There were a few red US Army faces at a recent joint military exercise in Europe, when three Humvees slammed into the ground on a failed airdrop.
The incident occurred during Exercise Sabre Junction (2016), an annual exercise conducted by the US Army Europe and 15 European nations as part of the NATO group.
All three Humvees were being dropped from C-130 Hercules cargo planes, but what’s remarkable about this comedy of errors is that the Humvees were dropped from three separate planes. It’d have almost been understandable if some kind of failure on a single aircraft caused the loss of three Humvees, but when three separate planes have the same problem in an airdrop, it signals a bigger issue.
Only two of the three chutes deployed on the first Humvee, which obviously wasn’t enough to keep it in a controlled descent. A rigging issue claimed the second truck, and as for the third vehicle, it seemed like the parachutes simply failed to deploy.
Check out the video of the incident …..
No doubt there will be questions asked in certain departments and a few “butts” kicked …