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Four US Servicmen Killed In Helicopter Crash

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posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 04:22 PM
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News is just coming in that 4 US Servicemen have been killed in The UK. Here is the latest on this tragedy:-


www.bbc.co.uk...

My thoughts and condolences go to their families.




posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 04:26 PM
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oh damn, what is it with helicopter crashes recently, we have had somthing like 3 now in 6 months.


My thoughts and condolences go to their families.


Indeed.
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posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 04:48 PM
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Interesting speculation just now on bbc that this could be a special forces training exercise gone wrong.

very sad news all the same



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 05:09 PM
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Indeed, too early to speculate, RAF have confirmed it was a training exercise. A 400m cordon is in effect as they are unsure what ordnance the helicopter was carrying.

Sad for the families.



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 10:42 PM
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Very sad and no doubt a needless loss of life.

I wonder why they were flying around the British countryside with live ammunition. Were they expecting trouble from the natives?



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 01:25 AM
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SummerLightning
Very sad and no doubt a needless loss of life.

I wonder why they were flying around the British countryside with live ammunition. Were they expecting trouble from the natives?


It's called a live fire exercise.

We do those from time to time.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 03:44 AM
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The helicopter does not looked damaged news.sky.com...



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 03:51 AM
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symptomoftheuniverse
The helicopter does not looked damaged news.sky.com...


Probably because the picture they have taken is of another pave hawk that landed on the marshes to help.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 03:52 AM
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The weather is quite poor here in the UK - although I'm not certain what the conditions in Norfolk currently are. Anyhow, given the helicopter seems to be relatively intact, this looks like it could be the result of engine failure and an auto-rotate landing that was controlled enough to maintain the structural integrity of the vehicle, but sadly not some of the passengers.

Do we know if there was more than four personnel on board?

In any event, a very sad event. RIP those chaps.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 03:58 AM
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The picture that sky news and bbc are using is of another pave hawk that landed to assist the recovery

It's mentioned in both sky news and bbc's reports so the image used IS NOT the downed aircraft. It helps if you read the articles and the captions under the pictures they used
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posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 04:02 AM
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I see the witnesses are saying they could hear it and then it sounded "different".......and then crashed. Very early days, but that looks very much like mechanical fault / malfunction.

That part of the UK gets a lot of low level flying (planes and helicopters) and also a lot of low level search and rescue training. I also found it interesting that they were discussing this morning how congress kept stalling on upgrade plans for these helicopters, although i do not know how accurate that is (media speculation possibly?). If it turns out to be the case, you would suspect upgrades will suddenly have funding available to them.......



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 08:50 AM
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ThePeaceMaker
The picture that sky news and bbc are using is of another pave hawk that landed to assist the recovery

It's mentioned in both sky news and bbc's reports so the image used IS NOT the downed aircraft. It helps if you read the articles and the captions under the pictures they used
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They did not say that originally.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 08:52 AM
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Then be patient ! Lol sorry mate I replied to your comment on your thread regarding this



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 09:13 AM
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ThePeaceMaker
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Then be patient ! Lol sorry mate I replied to your comment on your thread regarding this
yes you are right i tend to jump the gun,take note ats.er's. Sorrreeeeeeee



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 09:33 AM
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Lol my last comment was a tongue in cheek remark
nothing serious



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 11:56 AM
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And now sites are reporting that a Navy copter crashed in Virginia, US.

www.cnn.com...



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 12:52 PM
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So was mine lol.
Whats wrong with all these copter crashes? The glasgow crash was only a few weeks ago



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 01:03 PM
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Im surprised none of you have noticed that there was two crashes within two days.... Both American choppers..... And..... The first crashed in Norfolk England and the second one crashed in Norfolk Virginia...... Weird eh.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:37 PM
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Weird indeed,



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 03:51 PM
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I said that above your comment with a link.....lol
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