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Sikorsky S-70 (16-7822) - Navy NAWDC MH-60S helicopter 73 (167822) lowers a harness to a Navy pilot floating in the cold water of Lake Tahoe during a "Downed Flier Rescue" training exercise on 05 Jun 23.br /137v/14h   166v/23h
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Sikorsky S-70 (16-7822)

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Navy NAWDC MH-60S helicopter 73 (167822) lowers a harness to a Navy pilot floating in the cold water of Lake Tahoe during a "Downed Flier Rescue" training exercise on 05 Jun 23.
137v/14h 166v/23h

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
The training exercise scenario was that a US Navy fighter jet had been shot down and the pilot had ejected into a large, deep, and cold lake. Two Navy Seahawks had arrived to rescue the pilot and as 73 hovered to pluck the naval aviator from the water, the second helicopter provided air cover and defensive weapons fire at "enemy" personnel who were attempting to capture the pilot.

The US Coast Guard also participated in the exercise.

My most grateful Thanks to the US Navy personnel who invited me to photograph the day-long activity.
CHRIS ROBEY
Great shot Gary!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
TYVM, Chris. A "closer-up" shot showing the pilot in a stretcher along with the medic being brought up is on its way to you and all e/m recipients. Sending now. (Wave)
Dave Sheehy
Excellent picture Gary! Thanks for the E/M too ! 5**
CHRIS ROBEY
Cheers Gary! I've been a bit distracted these past couple of days with my driving "upgrade" training!
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