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-15 1. lacroupade commented 16 years ago

Old? Old! You said it!

Jeez, am I first????????
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-12 2. wts commented 16 years ago

Jeez r u stupid ?
Yes? Yes!
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-1 3. Neroxx commented 16 years ago

wow i think he known he should have steerd up a little
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0 4. DarkiKun commented 16 years ago

oops :O
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+2 5. Cmon commented 16 years ago

The new and improved Aquacopter? 8-)
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-3 6. schrepp commented 16 years ago

yes..people did die in this.
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0 7. caives commented 16 years ago

I just LOOOOVEEE accidents!!! >:)
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+9 8. most_uniQue commented 16 years ago

"Two crew members were killed and two others were missing Thursday after a US Navy helicopter crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. Two others were recovering from injuries. The survivors, found floating with inflatable life jackets, were rescued more than 30 minutes after the helicopter went down. They were in stable condition at a hospital in Corpus Christi, said a lieutenant with Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. Several Coast Guard and Navy craft were searching for the missing crew members Thursday afternoon. The crew was aboard an MH-53E helicopter, also known as a Sea Dragon, that was practicing minesweeping when it crashed about 11 a.m. about 17 miles offshore. Crew members reported mechanical problems and the helicopter was attempting to return to shore when it crashed, said a commander at the naval air station. "
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0 9. croclacrimae commented 16 years ago

when was this ?
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0 10. SixaxisDualshock commented 16 years ago

They should have ejected.. :(|)
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+3 11. most_uniQue commented 16 years ago

#9 Friday, August 11, 2000
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+1 12. r4v3r commented 16 years ago

i told you it was old.. :p
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+2 13. donatelo commented 16 years ago

by the way #8 its not a 53 .. its a ch 46 sea knight..
and i almost became a statistic just like this.. in the same kind of helo.. landing out at sea.. on a LST. the year was 1985 off the aulstralia coast.. its not cool.
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-1 14. johnbobson commented 16 years ago ...i'm no helicopter expert...but i dont think the chopper is supposed to be crashing into the ocean like that
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-4 15. McLovin commented 16 years ago

Totally fake! I can see the wires! It's a tiny helicoptr!
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0 16. most_uniQue commented 16 years ago

#14, #15, As i said on my earlier post and i can quote myself here and even put you a link to the news article for you if you don't believe :)

"Crew members reported mechanical problems and the helicopter was attempting to return to shore when it crashed, said a commander at the naval air station."
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0 17. JerryD commented 16 years ago

Wires!? What wires? ...or do I need something to get me hallucina... eeeehh? Nevermind!
Have seen some choppers in operation in work (in the offshoreindustry), and as far as I can tell
this pilot had some serious problem. Looks like he was loosing engine power, able to get speed in level fligth but not enough to gain altitude for proper approach. I find it odd that the crew didn't bail out well ahead before landingapproach letting the pilot do it alone. Sadd that live's
got lost... :'( :'(
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-1 18. shimmerman commented 16 years ago

#10...can pilots of helicopters eject or would they not get chopped up like crisps?
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-2 19. rearcushion commented 16 years ago

I think it's the pilot's first flight. (As a flight school Student). ehehehe
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0 20. patriotaus commented 16 years ago

#15 you made my day
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-2 21. MsZoomy commented 16 years ago

sometimes, some of you peeps don't get it when other peeps are being sarcastic!!

"Crew members reported mechanical problems and the helicopter was attempting to return to shore when it crashed, said a commander at the naval air station."

Hmmm, we have video proof of the copter trying to land on a ship and yet the commander is saying that it was returing to shore? Which is it? There's a big difference between "the middle of the Gulf of Mexico" and "shore"!!
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+2 22. nooitaf (admin) commented 16 years ago

yeah .. i also dont believe that some people of THIS crash had been rescued after 30 minutes .. thats just bull .. there are like 100 people at a distance of 100 m arround the crash site.. something got mixed up here.
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0 23. navychief commented 16 years ago

As people died in this accident, would it not be nice to show some respect to these brave Servicemen by removing this video? (and those mindless idiots who post moronic comments!)
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0 24. _F_A_D_E_ commented 16 years ago

#23 - Well, i guess so, but they keep playing 911 over and over and over again, and allot more people died then so how about they never play footage of that ever again either..??
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+1 25. icekepal commented 16 years ago

Hey guys actually its not mechanical problem.. watch closely at the helicopter rear tire, when landing.. it accidentally hooked to the safety fence of the the heli try to accelerate and end up turn over..
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0 26. navychief commented 16 years ago

#24. I couldn't agree more. 9/11 was on a much larger scale and was a terrorist attack, so I guess they'll always be showing that. This was just an unfortunate accident, surely we should have different set of standards for that? Maybe it's just too close to home for me. (Again, like 9/11 will be for many more)

I hope you'll agree, we don't need the idiotic comments though?
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-3 27. Sommy commented 14 years ago

this is epic
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+2 28. AL7AIR commented 13 years ago

Three years late, but a link on another video brought me here:

The news article referred and linked to by most_uniQue in #8 and #16 has no connection to the video shown. The MH-53E Sea Dragon is a single rotor Sikorsky build helicopter (COD players out there might now its bigger brother the MH-53M Pave Low - almost same design but different loadout). The one you see landing, or rather not, however is a tandem rotor CH-46 Sea Knight build by Boeing Vertol.

Hope that helps clearing up that middle of the Mexican Golf and shore confusion and why, despite smaller fleet ships following the vessel, the helicopter crew wasn't picked up for another 30 minutes.