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Copter crash kills 2 pilots - Hawaii News

There are 16 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from May 28, 2009, titled Copter crash kills 2 pilots - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Two 25th Infantry Division aviators were killed yesterday afternoon when their OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter crashed in flames at Wheeler Army Airfield near Schofield Barracks.

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enufalready

Wailuku, HI

#1 May 28, 2009
Sad loss of two lives. This crash is indicative of the dangers the military helicopter flights over residential areas of Oahu should stop immediately; it is only a matter of time, given the increase in number and the low altitudes flown, often by several huge copters together, that there will be a crash into a residence, school, or business. Perhaps this crash will awaken the military brass and sway them to order all military helicopters to use safer routes over the ocean. This will help secure the safety of civilians.
willie

Plymouth, MI

#2 May 28, 2009
enufalready wrote:
Sad loss of two lives. This crash is indicative of the dangers the military helicopter flights over residential areas of Oahu should stop immediately; it is only a matter of time, given the increase in number and the low altitudes flown, often by several huge copters together, that there will be a crash into a residence, school, or business. Perhaps this crash will awaken the military brass and sway them to order all military helicopters to use safer routes over the ocean. This will help secure the safety of civilians.
Yes they need to spend whatever it costs to move "just in case". While you are at it, move all vehicle traffic too, a truck or bus could go out of control and smash into your house.
Bob_Mililani

Calgary, Canada

#3 May 28, 2009
enufalready wrote:
Sad loss of two lives. This crash is indicative of the dangers the military helicopter flights over residential areas of Oahu should stop immediately; it is only a matter of time, given the increase in number and the low altitudes flown, often by several huge copters together, that there will be a crash into a residence, school, or business. Perhaps this crash will awaken the military brass and sway them to order all military helicopters to use safer routes over the ocean. This will help secure the safety of civilians.
What the hell's the matter with you? Wouldn't common sense dictate there would be a more appropriate time for you to get on your soapbox about low flying aircraft over populated areas rather than right now after reading the news of the loss of these two young lives?
willie

Plymouth, MI

#4 May 28, 2009
Bob_Mililani wrote:
<quoted text>
What the hell's the matter with you? Wouldn't common sense dictate there would be a more appropriate time for you to get on your soapbox about low flying aircraft over populated areas rather than right now after reading the news of the loss of these two young lives?
Not to mention, the copter actually crashed on the tarmac of the airfield and was nowhere NEAR any residnetial areas. Wanna bet the airfield was there when he moved in and NOW he wants them to stop flying.
noname

United States

#5 May 28, 2009
too bad so sad, another two more from this brigade. sucks indeed for all involved in this organization, especially the families. bless the pilots.
noname

United States

#6 May 28, 2009
willie be gentle - on the locals. sad days ahead and more sad days ahead in Iraq...... again and again and again.... it's so old.
enuf-a-u-already

Portsmouth, VA

#7 May 28, 2009
"It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."

It is the soldier who has given you the freedom to spew your stupid soapbox comments at inappropriate times like this.
alice

Kahului, HI

#8 May 28, 2009
yesterday "professor" Hananai Trask was calling for death to Americans and the ending of the military bases in Hawaii. Then this happens. I am sure she is happy. But you all pay her bloated salary at the UH so you can feel part of it.
prejudice

Kihei, HI

#10 May 28, 2009
alice wrote:
yesterday "professor" Hananai Trask was calling for death to Americans and the ending of the military bases in Hawaii. Then this happens. I am sure she is happy. But you all pay her bloated salary at the UH so you can feel part of it.
YUCK FU, Haunani. Da Senator

(rim shot)
noname

United States

#12 May 28, 2009
stupid Hawaiian professor. WTF ignorance is state sanctioned in HI it appears... number 49 out of 50 states in education dis explain it brah plenty good skools der!!
Cautious

Denver, CO

#13 May 28, 2009
Enufalready is right this time.

Of course, this is a tragedy, no happiness to found for normal minds. But the timing is now to recognize it as a wake-up call about flyovers -- so many in the past several months. And this is not an imaginary risk, US Mil helicopters have fallen on residential areas in Okinawa.
no_need

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#15 May 28, 2009
i offer my condolences to the family and friends of these two pilots.

and to those who are worried about military aircraft falling on them? just pray you don't get hit by a car tomorrow.
Char Siu Bao Girl

AOL

#16 May 28, 2009
May they rest in peace!!!!!!!!
enufalready

Wailuku, HI

#18 May 28, 2009
enuf-a-u-already wrote:
"It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."
It is the soldier who has given you the freedom to spew your stupid soapbox comments at inappropriate times like this.
I acknowledged the sad loss of two lives. Why such intemperate posts to an appeal to the military brass to use this crash as influence to ban military flyovers over residential areas in the islands? Commercial aircraft approach and take off via ocean tracks and are not allowed to cruise over populated areas; it seems to be a matter of common sense.

As for your patriotic screed ... it was soldiers (sailors, too) who cooked up the phony Tonkien Gulf incident, the Pentagon Papers, the phony WMD charges at the UN (Colin Powelll) that were debunked by reporters. It was soldiers at Kent State who murdered campus protestors exercising their right to assemble and demonstrate freely. It is the Constitution that defines flag burning as a protected form of speech.
no_need

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#19 May 29, 2009
enufalready wrote:
<quoted text>
I acknowledged the sad loss of two lives. Why such intemperate posts to an appeal to the military brass to use this crash as influence to ban military flyovers over residential areas in the islands? Commercial aircraft approach and take off via ocean tracks and are not allowed to cruise over populated areas; it seems to be a matter of common sense.
As for your patriotic screed ... it was soldiers (sailors, too) who cooked up the phony Tonkien Gulf incident, the Pentagon Papers, the phony WMD charges at the UN (Colin Powelll) that were debunked by reporters. It was soldiers at Kent State who murdered campus protestors exercising their right to assemble and demonstrate freely. It is the Constitution that defines flag burning as a protected form of speech.
why? because this isn't the appropriate forum. these two pilots didn't have anything to do with the tonkin gulf situation, the pentagon papers, et al. you're just trying to instigate when this particular blog is for others to show their compassion and sympathies to the family and friends of these two pilots.

i hope that when you pass on, people won't be trying to politicize your death the way you are trying to do here.
vanhalenx

Virginia Beach, VA

#21 Jun 2, 2009
You guys need to get off the computer.

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