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WHIDBEY ISLAND, UNITED STATES: Sailors welcome crew members, 14 April 2001, on their arrival to a homecoming ceremony at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Washington. The 24-member crew from the US EP-3E surveillance plane that collided with a Chinese jet on Hainan Island off the China coast 01 April arrived from Hawaii to a heroes' welcome. AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

WHIDBEY ISLAND, UNITED STATES:  Sailors welcome crew members, 14 April 2001, on their arrival to a homecoming ceremony at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Washington. The 24-member crew from the US EP-3E surveillance plane that collided with a Chinese jet on Hainan Island off the China coast 01 April arrived from Hawaii to a heroes' welcome.  AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)