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CV-22 To The Rescue In Hurricane Ike  
User currently offlineRedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4315 posts, RR: 28
Posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4344 times:

CNN is reporting that the Coast Guard has asked for help from the USAF in rescuing the 22 sailors stranded on the freighter in the Gulf that is in the path of Hurricane Ike, and the USAF is sending out an Osprey to pluck the sailors out of harm's way. If true, this ought to be a pretty interesting news item for us aviation nuts. And while not the first time it will have been used in a rescue operation, it certainly may be the highest profile rescue to date. Let's hope they are successful.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4330 times:

And this is why I wish the USCG would pick up this equipment.

They haven't had a real HH3 class aircraft in their fleet since the Pelicans where retired in the early 1990's.

Jayhawks are good but they lack the cabin space.

And the extra speed of the Osprey would be essential for rescue work, especially in cold water.

Hopefully this rescue is successful and the USCG will decide to pick up a few of them.



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User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4241 times:

CNN is now reporting the mission was aborted due to weather.

User currently offlineDragon6172 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4233 times:

Great idea, blow them off the ship.


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User currently offlineSASD209 From British Indian Ocean Territory, joined Oct 2007, 642 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4206 times:



Quoting Dragon6172 (Reply 3):
Great idea, blow them off the ship.

 rotfl  Well done. sir!


User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4155 times:



Quoting Dragon6172 (Reply 3):
Great idea, blow them off the ship.

well then they could test out a new rescue boat/sub!


User currently offlineSASD209 From British Indian Ocean Territory, joined Oct 2007, 642 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4055 times:

Just saw an update on Foxnews at 0250 local time: Air Force rescue was forced to turn back due to weather, USCG helo made the rescue. Video showed a helo hoist operation, don't know which asset made the rescue. If anybody has the particulars, please post.

SASD209


User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3989 times:



Quoting SASD209 (Reply 6):
Just saw an update on Foxnews at 0250 local time: Air Force rescue was forced to turn back due to weather, USCG helo made the rescue. Video showed a helo hoist operation, don't know which asset made the rescue. If anybody has the particulars, please post.

Nope. The crew is still at sea, but they are alright.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/13/ike.rescue/index.html

You might be confused because some of the "ship rescue" reports were intermingled with other "Coast Guard rescue" footage of helicopter crews rescuing stranded motorists and people from flooded homes.


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