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Omfattande skador på minst 10 amerikanska helikoptrar efter storm


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At least 10 Navy helicopters were damaged in a sudden storm that blew through Norfolk Naval Station, Va., Tuesday afternoon, USNI News has learned.

According to a Navy initial assessment reviewed by USNI News, the storm resulted in 10 Class A ground mishaps – mishaps that result in more than $2.5 million in damage or the total loss of the aircraft.



Fyra av helikoptarna var minröjningshelikoptrar av typen MH-53E Sea Dragon som det bara finns ca 30 åldrande exemplar av:



The helicopters damaged were five MH-60S Knight Hawks, one MH-60R Sea Hawk and four MH-53E Sea Dragon mine countermeasures helicopters, according to the assessment.


10 Navy Helicopters Suffer Major Damage, Several Blown Over in Sudden Norfolk Storm




(Navy helicopters damaged by a sudden thunderstorm on July 26, 2022, at Chambers Field at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.)





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Ja, det var en sorglig historia. De fick bara 12 minuters förvarning om stormen så de hann aldrig förankra helikoptrarna.

Knight Hawk är bara ett inofficielt namn på MH-60S som egentligen borde kallas Sea Hawk den också. MH-60S beställdes för att ersätta CH-46 Sea Knight. US Navy hade fått leveranser av 275 MH-60S och 280 MH-60R år 2018. Sedan dess vet jag inte om det levererats några fler till US Navy.


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