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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

Hey, does anybody know if the crew of this sea knight survived? It seems as if the helicopter was caught by a gust of wind just after missing the pad.

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Sad Sad video. I don't know whether anybody survived Confused

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Germán Campopiano (Oberkomando) Chief Captain

Very sad, and a horrible video, i had seen that one before.

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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

I think they might of survived,the sea knight was a water landable heli,so it should of floated,and one can see the 2 boats speeding to it right after the crash.

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

I dug this up:

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/archive/index.php?t-1817.html

It appears they all survived, and it also appears it wasn't a gust of wind, but the increased ground effect differential from the left and right side of the helicopter as it came into land Wink

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Solotwo Chief Captain

Jeeze, I can't believe how fast it sank, when the mist cleared it was just gone.

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lenin Captain

Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

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Germán Campopiano (Oberkomando) Chief Captain

I belive they did survive, that was a hard crash, but soft for the crew. I read that they were all rescued with minor injuries. Smile

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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

99jolegg wrote:

I dug this up:

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/archive/index.php?t-1817.html

It appears they all survived, and it also appears it wasn't a gust of wind, but the increased ground effect differential from the left and right side of the helicopter as it came into land Wink

Thanks!I was looking for that info.Good to hear they all survived! Very Happy

thegashman Guest

from the link:

"cbstd
4th February 2003, 00:02
While I can not definatively declare that this footage is old, this looks exactly like an incident a couple of years ago off the California Coast during an ship boarding assault exercise. As there has been no recent reports of CH-46 incidents at sea, I believe that this footage is from that accident.

The clues are the speed that the helicopter approaches the deck. In a normal landing, the approach speed is much lower and the helicopter vertically desends from over the deck.

In the training accident a few years ago the CH-46 was fully loaded with a raiding party of specially trained Marines. Sadly the pilots and at least two of the Marines in the rear were lost.

Scott"

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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

Sad

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