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Kaleun1961
07-17-2007, 02:28 PM
Some unidentified American paratroopers missed their target, an airport, and landed on the grounds of a prison. Luckily the armed guards at the jail didn't suspect a breakout and fire on them! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Don't shoot, we're Americans!!! (http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/07/17/prison.parachutes.ap/index.html)

Kaleun1961
07-17-2007, 02:28 PM
Some unidentified American paratroopers missed their target, an airport, and landed on the grounds of a prison. Luckily the armed guards at the jail didn't suspect a breakout and fire on them! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Don't shoot, we're Americans!!! (http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/07/17/prison.parachutes.ap/index.html)

bunkerratt
07-17-2007, 03:22 PM
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WilhelmSchulz.
07-17-2007, 03:57 PM
DOH!! It reminds me of a scenne in The Longest day when the British Paras land in the Genrals HQ by acident.

Celeon999
07-18-2007, 01:30 AM
Looooooooooooooooooool http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

I bet this was part of the training for Operation Braunschweiger. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif


Somehow this reminds me of those Fallschirmjägers who got stuck in some trees at night and had to be rescued by a civilian http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

"I heard a loud noise, walked into the garden and wondered why i could hear voices coming from the top of my neighbours trees"

"As i came closer, the trees started talking to me" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Check youtube on this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDN2dc47QIs)

The_Silent_O
07-18-2007, 08:03 AM
Figures http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif...SF troops with too much playtime on their hands. Their attention to detail slips and they fail to confirm the right Drop Zone. How hard can that be on a clear day in Colorado??? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

This reminds me of a Jump we once had back in 1989 (call it the pre-lude to OPERATION BRAUNSCHWEIGER http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif). The Silent O's Airborne Task Force was "invited" to the Great White North (it was Fall Actually) in GageTown NB, Canada.

We actually airlanded first at the Fredrickton Airport in our C-141 and then rigged into our parachutes right inside the terminal...in front of all the civilian travellers. Needless to say we got a lot of questions from everybody as we rigged up. But we maintained our Operational Security http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Then we took a short, and I mean short flight over to the Gagetown training area where I exited the aircraft and promptly landed in a large bush...I have a habit of landing in the one tree or bush on an entire dropzone. So after untangling my parachute and becoming one with the good Canadian Earth (caked with mud all over) we were treated to a huge lunch in the Officer's mess, where we were served by beautiful canadian women who wore petticoat dresses. Neat, We didn't expect such service from the 'conquered' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

WilhelmSchulz.
07-18-2007, 08:38 AM
Poor "O" what are going to do with you? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Celeon999
07-21-2007, 11:41 AM
You search for "airborne" and what do you get ?

Bang-Boom-City !

The "O" 's comerades jump down to Grafenwöhr http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif


Grafenwöhr jump (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb7OxQm7-aU&mode=related&search=)


Hmmm... i cant say who is playing against who here but........hall football is not a sport for men http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Could be some school teams
Hall football in Grafenwöhr (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHyysHhGf8s)


And look what also comes to light when you search for Grafenwöhr http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Bang ! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP5EqGpy1yU&mode=related&search=) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Goose_Green
07-21-2007, 12:26 PM
Very amusing story. But I can think of worse places to land though, at least the prison guards managed the situation well.

Celeon999
07-21-2007, 12:32 PM
I think this belongs in here aswell

Down to Grafenwöhr (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb7OxQm7-aU&mode=related&search=)