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U.S. Marine Helicopter missing in Nepal

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posted on May, 14 2015 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

They've named at least four that I've seen so far.




posted on May, 14 2015 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Thanks for that..
I need to go look at the specs for that c-1-17



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

As much as I prefer this phone over the others I've had, I'm about to hunt that little auto correcting asshole down and give him a virus.



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Looking at flightglobal now about the shipment and the C-17 GMiii.

Didn't see a fourth name. What other source did you use?



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 02:09 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

LMAO!! Figured that was it. But I had to check.

While stuck on this thread.. I haven't had time to see if anyone posted about the F-18 SH that was a destroyed in the gulf 2 days ago.
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posted on May, 14 2015 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

I've probably looked at two dozen articles. I'd have to hunt them up again.



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 02:14 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

No, that one wasn't posted. Sounds like cat failure.



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 02:33 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Bigburgh

No, that one wasn't posted. Sounds like cat failure.


Realised you're driving.. I'll find what I need. Don't trace back.

As far as the F-18.. it was only reported on One America News. Strange .. while reporting the loss of an 86 million dollar aircraft... they were showing a 300 million dollar F-35 practicing catapult runway take offs ...

Here's what I found.

news.usni.org...

60 million unit cost.. crew recovered safely after a failure during take off from the USS Roosevelt

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posted on May, 14 2015 @ 02:36 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

Hmm, wouldn't be the first Hornet down with double engine failure. One crashed in Virginia Beach a few years ago after losing an engine, when the second started compressor stalling.



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 06:16 PM
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posted on May, 14 2015 @ 06:47 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

From your NBC source...

"Whatever happened to them, it had to have happened quickly," said Weatherill, a pilot during the Vietnam War who has experience with Huey models.

If there was no flat surface to touch down on, the crew could have made an emergency landing on water, Weatherill said, in which case hearing the emergency beacon would be much more difficult depending on how submerged the aircraft became.

"The helicopter doesn't float," Weatherill added, "so the guys would have had to prepare for the emergency landing and have the doors open so they could swim out."

Zaphod it's not easy getting out of a five point harness in a scuff in a hurry... ( from experience )(but the helicopter I was on landed in trees) doing so underwater would be bad. I hope Chris kept his cool head focused on getting out.

Soon with deep terrain and water possible getting a transmission out.... SAR ( search and rescue ) on foot is the slowest and best chance to find them.

Just thinking how long it took to find the A-10 that crashed in the south west years ago..



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 06:53 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

They train to get out underwater upside down. It's a requirement to be in a crew. It's wild to watch too.



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 06:59 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The only gave us flight medic and RN's the basics. In a back up, we kept seat belt cutters in our suits.



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 07:01 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

They carry them too. Always have a backup.



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 07:07 PM
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I didn't think there were large bodies of water in Nepal?



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 07:11 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Gimme a sec to look at the map.. but there are rivers and creeks.



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 07:13 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

Getting out of a chopper in a lake or the ocean is one thing...getting out when there's a strong current from a river? Oh man, I would NOT want to try that.



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 07:19 PM
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Like Zaphod said they train hard.

Tama Koshi river is the nearest to Charikot Nepal. But there are uncharted deep creeks in the ravines near by.

Edit: if using Google maps.. turn of the satellite view, then switch to terrain mode.. it will paint a good picture of the peaks and ravines. It's in the ravines you will find them..
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This a travel link.. scroll down and you will see a picture of a pond. This is more ideal of the water landing situation.

explorehimalaya.com...
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posted on May, 15 2015 @ 11:29 AM
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They didn't make it. They just announced they found wreckage with bodies.



posted on May, 15 2015 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
They didn't make it. They just announced they found wreckage with bodies.




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