I saw this crazy helo crash video yesterday on LiveLeak.com, but wasn't sure how recently it was shot. I discovered today the Army AH-64 Apache crash (in which no one was killed, thankfully) happened in February 2012 in Afghanistan - according to jvmagni, who posted the video on YouTube:
A Marine Corps pilot told jvmagni that the crash appeared to him to be caused by unsafe maneuvers by the Apache pilot.
The plane went down in Imperial, about 90 miles east of San Diego. Two homes were destroyed and a third was badly damaged but nobody on the ground was hurt. The pilot ejected and escaped with scrapes and bruises.Read More
The yearlong experiment to determine whether women can serve in ground combat is wrapping up. "I think for the males they kind of expected us to be ... the moms, the sisters — kind of take care of us. But now they’re like, ‘OK, we’re a Marine, you’re a Marine. Let’s just get the job done,’" said Marine Sgt. Zarina Flemming.Read More