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Another Medvac Chopper Down  
User currently offlineRscaife1682 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 332 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1793 times:

Just saw on CNN Aurora IL a chopper transporting a 1 year old girl to hospital clipped a radio mast looks like it was 2-300ft high. No survivors very very sad

RYAN
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User currently offlineRscaife1682 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1794 times:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/10/16/chopper.crash/index.html

guess that mast was a lot higher than what it looked like on TV it says here 750ft

RYAN
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User currently offlineLHUSA From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

The flight nurse was a close friend to many of my friends. He loved what he did. A very sad accident. My thoughts with the victims and their families.

User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2415 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

Air Angels based in Bolingbrook, IL:

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Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4923 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

This crash occurred within two blocks of my sisters house. She said she heard it when it crashed.
It appears that it had a collision with a tower guy wire. That antenna tower isn't that tall, certainly less than 1,000 feet. What was that chopper pilot doing so low while still a considerable distance from his destination? Didn't he have an eye on his sectional that would have pointed out the location of the tower? The sectional would have pointed out the minimum altitude required to clear all obstacles for that area of the map.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19275 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

I also can't stop thinking about that poor little 1yo. And even worse, his/her parents. Rest in peace, little angel.

User currently offlineSteex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1604 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1527 times:



Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 4):
What was that chopper pilot doing so low while still a considerable distance from his destination? Didn't he have an eye on his sectional that would have pointed out the location of the tower

I've been wondering the same thing. The crash site would put the chopper a little over 20 miles from its departure point (in Sandwich, IL) and still 30+ miles from its destination in Chicago.

In the Beacon News article (the Aurora paper), it said the patient was initially to be transported to Central DuPage Hospital over in Winfield. The only thing that would've made sense to me is if they didn't find out they were heading to Chicago rather than Winfield until after they were already descending toward Winfield. They were still about 8.5 miles from that hospital as well, though.


User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4923 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

What is really scary is that the Channel 13 news helicopter crash occurred a few short miles from my house and the Medivac crash happened a few short blocks from my sisters house!
Kind of scary, isn't it?



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1416 times:



Quoting Rscaife1682 (Reply 1):
guess that mast was a lot higher than what it looked like on TV it says here 750ft

At least from what I've read, they didn't hit the tower itself, but one of the guy wires below the highest level of the tower....


User currently offlineBravoGolf From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 538 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

There is some question now if the obstruction lights were on. The NTSB official on the scene stated they were off when he arrived about 1.5 hours after the incident.

User currently offlineBravoGolf From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 538 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1183 times:

Chicago Sun Times article today confirms that the tower anti-collision lights were working. A video camera recording, for the commuter railroad METRA, confirmed that the lights were working.

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