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USMC Helicopter video

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posted on Jan, 1 2004 @ 06:06 AM
CH-46 Sea Knight..

(Do 'save as'..)


Wheres the rush?

Does anybody have any details?

Why? Where? Casualties?

Seems to me like a another screw up for no reason at all..

Except 'stupid head' pilot..

posted on Jan, 1 2004 @ 06:27 AM
That wasn't a good pilot for sure. I am by no mean experienced at this but a thing I heared quite often is that you don't land with your @ss heading down with a degree of 45

- a fag, he could have just did it again. I hope nobody was killed or even better, injured.

[Edited on 1-1-2004 by shoo]

posted on Jan, 1 2004 @ 06:37 AM

Why the hell did the pilot do such a hasty landing?

As the helicopter seemed to be just fine until it went over board because of pilot error..

posted on Jan, 1 2004 @ 06:42 AM
Well if you look at the video, the pilot is looking out of his window to see where abouts he has landed, and has not seen that his wheel is caught in the metal fencing of the carrier, thus pulling him into the water as he couldnt take off again.

If his wheel hadnt been caught then I think he would have landed back safely. Where di you obtain this video from?

[Edited on 1-1-2004 by eldowardo]

posted on Jan, 1 2004 @ 06:43 AM

It sounds like "our" crash above BUT they say it happened like nobody has seen it during a night operation or so.

Or maybe this one

March 19, 1996: CH-46E transport helicopter crashed near Yuma, Arizona; no fatalities.


While practicing autorotations during a military night training exercise a Huey Cobra screwed up the landing and landed on the tail rotor. The landing was so hard that it broke off the tail boom. However, the chopper fortunately remained upright on its skids, sliding down the runway doing 360s.

As the Cobra slid past the tower, trailing a brilliant shower of sparks, this was the radio exchange that took place...

Tower: "Sir, do you need any assistance?"

Cobra: "I don't know Tower, we ain't done crashin' yet."

[Edited on 1-1-2004 by shoo]

posted on Jan, 1 2004 @ 11:33 AM
Actually it is this one... e=UTF-8

posted on Jan, 1 2004 @ 01:26 PM
Marine Corps helicopter crash that killed seven men off the San Diego coast was caused primarily by air crew mistakes during the approach to a Navy ship, military officials said.

(But that was the case..)

"The helicopter simply came in too low and too fast," Marine Lt. Col. Carol McBride said Thursday in announcing results of an investigation into the Dec. 9 accident.

No #?


Thanks for the link!

posted on Jan, 1 2004 @ 01:37 PM
No problem...

Actually I remember when it happened, there was also a big stink, about this...

The air crew was not told beforehand that a civilian landing safety officer would be on the deck of the Navy ship, the Pecos, during their assault and could be relied on for directions.

It was questioned as to why a civilian landing safety officer was on board...

posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 11:37 PM
That is amazing video. I can't help but focus on that guy trying to climb out when he realizes that they are rolling over. Freaky $hit.

posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 11:46 PM
All I said one the helicopter went into the water was holy #, holy #, holy #, holy #.

posted on Jan, 4 2004 @ 12:13 AM
That is unfortunate, it looks like the pilot was just careless when landing, coming in way too fast and too close to the edge.

posted on Jan, 4 2004 @ 07:21 AM

Originally posted by Shoktek
That is unfortunate, it looks like the pilot was just careless when landing, coming in way too fast and too close to the edge.

Way too fast, way too low, and from wrong direction..

Usually they come from aft..

Quite slowly and carefully..

As landing on a ship never is a 'easy' or 'routine' task..

100% pilot error.

posted on Jan, 4 2004 @ 06:14 PM

posted on Jan, 4 2004 @ 06:42 PM
Piloting a choppter is hard, you try flying a bus with a big fan keeping you in the air,

go out and buy battlefield 1942 and then download desertcombat mod, then try flying/landing the chopters

BUT theys are real pilots who have had thoughesends of houres of training before even stepping in the real thing. there was no reason for him to have landed that fast..

now silQ how old are you? becouse your rash post seam very childest.

posted on Jan, 5 2004 @ 07:37 PM

Its hard for beginners and amateurs..

This pilot here supposedly was seasoned flyer..

It was his fault, he knew better than this.

posted on Jan, 5 2004 @ 07:55 PM
but, if it was a civilian landing safety officer, he could have been to blame. The pilot relies on him for the speed up, slow down, set it down signals no?

posted on Jan, 5 2004 @ 08:10 PM

'civilian landing safety officer' was the one with the camera?

He was there just to observe that everything was done by the book..

And it was not done, as his footage proves.

posted on Jan, 5 2004 @ 08:28 PM

Originally posted by silQ

You are an idiot.

posted on Jan, 5 2004 @ 10:25 PM
The chief mate aboard the Pecos, assigned as a landing safety officer, saw

the helicopter at 100 yards out and began to provide arm and hand signals

for the pilots to increase power and altitude. But he was dressed in white,

not the traditional yellow for landing safety officers, and Smith and

Lukehart ignored his instructions. At a routine briefing on the Bonhomme

Richard, no one had told them that the landing safety officer would be in


Helicopter 154790 continued on its course.

A Navy captain aboard the Pecos screamed "power" into the radio, but the

CH-46 did not receive the instructions and neither pilot responded. The

white-clad officer began to motion frantically that the helicopter was

coming in too low. At the same time, Johns told the pilots, "Looking good

and keep driving it in."

As the Sea Knight reached the Pecos, Smith and Lukehart believed it to be 15

to 20 feet above the deck. But as the helicopter crossed the deck, Johns

realized that the aircraft was "losing altitude" and made a "power" call,

the first such call that Smith remembered hearing. Sgt. Evers heard a

thumping noise at the rear and thought it must be the sound of the aircraft

landing on the deck. "What's going on?" he demanded over his headset.

In a deviation from standard policy, Evers did not look outside the

left-side window. If he had, he could have seen that the left rear wheel had

hit a "man-overboard" safety netting at the rear of the Pecos.

Isn't the rear the aft portition of the ship ?

And silQ, I'm very sorry to see that you revel in the deaths of others ( maybe you need help ), this was an unfortunate accident...

Forgot link...

[Edited on 5-1-2004 by Yoda]

posted on Jan, 5 2004 @ 10:40 PM
Also in the same link...

A MARINE CORPS INVESTIGATION completed six months later faulted Sgt. Robert

Evers for not noticing that the left wheel of the Sea Knight was entangled.

It also noted that the preflight briefing was deficient. Evers has since

left the Corps; the pilots are back on flight status.

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