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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:47 pm    Post subject: Baja Mexico helicopter crash Reply with quote #1   
Sad sad sad
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #2   
That's the thing about helis... just one little thing goes wrong and boom. I'm amazed the thing didn't spin when the tail went out — dang Sad

RIP, better than dying like most people, slowly in a hospital with little dignity.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:31 pm    Post subject: Oops Reply with quote #3   
Ouch Rip
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #4   
That was heart wrenching. My life was saved by a medi vac helicopter crew. Whenever I hear of one of these heroes going down it really hits home.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #5   
Tail rotor gearbox failure? That was gnarly.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #6   
Okay, hot air balloons are on my "never fly" list, and now helicopters.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:57 am    Post subject: Power line Reply with quote #7   
The tail rotor got hooked up on the ground wire so spinning was reduced but the wire most likely got pulled into the rotor disc and destroyed the main blades.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #8   
I'm all for banning wires through the air in our country. Put them underground. With more helicopters and now more drones .... wires through the air should be 19th Century. They are not only dangerous to air traffic they are way too susceptible to storm damage and resulting power outages, fires, electrocutions, etc. They waist one heck of a lot of space as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #9   
ChattaroyMan wrote:
I'm all for banning wires through the air in our country. Put them underground. With more helicopters and now more drones .... wires through the air should be 19th Century. They are not only dangerous to air traffic they are way too susceptible to storm damage and resulting power outages, fires, electrocutions, etc. They waist one heck of a lot of space as well.


I'm with you on this but I'm sure it ain't never gonna happen, except maybe here and there on a small scale.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #10   
Almost everyone, when filming an incident, drops the camera as the action is happening. It's a strange reflex that almost everyone, even experienced camera operators like myself exhibit.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #11   
When filming hanglider incidents, I've found that I have to drop the camera to be able to grab the nose wires.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #12   
ChattaroyMan wrote:
I'm all for banning wires through the air in our country. Put them underground. With more helicopters and now more drones .... wires through the air should be 19th Century. They are not only dangerous to air traffic they are way too susceptible to storm damage and resulting power outages, fires, electrocutions, etc. They waist one heck of a lot of space as well.


Now that would be an infrastructure stimulous package.........
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