YouTube Video Allegedly Shows Pilots Dipping $33M Helicopters In Lake Tahoe

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  1. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Two Navy helicopter pilots from North Island Naval Air Station have been grounded over a YouTube video that allegedly shows them dipping the $33 million aircrafts into Lake Taho



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    In the video taken Sept. 14, both helicopters hit the water and one seems to spin out of control and crash into the water before its pilot apparently pulls the craft back into the air.

    A Navy spokesman confirmed that the video was genuine footage of two MH-60 Romeo helicopters from North Island's Helicopter Maritime Strike 41 squadron, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

    Former Air Force pilot Chuck Grace said after watching the video it was incredible the pilot was able to pull the aircraft out of the water but wondered what they were doing over Lake Tahoe.

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  2. Celestra

    Celestra Former Moderator

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    You know what that looks like to me ? Practicing pilot down, water man retrieval.
     

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