sidishus
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Civil Aircraft In A War Zone

Fri Apr 22, 2005 6:03 pm

They don't belong...

Blackwater provided details about the operation, saying "the commercial helicopter" was "owned and operated by Heli-Air Services, a Bulgarian subcontractor to SkyLink Air and Logistic Support under contract to Blackwater in support of a Department of Defense contract."

The Islamic Army in Iraq has carried out multiple attacks in Iraq and taken several hostages, including an Italian journalist who was beheaded. The militant group also took two French journalists hostage but released them.

Thursday's incident raises questions about the vulnerability of commercial aircraft that do not have the same defense capabilities of military aircraft.


So much for the efficacy of "As-Is" where bullets may fly

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...ia_wl/ra1396312579.jpg size=-4>[Edited 2005-04-22 11:14:02]

[Edited 2005-04-22 11:22:37]
the truth: first it is ridiculed second it is violently opposed finally it is accepted as self-evident
 
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RE: Civil Aircraft In A War Zone

Fri Apr 22, 2005 6:48 pm

the truth: first it is ridiculed second it is violently opposed finally it is accepted as self-evident
 
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RE: Civil Aircraft In A War Zone

Sun Apr 24, 2005 7:26 am

I believe the helicopter was a Mi-8 (Hip?). In an earlier life this perticular helicopter was a military aircraft.
 
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RE: Civil Aircraft In A War Zone

Sun Apr 24, 2005 12:13 pm

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 2):
believe the helicopter was a Mi-8 (Hip?). In an earlier life this perticular helicopter was a military aircraft.

True, but a decades old Soviet design that certainly hasn't benefited from Survivability Enginnering in the interim.
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