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    Default Flying off a ship isnít easy.

    https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-...icopter-crash/


    Even in a helo:


    Officials have yet to disclose what caused the crash, but five sailors on the deck of Abraham Lincoln were also injured in the mishap, two of whom had to be evacuated off the ship.

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    Ah... Flying off a ship... I had this image of a galleon held up by balloons.

    Sorry for the folks who died - they look like a good bunch.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Ah... Flying off a ship... I had this image of a galleon held up by balloons.

    Sorry for the folks who died - they look like a good bunch.
    Moved to another section , corrected spelling of , of , to Off.

    Odd wreck , what went wrong when five Flt deck crew get injured and the helo crashes, assumes fairly close to the ship?

    Obviously landing or taking off.
    List of possibilities is long.
    Day ops , so plenty of light left in the day , so you could rule out a tie down chain left on as the attempted to peel away or get airborne.
    But landing and take off are the most dangerous time .

    Lots of young lifeís ended, injuries to the flight deck crew most likely devastating, most likely struck by FOD off the doomed helo , broken rotor blades mainly.
    Just a educated guess, which I know Tom W. wonít like.
    A lot of sailors get killed in that CQ area off San Diego.

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    Sheesh - how are people to give you a hard time when you fix it? I bet someone will find a way...

    I don't know enough to even hazard a guess as to what might've happened - shame though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Sheesh - how are people to give you a hard time when you fix it? I bet someone will find a way...

    I don't know enough to even hazard a guess as to what might've happened - shame though.
    Youíre right about that!

    On both counts!
    Sailors know the risks, but when your young, itís always the other guy, or now gal whoís going to get cut in half or drown in a crashed helo , or tangled in parachute chords!

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