Tag: search and rescue

The canoe just so happened to resemble one helmed by a famous Disney princess. “We asked for more details about the vessel, and the dispatcher told us 'it's just like the boat from Moana',” Capt. Sean Simpson, B-52 aircraft commander with 20th EBS During a routine flight near Guam on Jun. 25, 2018, a B-52 strategic bomber from the 20th...
Here are some interesting photos of new Belgian Air Force A109 Display Team
The 2018 Belgian Air Force A109 Display Team has a completely new configuration Taken on May 1, 2018 by our friend Andrew Timmerman from Finn Aviation Photography, the interesting pictures in this post show the new Belgian Air Force A109 display team. As the team explained earlier this year in an interview for Airshowinfo, the Display Team has a completely new...
Life raft falls from RCAF CH-146 helicopter and crashes through Miami home injuring woman
The CH-146 raft is back in the RCAF possession as the investigation continues. A spokesperson said they will help the residents with accommodations and other support As you can see in the following video an inflatable life raft fell out of Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-146 Griffon helicopter and crashed through the roof of a house in Miami last...
The A-7D SLUF and the story of an incredible nine-hour-long "Sandy" mission flown over North Vietnam
Major Clarke's A-7D made 'a very low pass' on the guns to protect the Jolly and took a hit 'by something that felt like a 57mm.' He lost all his systems and pulled up into the clouds 'with what I hoped was wings level. About that time a SAM radar picked me up, and things didn't look too good....' The...
Norway's first AW101 SAR helicopter overturns during ground run
The AW101 was delivered less than a month ago to Norway On Nov. 24, 2017, less than a month after it was delivered to Norway, the first AW101 all-weather search and rescue helicopter operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force has been badly damaged. The rotorcraft was doing a maintenance ground run when it rolled over. It had arrived at Sola...
The story of the F-14 pilot that was able to land his Tomcat without canopy after his RIO erroneously bailed out
As Vickers started to push on the stick, he heard a loud pop, followed by a roar. He knew exactly what had happened and he transmitted, "Lion 52. Emergency, my RIO just ejected" Here's something you don't see everyday: the incredible photos in this post in fact show an F-14 Tomcat (actually the F-14D BuNo. 164341) flying without canopy. The U.S....
JASDF F-4 damaged by heavy fire before take-off at Hyakuri Airbase
The incident occurred around noon time after damage to the JASDF F-4 Phantom's left-side main landing gear and both crew members were able to escape and were not injured As shown by the video you find in this article a Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) F-4 Phantom fighter caught fire while it was taxiing to the runway for take off...
Rescue assets ready for possible Hurricane Harvey response
Hurricane Harvey is a quickly developing storm: after entering the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, it took less than 24 hours for the system to grow from a tropical depression into a hurricane Airmen from the 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, and their aircrews to preposition assets at Moody Air Force Base (AFB) to...
The first CSAR missions and the story of how the A-1 Skyraider became known as "Sandy"
The main missions performed by the Skyraider during the Vietnam Conflict had been CAS to ground forces and protection to helicopters rescuing airmen downed in enemy territory Developed during World War II for the U.S. Navy, the Douglas AD Skyraider almost disappeared before having the chance to excel during the Vietnam War: in the high-speed, jet-age world of the late...
Both crew members reportedly ejected safely and a search and rescue helicopter was dispatched to the site of the incident As reported by Tass.com, at 12:05 on Apr. 26, 2017 a MiG-31 from Russia’s Eastern Military District crashed during a training flight near the Telemba proving ground, the Republic of Buryatia. "A MiG-31 interceptor jet of the Eastern Military District crashed...