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#53938 - 07/26/18 04:47 AM Not Only Hikers Need To Be Retrieved On Whitney.
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 2240
Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)


"After a U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk drone crashed near Mt. Whitney on June 21, 2017, the service found itself presented with the difficult task of assessing the crash site and retrieving components of the aircraft from the rugged, mountainous terrain. In the end, a one-of-its-kind horse patrol unit from Vandenberg Air Force Base arrived in the area to help with the recovery effort in areas that would have been impossible to reach using vehicles and slow to maneuver through on foot. "

Of course the Global Hawk had an Overnight Permit to stay in the Whitney Zone!

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#53940 - 07/26/18 09:33 AM Re: Not Only Hikers Need To Be Retrieved On Whitney. [Re: wagga]
WanderingJim Offline


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 218
Loc: California
I was wondering why this didn't make more news at the time, then saw that "Drone" part. So not a plane with people and probably not something the military wanted to advertise.
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#53961 - 07/30/18 09:35 AM Re: Not Only Hikers Need To Be Retrieved On Whitney. [Re: wagga]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7527
Loc: Fresno, CA
Thanks, Wagga. If you see any more info on this, please post again.

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#53983 - 07/31/18 06:58 PM Re: Not Only Hikers Need To Be Retrieved On Whitney. [Re: Steve C]
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Registered: 10/07/09
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Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)


Report here.
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