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Black day for US aviation. Loss of a transport helicopter in California

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Following reports of the crash of an American aircraft in the African state of Djibouti, there is information about the crash of an American military helicopter in the territory of the United States itself. And in both cases, military aircraft belonged to the US Marine Corps.


The helicopter crash occurred in the south-west of the United States - in California (near the town of El Centro). According to the latest data, four US servicemen on board died. The total number of US Army personnel aboard is not reported.

This is a helicopter CH-53E Super Stallion. The crash happened around 14: 35 local time (0: 35 Moscow time). The helicopter reportedly made a scheduled flight during the "standard marine exercises".

Black day for US aviation. Loss of a transport helicopter in California

What remains of the CH-53 Super Stallion in the Gulf of Aden (2006)

CH-53 Super Stallion is a heavy transport military helicopter. These machines have been in operation since the middle of the 60s. The crew of the helicopter is the 3 man (the 4 man in the upgraded versions). The machine is able to take on board up to 40 military personnel. Maximum payload - 5,78 tons. Practical ceiling - 5,1 km. The United States actively used helicopters of a similar type during the Vietnam War, losing then 36 units.
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  1. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 April 4 2018 09: 14
    +2
    As they say without comment on this topic.
    1. assa67
      assa67 April 4 2018 09: 21
      +8
      Quote: Spartanez300
      These machines have been in operation since the mid 60s

      and just a "rainy day" ... against the backdrop of hundreds and hundreds of cars, it’s like "the old man died of a heart attack"
      1. jjj
        jjj April 4 2018 10: 14
        +5
        And remember some time ago, after the Americans attacked PMCs in Syria, there was a conversation that strange air disasters near the states would begin soon. So they continue. The death of personnel who actually died in the Middle East, is attributed to them
        1. assa67
          assa67 April 4 2018 10: 22
          +4
          Quote: jjj
          The death of personnel who actually died in the Middle East, is attributed to them

          Do you think this is a "silent" war? ... and even in California ?. recourse ... in Syria, the states declare most of the losses as "non-combat," that is. they’ll ruin themselves, and if we help a little, here, you look, and the war will end))))))))))
          1. Maz
            Maz April 4 2018 13: 38
            +3
            Yes to us on a light bulb on what write off. Those who need it know how much. and why their helicopters fall with the pilots. We just have a good and kind memory. We love to bring joy to people.
          2. Lynx33
            Lynx33 April 6 2018 08: 02
            0
            This is not a quiet war, but the state hiding from its people the traces of a hot war with the simultaneous disposal of its old military equipment flying off.
      2. Lopatov
        Lopatov April 4 2018 10: 39
        +2
        Quote: assa67
        Quote: Spartanez300
        These machines have been in operation since the mid 60s

        and just a "rainy day" ... against the backdrop of hundreds and hundreds of cars, it’s like "the old man died of a heart attack"

        This is not an "old man", they are very actively modernizing them.
        1. assa67
          assa67 April 4 2018 10: 48
          +2
          I was not going to plead with the merits of the turntable .. it was just so pathetically presented in the article, you would think that the mattresses were left without aviation at all ... that they had two cars?
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov April 4 2018 10: 55
            +4
            When we had a similar "black line", both the Western media and some of ours presented it in just that way.
            Pathos and derogatory for the Russian Air Force.
            1. assa67
              assa67 April 4 2018 11: 02
              +3
              this is their style .. why then become like ever-gloating lights? ... technology, there is technology, it happens and refuses
              1. Lopatov
                Lopatov April 4 2018 11: 17
                +5
                Quote: assa67
                why become like everlasting gloomy lights?

                To live with wolves, howl like a wolf.
                They perceive our “not being likened” as weakness.

                And in general, it was not we who appointed them enemies, but they us. Moreover, quite officially, including Mrs. Deborah Lee James, at that time - Minister of the United States Air Force.
                So the more planes they crash and the more people die, the better for Russia.
                1. assa67
                  assa67 April 4 2018 11: 27
                  +4
                  Quote: Spade
                  So the more planes they crash and the more people die, the better for Russia.

                  I definitely won’t grieve .... but I don’t see the point of “throwing up bonnets of air” ... it’s another thing when they write on the article “in Syria, SAA troops shot down several aircraft of the Western coalition” - this will be YES soldier
              2. Bratkov Oleg
                Bratkov Oleg April 4 2018 17: 50
                0
                All the terrorist attacks that took place in Russia were directly funded by America, in Ukraine, by direct pressure from the United States, they kill Russians ...
                But we will be kind and polite:
                - Please excuse me, you shot my head ...
        2. Nikolai Grek
          Nikolai Grek April 5 2018 03: 48
          +1
          Quote: Spade
          Quote: assa67
          Quote: Spartanez300
          These machines have been in operation since the mid 60s

          and just a "rainy day" ... against the backdrop of hundreds and hundreds of cars, it’s like "the old man died of a heart attack"

          This is not an "old man."

          recourse recourse Beginner ??? what what wassat laughing laughing laughing
      3. Hanokem
        Hanokem April 4 2018 10: 49
        0
        Sincere condolences to the families of the victims
        1. Bratkov Oleg
          Bratkov Oleg April 4 2018 17: 50
          +3
          The more American nits die, the better!
      4. Nikolai Grek
        Nikolai Grek April 5 2018 03: 46
        +1
        Quote: assa67
        Quote: Spartanez300
        These machines have been in operation since the mid 60s

        and just a "rainy day" ... against the backdrop of hundreds and hundreds of cars, it’s like "the old man died of a heart attack"

        at you still don’t know that f16 crashed into the load !!! wink yes wassat wassat wassat
        1. assa67
          assa67 April 6 2018 19: 01
          +3
          Thanks, Nikolai, in the know. yes ..it would be nice to hear that the Syrians shot down a dozen ....
          1. Nikolai Grek
            Nikolai Grek April 7 2018 03: 06
            +1
            Quote: assa67
            Thanks, Nikolai, in the know. yes ..it would be nice to hear that the Syrians shot down a dozen ....

            well ... until we have what we have !!! request request wassat laughing laughing laughing
            1. assa67
              assa67 April 7 2018 10: 47
              +3
              I agree, in part yes ... and as one of the members of the forum says: "a trifle, but nice"
    2. seti
      seti April 4 2018 19: 03
      0
      Quote: Spartanez300
      As they say without comment on this topic.


