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U.S. Helicopter With 10 Aboard Crashes In Banda Aceh (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Jan, 9 2005 @ 11:03 PM
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In Indonesia, a U.S. SH-60 helicopter from the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln crashed into a rice paddy near Banda Aceh airport. The crash happened a day after reports of possible resurgence of rebels that have reportedly taken safehaven within the camps for displaced persons.

 



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A U.S. helicopter on a relief operation crashed in a rice paddy near Banda Aceh's airport, injuring at least two U.S. servicemen and causing the military to briefly suspend flights on Monday, while strong aftershocks and security concerns provided more challenges for aid workers two weeks after the disaster hit.

"There was no fire ball but a little smoke. It landed on its side," Plenzler said, adding that the helicopter's propeller was twisted from the impact.

U.S. authorities said there was no indication the helicopter had been shot down. The U.S. military suspended helicopter flights for about two hours after the crash.





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The most likely reason for the crash may have been avionics problems. However, if officials are searching the area around, the possibility of it being shot at, not necessarily hit, may have cause the helo to take evasive actions, causing it to crash. With the fact of known terrorists to be operating out Indonesia, this could have been a possible threat attack.

Also, untiul further evidence can prove the cause of the crash, if it was an attack where evasive measures were taken, really dont want to release that publicly yet. One of the main reasons is to scare the general public, U.S. abroad and those requiring relief from panicking thinking that all relief efforts will be halted.

An additional link from Wired News:
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[edit on 9/1/05 by mscbkc070904]

[edit on 9/1/05 by mscbkc070904]




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