Oh Lawd! Blackhawk Down off Virginia Beach!

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  1. VAsiCkBoy

    VAsiCkBoy Well-Known Member

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    Not really a Blackhawk but it just went down off Cape Henry about 1/2 hour ago.
    Five on board, four were sent to hospital.....one is still missing.

    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A Navy helicopter went down Wednesday morning off the coast of Cape Henry.

    Petty Officer Brandyn Hill with the Coast Guard told WAVY.com five people were aboard the helicopter when it went down about 18 nautical miles east of Cape Henry. The Coast Guard was notified just after 11 a.m.

    WAVY News Art Kohn spoke with the U.S. Fleet Forces Command and confirmed two people have been rescued and were en route to a hospital and two others were on a raft. The remaining person on board is still unaccounted for.

    The Super Doppler 10 weather team said the water is about 40 degrees. Hill said their main concern is getting the crews out of the water because it’s so cold.

    Naval Air Forces Atlantic (AIRLANT) said the helicopter is an MH-53E Sea Dragon. The U.S. Navy tweeted it was a CH-53E, however, Mike Maus with AIRLANT was adamant it was an MH-53E.

    Other sources confirmed to WAVY.com it was an MH-53E. An MH-53E is 99' in length and about 28' tall. It weighs 69,750 pounds.

    A 25-foot response boat was sent from Little Creek and another crew from the Cutter Shearwater will assist. Hill said the Shearwater was about two miles away from the crash site. Virginia Beach fire crews were also assisting the search.

    http://www.wavy.com/news/local/helicopter-goes-down-off-coast
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

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    I just sharted
     
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    Damn it, Chriza! You made Lemmy sad. :mad:
     
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    Mike Maus, I wish that was my name.
     
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    He could literally be Mickey Maus if he wants.
     
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    If the chopper landed on him he'd be Dead Maus :c
     
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    at least it didn't crash into an apartment building like the F-18 did last year.

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    Kanye West Yeezus!

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    are the tidewater niggas gonna start looting?
     
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    global warming & defense cuts caused this...thanks obama
     
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    nah they got it all out of their system down at the oceanfront last summer during their greek week.
     
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    I still can't believe not one person died in that......truly a miracle.
     
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    Oh, and now they are reporting that one crew member taken to the hospital died and the other is still missing. :nojj: