View Full Version : Helicopter Down!

September 4th, 2005, 11:10 PM
Watching Fox News right now, and am seeing a coast guard helicopter down in New Orleans. Apparently, the pilot and those aboard are safe, but it is unclear at the moment whether or not it was shot down, or if it was a crash for some other reason...

Let's HOPE it's not a case of it being SHOT down. Those people need every little bit of help they can get, and the last thing they need is any more hesitation on the part of the government to fly in...

September 4th, 2005, 11:14 PM
While being shot is possible, you'd have to get really, really lucky with a civilian weapon to just shoot a helicopter out of the sky like that.

More likely a week of unusually heavy service with little down time for maintenance (and lack of maintenance facilities), coupled with crew exhaustion were responsible.