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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

British Rescuers Give Americans Mad Props

An interview in MosNews with two members of the British rescue team shows that the Americans did actually play a vital role in the rescue of the crew of AS-28:

"We did not have the equipment we needed. There is a fundamental difference between Russian and NATO military airplanes. Russian planes unload themselves, but our[s] need special equipment that is in the majority of large airports. It was assumed that it would be in Russia too, but it wasn’t there in Kamchatka. Fortunately, two or three hours after we arrived, Americans came in a big C-5 Galaxy plane with the equipment. If it weren’t for them, I’m afraid none of it would have been possible."

Well, at least we got some good press...

3 Comments:

Blogger ninme said...

Pity press.

8/11/2005 4:27 PM

 
Blogger Zoe Brain said...

I think it's what is known in Oz as "Team Play".

You know, where everyone does their best, contributes their own individual strengths, covers each others weaknesses, that type of thing. You rely on your mates, and they rely on you.

I think I read it in a manual somewhere.

8/11/2005 7:32 PM

 
Blogger half said...

We gotta be all over the next sinking Russian sub or we'll be totally dissed.

8/13/2005 4:53 PM

 

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