Metropolitan From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 51 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 8145 times:
Several passengers were wounded. The Helicopter was chartered to take a man celebrating his 100th birthday and parts of his family to a island outside Stockholm for a party. Apparently the helicopter had difficulties taking of and hit something on the ground making it crash.
Katekebo From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 712 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 8045 times:
I can't understand the decision of the pilot to continue with the take-off and flight after having obvious difficulties with getting the craft of the ground in the first place. He should have aborted the take-off within the first few seconds.
Noelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 8010 times:
How many chances did that guy get to just settle the chopper down and abort the whole thing - I kept saying "just land it!!". On one occasion he was only inches from the ground - why didn't he just put it down!
Alessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7945 times:
This was first his first time flying. A similar or the same helicopter had a "incident" recently, when landing at a castle during a promotion of some Swedish musicians, tail-rotor went dangerously close to some threes.
EGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1714 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7827 times:
Even if it hit the Volvo, it would stand up to it!!LOL! Hell, my 440 survived a deer strike at 80mph head on! Volvo's are tanks! Not a good first experience of flying for that guy though, and doesn't do much for my apprehension towards helicopters. Give me fixed wing any day! Hope the pax are OK and recover well.