like big trucks in there! Glad that no one was hurt in the accident.

At 4/05/2006, Blogger LocuTus of Borg said...

well hurt badly or killed

At 4/05/2006, Blogger Sonya said...

What an awesome post and a reflection of a great memory on your uncle.

You truelly inspire me.

At 4/05/2006, Blogger cherish said...

LoB: In reading the girl's blog that I linked in this post it seems the pilots were injured badly

Sonya: Thank you so much!!! I appreciate your kind words!

At 4/06/2006, Blogger alan said...

I remember watching them bring our mail aboard the Kittyhawk with a C-130 when we were in the middle of the Indian Ocean back in '74. The pilot set her down at the very edge of the fantail, reversed the props and hit the brakes and set her down like it was no big deal at all that he just landed this (for us) huge cargo plane on a carrier deck without being able to use the arresting gear cables. I wish I'd been awake to see him take off!

Your uncle and those like him are amazing men!

I heard about this crash on NPR while I was at work; that they were able to control the crash in a crippled aircraft of this size so that no one on the ground was killed is a testament to their skill and sheer willpower! I hope they all recover and can go on with their lives and dreams.


At 4/06/2006, Blogger Top cat said...

Being an old Air Force guy and being around planes for 4 years I always feel deeply for any tragedy on my Air Force brothers.

Thanks for the comments link cherish, it really added a human element connection to this tragedy.

You were very lucky as a child to get to see all that neat stuff.:)

At 4/06/2006, Blogger cherish said...

Alan: I agree with you all military men and women are amazing. What a noble choice they have made. In reading the blog that I linked it seems the pilots were hurt bad. Thank you for stopping by Alan!!

TC: I really loved going to the military base, I thought it was the coolest thing ever!! I hope they will all be okay!


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