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PostSubject: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:23 pm

SINGAPORE: An RSAF Apache AH-64 helicopter made an emergency landing near a residential area in northern Singapore on Thursday.

The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said the helicopter made the forced landing in an open field between Woodlands Avenue 12 and Woodlands Drive 75 at about 3.30pm.

Channel NewsAsia received a call at around 3.40pm from a member of the public.

Mr Kwek Chee Heng said he was driving past the field when the incident happened.

He described what he saw. "In the beginning, I thought the helicopter had landed for display. But when I looked clearly, the helicopter had broken into two parts - behind and in front. The tail had broken into two parts. And the helicopter was on the side, fallen on the side."

Mr Kwek said the two pilots appeared to be uninjured, adding that they were standing next to the grounded helicopter.

No fire was reported.

A MINDEF statement said there has been no damage to civilian property or injury to personnel.

MINDEF is investigating the incident.


- CNA/ir

Link here: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1084293/1/.html

UPDATE- Video link: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/video/index.php

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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:37 pm

You guys are fast.

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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:40 pm

S70B wrote:
You guys are fast.

does that mean your golfing privilege is suspended.....
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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:42 pm

Nope. Not my tai ji...but it will be the hot news today and tmr at wk.

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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:45 pm

Ok, hands up!

Who hit that bloody OB shot that hit the chopper?
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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:51 pm

That must be one tough ball man. or a damn POWERFUL shot to have split the chopper. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:51 pm

Woodland ?? teh nearest Golf course is Sembawang leh... friendly Fire ?

Shamusan, are you playing at Sembawang Golf course ??
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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:43 pm

Brings new meaning to the word "chopper"

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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:56 pm

Initially, i thought it was a golfer that wanted to park his S70B on a padang to do some chipping... lucky it was a apache...
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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:03 pm

So cool, Rex's nick was mentioned in the news article!
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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:05 am

4dtoto wrote:
Woodland ?? teh nearest Golf course is Sembawang leh... friendly Fire ?

Shamusan, are you playing at Sembawang Golf course ??

no lah bro, no kaki to play... i wish i was the one... but i'm afraid that the most comprehensive golfer's insurance also cannot cover the cost lah...
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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:08 am

training is suspended...more golfing days Rex......

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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:45 am

I'll be on leave next week anyway so.... Neutral

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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:52 am

Bro, S70B is a bird not the red indian la
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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:13 am

Khorkar wrote:
Initially, i thought it was a golfer that wanted to park his S70B on a padang to do some chipping... lucky it was a apache...

LOL!

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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:16 am

I pity the pilot, sure got long report to write
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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:17 am

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I pity the pilot, sure got long report to write

I'm more concerned with him having to pay for the damages from his CPF a/c Razz

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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:25 am

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JetA1 wrote:
I pity the pilot, sure got long report to write

I'm more concerned with him having to pay for the damages from his CPF a/c Razz

imagine his face signing 1206
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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:01 am

I pity the rest of the pilots...No flying allowance this suspension period...yet still have time to play more golf...hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:04 am

actually I tot this pilot pretty good.....just like the UA plane landing in the hudson river due to 'malfunction'....he was recognized as hero.

so....this pilot ...also can rite? imagine, Oprah ask pilot to go on her show.....being the hero to land in open field...and not somwhere more congested....

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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:01 am

spore got gd pilots .... alot of them go TOP GUN school in USA .. afew came out top of class too..

dont play play with RSAF.. Cheers Jump
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PostSubject: Re: RSAF helicopter makes emergency landing (updated with video link)   Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:08 am

Duval_S wrote:
actually I tot this pilot pretty good.....just like the UA plane landing in the hudson river due to 'malfunction'....he was recognized as hero.

so....this pilot ...also can rite? imagine, Oprah ask pilot to go on her show.....being the hero to land in open field...and not somwhere more congested....

Talent

It depends... if no public complain about where he land, i think still ok. But if someone up the hierachy board gets big time for asking him to land there, then the pilot will be in deep sh*t. But i got to say, good job by the pilot.
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