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Blackhawks Down and Into the Waters of Lake Tahoe – Navy Chopper Pilots in Big Trouble for Horsing Around

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

From NBCBayArea comes word of an incident involving two MH-60R Seahawk (basically the Navy version of a Blackhawk) anti-submarine helicopters on September 13th, 2010.

Apparently, the pilots were horsing around before they went lower than they intended and got a bit wet as a result.

Check out the short video right here.

You don’t see this kind of thing every day, huh?

Two Navy helicopters from North Island Naval Air Station were damaged, and their pilots are now grounded, after some bizarre flying over Lake Tahoe last week. A Navy spokesman confirmed Thursday that a video posted on YouTube is genuine footage of two MH-60 Romeo helicopters from North Island’s Helicopter Maritime Strike 41 squadron. The video shows the $33 million helicopters flying low over the lake. One seems to lose control, spinning and crashing into the water. The pilot then regains control and pulls the craft back into the air. The Navy wouldn’t identify the pilots or say whether the helicopters were supposed to be hovering over Lake Tahoe, only saying that the entire Sept. 13 flight is under investigation.”