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Rick Westra Op-Ed On Wire Strike Accident

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#1 AD13


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 21:51


Some time back, a pilot named Rick Westra wrote a very moving piece about his tragic 2010 accident in Colorado involving a helicopter wire strike and the resulting crash that left himself seriously injured and his wife perished.
The story was written as a safety tribute in one of our helicopter publications but for some reason I cannot locate the story now.
Does anyone out there have a link to the op-ed that Mr. Westra penned?
I've searched a lot and can't come up with the copy. And assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 22:58

I think this is what you're looking for.  Page 4.  Very intense and sad article.



Edited by SBuzzkill, 10 August 2017 - 23:02.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 23:24

Yes, that's it. Thank you so very much. I've looked everywhere except the Bell Safety Program guides. And yes, it's a sad and very sobering look at a crash.
Thanks again.

Edited by AD13, 10 August 2017 - 23:24.

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