CH-47Chinook Cargo Helicopter
CH-47Cargo Helicopter 47
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During the field exercise the following day, with the help of a CH-47 Chinook flight crew with the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, the Soldiers received hands on training on how to rig a Humvee with a sling for transport by aircraft.
The loading of the all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) had not been optimized, and as a result, the pilot reported, "with the ATV in the way, a few passengers took as long to offload as it does a full manifest of passengers--way too long." The CH-47 then proceeded to "bunny-hop" to the vicinity to the west of HLZ Golf to insert the remaining CANSOF and ANA (Afghan National Army) elements on board.
The CH-47 was then shot out of the sky with a rocket-propelled grenade.
WASHINGTON (PAN): US Army Brig Gen Jeffrey Coltwill lead an investigation into the crash of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan that killed 38 US and Afghan service members.
The CH-47 Chinook, the helicopter that has in one version or another transported troops and cargo on battlefields for almost 50 years, may not end its production run until the end of the decade.
Flying UH-60 Black hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters, the Alaska-based unit has worked closely with the Pakistan military to deliver more than 1,400,000 pounds of relief supplies and transport more than 3,000 people displaced by the floods since their arrival in Pakistan Sept.
Apart from the UH1 fleet, Japan is shipping three heavy-duty CH-47 helicopters to Pakistan.
The four CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters are operating in partnership with the government throughout the flood-impacted areas to deliver much-needed relief supplies and provide transport to people who urgently need emergency assistance.
"We are looking to sell our C-17 transport aircraft, CH-47 Chinook transport helicopters and 737AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning and Control) aircraft," Cortes said.
Yesterday I was on a CH-47 headed to the border at Torkham for a meeting.
Seven US soldiers have been killed after their helicopter crashed as it was attempting to land in southern Iraq, the US military has said.The CH-47 Chinook crashed just after midnight on Thursday, about 100km west of the southern city of Basra, a statement from the US military said.