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#21 Hobie

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 13:00

Let's here the analysis from you guys:  

 

Downwind, 9000Alt at site, too fast,



#22 mudkow60

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 13:07

I think I will show that at work.  Butters... btw... I actually like interacting with you on here.  Sorry I can be grumpy at times.  My wife says I am getting to be an old fuddy-duddy.

 

Just thought I would let you know.  Also, had a small fire I dropped on the other day.  Fun to get out there and work!


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 20:55

Let's here the analysis from you guys:  

 

Downwind, 9000Alt at site, too fast,

Yes to all. It was dual vortex ring / settling with power. Probably had that collective pulled to his arm pit, but there was no stopping it (prevention on final is key). Run out of power, run out of altitude, run out of skill, and find yourself on youtube. :)

 

Edit--maybe it could have stopped with good ole Vuichard's technique...but no matter, prevention...


Edited by METT-TC, 01 October 2018 - 20:57.

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#24 Scyther

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 00:11

It's always interesting to watch a video like this and see which way the dust/smoke blows before it settles.  

 

Having said that, our intrepid hero in the Astar sure looks like he's in a hurry to get on the ground.  That rate of descent...wow!  I wonder if it would've worked out even if he had been into the wind?

 

I don't know whether the ship was technically airworthy after that little do-si-do, but I suspect that even if it was, the EMS crew probably said, "You fly it back, Col. Yeager.  We're taking the bus."

 

I'm glad I'm done with flying.  These days there are always  cameras on you to record your mess-ups.

 

Try being a firefighter... people recording you from the moment you turn out. Then turn up to an RTA and have to deal with weirdos trying to get photos of your casualties... All I can say is I'm glad I'll be flying soon! :D


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#25 iChris

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 01:43

Let's here the analysis from you guys:  

 

Downwind, 9000Alt at site, too fast,

 

 

29-SEP-18

21:00:00Z (15:00 Local NM)

N894NA

EUROCOPTER

AS 350 B2

INCIDENT 3 POB

RUIDOSO

NEW MEXICO

UNITED STATES

MADE A HARD LANDING

TRANS AERO MEDEVAC FROM A BASE AT ARTESIA, NM

http://transaeromedevac.org/about.html

 

Temp/Wind History Ruidoso, NM

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Edited by iChris, 02 October 2018 - 02:54.

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#26 Wally

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 10:59

Lots of reasons HEMS is taught to do painfully S-L-O-W approaches.


Just a pilot (retired, so I have a LOT of time)...


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 11:31

 

Try being a firefighter... people recording you from the moment you turn out. Then turn up to an RTA and have to deal with weirdos trying to get photos of your casualties... All I can say is I'm glad I'll be flying soon! :D

 

I feel like a rock star when flying on some fires, especially the ones in or near the city.  Lots of cool pics and videos though.   






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