Glad the crew made it through and prayers for all to recover. What cost to send
two helicopters from E. City to Vancover, for what U.S. mission, a sporting
event in another country.....someone in headquarter's should hang for sending
them there. It's incredibly ironic that the first CG helo to have weapons on
board crashes......maybe that's why they've never had guns....save lives, not
This Coastie family is wishing for a quick recovery to all injured and their
families. Our son is also a USCG aviator from E-City and these are the people
he has been working alongside for the past few weeks for the Olympics. Proud
Coast Guard Parents!
Your Coast Guard Family is thinking of you and wishing you a quick recovery. Be
safe in your travels home.
Our son & daughter-in-law are both Coasties. Our son is a Flight Mech on a 65
out of Kodiak. When something like this happens he always calls us. I know
how close Coasties are and when this happens it affects them all. Our prayers
go out to the injured and hope they all have a speedy recovery. God be with
them and all in the USCG.
May God bless and comfort those who suffer in this tradgedy and their families.
God bless these brave and selfless men and women whom are in harms way every day
for us. May God strengthen the backs of these men and women who bear the burdon
of freedom for our great country, The United States of America.
I just have to say how proud I am both Helo crews. If you know this area then
you know there aren't allot of Heli pads near by(none). The second crew braved
the possible outcome of the first crew to save there fellow corpsmen they landed
near the stricken helo. These courageous coasties should be honored whith the
strongest award for bravery that the Coast Guard has. They exemplified true
brotherhood for summoning the strength then plunging in to the injuries and
pulling the hurt from the wreckage. Then they were able to take
those that were the worst off and fly them super fast directly to the University
of Utah level 1 one tramua center. One of the second crew even stayed behind to
aid stricken comrades. The people in the that second ship are hero's!!!!! The
people in the first ship are heros, the pilot landed well enough, in that
horrible circumstance, that all survived!!! Folks what we have here are Hero's
Whether corpsmen, flight mech, avionics, swimmer or pilot, this is always at the
back of your mind as you're sitting there. These folks don't usually get called
out on a sunny calm day. Heroes ALL!! Wishing a speedy recovery to all involved.
first of all, I give thanks to the Lord God for the travling safety ,of my
son,the pilot of the second helicopter. At our church we have had him on the
prayer list. And God has answered our prayers. Thank you Jesus!!!! now we are
asking for the healing of the 3 that are still in the hospital. God was with
them on the mountain and he is now . From a thankful mother; thank you Lord!!!!!
My son is a USCG aviator. It is a hard reality check to see the photo you have
posted. I pray especially for all the aviators and those who fly with them;
even more earnestly now!
My prayers to all of youfrom 1 helo driver to another
With over 28 years service I see my fellow Coasties as "kids". We always want
our kids to be safe and return home in one piece. I will pray for the whole
crew. I hope to hear about them getting back doing what they do best, rescuing
people! SEMPER PARATUS
A speedy recovery to the crew physically and emotionally. This event hits home.
A former coastie here who's brother is a crewman flying on those birds just
about everyday. Just goes to show that these accidents can happen over water or
land or even mountains. Sempar Par! Remember, these men and women are out there
everyday "SO OTHERS MAY LIVE."
Semper Fi?? Wrong service.God Bless the crew & their families. A
speedy recovery to all. I'm a Coastie wife and mom, I know how much I worry when
they have to go out.Come home soon.
Semper Paratus... Always Ready. Proud to have been a Coastie, and very proud of
the Coast Guard in general. From day one you are told that you have to go out,
but you may not come back. Every Coast Guardsman knows this, but they still put
their lives and their own self interests to the side to help someone else in
need, or to protect the interests of their country. Among all the Coast Guard
jobs though, the Aviators are a truly special group, and I truly hope and pray
that this crew comes out of this ordeal in good health and lives to fly another
As a Coastie mom, I am praying, especially for AET2 Panuzzi, for a full
recovery. I was concerned to see that she has had surgery again today, Thurs,
but trust she's receiving best care possible. My son is in USCG, they are some
great men and women, as are all our military past and present. Semper Paratus,
Semper Fi! Blessed and proud to be a Coastie mom!
I was working with this and the other crews for the last month for the joint
mission. I'm in the Navy and heading home today. Its tragic and really gives you
a reality check of the dangers service members encounted on a daily basis even
when stateside. My prayers go out to them for a quick recovery. Thank God we
didn't loose any of our shipmates in this accident.
Wow, what a coincidence. They are leaving the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics
and crashed near the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics. What are the odds of
that happening.Sounds like those cell phones came in handy. I'm sure it's nice to be able to reach out and touch someone when you're
in a situation like this and let them know what happened. And to know you have
a rescue craft and trained crew right there. They were very lucky. It could
have been a long cold night on the mountain otherwise.
My wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured. May they be back in the air as
soon as they can.As a former USCG flight mech (HH-3f @ADQ, HH-60J @
TVC), the first thing I did was check to see if any of my buddies was on the
helo. USCG aviation is so small that you can know so many people.