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Posted: 9/4/2005 4:02:10 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:02:56 PM EDT
oh man....
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:03:53 PM EDT
Let's hope it didn't get shot down.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:04:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:06:50 PM EDT
Hope the crew is OK
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:07:38 PM EDT
Just heard, 2 crew safe, not sure if there were others.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:07:44 PM EDT
There is another chopper on scene now looking for the crew.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:10:11 PM EDT
Crew chief on the chopper on scene motioning for the news chopper to go away. Don't know any further.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:10:50 PM EDT
Geraldo needs to STFU,

Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:11:14 PM EDT
I wonder how many hours a day they are putting on those airframes...?


Aviator
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:11:18 PM EDT
Fox news has video now. Crew has been evac'ed and is safe. Some are hurt, but no fatalities.

Chris
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:12:37 PM EDT
It's Bush's fault.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:12:50 PM EDT
Dynamic Rollover?


Aviator
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:12:57 PM EDT
Fox news has video now. Crew has been evac'ed and is safe. Some are hurt, but no fatalities.

Chris




Great news, now how do we blame this on Bush?

Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:13:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By spm681:
Geraldo needs to STFU,




+1

I'm sure just a normal crash due to mechanical failure.

I just heard MSNBC referencing helicopter shot down. They have guns, not stinger missiles and RPGs in NOLA.

These choppers are running continuously, only stopping for maintenance due to failures. Refueling mid-air repeatedly. More failures are going to occur with more time. But I seriously down a helicopter was SHOT down.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:16:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By spm681:
Geraldo needs to STFU,





+1,000,000

Where's that guy that whacked him in the schnozz with a chair when ya need him?



Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:16:49 PM EDT
As always, if I want up to the minute breaking news.... I tune into ARFCOM.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:17:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2005 4:17:44 PM EDT by Kharn]
Two crew are safe according to MSNBC's ticker.
Video showed pilot's seat empty, nobody strapped in in the cargo compartment, I saw a small fire in the engine exhaust port.

ETA: CNN now reporting pilot and crew have been rescued.

Kharn
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:17:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hedonist:
As always, if I want up to the minute breaking news.... I tune into ARFCOM.



You ain't kidding.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:18:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:22:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
Crew chief on the chopper on scene motioning for the news chopper to go away.

that ain't good at all. If he was waving them AWAY....ugh...fucking animals. Do they have any AH64's around?
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:22:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2005 4:24:46 PM EDT by DirtyDeeds]
From the underside that looks like an S76. If it is, that's a very reliable chopper. It could still be brought down with a lucky hit. Looks like a controlled ditch or it'd be all over the place. Most likely rolled after it hit the ground.

Edit: Never mind, saw it from a different view, ain't a 76. Still looks like a CG chopper.

Stupid question: Why don't they get some of the oilfield choppers there too?
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:24:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
It was caused by racism.




Sheppie Smith will be along shortly to have a nervous breakdown on the twisted wreckage.*


*I know there are a lot of Sheppie fans on Arfcom and to them I say....
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:25:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zardoz:
that ain't good at all. If he was waving them AWAY....ugh...fucking animals. Do they have any AH64's around?

I think he was waving the TV chopper away so they could take off.

Kharn
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:26:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kharn:

Originally Posted By Zardoz:
that ain't good at all. If he was waving them AWAY....ugh...fucking animals. Do they have any AH64's around?

I think he was waving the TV chopper away so they could take off.

Kharn




I figured he was getting them out of the way for more assistance to come in without causing more damage.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:31:11 PM EDT
With the way things have been going out there, I figured he may have been waving them off to keep THEM from receiving fire...
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:32:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zardoz:
With the way things have been going out there, I figured he may have been waving them off to keep THEM from receiving fire...




I think most of that is over. The looters and ganglords have now reverted to being good boys and are being evac'ed, I'm sure.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:34:07 PM EDT
It is not a CG helo, it was civilian. They don't know the reason for crash as of yet.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:37:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2005 4:40:52 PM EDT by vanilla_gorilla]

Originally Posted By Diss_ipator:
It is not a CG helo, it was civilian. They don't know the reason for crash as of yet.




Not CG?


Edit: No word on the news, just that it was a rescue chopper.
A Eurocopter AS 332 Super Puma.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:37:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:

Originally Posted By Kharn:

Originally Posted By Zardoz:
that ain't good at all. If he was waving them AWAY....ugh...fucking animals. Do they have any AH64's around?

I think he was waving the TV chopper away so they could take off.

