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Helo down in San Bernardino County


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R.I.P.

 

I can hardly believe that one of these was still airworthy. Truly amazing and a tragic loss in terms human and historical.

 

There was one at the helo show last week...not far from the C130 which I think also went down last week..

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You guys have all the fun. A helo show in upstate New York is when you can hear a blackhawk in the distance....

 

Isn't that the truth! I've been enjoying the local aircraft from Niagara Falls Airforce base doing touch and goes... Really enjoyed it when we had 2 CH-46's doing some touch and goes along with some Pinnacle practices the other week. My son was just beside himself watch those two birds! Really wished there was a R/W school here at this airport too.. :)

 

As for the 3 that died R.I.P. Such a sad day in aviation.

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As for the 3 that died R.I.P. Such a sad day in aviation.

 

Here is the local newspaper report.

 

http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/adelanto-...helicopter.html

 

Interesting that the pilot had time to make a Mayday call. Could indicate it wasn't just controlled flight into a wire..

 

I don't know how the NTSB ever figures it all out,

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Well they deifintely hit the static wire, the only question is if the engine was running or there wasn't some other mechanical emergency that caused a forced landing and the strike happened on approach. The NTSB is usually pretty good at finding mech. failure, depending on the postcrash fire damage to the wreckage.

Also a 500kv line is very high and depending on the severety of the strike there could be plenty of time to regain limited control, make a mayday, and crash on landing.

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I believe the accident helicopter was the Piasecki H-25 / HUP-1 Retriever owned by Classic Rotors of Ramona, CA, the last flying H-25 in existence to my knowledge. Truly sad - may they rest in peace ...

 

Bob

 

Hey Bob! Your back!

 

Here's another link, this one says it was a PV-18 out of Victorville...very sad either way.

 

http://cbs2.com/local/helicopter.crash.Mojave.2.1298718.html

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Hey Bob! Your back!

 

Here's another link, this one says it was a PV-18 out of Victorville...very sad either way.

 

http://cbs2.com/local/helicopter.crash.Mojave.2.1298718.html

 

 

Hmm, says it flew out of Adelanto airport. I dont know any such airport....there is the old George Air Force base, which is now SCLA Airport in Adelanto. And there is a huge set of dual towers that run along Powerline Road, about 2 miles due South of there.

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