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B-52 finds canoe in Pacific in search and rescue mission

Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:06 pm

A B-52H located the lost crew of an open ocean Polynesian-style canoe after they were missing at sea for six days. The B-52H joined the search when the crew from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., was on a routine flight during a deployment to Guam. The bomber crew responded to a call from the Coast Guard for assistance in the search on June 25. They found the canoe within 3 hours of receiving the call. They spotted it from 19,000 ft.

Initially the crew of the B-52H was unfamiliar with the type of vessel they were searching for. Coast Guard personal compared the small, difficult to spot indigenous canoe with the boat from the Disney cartoon "Moana". Capt. Simpson told media, "We asked for more details about the vessel and the dispatcher told us, 'It's just like the boat from [the Disney film] 'Moana.'"

http://www.businessinsider.com/air-force-b-52-bomber-crew-rescues-canoe-lost-in-the-pacific-2018-7?amp%3Butm_medium=referral
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Re: B-52 finds canoe in Pacific in search and rescue mission

Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:05 pm

Disney film, lost Polynesians, B52s, and a happy ending. Great juxtapositions.
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Re: B-52 finds canoe in Pacific in search and rescue mission

Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:07 am

What a happy ending. Great little story.
 
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Re: B-52 finds canoe in Pacific in search and rescue mission

Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:46 am

citationjet wrote:
"We asked for more details about the vessel and the dispatcher told us, 'It's just like the boat from [the Disney film] 'Moana.'"


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