Breaking! Iraq `aid` helicopter brought down

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posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 11:30 AM
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BBC reporting an Iraq aid helicopter was brought down
edit now it says crashed
edit now most of the links arent working anymore

im going to find more info about this but every link redirects, maybe this is being covered up?


www.cbsnews.com...

www.bbc.co.uk... the ticker doesnt direct to it any more

if it was brought down, then this is bad as its a whole new phase

the situation just goes worse to worse
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posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: dinogirl

Jump to conclusions much? It's being reported as a mechanical failure, which makes sense. It's an Mi-17, which Iraq has used with various success over the years but with the state of their military right now maintenance has to be difficult at best.



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Quick work diagnosing mechanical failure in those conditions.



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 11:39 AM
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a reply to: Kester

Considering that it's already been reported that it suffered a failure of some kind, and almost everyone on board survived, yeah it should be pretty easy to figure out.

Helicopters crash. Even in war zones.



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 11:40 AM
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My understanding is Helicopters are difficult to work on in perfect situations... middle of civil war desert environment on top of doing those aid runs, over loading it on weight (I am guessing) adding to the normal stress on the motor and flight controls... mechanical is almost always my first thought when they go down in that type of environment.



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 11:42 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

A quick look shows several versions with varied blame.



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 11:44 AM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

All good except for the 'war' bit. War involves use of those things profiteers love selling. Weapons.



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: Kester

So helicopters don't suffer mechanical failures in war? That's interesting to know.



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 11:56 AM
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are you all overlooking the Obvious...
There must be an IS/Caliphate (secret) supporter working as a flightline mechanic to (covertly) sabotage Iraqi aircrafts

I mean there are Military Chaplains or/and Psychiatrists stationed on military bases in the States going 'Allah Akbar' on unsuspecting troops
why not over there in the heat of the conflict
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posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 12:02 PM
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The report says it was overloaded with people jumping on board. The pilot was killed, others were injured.
Perhaps to clarify things for everybody, one other helicopter with refugees on board was shot at, but they escaped.
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posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 12:04 PM
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a reply to: dinogirl

Not everything is a conspiracy, or "cover-up."



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 12:18 PM
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a reply to: Serdgiam

That's right.



Everyone knows it's Aliens.

Because the obvious answer is dull and boring.



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 12:23 PM
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originally posted by: dinogirl
BBC reporting an Iraq aid helicopter was brought down
edit now it says crashed
edit now most of the links arent working anymore



This is a more direct link for the BBC story OP.

www.bbc.co.uk...

There is not a lot of info compared to the CBS report, although it does say the helicopter belonged to Kurdish forces.



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 12:27 PM
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Why is this thread still even up? It has already been posted in the same forum, with the same exact subject.

And even though the search function at ATS is not the friendliest, even I saw it.



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 05:09 PM
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failure to dodge the rocket



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 05:15 PM
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a reply to: PLAYERONE01

Right, because overloaded helicopters that may be irregularly maintained, flying in mountainous air never have mechanical problems.





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