Apache splashdown!

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Apache splashdown!

Postby Capt Hollywood » Tue Sep 20 2016, 21:34

Not quite how your Apache wing-over is supposed to go.

http://youtu.be/DSv-rvGrkgU
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Re: Apache splashdown!

Postby bangequalsbad » Tue Sep 20 2016, 22:25

Wow. Look at that coning angle as they realise they are going in...any guesses on the TQ reading?
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Re: Apache splashdown!

Postby Sideshow » Tue Sep 20 2016, 22:47

Useless! Leave that s#!t for the Ag pilots. Stick to shooting Donkeys at night.
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Re: Apache splashdown!

Postby Helicoil » Tue Sep 20 2016, 23:59

Downwind + low/zero forward airspeed + high rate of descent + power in use + low height = trouble :roll:
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Re: Apache splashdown!

Postby arrrj » Wed Sep 21 2016, 00:57

Obviously seemed like such a good idea at the time. pop;

Holy sh*te...bye bye $50 million.

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Re: Apache splashdown!

Postby Heliduck » Wed Sep 21 2016, 02:38

Good example of why HUET training includes an inverted escape.
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Re: Apache splashdown!

Postby zzodr » Thu Sep 22 2016, 06:26

You can see the pilot's head headbutting the console on impact at 0:20.
That's going to hurt a bit.

Pretty much the same deal as this AH64 crash:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUtyUTLeW1g
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Re: Apache splashdown!

Postby bangequalsbad » Thu Sep 22 2016, 19:34

I love the response by the military as for the cause.

"...the aircraft suffered an engine failure."

NO S**T! Both engines failed when they were driven into the water!
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Re: Apache splashdown!

Postby Noah » Sun Sep 25 2016, 16:07

bangequalsbad wrote:I love the response by the military as for the cause.

"...the aircraft suffered an engine failure."

NO S**T! Both engines failed when they were driven into the water!


You got me there :lol:
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Re: Apache splashdown!

Postby CYHeli » Mon Sep 26 2016, 00:03

I like the way the second aircraft didn't even do a recce to check on the downed crew, just kept going. Were they worried that someone was shooting at them?
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Re: Apache splashdown!

Postby rotors99 » Mon Sep 26 2016, 06:14

Hilarious piece of incompetence, these are the same Guys recently flying the 139 in Arfika, oops, quick reassignment, then an even bigger OOPS, who's gonna employ them now pop;
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Re: Apache splashdown!

Postby Mag seal » Tue Sep 27 2016, 03:08

rotors99 wrote:Hilarious piece of incompetence, these are the same Guys recently flying the 139 in Arfika, oops, quick reassignment, then an even bigger OOPS, who's gonna employ them now pop;



I guess if they were civilian pilots they would move overseas and reinvent themselves. Thats what the ones who have screwed up in OZ do anyway. pop;
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Re: Apache splashdown!

Postby Sharoun » Sat Mar 25 2017, 23:15

bangequalsbad wrote:I love the response by the military as for the cause.

"...the aircraft suffered an engine failure."

NO S**T! Both engines failed when they were driven into the water!


You got me there .....
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Re: Apache splashdown!

Postby Yankee » Mon Mar 27 2017, 03:55

At around 7 seconds there's a flash from the #2 engine exhaust followed by a noticible lowering of engine noise pitch possibly as its winding down. At the altitude and location of these guys very possibly a bird ingestion.
Still a very recoverable situation but these clowns were committed to their Return To Target maneuver that they were clearly hot dogging for...
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