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Old 16 January 2014, 16:24
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160th Accident

On AFN I heard that three died in a Special Opertions helicopter accident in Savannah. Anyone know anything?
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Old 16 January 2014, 16:29
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According to this article, there was one fatality. This article was from 55 minutes ago.

http://www.kentucky.com/2014/01/16/3...d-landing.html

Rest In Peace to the fallen and a speedy recovery to the injured.

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Old 16 January 2014, 16:51
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News says that an accident occurred last night at 11:24 pm. We'll wait until things shake out before anything substantial gets posted.
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Old 16 January 2014, 16:54
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Damn! I wonder if jdogonroad knows any of the crew. Prayers sent.
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Old 16 January 2014, 19:20
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It was just on the local news here in Tennessee, showed the downed bird, said it happened in Georgia, one fatality, training mission, little else.

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Old 16 January 2014, 20:45
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Is "hard landing" the new, politically-correct way to say crash?
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Old 16 January 2014, 20:47
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Is "hard landing" the new, politically-correct way to say crash?
Seems so.
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Old 16 January 2014, 23:59
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It's always been that way. The most recent explanation is that a hard landing is catastrophic and a hard landing usually isn't. I expect that any mishap will be reported as a hard landing until proven otherwise.
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Old 17 January 2014, 02:15
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Prayers out to everyone involved.
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Old 17 January 2014, 11:55
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The difference between a hard landing and a crash is the degree of aircraft control at the time of the incident.

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Old 17 January 2014, 14:42
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Old 17 January 2014, 15:08
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I've been out of the loop since the accident happened. It shocks me.

I don't know if I want to know who was in it. That was my old Company. Was A Co. "Shadows" when I was in but has since been re-designated as C Co. "Shadows". This, if memory serves me, may be our first fatality by helo accident since our stand up in 89. Plenty of bang ups and write offs, but no death by crash or combat.

Which leads me to a WTF moment on the accident itself. The Hawk is fairly resilient if it lands on its feet (wheels first). But to have one pilot dead, as pilots are in the safest seats, and the CE's, in the economy class seats, with a couple broken bones each?! I assume from the info I know from the news the other pilot was untouched.

Something strange other than impact killed the one. Blade impacting right side of cockpit during crash sequence maybe?

Edit: Since writing the above, I found out that the name of the deceased would be released this afternoon. The crash happened on the primary instrument approach to HAAF (over Baldino's for those that know). That add's to the weirdness as the crash site is near the approach lighting short of the runway by couple hundred meters. Here's some local news.

http://www.wtoc.com/story/24475454/n...r-haaf-landing
http://www.wtoc.com/story/24479806/m...n-hard-landing
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Old 17 January 2014, 18:23
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Capt. Clayton O. Carpenter, 31, was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Air Field, according to a Fort Campbell news release. He was killed when his MH-60M Blackhawk helicopter experienced a hard landing during routine military flight training. Two others were injured in the incident.

http://www.wtoc.com/story/24484532/h...ter-identified
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Old 17 January 2014, 19:46
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RIP Nightstalker. Thank you for your service.

Prayers out for a speedy and complete recovery for the other crewmembers.

Prayers out for the loved ones of the Captain Carpenter.
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Old 18 January 2014, 00:53
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Sorry to hear this my prayers to the family and comrades.
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Old 18 January 2014, 10:24
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