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Posted: 12/22/2005 12:05:14 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:10:16 PM EDT
i cant imagine how much force must have been felt tryign to throw those guys out
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:10:59 PM EDT
"I got it ... I got it ... I got it ... ... ... ... ... I ain't got it!"
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:11:01 PM EDT
I hope that guy who fell out made it out ok.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:11:59 PM EDT
The groundskeeper is gonna be PISSED!!!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:12:00 PM EDT
Looks like the pilot slammed it down on the deck with the tail boom and either broke the tail shaft rotor or else tossed a couple of tail blades. That guy who got tossed from the cabin lookes like he got whacked by the main rotor blades when it went over.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:13:20 PM EDT
how about the guy that jumped- that must have been exciting when the helo was spinning around him.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:13:47 PM EDT
Talk about a thrill ride.

I wonder how the guy who was tossed out & ran made out.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:13:59 PM EDT
At least it didn't explode, and the airframe looked like it stayed intact.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:18:41 PM EDT
Anyone know the story behind that one?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:25:38 PM EDT
Ouch, Shoulda bailed on the first touchdown.. Hope they all made it?...........
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:27:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By echo6:
Anyone know the story behind that one?

Maybe Andy knows.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:29:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:31:38 PM EDT
Tagged for answers
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:40:14 PM EDT
At first I thought the guy who got tossed out was going to make it....

I hope they all did.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:43:11 PM EDT
I took a good look at the tail rotor once the chopper started spinning. Looked like all the blades were still there, so a 'contact' with the ground is unlikely. More probably the impact on the ground threw something out of whack, maybe a gear disconnected and the tail rotor lost power/bite.

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 1:06:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 1:07:21 PM EDT by lu380]
The title is weird:

"If God meant for man to fly SHE would have given him wings"

What's with people who insist on referring to God as a "she"?

I really don't care, it just seems really weird and snobby.

The guy who wrote the peak oil website did the same thing.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 1:16:58 PM EDT
I think if I were sitting on one of the sides, as soon as that puppy started spinning I woulda been out the door and rolling on the ground.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 1:25:19 PM EDT
tag for answers
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 1:29:46 PM EDT
Better inside than outside when they are doing that, those rotors will flat take you out! The loss of directional control indicates a tail rotor problem.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 1:40:45 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/22/2005 2:01:44 PM EDT
*Tag for updates*

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 2:09:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By -brass-:

Originally Posted By silascobb:
I think if I were sitting on one of the sides, as soon as that puppy started spinning I woulda been out the door and rolling on the ground.

The main blades & tail rotor cut a huge random swath, in the 3-4 seconds of it chopping up the ground. Looks like odds on living through that one would be strapped inside. The guy that fell/ran looked like he got nicked by the main rotor.

Yeah . . . 'nicked' by the main rotor . . . is that like getting 'winged' by a DU sabot round?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 2:12:04 PM EDT
Well thats one way to piss off the grounds keeper.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:37:33 PM EDT
'Lil Bondo, some elbow grease......
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:08:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 4:10:19 PM EDT by -brass-]
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:55:01 PM EDT
The dismount may have made it out ok.

Watch the right side of the screen at around 23-28 seconds.

Something moves from left to right out of the field of view. Hard to tell what it was due to the dust cloud, but it seems like it was after most of the debris had come down.

Looks to me like it could have been a guy hunched over and hauling ass away from the crash.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:00:56 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:10:22 PM EDT
Looks like the pilot drug the ass in the ground.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:10:30 PM EDT
that will buff right out
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:19:10 PM EDT
Holy Crikey!!!

At least them boys put their feet back inside the contraption before it ended up laying on its side.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:29:58 PM EDT
Disclaimer: My father's been in a heli accident and watched friends die in fixed wing crashes, so I do take this seriously.

Reporter: Can you tell me what happened?
Occupant: Sure. It went, earth-sky-earth-sky-earth-sky-earth-sky-ambulance.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:36:36 PM EDT
"What's with people who insist on referring to God as a "she"?"

I don't like it either, I don't know if it's the snobby thing or that it's usually uttered by some pseudo intellectaul militant female type.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:44:26 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:15:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DeadSled:
that will buff right out

Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:02:39 PM EDT
As the saying goes, if God were really a 'he' and not a 'she', he wouldn't have left testicles on the outside.

Link Posted: 12/23/2005 9:42:08 PM EDT
More proof as to the theory on how helos fly, they're so ugly, plus they vibrate and shake so much that the Earth just rejects them!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:05:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2005 10:34:02 PM EDT by Recon_by_Fire]
I've been on a minor helo crash compared to that; flying NOE at night in a UH-1 and the pilot was so low when he bank the main rotor bit into some ground! He slammed the chopper down hard and bent the skids! We fell out the doors onto ground, LOL. Crew chiefs checked the rotors out and we were actually able to charlie-mike and head back to the air field. I'm sure the pilot fared worse in the end then the Huey did!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:10:52 PM EDT
Scary , I wounder if anyone got hurt
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:11:23 PM EDT
If they refered to God as a HE would you be bitching??????
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:16:33 PM EDT
Damn, wrecks like that are really ugly
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:40:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 1:52:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 1:53:46 AM EDT by H46Driver]
Tricycle gear and tail rotors can be a tricky combo. If you watch the aircraft on approace you can see the pilot add in some extra flare immediately before touchdown which probably caused a tail rotor strike. Footnot - a US bird would have spun to the right if it did something similar because our main rotor spin counter-clockwise. Unless it was a Frog or Chinook, but with a tandem rotor it is almost impossible to get a strike on landing like that.
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