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RAF Chinook wire strike - 28 Jul 2020
« on: July 30, 2020, 10:40:20 »
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Chinook claims wire strike

An RAF Chinook of 18(B)sq (ZA683, msn MA014/M7031) was forced to make an unplanned landing on Carmarthenshire farmland near Llangynin, Wales.

The Ministry of Defence says the incident happened on Tuesday evening 28 July. Twin-engined helicopter crew suffered "minor injuries". Military chiefs add the Chinook was on a training exercise at the time.

A 'wire strike' is suspected to be the cause. Pam Windsor, a community councillor in Llangynin, says her electricity cut off after her family heard a "loud sort of droning noise of a helicopter very close by". She says: "We went outside and we could see the Chinook very low, just passing over the village heading towards fields in the distance."



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Re: RAF Chinook wire strike - 28 Jul 2020
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 11:21:38 »
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Chinook claims wire strike

An RAF Chinook of 18(B)sq (ZA683, msn MA014/M7031) was forced to make an unplanned landing on Carmarthenshire farmland near Llangynin, Wales.

The Ministry of Defence says the incident happened on Tuesday evening 28 July. Twin-engined helicopter crew suffered "minor injuries". Military chiefs add the Chinook was on a training exercise at the time.

A 'wire strike' is suspected to be the cause. Pam Windsor, a community councillor in Llangynin, says her electricity cut off after her family heard a "loud sort of droning noise of a helicopter very close by". She says: "We went outside and we could see the Chinook very low, just passing over the village heading towards fields in the distance."

I bet that Dad was p*ssed when the kids brought the car home that day :)
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Re: RAF Chinook wire strike - 28 Jul 2020
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 11:51:46 »
They should go out and buy a lottery ticket!

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Re: RAF Chinook wire strike - 28 Jul 2020
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 23:05:31 »
They should go out and buy a lottery ticket!

... and some fresh underwear :)
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Re: RAF Chinook wire strike - 28 Jul 2020
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 00:38:59 »
"suspected to be the cause"?

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Re: RAF Chinook wire strike - 28 Jul 2020
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2020, 07:03:00 »
"suspected to be the cause"?

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It’s the operators equivalent of ‘alleged.’ ;)

The ‘judgement’ comes as output from the investigation.

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Re: RAF Chinook wire strike - 28 Jul 2020
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2020, 13:47:51 »
It’s the operators equivalent of ‘alleged.’ ;)

The ‘judgement’ comes as output from the investigation.

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Re: RAF Chinook wire strike - 28 Jul 2020
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2020, 13:52:31 »
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Chinook claims wire strike

An RAF Chinook of 18(B)sq (ZA683, msn MA014/M7031) was forced to make an unplanned landing on Carmarthenshire farmland near Llangynin, Wales.

The Ministry of Defence says the incident happened on Tuesday evening 28 July. Twin-engined helicopter crew suffered "minor injuries". Military chiefs add the Chinook was on a training exercise at the time.

A 'wire strike' is suspected to be the cause. Pam Windsor, a community councillor in Llangynin, says her electricity cut off after her family heard a "loud sort of droning noise of a helicopter very close by". She says: "We went outside and we could see the Chinook very low, just passing over the village heading towards fields in the distance."

Wire strike my *** that's from a dragon claw.
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