Helicopter door found

Stand down. The door that fell from a helicopter in the East Metro yesterday has been found, according to the National Guard:

The Minnesota National Guard has located the missing CH-47 “Chinook”

helicopter door that fell during flight yesterday afternoon. The door was found at 9:30 a.m. this morning by a National Guard search party in the vicinity of Lower Afton Road in Maplewood. The door was located in a grassy field near the Maplewood Fire Department. There were no injuries or property damage.

  • I had a comment about this early this morning in the other thread but it ate my comment again. 🙁

  • Bob Collins

    That’s weird. I saw it there last night (or early this morning, I forget which)

  • Tyler Suter

    So they’re claiming the wind caused the door to fall off? This may sound dumb, but I don’t get it? Was the door open (so that the wind would be able to snag it)? What kind of ghetto *** helicopters are they flying?

  • c

    so Bob-

    did the door fall in your back yard? now that would make an interesting lawn ornament.

    there’s a cliche in this somewhere….pennies from heaven….when a door closes a window opens…or the window opens and the door falls….maybe not.

  • c


    that’s the joke i was looking for…..

    its a ‘hoop-di’-copter

  • Tyler Suter

    Hahhahhah, exactly