Thursday, September 3, 2009

Another Chinook bites the (Afghan) dust

The UK has been forced to destroy another of it's precious Chinook helicopters following a "landing incident". There were no injuries reported to crew or the soldiers being carried when the Chinook made a hard landing near Sangin and sustained damage to it's undercarriage, nose and front rotor. Because of the location of the helicopter it was decided the helicopter could not be safely recovered and was destroyed by explosives.

2 comments:

Chester said...

One of things that annoyed me recently was the Sunday Newspaper that lashed out at the fact that the Chinooks at air displays in the UK should have been over in Afghanistan instead - did they actually stop to think that there was training going on over here, and potential new recruiting going on???

Don't you just hate the papers!

Chris said...

the mainstream media is a waste of space