Symbolic War game whoops! NATO exercises end with hovercraft, Humvees stuck in sand (VIDEO)
War game whoops! NATO exercises end with hovercraft, Humvees stuck in sand (VIDEO)
Published time: 23 Oct, 2015 15:31
NATO's biggest war games in 13 years hit a speed bump in Portugal this week, with hovercrafts and Humvees embarrassingly getting stuck in the sand. The incident happened during a training exercise as journalists watched. It all began when two hovercrafts were released from the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock. They were unable to make it to shore as planned, and managed to do so only on the second attempt, El Observador newspaper reported.
An order was then given to release two Humvees, which also got bogged in the sand. Troops were ordered to assist in freeing the vehicles, but they simply sank deeper. Video footage shows tires spinning as a group of soldiers attempts to release one of the Humvees from the sand.