Skip to comments.Rocks thrown by immigrants damage Border Patrol helicopter
Posted on 08/25/2005 12:15:35 PM PDT by Kokojmudd
YUMA - A rock allegedly thrown by an illegal immigrant forced a Border Patrol helicopter to make an emergency landing after a rotor was damaged.
The A-Star helicopter was two miles west of the U.S. Port of Entry in Andrade, Calif., on Tuesday when a group of immigrants began throwing rocks at the aircraft.
One baseball-sized rock struck a rotor and gashed it, forcing the pilot to land the helicopter nearby, said Border Patrol spokesman Michael Gramley.
Neither the Customs and Border Protection pilot nor the Border Patrol observer were injured.
Gramley said he did not know how high the helicopter was hovering when it was struck, but it was being repaired and was expected to be back in service soon.
The incident was a first for the Border Patrol's Yuma sector, which covers the section of Arizona between the Pima County line and California.
A group of 17 illegal immigrants was apprehended.
But God forbid anyone should criticize this...
Doing the jobs Americans don't want to do BUMP!
What happened...did they start throwing them while waiting in line at their local INS office?
any charged with attempted murder?
The Border Patrol should be flying armed Cobras. Make that armed Cobras that constantly need to be reloaded with more amunition.
The parallels are striking.
The Israelis know how to deal with rockthrowers.
But not surprising.
found link above to another article on this.
Ruger 10/22 to the groin.
That is the Israeli's preferred solution.
Yep. You arm those things and I bet the number of rock throws drops VERY quickly.
Problem rocks, solution A-10.
I guess throwing rocks at a Federal helicopter is one of those jobs that regular "Americans are not willing to take".
This is what happens when the left openly supports these criminals.
Instead of 'sneaking' into the country and trying to avoid the Border Patrol. They are becoming 'defiant' and confrontational because they know their 'pals' will 'rascists' and fight for their 'rights'.
This is getting more and more dangerous by the minute.
their pals will CRY 'racist'....
Glad no one was hurt.
Hell of a throw, though.
I would suggest that return fire was in order here.
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