That time Kenny Loggins Witnessed Emergency Beach Landing of a USMC CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopter

That time Kenny Loggins Witnessed Emergency Beach Landing of a USMC CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopter

“I walked out there and said, ‘You’re in the ‘Danger Zone,’” Kenny Loggins.

Taken on Apr. 15, 2015 the impressive video in this post shows a massive 100-foot-long U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter doing an emergency landing in Solana Beach in southern California.

The CH-53E from Marine Heavy Helicopter
Squadron 466 (HMH-466) based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (MCAS Miramar)
had to land on the beach after a low oil-pressure indicator light went on in
the cockpit.

The precautionary landing came during a
training exercise; there were no damages or injuries but residents, Gunnery
Sgt. Donald Bohanner said, and beach-goers got to experience quite a spectacle.
Four hours after landing, the helicopter took off and headed back to the
Miramar base.

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According to NBC 7, among the witnesses was musician Kenny Loggins, who said in a video post on Facebook that he had been out for a walk.

“I walked out there and said, ‘You’re in the ‘Danger Zone,’” he said in a reference to his hit song, which was featured in the movie “Top Gun.”

As the Marine Corps’ heavy lift-helicopter
designed for the transportation of heavy material and supplies, the Sikorsky CH-53E
Super Stallion is compatible with most amphibious class ships. With four-and-one-half hours’
endurance, the helicopter can move heavy equipment over rugged terrain in bad
weather and at night. The MH-53E Sea Dragon fills the Navy’s need for
long-range minesweeping missions, in addition to heavy-lift duties. The H-53E has consistently proven its
worth to the fleet commanders with its versatility and range.

The CH-53E will be replaced by the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion.

The post That time Kenny Loggins Witnessed Emergency Beach Landing of a USMC CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopter appeared first on The Aviation Geek Club.


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