posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 11:02 PM
This was really dumb. However, I can understand how it happened (It's still really dumb).
I want to point out to everyone what I believe happened.
How this happened:
I believe they ran out of air. Right before the second LMTV (light medium tactical vehicle) goes under the bridge, a voice in the video says that the
window is open. This leads me to believe that the driver opened their window to see where to drive. Those cabs are not airtight! It would
take a few seconds for the water entering the cab (of the truck) through the window to displace the air left in the cab. When they had no air left in
the cab, they stopped and got out.
Why this happened:
I believe this happened because they didn't realize that the water is going to get that deep. Watch the second LMTV at the begging of the video.
Look at the windshield and you can see that the water level is not as deep as it is under the bridge. When going through water, most drivers like to
keep their momentum to avoid getting stuck. This would explain why the drivers continued to go push forward (I will add that the second LMTV could
have simply been following the first, they wouldn't want to split up the convoy!). When things got too deep, they were hoping that the water level
would go down as they moved forward.
I love the military. At the same time I have to remind you that these are some of the people that we send to war. That's a frightening concept.
However, I could be wrong about how this happened. I had time to study the accident at a slow pace while I knew the outcome, I don't know what I
would have done had I been in that situation.