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(CNN)   U.S. helicopter crashes northeast of Baghdad, killing all thirteen people on board   (cnn.com) divider line 146
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2007-01-20 11:42:11 AM
Was it turning that corner I hear so much about?
 
2007-01-20 11:50:58 AM
Last throes.
 
2007-01-20 11:55:47 AM
Sad...more senseless deaths so the Bush adminstration can save face...
 
2007-01-20 11:57:19 AM
Damn, that sucks.
 
2007-01-20 11:57:55 AM
Hmmmmmm...just in time to take away from Hilary's story...
 
2007-01-20 12:05:29 PM
STUPID POLITICAL CORRECTEDNESS!!! YOU'LL PAY! YOU'LL PAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY!
 
2007-01-20 01:42:48 PM
Sooner or later they need to teach the Marines to actually fly those damn things.
 
2007-01-20 01:43:27 PM
This is all on Barack Obama's conscience. I think we can all agree on that.
 
2007-01-20 01:43:39 PM
Helicopters crash all the time. This could have happened anywhere, any time.
 
2007-01-20 01:44:37 PM
Bondith Like the Canadian military is a force to be scared of. STFU.
 
2007-01-20 01:45:06 PM
Mad Ogre

Barring the manpad sticking out of the side of it, I'd have to agree.
 
2007-01-20 01:46:19 PM
This administration is full of murderers
 
2007-01-20 01:46:58 PM
hahaha, good one Malum! /highfive
 
2007-01-20 01:47:40 PM
TACTICALLY We must go into LAOS and CAMBODIA....OOOPS>..I mean SYRIA AND IRAN!!!
 
2007-01-20 01:48:16 PM
Ekilo

Bondith Like the Canadian military is a force to be scared of. STFU.

What are you 12? Do you even know what gallows humour is?
 
2007-01-20 01:51:01 PM
How come we hear about so many goddamn helicopters crashing?
 
2007-01-20 01:51:27 PM
www.bestcareanywhere.net

Does NOT approve of this headline.

//two tickets, i like to stretch out.
 
2007-01-20 01:53:03 PM
this is what happends when you divert funds away from the military and into health care!

It's a good program, just give it a chance!
 
2007-01-20 01:53:57 PM
Ekilo

At least the Canucks don't bomb friendly soldiers who are conducting exercises.
 
2007-01-20 01:54:17 PM
It's the democrat party's fault! They are helping the terrorists when they hired LIBERAL helicopter pilots!
 
2007-01-20 01:54:45 PM
Phil Moskowitz: Barring the manpad sticking out of the side of it, I'd have to agree.

Was it shot down?
 
2007-01-20 01:54:54 PM
Has anyone seen any reports on what type of helicopter it was? My wife's brother was flying in baghdad today. He flys black hawks. 13 sounds like a lot for a black hawk.
 
2007-01-20 01:56:26 PM
How come we hear about so many goddamn helicopters crashing?

Because more casualties get reported when the U.S. is at war. The military is a dangerous job, regardless of whether its members are deployed for combat.

"For instance, from 1980 to 1989 the military averaged 2,123 deaths a year. Most from accidents (375 from hostile or terrorist activity). In 1991, 1,787 died on military duty. Of those 147 were KIA in the Gulf War."

"In 2003 we suffered 1,410 military deaths, of which, 560 were a result of hostile action. In 2004 it was 1,887, of which 565 were a result of hostile action."
 
2007-01-20 01:56:31 PM
Damn, 13 mothers getting bad news today.

Does it seem like military choppers go down more often than the civilian variety? Is that because the military choppers get that much more flight time? Operating conditions? Built by the lowest bidder?
 
2007-01-20 01:56:48 PM
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2007-01-20 01:57:44 PM
Phil Moskowitz

Your right. If I am 12, that must mean I went into the Corps when I was 2. pssh Canadians.

Jument

Thats because Canucks don't are watching hockey instead of training.

/Recliner of rage.
 
2007-01-20 01:58:10 PM
unfortunatly all 13 aboard were in business class.
 
2007-01-20 02:02:31 PM
Don't worry, the insurgency is in its last throes. The escalation of the war troop surge will solve everything.
 
2007-01-20 02:05:26 PM
I suppose it's possible that mechanical failure was the cause, but the difference between "crash" and "brought down by ground fire" depends on how many _combat_ deaths the military feels like reporting for that day. After all, a "crash" can happen anywhere, and doesn't point to the real level of violence in the theater. Crashes happen in the U.S. on training exercises. "Shot down" paints an entirely different picture. "Separation of rotor assembly from transmission due to metal fatigue" looks better to next of kin than "separation of rotor assembly caused by shoulder fired anti-aircraft missile."
 
