Fortunately No Deaths In U.S. Military Chopper Crash

One of our military choppers crashed landing on a ship near Japan Wednesday. Although 6 were injured, it appears no one has or will died from the accident.


CNN — Six people were injured when a U.S. Army helicopter came in for a hard landing Wednesday on the deck of a Navy ship off the coast of Japan, according to the U.S. military.

The injured were taken to a Navy hospital, U.S. Forces Japan said.

The ship, the USNS Red Cloud, which has a helicopter landing pad on board, was more than 30 kilometers (about 20 miles) east of Okinawa when the H-60 helicopter came down. The incident’s cause is under investigation, U.S. Forces Japan said.


Phew. Thank god no one’s dead. I feel like aircraft crashes are things people never survive. Like if they say airplane or helicopter crashed carrying 10, they usually just leave out how many are dead. It’s always 10. Let’s hope for a speedy recover for these American heroes.

Training accidents suck. A lot. It’s always devastating to hear that our armed men and women get injured or killed practicing killing terrorists instead of actually killing terrorists, but the bottom line is if you have giant flying machines landing on gianter (I know gianter isn’t a word — it just works here) floating machines, bad things are going to happen. It’s just science.

So keep on keeping on, military. I’ll be here blogging all about it.


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