20 April 2014

Crews hunt 'enemy' subs in latest patrol airplane | RallyPoint.com

Military News - Crews hunt 'enemy' subs in latest patrol airplane

Image Copyright: Mark D. Faram/Staff

By Mark D. Faram, Staff writer
Copyright: www.navytimes.com

ABOARD NAVY P-8A 431 — Flying at less than 500 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, the Navy P-8A Poseidon took a hard 180-degree turn to starboard, nearly standing the aircraft on it’s wing as it doubled back along the search track.

The aircrew had spotted a submarine periscope on radar — operating close to the surface and sending messages.

It was early in the April 7 search and the P-8 crew was coming around fast, looking to get a kill.

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