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  • 1 killed in Army helicopter 'hard landing' in Ga. (Savannah, Night Stalkers)

    01/16/2014 1:51:29 PM PST · by xzins · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 | RUSS BYNUM
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A member of an elite Army helicopter unit was killed and two crew members suffered injuries when their aircraft slammed into the ground as they tried to land at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, a military spokesman said Thursday. The MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was returning from a routine training flight when it made a "hard landing" just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on or near the airstrip at the base in coastal Georgia, said Army Maj. Allen Hill, a spokesman for the crew's aviation unit. The three-man crew was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation...
  • Army identifies crash victims (Special Ops Chinook)

    06/04/2006 9:41:03 AM PDT · by leadpenny · 10 replies · 631+ views
    The Moultrie Observer and AP ^ | 03 Jun 06 10:39 pm
    SAVANNAH, Ga. — Four Army special operations soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed in a rural Georgia field during a training flight were experienced and combat-tested aviators. They shared 31 years of combined service in the Army, as well as 22 deployments to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the two pilots on board, Chief Warrant Officer Michael L. Wright, had earned two Bronze Stars and an Air Medal for Valor. The Army released the soldiers’ identities Saturday, two days after they died when their MH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed and broke apart after clipping a wire on a...
  • Army crash kills 4

    06/02/2006 2:04:11 AM PDT · by leadpenny · 8 replies · 834+ views
    The Moultrie Observer ^ | June 01, 2006 11:15 pm | Lori Glenn
    One survivor after helicopter clips tower Lori Glenn DOERUN — Four Army soldiers died in a helicopter crash after it clipped a television transmitting tower early Thursday morning. Amazingly, a fifth crew member walked away from the wreckage. Just after 8 a.m., the MH-47 Chinook helicopter en route from Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah to Ft. Rucker, Ala., hit the WFXL tower just off Ga. Highway 270 east of Doerun during a routine training flight. The military has yet to confirm the cause of the accident. The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center from Fort Rucker is investigating. All on board...
  • Hornet Crashes off South Carolina; Pilot Rescued

    03/27/2004 12:58:22 PM PST · by BykrBayb · 7 replies · 364+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | 3/25/2004 1:42:00 PM | Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Public Affairs
    Story Number: NNS040325-01 Release Date: 3/25/2004 1:42:00 PM From Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Public Affairs NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet aircraft on a routine training mission crashed at about 12:30 p.m. EST March 24 off the coast of South Carolina. The pilot was rescued uninjured and taken to a hospital at Hunter Army Air Field near Savannah, Ga., for observation. The aicraft was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 82 based at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. Known as the "Marauders," the squadron returned Feb. 25 from a six-month deployment as part...