The team of us and canadian military that will attempt to recover the carcass of the helicopter Cyclone of the canadian armed Forces (CAF) who crashed in the Ionian sea at the end of April sailed on Monday.
“The team of the CAF/the USN has left the bay of Souda, Greece, aboard the vessel EDT Hercules. It is expected to arrive here 2 days at the site, located approximately 220 nautical miles East of Catania, Sicily, announced the canadian armed Forces.
Once on site, a complex mission awaits the military that must try to recover the carcass of the helicopter lies at a depth of about 3500 metres.
To support them, the canadian military have appealed to the united states Navy, who provided an underwater remotely-controlled research. In addition to being able to dive very deeply in spite of the pressure of the water, the drone could be able to detect a beacon from the helicopter, which would greatly facilitate the research, were explained to the FCC last week.
As the helicopter crashed to his frigate home, the HMCS Frederiction, the army also has a good idea of where one can find the remains of the device.
To this day, only some debris and the body of ensign first class, Abbigail Cowbrough have been found, with a part of the remains of captain Brenden Ian MacDonald. The six crew members perished in the wake of the crash.
Recently entered into service, the CH-148 Sikosky Cyclone has replaced the venerable Sea King, which were equipped with the canadian navy, in particular, to carry out missions of anti-submarine and rescue, for decades.