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Ridiculous Helicopter Landing in The Middle Of An Atlantic Ocean Storm

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This video from Dagbladet shows a Royal Danish Air Force pilot attempting to land a Seahawk MH-60R helicopter on a ship while both ship and helicopter were in the midst of a storm, getting tosses about by winds and water in the North Atlantic Ocean.

The camera angle is from the pilot’s point of view, and he can be heard calling out directions on the radio. Up ahead, the ship can be seen crashing through some large waves. The camera shifts to the ship’s point of view, watching as the helicopter makes a few attempts to land, but is time and again buoyed up by winds. The Seahawk finally lands and crew members can be seen on standby.

The Sikorsky SH-60/MH-60 Seahawk or Sea Hawk, is a multi-mission helicopter employed by the United States Navy, and is based on the US Army UH-60Black Hawk. A member of the Sikorsky S-70 family, this helicopter has a twin turboshaft engine, with a modified hinged tail to reduce its footprint when aboard carriers.

The Seahawk can be deployed aboard any frigate, destroyer, fast combat support ship, cruiser, aircraft carrier or amphibious assault ship. It can handle an array of tasks, such as anti-submarine warfare, naval special warfare, search and rescue, insertion, vertical replenishment, medical evacuation and combat search and rescue. All H-60s with the US Navy carry a rescue hoist for SAR/CSAR missions.

The MH-60R was originally called the “LAMPS Mark III Block II Upgrade” when it was built in 1993. It was designed to combine the features f he SH-60B and the SH-60F. It has a whole host of modern features, including sensors, and advanced airborne fleet data link, sonar, digital monitors and so on. It also has Mk-54 air-launched torpedoes and Hellfire missiles at the ready.

The Royal Danish Navy issued a request for 12 Seahawk MH-60R helicopters through a Foreign Military Sale in 2010, and bought 9 more of the same in 2012.

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