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9 Americans Killed In Afghan Chopper Crash.  
User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7475 posts, RR: 78
Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4782 times:
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The AP showed a picture of a Blackhawk, but the article didn't state what type. Is dust really an issue with maintenance upkeep? Prayers to the families of the nine departed.


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User currently offlineUH60FtRucker From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4405 times:

It was indeed a UH-60. From B company 4-101. I actually served in that battalion in the past.


CW2 Jonah D. McClellan [P]
CW3 Matthew G. Wagstaff [PC]
SSG Joshua D. Powell [CE]
SGT Marvin R. Calhoun Jr [G]
MAJ Robert F. Baldwin
LT Brendan J. Looney (USN SEAL)
SCPO D. Blake McLendon (USN)
PO2 Adam O. Smith (USN SEAL)
PO3 Denis C. Miranda (USN SEAL)

Particularly sad, since their sister company (C 4-101) lost an aircraft and a few soldiers, a few months ago. It was, I believe, the first M model to be written off.

User currently offlineTGIF From Sweden, joined Apr 2008, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4345 times:

Sad to hear this. May they RIP.

Quoting fxramper (Thread starter):
Is dust really an issue with maintenance upkeep?

Sand and dust is a problem when operating in and near dessert areas and increased maintenance is often required because of this. Sand and dust can clog vents and filters, causing equipment to over heat. It easily sticks onto greasy areas and can also cause erosion on rotating parts. All this may cause jamming or mechanical failures.

IMO, its a rare event that sand or dust leads to accidents this severe. I think its wise to wait for an official report determining the cause of the event.

User currently onlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17593 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 4300 times:

One of the Navy SEALs is a local kid from Toms River NJ:



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