An engine failure at 6,000 feet is not an enviable position for any helicopter pilot to be in.
But that’s exactly what happened to the crew of a South Carolina National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk on Dec. 3. The three Guardsmen managed to auto-rotate the main rotor and land the malfunctioning aircraft in an cornfield near Interstate 77, a few miles southwest of Columbia, South Carolina.
None of the crew were injured. An investigation is ongoing, and the South Carolina National Guard could not release the names of the aircrew involved, said Guard spokeswoman Maj. Cindy King.
Whoever the pilots are, they now have an intimate understanding of the phrase, “Any landing you walk away from is a good one.”
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.
Soldiers, family and community gathered in Morehead City to render honors and witness the transfer and memorial of U.S. Army Sgt James Slape Nov. 9-11, 2018. Slape will hold a temporary resting place in Morehead City before ultimately moving to Arlington Cemetery. Slape supported Operations Resolute Support and Freedom Sentinel in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt Leticia Samuels, North Carolina National Guard)
An ISIS suicide bomber killed four Americans in Manbij, Syria, on Wednesday.