Posted: 9/30/2010 15:51:31
Modified: 9/30/2010 17:12:49
A United States Navy MH-60 Romeo helicopter was seen
dropping nearly out of control into Lake Tahoe last month (September 13) in a
video captured by tourists. The helicopter was part of a flight of two
identical models that were returning from a cross country when they paused over
the lake and hovered a few feet above the water. The video shows one helicopter
mostly under the control while the other is in a slow descending spiral before
dipping in the water. The Navy confirmed the incident and said that at least
one aircraft suffered Class “C” damage which may be up to $500,000. The crews
were able to land at Lake Tahoe airport (KTVL), where repairs were made before
separate crews flew the aircraft to San Diego. The pilots involved have been
grounded pending an investigation.
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Afterburner Al - Station Manager-Emeritus, EAA Radio -
Posted: 9/30/2010 19:26:28
Imagine they had to stop for a overtorque inspection, and a clean pair of shorts..........