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Botched Airdrop Sends Humvees Plummeting To Their Doom

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:31 am
by Les Nessman

Re: Botched Airdrop Sends Humvees Plummeting To Their Doom

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:27 pm
by Raffles
Oh Scheiße those vehicles cost a fortune...taxpayer's money down the drain.

Re: Botched Airdrop Sends Humvees Plummeting To Their Doom

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:12 pm
by Bell 407
Literally.

Re: Botched Airdrop Sends Humvees Plummeting To Their Doom

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:21 am
by 87Juliet
Loadmasters have some explaining to do... It's rather a tricky thing preparing these heavy vehicles for an airdrop with weight distribution on the pallets and parachute attachments points, etc etc... I remember having to do a lot of this to qualify for PLEDS at 28 Sq. The prep time was a full day in the aircraft, and that after getting the loads already semi-prepped on pallets from the engineering/infantry guys.

Not pretty seeing those Humvees go splat though.

Soldier found guilty of cutting parachute straps in botched Humvee air drop

Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 5:54 pm
by Les Nessman
A Germany-based cavalry scout was convicted Wednesday of destruction of government property and making a false official statement for his role in a botched Humvee air drop that destroyed three of the vehicles during an April 2016 training exercise.

A judge found Sgt. John Skipper, who was in charge of verifying that the parachutes were properly rigged, had intentionally cut their straps, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, according to a 7th Army release.

“Skipper was sentenced to a reduction in grade to E-1 and a Bad Conduct Discharge by a court-martial panel consisting of enlisted soldiers and officers,” the release said.

Retrieved from The Army Times

Re: Botched Airdrop Sends Humvees Plummeting To Their Doom

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 1:28 pm
by Bell 407
Well what do you know then - sabotage :thinking: