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11 July 2007 @ 01:34 pm
I really respect understatement.

29 November last year, Black Hawk 221, of the Australian Army, crashed trying to land on HMAS Kanimbla (ex LST-1188 USS Saginaw). Warrant Officer 12 (unnamed for purposes of the inquiry) was the loadmaster on 221.

Testimony before the Board of Inquiry showed WO 12 is a master of understatement: "My next image is seeing the tail rotor go past my window and at that point I thought we were in a little bit of trouble."

"...a little bit of trouble."

I should say so.
Current Mood: amusedamused
Captain Bowmancapt_bowman on July 11th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
We brits exported huge quantities of understatement to our former colonies... makes me proud to see them putting it to such good use :-)
spoespoe on July 11th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
I guess we rebelled before this was handed out? Because there's certainly a dearth of it here.