Posts Tagged: Accidents

1 Marine dies, 3 injured in Kaneohe Bay crash, Explosion on Carrier Injures 10, and UXO Found at Fort Shafter

According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, one marine died in yesterday’s helicopter crash in Kane’ohe Bay.   The helicopter fuel pods were also damaged and are leaking jet fuel: Three crewmen were treated at Marine Corps Base Hawaii and then taken to the Queen’s Medical Center last night. Search and rescue crews recovered the body of… Read more »

Military helicopter crashes in Kane’ohe Bay

With plans to expand the aircraft stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kane’ohe Bay, the chances of accidents increase.  What if this crash had occurred in Kane’ohe town, Hawai’i Kai or Honolulu?  It would be like the crash in Ginowan city in Okinawa. Hawaii News Now reports: A CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter carrying four crew members… Read more »

“When nuclear reactors blow, the first thing that melts down is the truth”; What They’re Covering Up at Fukushima

Yesterday the EPA reported its first detection in Hawai’i of radiation from the Japanese nuclear meltdown: “The isotope was “far below any level of concern for human health,” the EPA said.” As the New York Times reported that Japanese authorities have issued a warning not to drink tap water in Tokyo due to contamination by… Read more »

Sailor struck and killed on H-1 freeway

Honolulu Star Advertiser reports: Honolulu vehicular homicide investigators are looking for one vehicle — and possibly others — that hit and killed a 21-year-old Navy sailor walking on the H-1 freeway then fled the scene early this morning. A 2007 Nissan Altima driven by a 22-year-old, Mililani man also hit the sailor but did stop… Read more »

Colorado chopper crash cost $25.8 million

As helicopters roar overhead en route from Pohakuloa to Wheeler, I received this article about a helicopter crash in Colorado  from Shannon Rudolph in Kona.   The Army is proposing to do High Altitude Mountainous Environment Terrain Training (HAMET) helicopter training on the slopes of Mauna Kea, which is a bad idea all around.  Mauna Kea… Read more »

One Creature That Deserves Extinction: the V-22 Osprey

John Feffer wrote the following article about the resistance to the expansion of the U.S. base in Takae, Okinawa.  Construction has commenced with forcible removal of protesters.  When protesters took their demands to the U.S. Embassy, several were arrested and physically assaulted.   Note that one of the aircraft being protested is the V-22 Osprey, the… Read more »

Generals clash on cause of April Osprey crash

Coming soon to Mokapu and Pohakuloa? Speak out against the Osprey invasion.   We need a predator fence against these invaders. >><< Generals clash on cause of April Osprey crash By Bruce Rolfsen – Staff writer Posted : Saturday Jan 22, 2011 10:12:48 EST In a rare public display of disunity, two generals are at… Read more »

Remembering the Ehime Maru

Ten years ago, the USS Greeneville nuclear submarine smashed into a Japanese high school fishing training ship the Ehime Maru sending it to the bottom of the sea and killing nine passengers including four students.  The collision was a product of the rampant militarization in Hawai’i, where sub commanders give joy rides to wealthy political… Read more »

Army helicopter makes forced landing at elementary school

Of course, they turn what could have been a dangerous accident into a photo op with kids climbing inside the helicopter and trying on flight gear.  How militarized are we? >><< Source: Army helicopter lands in Hawaii Kai field By Gregg K. Kakesako POSTED: 08:58 a.m. HST, Feb 07, 2011 An Army 25th Combat… Read more »

Army clarifies its helicopter training operations for Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa

The Army must have been worried by the strong outcry against its proposed helicopter training on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.  They issued the following press release to “clarify” its plans.  Regardless of how the Army spins their intent, the public is clear that the HAMET is an expansion of military activity into a conservation… Read more »