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Again, I find myself speechless!

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#1 r22butters


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 22:27

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 22:33

From the thread on Proon, this is apparently done by a retired pilot???


He didn't have to retire his brain, though...

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 04:18

Any know any background on how that one happened?

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 08:42

Looked to me like he succumbed to a sneezing fit and forgot to fly the helicopter. We will see if the accident report blames it on hay fever.

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 10:08

I hate to Monday morning quarterback anything but...  The original reports stated something about straight line winds?  Not buying that.  He definitely moved the pedals and pulled pitch in order to make the th67 do what it did.  Also, why no chalk on the cart....

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 13:34

Lifting off accidentally with the Hydraulics off?

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 16:11

At 1:17 you can see what appears to be an engine cowl door flapping up, the pilot's door is not closed, and the pilot appears to be moving around in there just before things get crazy. Also, doesn't that type of helicopter usually have a doghouse up on top of the fuselage? Maybe it was being run up during maintenance?

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 19:29

It was a ground run, so perhaps with the person in the pilot seat not being strapped in, and with a flapping door to distract him, and the trolley starting to move (no chocks) and the bird getting light on the skids ..... the holes in the swiss cheese lined up, the chopper lifted off the pad, and it turned to worms.

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 19:30

Fellas, common.

Maybe it's just me, but the only thing I see here is an utter misuse of tax payer dollars.

The landscaper in the background pacing back and forth with the leaf blower?

...anybody else?
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Posted 23 August 2018 - 19:40

Not buying the wind gust either. Felt that way as soon as i saw the video. Came here to see if anybody else came to the same conclusion
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Posted 24 August 2018 - 13:08

mechanic in the seat possibly?

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 14:05

 I call BS on the "straight line wind" theory.  Give me a break, someone is trying to CYA on having their cranium up their behind.  

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 20:21

That lead blower f*cked it all up...winds from those things just really mess up a helicopter.
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