Comment 55334

By Mogadon Megalodon (anonymous) | Posted January 10, 2011 at 10:00:00

TB: "Anyone know why a heavy lift helicopter wasn't used?"

Wondered the same thing. It's like a geriatric version of the Olympic torch run, only without the patriotic buzz or commemorative souvenirs.

At 45+ tonnes you'd be nosing into the upper end of what a Chinook could handle, but it's totally doable. Might be that the units are sufficiently delicate that the set-down was considered too risky. More likely, though, it's just Molson-Coors trying to offset the cost of the move through the nation-wide daily news coverage of this eastward crawl, culminating in the promised post-game wrap up on Discovery Daily Planet.

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