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Tucson AZ at tucson international only one person in the heli and he called in an engine failure before crashing. Airlifted to the hospital and I don't have anymore information on him or acft right now. Going to the airport at lunch time to get more info, I just finished flying that heli for 10hours at night XC over mostly unlandable terrain.

 

Jerry

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Apparently he has a couple of vertibrae compression fractures and the "brush" where he landed was about 7 feet high. Temp/dewpoint spread is still less than 11c and it rained for the last couple of days so chances are high it was carb icing.

 

Jerry

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I always thought (crash) landing in thick brush would be a decent cushion. Not so much, I guess.

 

Your sure of a roll-over putting it down in thick brush, but sometimes you have little choice.

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