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See The Remains Of N14.7b Chinook Millitary Helicopter After Hitting Power Lines

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A Chinook heavylift Millitary helicopter makes emergency landing in Wales after hitting power lines.

The N14.7 billion CH-47F Chinook is Boeing’s flagship heavy lift helicopter. It is among the heaviest helicopters in the world.

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AN RAF Chinook helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in a field in south-west Wales in the United Kingdom on Tuesday after hitting power lines.





The large transport helicopter was on a routine low-level training mission from its home base at RAF Odiham in Hampshire when the incident occurred.

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Images posted on social media show the heavy damages that was inflicted by power lines on the heavy-lift helicopter.

The Chinook helicopter received some hefty lacerations to its nose and windscreen.

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A spokesperson for the RAF said the aircraft sustained “minor damage”, which included a smashed window. The statement said a crew member had “minor injuries due to some broken glass”.





The incident, which happened at around 9pm on Tuesday evening, resulted in a power cut in the local village.

It’s unclear if the Chinook hit the powerlines after suffering technical issues or whether the emergency landing was triggered by a wire strike. The incident is under investigation.

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The $38.55 million (N14.7 billion) CH-47F Chinook is Boeing’s flagship heavy lift helicopter and among the heaviest in the world.

The helicopter has a cruise speed of  290 km/h (180 mph). It can carry a payload of more than 10,800 kg (24,000 lbs).





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