VIDEO: Who knew helicopters can swim?

You don’t see a video like this every day …

Navy Times has the full story:

MH-60R crews grounded for Lake Tahoe dip

By Gidget Fuentes, Navy Times

TAHOE, CA — The Navy grounded two MH-60R aircrews with a Coronado, Calif., squadron after their helicopters sustained damage when they dipped into Lake Tahoe Sept. 13, Naval Air Forces said Friday.


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2 Responses to VIDEO: Who knew helicopters can swim?

  1. Cunninglinguine 27 September, 2010 at 1:17 am #

    Couldn’t be any worse than all the morons on jetskis that ruin that beautiful lake.

  2. Jetcal1 27 September, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

    “…..when they attempted to enter into a hover. When they did, they ended up settling with power,”

    I won’t bet on any T700 making rated power if it has had any salt water or sand exposure from previous deployments.

    Weak engines at high density altitude?

    Apparently these gentlemen lack common sense. Time to be put out for the good of the service.

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