Two Marine Corps Helicopters Missing Off The Coast Of Oahu (Updated)

Details remain very scarce, but two Marine Corps helicopters have reportedly been lost off of Oahu, according to the Marine Corps Times and other sources. A fiery debris field and an empty life raft were found in the area. The Coast Guard is executing a search and rescue effort about two and a half miles off the North…

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USS New Orleans Returns To Port With MV-22 Osprey Hanging Precariously Off Its Deck

The U.S. Marines announced that an incident involving an MV-22 Osprey landing aboard the USS New Orleans occurred on Wednesday, thankfully with no injuries reported. But now we are seeing just how close this incident came to total disaster as the ship arrived back in San Diego with the Osprey in question hanging at an…

You May Puke Watching This Tug Boat Attempt To Tow Russia's Carrier In Rough Seas

What happens when your only aircraft carrier breaks down off the coast of Spain in very rough seas? Call the big tugboat that’s been shadowing you for just such an occasion and attempt a tow. The result is this well, stomach turning video that shows the Russian tug Nikolay Chiker attempting a tow operation on the…

Car Wash Manager Straps Self to Spinning Scrubber, Somehow Survives

The manager of a Louisiana drive-through car wash was doing some routine cleaning when his power-washer hose got sucked into one of the large, rotating scrubber, and sucked him in along with it. Unable to move, thanks to the hose wrapped around him, Josh Hood endured roughly 30 embarrassing seconds of spin-cycle…

Army CH-47 Chinook Plucks What's Left Of Doomed JLENS Blimp From Forest

It was an instant media sensation that died seemingly as soon as it begun. The great blimp chase of 2015 was fun while it lasted, well maybe not for the Army, and now they are plucking what is left of the stricken radar-packing aerostat out of a Pennsylvania forest using their go-to plucker of such large things, the…

Two Dead After AW609 Civilian Tilt-Rotor Crashes In Northern Italy

Agusta Westland’s AW-609 tilt-rotor crashed in northern Italy
today, killing both pilots onboard. The crash occurred about 30 miles from the company’s airfield in Cascina Costa. The cause of the crash remains unknown at this time. The aircraft involved was the second AW-609 prototype built back in the early 2000s.

C-130 Crashes At Jalalabad Air Base In Eastern Afghanistan, Killing 11

A C-130 Super Hercules crashed shortly after midnight at Jalalabad Air Base which is located about 80 miles east of Kabul, Afghanistan. On-board were six military crew members and five civilian passengers, all of whom lost their lives. The passengers were all working with NATO’s mission in the country.

U.S. F-16 Crashes Into Bavarian Forest, Pilot Ejects With Light Injuries

A Block 50 F-16CM from the U.S. Air Force 480th Fighter Squadron, the “Warhawks,” based at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany, crashed into a forest at around 9:30 a.m. local time while on a training mission near the U.S. Army Garrison in Grafenwoehr. The pilot safely ejected and is being held at the hospital with only…

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There Have Been Four High Profile Airplane Crashes In One Day

No less than four high-profile aviation incidents, three in the UK and one in Colombia, have rocked the aviation world within the last 24 hours. These included the loss of a shadowy Colombian Air Force CASA 235, an Embraer private jet with three of the Bin Laden family on board, a Folland Gnat performing at a huge car…

SM-2 Missile Explodes On Launch From The Destroyer USS The Sullivans 

The USS The Sullivans got more than it expected during a test launch of a SM-2 “Standard” missile today. The DDG-68 ship was sailing off the coast of Virginia performing when the missile was boosted out of the Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer’s Vertical Launch System cell and the SM-2 detonated in spectacular fashion.