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Edited by lonepaul2441: 7/9/2014 1:23:21 PM
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Geese caused US military helicopter crash in UK

[quote]Investigators found "clear" evidence "bird strikes" caused a helicopter crash which killed four people. Capt Christopher Stover, Capt Sean Ruane, Tech Sgt Dale Mathews and Staff Sgt Afton Ponce died on a training mission near Cley, Norfolk, in January. They were in an HH-60G Pave Hawk, which was part of 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk. The Accident Investigation Branch says the geese strikes "rendered" both the pilot and co-pilot unconscious. The helicopter was flying 110ft (33m) above ground level at a speed of about 110 knots (126mph) just before the crash. In his report on the crash, Brig Gen Jon Norman said: "A flock of geese took flight from Cley Marshes, likely startled by the noise of the approaching helicopters, and struck the (helicopter). "At least three geese penetrated the windscreen." One goose, he said, also hit the aerial gunner, causing a loss of consciousness. Three seconds after the bird strike, the helicopter, which was one of two Pave Hawks on the moonlit training mission, crashed. "These four airmen were known to those they loved as brother, son, father, husband, sister, daughter, mother, wife, and friend," wrote Gen Norman. The report said the pilot had "followed the available guidance on bird hazards in the UK".[/quote] British Birds are lethal, first Seagul's and now Geese.
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  • Ban birds
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  • Even nature hates America
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    • loling so hard inb4 countries follow example and train suicide birds that wreck havoc in the sky.
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    • Edited by Gatsby: 7/9/2014 1:49:40 PM
      You got a boner from reading this article didn't you?
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      • Ladies and gentlemen. I present to you, the RAF.
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      • It begins
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      • fun fact: for every hour of flight time a helicopter takes, it takes something a round the order of 1000 hours of maintenance.
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      • An aircraft near my house had a bird strike today! I'm in the UK too
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      • We need Geese AA guns installed at every military installation.
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      • Its over guys the world knows our plan to build an army of geese to rule the world.
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      • I blame B.F. Skinner.
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      • Why am I laughing so hard at this?
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      • ITS OBAMAS FAULT, THX OBAMA FOR SENDING YOUR DUMBASS GEESE
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      • Edited by x URBAN M Y T H: 7/9/2014 5:17:35 PM
        we need to train a geese air force. We would dominate the sky
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      • So geese are better at it that the British armed forces?
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        • Edited by MoReCoWbELLx2x1: 7/9/2014 4:48:31 PM
          Not surprising. This happens a lot. And people say hunting isn't good
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        • British geese now have a better record against the US army than British soldiers.
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          • Edited by NIIB uP North: 7/9/2014 4:23:07 PM
            I wonder how many German Soldiers died from geese in WW2.
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              Treebeard
              Treebeard

              I'm the smoke behind the screen. - old

              The thing is, they crashed only a few miles from my house...
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            • Humans should just exterminate all other life forms other than plants. -blam!- it.
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            • Time to roll out those railguns!
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              Ktan Dantaktee
              Ktan Dantaktee

              WELCOME TO THE RICE FIELDS - old

              The geese smelled freedom, and flew their hardest to try and get some of it.
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              • Guys I think it's time to send the UK some [i]freedom[/i].
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                • The Mythbusters shot a turkey through a plane's windscreen a long time ago, but I'm surprised they can get through a helicopter.
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                • -blam!-ing Al-Qaida & ISS Geese and Seagulls. I have set up a perimeter in my garden. Did you know the British Army tried training Pigeons to do kamikaze runs? Surprisingly it didn't work so the project was scrapped. Who knows maybe the terrorists have worked out a way around it lol
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                  • That's a blatant declaration of war.
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