Kharn




I figured he was getting them out of the way for more assistance to come in without causing more damage.



yall should listen to the local TV-news chopper feeds (Google your local news station ID's + frequencies and a site or three will usually pop up)

they send em around like billiard balls from accident to accident... "go here, this one sounds like it's a bad one!" and the like...

"Dirty Laundry" (Don Henley) nailed it.

Let the people doing work get their jobs done, plenty of drama for the news vultures without clogging the skies. (If I were prez I would have declared a no-fly zone for news aircraft unless specifically requested by ATC)

Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:41:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:

Originally Posted By Diss_ipator:
It is not a CG helo, it was civilian. They don't know the reason for crash as of yet.




Not CG?




CG = Coast Guard
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:41:44 PM EDT
Heard Master P hired a helo or so and was trying to locate all of his family down there the other day. ?
Maybe we could get lucky and Jesse Jackson with his crew could take a header (providing the crew survives unscathed).
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:42:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Diss_ipator:

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:

Originally Posted By Diss_ipator:
It is not a CG helo, it was civilian. They don't know the reason for crash as of yet.




Not CG?




CG = Coast Guard




I knew that, but I assumed from the color that it was the Coasties, looks like I was wrong.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:43:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By uncle_frank:
Fox news has video now. Crew has been evac'ed and is safe. Some are hurt, but no fatalities.

Chris




Great news, now how do we blame this on Bush?




Bush cut the funding for aircraft maintenance...
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:49:14 PM EDT
Gonna be tuff to get the Helo righted and repaired with the wheels and radios missing...
Pete
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:52:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rudison:
Gonna be tuff to get the Helo righted and repaired with the wheels and radios missing...
Pete



Those wheels will be on a Cadillac or box Chevy by tomorrow.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:54:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dukota:

Originally Posted By uncle_frank:
Fox news has video now. Crew has been evac'ed and is safe. Some are hurt, but no fatalities.

Chris




Great news, now how do we blame this on Bush?




Bush cut the funding for aircraft maintenance...



That was Klinton Disadministration
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:56:27 PM EDT
How long until the mogadishu big easy brigade loots and burns the helo ?
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:58:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2005 5:00:28 PM EDT by MK4Mod0]
Fox is saying it is a Coast Guard helo...........But if I remember from my day a helo had 3 POB!!!
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 5:00:30 PM EDT
It's not a USCG helo. The model and markings are wrong. It's a private helo and a USCG helo was sent to get the two crewmen out. The crewmen, btw, were unhurt, thankfully.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 5:02:51 PM EDT
OK Fox must have it wronge then it is a banner at the top of the home page "breaking news"
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 5:07:01 PM EDT
Looked like a CG one to me. Guess I'm wrong. If it's private, who's is it?
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 5:08:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DirtyDeeds:
Looked like a CG one to me. Guess I'm wrong. If it's private, who's is it?

.....do you have a link to the pic? or Vid?
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 5:10:24 PM EDT
CNN just said they have confirmation it was a CG chopper doing a regular flight, not evac. That would explain 2 crew members.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 5:11:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MK4Mod0:

Originally Posted By DirtyDeeds:
Looked like a CG one to me. Guess I'm wrong. If it's private, who's is it?

.....do you have a link to the pic? or Vid?




Link Posted: 9/4/2005 5:12:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2005 5:13:19 PM EDT by KA3B]
Looked like a Coast Guard HH-60J "Jayhawk" laying on its side.
I could be wrong though.

EDIT:
That's not a Coast Guard HH-60J helo.
Landing gear is all wrong.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 5:12:47 PM EDT
No racing stripe!!
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 5:18:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2005 5:19:49 PM EDT by BigB1129]
They said it was a civilian chopper


They also said they had a shoot out with a bunch of thugs a fwe hours ago. 2 were shot dad and they captured the rest.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 5:18:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DirtyDeeds:
CNN just said they have confirmation it was a CG chopper doing a regular flight, not evac. That would explain 2 crew members.

AFAIK, Uncle sugar's helos will always have at least 3 crewmen aboard, with the exception of 2-seaters. That's one reason I was never afraid of riding in a miltary aircraft; the crewchief rides too, and he has a personal stake in how well maintained it is.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 5:19:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MK4Mod0:
No racing stripe!!



Still, I don't know of anyone else around there that has choppers that color other than CG.

I'm still wondering why they don't get some of the chopper companies down there involved. I'm sure they moved their choppers out of the area and could bring them back in.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 5:19:22 PM EDT
Looks kinda like a Puma or Cougar.
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