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Apache crash lands in Suffolk field

Postby Minus1 » 22 Feb 2012, 08:40

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Re: Apache crash lands in Suffolk field

Postby Firecrest55 » 22 Feb 2012, 14:20

No way on earth was it a crash landing mate, CAMELOT 1 had a very controlled landing, i see the press make it to be worse than it actually was. It really annoys everyone when the press do that as they have no clue whatsoeverabout what really happened. the crew were 100% fine minor amout of shock as recue125 from wattisham scrambled to pick them up, Camelot2 was in the overhead with the police helicopter for the area G-SUFK watching on. :D

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Re: Apache crash lands in Suffolk field

Postby MrWeetabix » 22 Feb 2012, 14:52

Yup, I agree. Its a fairly controllwed landing, only difference being its not at an airfield. If you develop issues in flight, the safest thing to do is get it on the ground ASAP, even if you think you could make it further afield, the safest option is to get it on the ground. Not so easy with a fixed wing and you need a runway, but not an issue for for heli. The techs can then come to site and hopefully repair it and fly it back to base for a full check-over. Failing that, a flat bed recovery. Both much better options than loss of aircraft or even loss of life!

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Re: Apache crash lands in Suffolk field

Postby Firecrest55 » 22 Feb 2012, 15:46

yep, the press as we all know in the uk are useless and dramatise everything just to sell there Bull :lol: i am suprised they even sell anything the amount of rubbish they print.

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Re: Apache crash lands in Suffolk field

Postby Admiral » 23 Feb 2012, 08:10

To be anal, by definition, as a helicopter does not need an airstrip, then it's very hard for it to make a 'crash landing', only a 'forced landing' as these machines are designed to take-off and land in a farmers field, then making a forced landing in a field is not a crash landing. If however it had landed on the farmers barn, then that could by definition be classed as a 'crash landing' as it made a forced landing somewhere that it was not designed to land. If it causes 'severe' damage in the forced landing procedure, then that is still not a 'crash landing', it's a 'crash'.
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Re: Apache crash lands in Suffolk field

Postby Adriano9966 » 23 Feb 2012, 09:20

:) I agree with the above this is a 'forced' landing rather than a crash

:shock: it cut a high voltage power cable the apache 'chopper' nickname is well earned then :roll:

our so called journalists do over dramatise things I mean you take that costa concordia disaster it was pretty much cut and dried the captain deviated from the pre-programmed course and tried to cover it up by sailing into port thus taking on water and thats it in a nutshell........ then instead of doing what he was supposed to he did a runner a great media story and an opportunity to milk it for all it was worth by these people until everyone was sick of it and bored senseless :roll:

:evil: the worse element to this is the hype IMO distorts the facts. and de sensatises peoples attitudes towards real problems in the world such as we are seeing in Syria at the moment

:evil: One paper ran the 'scoop' that the captain chatted a woman up whilst the ship was sinking I mean what else can they invent now...... eg could they claim he was logged into an I love Hitler website?

IMO our newspapers have little to do with truth or facts

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Re: Apache crash lands in Suffolk field

Postby Firecrest55 » 23 Feb 2012, 23:05

Im not 100% sure but they will remove the apache on a flatbed lorry. Its a small rumour in the mess that i overheard. " so might be wrong"

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Re: Apache crash lands in Suffolk field

Postby MrWeetabix » 24 Feb 2012, 13:43

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17128357

here's a proper emergency....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17150747

Not quite a "crash" as it happened on the ground, but more more of a story than the Apache...
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