- Feb 24, 2008
The Winch Operator did see it on his night vision FLIR display over half a kilometer away, told the commander that she needed to change course but she ploughed on straight ahead and crashed into it. It really is that simple however seems the optics of it don’t sit well with a lot of people.How in the name of God did they not see that rock in front of them. What was the other winchman doing at the time.
What the other Winchman sitting on the opposite side of the helicopter was doing at the time is irrelevant as he had no displays or navigation equipment available to him.