2007-01-20 02:08:54 PM
I say we send some Ospreys over there to take care of business.
 
2007-01-20 02:09:17 PM
But what about the Weapons of Mass Destruction? Are they ok? Someone please tell me the WMD's are ok.
 
2007-01-20 02:12:29 PM
You think it's bad now, just wait till they go to those V-22 tilt-rotor Ospreys.

Biggest widowmaker ever invented.
 
2007-01-20 02:13:20 PM
img295.imageshack.us

/let's get that out of the way
 
2007-01-20 02:14:01 PM
MrJesus, Col Blake wasen't on a helicopter. He was on a plane. Get your facts straight man!
 
2007-01-20 02:14:20 PM
democrats could stop this stupid war today, but they won't.

the reason why they won't, is because every american death helps them politically.

they are just as evil as bush.
 
2007-01-20 02:14:53 PM
Damn, this doesnt help my fear of going on helicopters. It seems like they're so easy to fall from the sky.

With a plane, even if you lose an engine you can still glide to the ground safely. With a helecopter, you're pretty much a falling brick if the rotors fail. I prefer planes.
 
2007-01-20 02:15:33 PM
Time to bring'em home.
 
2007-01-20 02:17:11 PM
Kygz

Damn, 13 mothers getting bad news today.

Does it seem like military choppers go down more often than the civilian variety? Is that because the military choppers get that much more flight time? Operating conditions? Built by the lowest bidder?


I think it's because they attract more missles.
 
2007-01-20 02:17:44 PM
skhval_factory: Damn, this doesnt help my fear of going on helicopters. It seems like they're so easy to fall from the sky.

With a plane, even if you lose an engine you can still glide to the ground safely. With a helecopter, you're pretty much a falling brick if the rotors fail. I prefer planes.


I'd much rather be in a helicopter. Even if all the engines fail, you can auto-rotate to the ground safely. Gliding down in an unpowered air plane is lot more tricky; paticularly landing.
 
2007-01-20 02:17:54 PM
animus: democrats could stop this stupid war today, but they won't.

No, because any reasonable person can see that a rapid departure would be the wrong thing to do.

Having to come in and clean up someone else's unmitigated mess is not easily done overnight.
 
2007-01-20 02:18:09 PM
lohphat

Hillary is UNLIKED.

Address that.
 
2007-01-20 02:19:52 PM
Malum: Hillary is UNLIKED.

Republicans, on the other hand, are popular, respectable and trustworthy.

/hoping for Gore
 
2007-01-20 02:20:38 PM
Malum: Address that.

Why? Other than Faux News and Rush told you to think that.

All I hear is personal attacks. If you're going to attack, attack her policies -- but no. "She's a biatch!"

Why?

"Uhhh....um...uhhh...she's a liberal!!!1eleventy"

Please try to think for yourself for once and not parrot what others tell you to.
 
2007-01-20 02:21:07 PM

Does it seem like military choppers go down more often than the civilian variety? Is that because the military choppers get that much more flight time? Operating conditions? Built by the lowest bidder?


there are alot of more of them flying around, they're getting shot at, they're operating a lot longer hours, flying further etc.

what sucks about when a chopper goes down is, unlike a fighter, there's usually a cargo of passengers who bite it too. when an f16 crashes, its the pilot. when a blackhawk or a chinook goes, its the pilots, and all the dudes in the back.
 
2007-01-20 02:23:25 PM
homebrew beat me to it.
 
2007-01-20 02:23:51 PM
micuu: Gliding down in an unpowered air plane is lot more tricky; paticularly landing.

Bullshiat. You have a magnatude more options in a plane, in a rotorcraft when the engine stops, you look between your legs because that's where you're going.

In a fixed wing you can glide for miles, maneuver and land gently.

I do power-off landings EVERY time I fly for practice. Non-event.

/ASEL+I
 
2007-01-20 02:24:02 PM
Mentalpatient87
I think it's because they attract more missles.

But they are crashing, not being shot down.

Being shot down = War
Crashing = preventable cause
 
2007-01-20 02:24:21 PM
I know at least one Canadian soldier that feels for these guys.
 
2007-01-20 02:24:39 PM
Ekilo....thanks for all your support for the Canadian soldiers fighting and dying in Afghanistan.

/probably to stupid to realize I am being sarcatic
//dickhead
 
2007-01-20 02:29:24 PM
Not News: Hundreds of Iraqi civilians die today.
 
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