Saturday, December 23, 2006

How Not to Land

This Ch-46 Seaknight accident happened 12/9/9 It crashed while attempting to land on the Navy tanker PECOS during a training exercise. The chopper's landing gear apparently snagged a metal safety net and the helicopter flipped over into the water and sank. Eleven Marines were rescued by SEALS, six Marines and a sailor drowned. In Navy slang, the CH-46 Seaknight Helicopter is called the "Whistling Shit Can of Death". I kid you not.