Every PR rep’s nightmare strikes Lockheed JLTV

Lockheed Martin assembled local news reporters yesterday in upstate New York to test drive the company’s entry for the Pentagon Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) contract, assuring the reporters beforehand that the vehicle is “very hard” to tip.

What could possibly go wrong?


Lockheed media show goes awry

New military vehicle flips with TV reporter at wheel

Staff report• August 14, 2009

A cable television news reporter for News 10 Now escaped seriousinjury when he flipped the vehicle while driving it on a cross-countrytrack. Neil St. Clair walked away from the crash with only minorinjuries, News 10 Now reported on its Web site. A photographer in thepassenger seat and a Lockheed Martin test driver in the back alsosuffered only minor injuries. All three were transported to a WilsonRegional Medical Center in Johnson City for evaluation and treatmentfor minor cuts and bruises.St. Clair was driving down a hill. While making a turn at the bottom of the hill, the vehicle flipped over and was damaged.

WATCH NEWS 10 NOW VIDEO OF CRASH STORY



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6 Responses to Every PR rep’s nightmare strikes Lockheed JLTV

  1. airplanejim 15 August, 2009 at 8:40 pm #

    Obviously Lockheed didn’t know the dangers that reporters represent. Stephen are you this dangerous?

  2. chris 16 August, 2009 at 1:22 am #

    Aw, c’mon! Give us the video that your camera guy was filming at the time of the rollover. You know you have it. I’ll bet he was texting/twittering “u nd 2 drv jltv it kix a”

  3. Gary Glover 16 August, 2009 at 11:44 am #

    Excuse my ignorance but apart from the fact that the manufacturer is involved in aerospace for other products, where is the aviation connection here?

    Ford once built a Trimotor (airplane) – does that mean Flight should cover every Ford product?

  4. airplanejim 17 August, 2009 at 6:30 am #

    Now that’s a big Oops!

  5. Royce 17 August, 2009 at 5:09 pm #

    “Excuse my ignorance but apart from the fact that the manufacturer is involved in aerospace for other products, where is the aviation connection here?”

    The connection is with defense items being demonstrated for reporters for PR and the situation going bad real quick.

  6. airplanejim 17 August, 2009 at 5:43 pm #

    Gary you might want to read the title of Steve’s blog:
    The Dew Line distant early warning for the global DEFENCE INDUSTRY.
    It doesn’t limit the blog to aircraft.

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