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    Default US Air Force KC-135R Disappears From Radar Over English Channel

    A US Air Force refuelling aircraft disappeared off the radar over the English Channel last night.

    The Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker left Amiens in northern France at 0.05am local time (11.05pm BST) and was last reported on a flight tracking website between Dover and Calais 15 minutes later.

    It is not yet known why the plane - flying under the code QID72 and based at Mildenhall in Suffolk - fell off the radar at 0.20am. The US Air Force was unavailable for comment.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...h-Channel.html

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    There's no airport in Amiens where a KC-135 could have taken off... great journalist work again....

    Plane landed safely at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk

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    Looks like they picked up the tracking near Amiens and some numb nuts reporter made an incorrect assumption.
    If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !


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