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Posted: 1/10/2005 2:43:04 AM EDT

US and French rescuers carry out injured crew members from a crashed helicopter in Banda Aceh, capital of Indonesia's Aceh Province, Jan. 10, 2005. Nobody was killed when a US Navy helicopter with 10 people onboard crashed into a rice field in Indonesia's Aceh on Monday during a relief mission in the tsunami-stricken province, reports said. (Xinhua photo)



JAKARTA, Jan. 10 (Xinhuanet) -- Nobody was killed when a US Navy helicopter with 10 people onboard crashed into a rice field in Indonesia's Aceh on Monday during a relief mission in the tsunami-stricken province, reports said.


    Ten marines aboard the US60A Seahawk helicopter sustained injuries when the chopper crashed only 100 meters from the Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport in Aceh at 07:20 a.m. (00:20 GMT) just aftertaking off from the USS Abraham Lincoln, reported the Antara news agency.

    "The incident will not disturb our relief mission in Aceh," USMarine spokesman John Bernard was quoted as saying.

    He said all flights from the USS Abraham Lincoln have been suspended due to the incident but it would not take very long.

    An investigation team has been formed to launch probe into the incident, he added. Enditem


news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/10/content_2440783.htm
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 2:56:19 AM EDT
That'll Buff out!
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:12:14 AM EDT
Thank goodness for those Sikorsky helicopters. There have been lots of crashes where people survived in them that would have died in other helicopters. While nothing that falls out of the sky is going to be very safe, the Sikorsky UH60 is about as crash worthy as you can make a helicopter.

-CH
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 5:36:47 AM EDT
I have no problem to identify the uniforms of the guys in top of the helo but what is the camo of the american rescuers?
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 5:46:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dewoitine:
I have no problem to identify the uniforms of the guys in top of the helo but what is the camo of the american rescuers?

Frog?
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 5:49:23 AM EDT
yup the people on top of the helo are french secourist from the "sécurité civile" but i have never seen the camo of the other guys, they are not french and their camo looks more russian than american. Any idea?
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:00:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2005 6:01:52 AM EDT by vito113]
Looks like Australians……




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