Coast Guard Pilot Recounts "Terrifying" Night of Oil Rig Explosion (Video)


Photo via the US Coast Guard

What really happened on the night of April 20th, out in the Gulf of Mexico? We know that the Deepwater Horizon exploded, and that a tragic loss of life and unprecedented environmental disaster ensued. But what was the scene like? How was the response carried out? Lieutenant Andy Greenwood, one of the pilots who responded to the explosion on Deepwater Horizon that night, talks about the "terrifying" experience.I spoke with Andy after flying over the source of the gushing leak in the same plane he piloted that night. Here's his story, in two parts:

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I'm traveling around the Gulf of Mexico reporting on the continuing oil crisis. Stay tuned for the latest developments and breaking reports from the scene.
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