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User currently offlineBsalako From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

Has anyone ever seem or heard of this type of failure in a helicopter before this one.


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User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

I have not heard of something like this -- although that doesn't mean it hasn't happened -- but gearbox failures do happen. See the S-92 crash into the Atlantic off Newfoundland March 12 that killed 17 of 18 on board:

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
User currently offlineDingDong From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

Disturbing, but interesting. Thanks for the heads up.

[Edited 2009-04-11 07:34:37]

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User currently offline2175301 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2057 times:

My memory is that in the late 60's early 70's that the Military had a gearbox failure problem which caused a number of crashes (including separation of the main rotor). I remember a Helo Pilot telling me about them in the early 70's - and that was why they were overhauling the gearboxes so often; and that a modified gearbox was on its way.

Concerning this crash - did not the Helo Mfr ground all of this model due to a issue with the gearbox - and state that updated parts would be forthcoming; or am I thinking of a different crash.

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