      Comments will appear soon and will be without options - Moscow’s hand.
  2. Denis Obukhov
    Denis Obukhov April 4 2018 09: 16
    +5
    Preparing for war with Russia and the war was already at home.
  3. Ased
    Ased April 4 2018 09: 17
    +2
    All! US Air Khan.
    PS I love journalists.
  4. sgr291158
    sgr291158 April 4 2018 09: 18
    +4
    Iron is iron. No one is safe from this.
    1. Bratkov Oleg
      Bratkov Oleg April 4 2018 17: 51
      +1
      However, the decay of American industry is evident.
      Sunset.
  5. Dormidont
    Dormidont April 4 2018 09: 30
    +10
    A trifle, but nice
    1. Voyager
      Voyager April 4 2018 12: 26
      +1
      You are just like the Ukrainians on the censor during the tragedies in the Russian Federation. word by word.
      1. UAZ 452
        UAZ 452 April 4 2018 19: 07
        +1
        You do not see the difference between the deaths of civilians during natural, man-made disasters, terrorist attacks, and the loss of personnel and equipment of a country that openly calls us its enemy?
        1. Voyager
          Voyager April 4 2018 19: 11
          +1
          And what about the civilian population? Our military planes and helicopters just didn’t fall and their crews didn’t die? They fell and died, and the Ukrainians word for word rejoiced in such "little things." I am personally disgusted and ashamed to watch how my compatriots react in the same way as animals. As if you are attracting these misfortunes with your gloating.
  6. Nikolai Petrov
    Nikolai Petrov April 4 2018 09: 30
    +19
    It is something not to hear our homegrown Western screaming screamers: "everything falls only with us. But everything flies with them."
    And it goes as it happens.
    1. Maz
      Maz April 4 2018 13: 40
      0
      They have Passover, they eat matzah, they fight with Gaza, do not bother people to rest.
  7. gukoyan
    gukoyan April 4 2018 09: 38
    +1
    Something often fell ...
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother April 4 2018 09: 43
      +2
      Quote: gukoyan
      Something often fell ...

      Probably by the rain.
  8. Heterocapsa
    Heterocapsa April 4 2018 09: 42
    +3
    as one incumbent drinking president used to say, “Tse is fantastic”
  9. san4es
    san4es April 4 2018 09: 48
    +4
    Loss of a transport helicopter

    Oct 2013
  10. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD April 4 2018 09: 58
    +3
    Rejoice at nothing. Condolences to relatives .. The death of soldiers in the war is the cost of the profession, the death of the house during exercises is always a tragedy.
    1. Redfox3k
      Redfox3k April 4 2018 10: 35
      +3
      There has not been much reason for joy lately, but justice ... it is so! Nature itself undertook to restore the balance of justice in the human world.
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD April 4 2018 10: 40
        +2
        Quote: Redfox3k
        and nature took up the restoration of the balance of justice in the human world.

        In this case, it’s more likely not nature, but the incredibly bloated Wishlist of Americans, for which even their rubber budget is not enough. And the corresponding state of affairs with the repair and maintenance of existing equipment.
    2. Maz
      Maz April 4 2018 13: 41
      +1
      Yes, about the dead - only the truth, the philosopher is right.
      1. UAZ 452
        UAZ 452 April 4 2018 19: 09
        0
        Exactly. And the truth is that if not enemies, then at least potential opponents.
  11. shuravi
    shuravi April 4 2018 10: 09
    0
    Quote: san4es
    Loss of a transport helicopter

    Oct 2013



    Very similar to falling into a vortex ring.
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell April 4 2018 10: 32
      +2
      Mistake came out, it happens.
      Human condolences to relatives. Well, they have such a fate ..
      PS And it's at -53, it's sea king
      1. Bratkov Oleg
        Bratkov Oleg April 4 2018 17: 53
        +1
        The guys chose a profession - to kill people with impunity in different parts of the world.
        On human condolences to the relatives of these bastards !?
  12. Redfox3k
    Redfox3k April 4 2018 10: 32
    +4
    American aircraft are old and rusty, no good, forgotten how to do, put defective or old parts. Pilots are drunk non-professionals. It is from this perspective that catastrophes are discussed with Russian aircraft in the West. The earth is round.
  13. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 4 2018 10: 37
    +1
    Ased
    All! US Air Khan. PS I love journalists.
    And here is your irony about the "Khan" and the journalists. Just the fact that happened has been voiced.
    1. Ased
      Ased April 5 2018 18: 02
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Ased
      All! US Air Khan. PS I love journalists.
      And here is your irony about the "Khan" and the journalists. Just the fact that happened has been voiced.


      Well, it's a black day for aviation ... :))))
      Magnificent article titles are good for PR.
  14. dojjdik
    dojjdik April 4 2018 11: 30
    +2
    not bad but it doesn’t matter better — the pilots are of course partly sorry, but they don’t spare our pilots
  15. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor April 4 2018 12: 59
    +4
    four american troops

    Something like that.
  16. Graz
    Graz April 4 2018 19: 25
    +2
    there and the road to him
  17. Larum
    Larum April 5 2018 09: 44
    +1
    Again zhurnalyugi lie.