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Old 17th Feb 2018, 08:16   #1 (permalink)
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Thirteen killed in Blackhawk crash in Mexico

https://www.rt.com/news/419075-mexic...icopter-crash/
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13 killed actually:


here
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And neither source bothered to report the type of helicopter.
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Looks like older BH type...
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Blackhawk.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5403673/13-killed-helicopter-crash-Mexico-earthquake.html
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And neither source bothered to report the type of helicopter.
S-70/Blackhawk
Mexico earthquake: Helicopter crashes in emergency killing 13 - BBC News



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Old 17th Feb 2018, 23:03   #7 (permalink)
 
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The WSJ has this from a local reporter:

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The moment the helicopter touched down it lost control, it slid—like it skidded—and it hit some vehicles that were stationed in the area,” he told a Mexican television news program. “In that moment, you couldn’t see anything. Nothing else was heard beside the sound that iron makes when it scrapes the earth.
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Based on the rectangular stabilator and the flir on the front, I'd say it was an S70M. Possibly completed at the Hawkworks in NY.
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One of the fairly new (less than 5 years old) UH-60M's of the Mexican Navy.
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