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Townsville Blackhawk Disaster 12 June 1996

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:25 am
by Stealthz
I was based in New Zealand at this time.. driving to work I had to pull over on the freeway to let the enormity of this sink in..

We must all remember the words of the Prime Minister...
"It is a very dangerous business defending Australia in war and, indeed, in training [and] peace time as well."

The article also contains very poignant words from the families and the Army Chaplain

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-1...on-from-black-hawk-tragedy/7503720

Clear skies , Black 1 & 2, Lest we forget.

[Edited 2016-06-12 04:34:44]

[Edited 2016-06-12 04:46:02]

RE: Townsville Blackhawk Disaster 12 June 1996

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:41 pm
by Ozair
Quoting Stealthz (Thread starter):
driving to work I had to pull over on the freeway to let the enormity of this sink in..

I remember it as well. As you say a good reminder that military aviation is dangerous but necessary as training like you fight is enormously important.