Can you bring down a military helicopter with a rock? It seems that it can be done, as confirmed by this story.
During the month of August 1989, not a few Spanish newspapers reported the news that a military helicopter belonging to the land army had been shot down by a civilian. What had it been with? Well, not precisely with a rocket launcher, but with a simple stone. The person responsible, a 59-year-old veterinarian, was arrested shortly after by the Civil Guard. This is the crazy story of that event.
Military maneuvers have been something typical in all the armies of the world. At present there are farms and land specifically enabled for this type of exercise. However, these types of events can also take place in field plots without military control. Above all, when we talk about aerial means that have no limits to their movement.
The helicopter was brought down by a well-aimed stone.
On August 10, a Madrid resident who was in the town of Mataelpino, in the northern highlands of the province, was surprised by a land army helicopter. Luis Perezagua, that was the name of this 59-year-old veterinarian, who he was accused of throwing a stone at the ship as it passed close to him.
At this point there are two versions of what happened. According to the pilots, who luckily were not seriously injured in the accident, when passing over the civilian, he threw a stone at them that ended with the demolition of the device. According to Luis Perezagua, who stated that he had not launched anything, it was all due to pilot error.
Perezagua told the newspapers and authorities that while he was collecting “mint and peppermint pennyroyal” in the mountains, the helicopter pilot tried to scare him several times by flying low. Due to this risky maneuver the pilot lost control and they collided. The doctor excused himself saying of the launch because “I was rheumatic and I was no longer up for those jogs”.
The fact is that Luis Perezagua was arrested by the Civil Guard and taken to the Investigating Court of Colmenar Viejo where his case was reviewed. After there is no conclusive evidence the court released him without charge. So the story remained a mere anecdote. Since then nothing more has been heard of the matter.
this crazy storynarrated with hair and signs (and sources) by The irreducible village, joins that other in which a piece of US satellite ended the life of a Cuban cow almost causing a diplomatic conflict between the two countries. A few days ago, this time an octogenarian from the Canary Islands, disabled another helicopterthis time from firefighters, also using a stone.
With these data it seems