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August 22, 2002 | From Associated Press
Age has caught up with one of the military's most storied helicopters. A crack found in a rotor component of the Vietnam-era CH-46 Sea Knight has led the Navy and Marine Corps to ground the entire fleet, including 45 on duty overseas, officials said Wednesday.
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August 22, 2002 | From Associated Press
Age has caught up with one of the military's most storied helicopters. A crack found in a rotor component of the Vietnam-era CH-46 Sea Knight has led the Navy and Marine Corps to ground the entire fleet, including 45 on duty overseas, officials said Wednesday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Its sides are covered with metal patches from Vietnam-era bullet holes, its parts replaced countless times. A quarter of a century old, it has little of the high-technology equipment of today's war-making machines. But when Sgt. Jeff Furmanek hears political types in Washington attack the spotty record of his CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, it's personal. "They're attacking your plane," said the blond, 25-year-old Marine from Garden Grove. "Your name's on the side.
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April 1, 2001 | TONY PERRY, Tony Perry is The Times' San Diego bureau chief
When the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, number 154790, lifted slowly off the deck of the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard on a sunny winter afternoon, Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. James P. Paige Jr. was right where he wanted to be. * Paige had not been scheduled to take part in that training flight in which the helicopter would ferry 12 Marines and one Navy corpsman to the oiler Pecos for a risky, exacting exercise in "fast roping" down to a "hostile" ship and taking control at gunpoint.
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May 15, 1990 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Marine Corps and Navy announced Monday suspension of all flight operations worldwide by CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters because of a possible mechanical defect. The move effectively grounds 342 helicopters--261 used by the Marines and 81 by the Navy. Long considered a work horse for the military, the Vietnam era helicopter is used to transport troops and supplies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1987 | GEORGE FRANK, Times Staff Writer
The Sea Knight model helicopter, of the type that crashed Thursday night in the rugged hills east of Irvine, has been involved in numerous fatal accidents, including a mid-air collision four years ago above the Marine Corps Helicopter Air Station at Tustin. Although the Navy declined Friday to provide accident data on the large, troop-carrying helicopter, the aircraft, known as a CH-46 Sea Knight, has been involved in at least nine fatal accidents. The worst killed 15 Marines.
NEWS
January 17, 1991
The enormous concentration of U.S. weapons in the gulf features some of the world's most advanced airplanes and helicopters. Deployed from land bases and U.S. aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf region, these aircraft offer allied forces decisive first-strike capabilities. Sensitive targets in Iraq Major Iraqi Air Bases: Irbil, Basra, Habbaniyah, An Nasiriyah, Kirkuk, Mosul, Shu-aiba, H-3, H-2. Major Nuclear Power Plants: Basra, Dibis, Baghdad.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1987
The CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, a twin-rotor transport manufactured by Boeing Vertol, has been involved in eight major accidents since 1980. Sept. 3, 1987: Four Marines were killed when CH-46E crashed during night maneuvers at Camp Pendleton in northern San Diego County. Feb. 12, 1987: Three Marines were killed when a Marine reservist CH-46E helicopter crashed in the mountains near the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station.
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April 1, 2001 | TONY PERRY, Tony Perry is The Times' San Diego bureau chief
When the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, number 154790, lifted slowly off the deck of the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard on a sunny winter afternoon, Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. James P. Paige Jr. was right where he wanted to be. * Paige had not been scheduled to take part in that training flight in which the helicopter would ferry 12 Marines and one Navy corpsman to the oiler Pecos for a risky, exacting exercise in "fast roping" down to a "hostile" ship and taking control at gunpoint.
NEWS
August 25, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A U.S. Navy helicopter crashed in the United Arab Emirates, killing three people aboard and injuring a fourth, a Navy spokesman said in Manama, Bahrain. The CH-46 Sea Knight from the supply ship White Plains crashed near the town of Siji in the Emirate of Fujaira, the spokesman said.
NEWS
January 17, 1991
The enormous concentration of U.S. weapons in the gulf features some of the world's most advanced airplanes and helicopters. Deployed from land bases and U.S. aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf region, these aircraft offer allied forces decisive first-strike capabilities. Sensitive targets in Iraq Major Iraqi Air Bases: Irbil, Basra, Habbaniyah, An Nasiriyah, Kirkuk, Mosul, Shu-aiba, H-3, H-2. Major Nuclear Power Plants: Basra, Dibis, Baghdad.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Its sides are covered with metal patches from Vietnam-era bullet holes, its parts replaced countless times. A quarter of a century old, it has little of the high-technology equipment of today's war-making machines. But when Sgt. Jeff Furmanek hears political types in Washington attack the spotty record of his CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, it's personal. "They're attacking your plane," said the blond, 25-year-old Marine from Garden Grove. "Your name's on the side.
NEWS
May 15, 1990 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Marine Corps and Navy announced Monday suspension of all flight operations worldwide by CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters because of a possible mechanical defect. The move effectively grounds 342 helicopters--261 used by the Marines and 81 by the Navy. Long considered a work horse for the military, the Vietnam era helicopter is used to transport troops and supplies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1987
The CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, a twin-rotor transport manufactured by Boeing Vertol, has been involved in eight major accidents since 1980. Sept. 3, 1987: Four Marines were killed when CH-46E crashed during night maneuvers at Camp Pendleton in northern San Diego County. Feb. 12, 1987: Three Marines were killed when a Marine reservist CH-46E helicopter crashed in the mountains near the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1987 | GEORGE FRANK, Times Staff Writer
The Sea Knight model helicopter, of the type that crashed Thursday night in the rugged hills east of Irvine, has been involved in numerous fatal accidents, including a mid-air collision four years ago above the Marine Corps Helicopter Air Station at Tustin. Although the Navy declined Friday to provide accident data on the large, troop-carrying helicopter, the aircraft, known as a CH-46 Sea Knight, has been involved in at least nine fatal accidents. The worst killed 15 Marines.
NEWS
June 1, 1989
Two Marines who were the only ones killed in a weekend helicopter collision over the northern Nevada desert died because they were seated in the rear of one of the aircraft, a Marine source said in Washington. The source said the rear of the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter crashed to the ground while the pilot managed to control the descent of the front portion. The victims were Cpl. Lisa Tutt, a reservist, and Sgt. Brenda L. Schroeder, a career Marine radio operator. Six others aboard the two helicopters were not seriously injured.
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