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CV-22 To The Rescue In Hurricane Ike  
User currently offlineRedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4252 posts, RR: 29
Posted (5 years 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4278 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 onlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29690 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4264 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 7 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4175 times:

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

User currently offlineDragon6172 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4167 times:

Great idea, blow them off the ship.


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User currently offlineSASD209 From British Indian Ocean Territory, joined Oct 2007, 640 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4140 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 7 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4089 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, 640 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3989 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 7 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3923 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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