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Ruh roh... tie your bird down or hanger it!


Ruh roh... tie your bird down or hanger it!  

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Author: An Army Guy   Date: 8/5/2022 11:27:59 AM  +2/-0  

This happened last week:

https://news.usni.org/2022/07/27/10-navy-helicopters-suffer-major-damage-several-blown-over-in-sudden-norfolk-storm

 

That REALLY sucks.  Hard to believe nobody saw this coming but weather does happen... 

I remember seeing the picture of the 4-5 Chinooks all flopped over on their sides... and they WERE chained down; just too loose.  I think it was at Fort Hood.  Can't find that pic online anywhere though.  It was on the Systems CD sold by The Hangar I believe.

I also saw a hard copy picture at Rucker where they had a single OH-58A blown over by a microburst (a mechanic nearby heard a rush of air but it wasn't a gale wind across the airfield; it wasn't part of an active storm over them).  Same thing; it was chained down but too loose.

 

 
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Ruh roh... tie your bird down or hanger it! +2/-0 An Army Guy 8/5/2022 11:27:59 AM