downed aircraft


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downed aircraft

Aircraft forced to land, ditched, or shot down as a result of enemy action.
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Despite the modern assets usually deployed, search and rescue (SAR) of downed aircraft in remote locations often (and typically) takes more than 24 hours.
Each time the sonar picked up something that looked like it could be part of a downed aircraft, one of the team members jotted down their location within the grid.
The security of the downed aircraft was the top priority during the operation.
"Turkey should apologize to Russia over the incident involving the downed aircraft," he said said.
A US military official on Friday said "all indications" show that the downed aircraft in Turkey was a Russian drone, AFP reported.
Now the staff at Hudders-field Local History Library have come up with an even better animals-at-war story about the pigeon trained by a Paddock man that saved the four man crew of a downed aircraft in the Middle East.
In the recording, an unidentified person remarks that the downed aircraft appeared to have been shot at from the ground and possibly was hit by a homemade mortar shell often used by rebels.
Troopers said an emergency locator transmitter activated in the Misty Fjords National Monument, and a helicopter pilot spotted the downed aircraft above Ella Lake, about 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) southeast of Anchorage.
Montreal: All commercial flights worldwide could soon send out an automated signal every minute in times of distress to help rescuers find downed aircraft more easily.
A SIMPLE PLAN BBC1 12.20AM (Not NI) Brothers Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton find a fortune inside a downed aircraft. Wintry Minnesota brings Fargo to mind, and Sam Raimi's tense dividedloyalties thriller can stand the comparison.
It added that the downed aircraft had a range of 20 kilometres (12 miles) and had been piloted remotely from a ground station.
A defence official identified the downed aircraft as a Sukhoi Su-24 Russian fighter plane.