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Helicopter Crashes During Filming Of Top Gear Korea  
User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 14058 times:

First off, no injuries on this crash. Watch the whole video.
"""Top Gear" is a popular British television show about cars that has been on the air since the 1970s. Versions of the show also appear in the U.S., Australia, Russia, and South Korea, which premiered in 2011.""
http://youtu.be/6EsoWpTO2qg

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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3417 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 13949 times:
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Just to make clear the crash happened during filming the Korean version of Top Gear, also surprising they are using a military helicopter.

[Edited 2013-02-12 07:33:27]


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User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3737 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 13630 times:

Glad the pilot made it out ok, but not a good omen for TG Korea. Their insurers are probably going to suddenly be a lot more restrictive as far as the stunts they pull.

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 2):
also surprising they are using a military helicopter.

Top Gear (at least the UK version) has a habit of using military hardware for these kinds of shots. They usually organize races between cars and different flying, floating or rolling combat machines.

Was that a US army chopper? The pilot was definitely a westerner and it looked like it was shot in a desert in Arizona or thereabouts. Maybe they pool the stunts between the different versions of the show.

The face of the driver is priceless.



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User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 13585 times:

TG USA had a segment on last weeks show recorded on a Army base in Kentucky using various equipment, including several helicopters.

USA military seems to be less cooperative with TV than UK.


User currently offlinerlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 1075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 13585 times:

It was in Arizona and was a private helicopter.

[Edited 2013-02-12 08:25:08]


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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7605 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 13420 times:

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 2):
also surprising they are using a military helicopter.

The AH-1 Cobra has been out of the US military inventory for over 10 years. Several were bought and civilianized in the early 2000s.


User currently offlineneutronstar73 From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 498 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13264 times:

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 6):
The AH-1 Cobra has been out of the US military inventory for over 10 years. Several were bought and civilianized in the early 2000s.

Oh really? Odd, considering I was escorted plenty of times by AH-1Ws on many missions in Afghanistan...in 2012. Must have been a figment of my imagination.

Also a figment of my imagination watching Cobra gun runs on insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. Or watching gun videos from the aircraft. Nope, it's been out of the inventory for 10 years...


User currently offlinerlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 1075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13059 times:

Quoting neutronstar73 (Reply 7):
Oh really? Odd, considering I was escorted plenty of times by AH-1Ws on many missions in Afghanistan...in 2012. Must have been a figment of my imagination.

Also a figment of my imagination watching Cobra gun runs on insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. Or watching gun videos from the aircraft. Nope, it's been out of the inventory for 10 years...

Might not be a figment of your imagination. More like you do not know what you are talking about. The AH-1 is not an AH-1W.



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User currently offlineNBGSkyGod From United States of America, joined May 2004, 797 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12838 times:

Quoting neutronstar73 (Reply 7):

Oh really? Odd, considering I was escorted plenty of times by AH-1Ws on many missions in Afghanistan...in 2012. Must have been a figment of my imagination.

Also a figment of my imagination watching Cobra gun runs on insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. Or watching gun videos from the aircraft. Nope, it's been out of the inventory for 10 years...

Relax there Neuton...The Army stopped using the AH-1 back in the early '90s, however the Marine Corps still uses their upgraded and modified variant with good effect.

What the previous poster was stating was that the Army version (the one in the video, as seen with the boxy cockpit area verses the rounded cockpit area on the -1W) has been out of service and some are in civilian hands.



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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2898 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12229 times:

Quoting varigb707 (Thread starter):

First off, no injuries on this crash. Watch the whole video.
"""Top Gear" is a popular British television show about cars that has been on the air since the 1970s. Versions of the show also appear in the U.S., Australia, Russia, and South Korea, which premiered in 2011.""
http://youtu.be/6EsoWpTO2qg

You might have wanted to add that this happened nearly a year ago.

Preliminary NTSB report here: http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/br...ef.aspx?ev_id=20120217X34147&key=1



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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7605 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12013 times:

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 6):
out of the US military inventory
Quoting neutronstar73 (Reply 7):
Oh really?

Sorry, I should have said US Army inventory. To me the differences between the US Army single engine version and the USMC twin engine version are very obvious.

My experience with USMC Cobra's was in Beirut in 1983.

Quoting Spacepope (Reply 10):
You might have wanted to add that this happened nearly a year ago.

Thanks



[Edited 2013-02-12 12:00:47]

User currently offlinerbgso From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 587 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11724 times:

I wonder how civilians got hold of some of these helicopters? I know the military used to have surplus sales, but didn't know it included aircraft.

User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7605 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11284 times:

Quoting rbgso (Reply 12):
I wonder how civilians got hold of some of these helicopters?

The one in the video was civilian registered, demilitarized, and owned or operated by a group that is dedicated to preserving US Army aviation history and aircraft.

Up until the mid-2000's it was pretty easy to buy a surplus US military aircraft - though certain models were restricted from public sale because some of their parts could be sold for use outside the US. (There is a military surplus and scrap dealer located west of Texarkana Texas on the north side of I-30 who has an F-111 sitting out front. He used to have an F-105 for many years).

Buying an aircraft in flyable, or restorable to flyable, condition was more difficult but could be done. The aircraft in the video most likely was released because of the intended 'museum' status.


User currently offlinetrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10290 times:

Quoting rbgso (Reply 11):

I wonder how civilians got hold of some of these helicopters? I know the military used to have surplus sales, but didn't know it included aircraft.

The Top Gear boys show how easy it is:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrAFqE36anw Watch from about 1min 30 in. As currently used by the French in Mali



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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3417 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8925 times:
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Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 12):
The one in the video was civilian registered, demilitarized,

But they still have the missiles pod and the machine guns.



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User currently offlineAlnicocunife From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7535 times:

Quoting rbgso (Reply 11):
I wonder how civilians got hold of some of these helicopters? I know the military used to have surplus sales, but didn't know it included aircraft.

These helicopters were bought in pieces (scrap) and put together. There may be as many as 5 used to make one. The engine and rotor assembly came out of a UH-1. There are no more sales of surplus AH-1 fuselage parts from the Army as they are now destroying the remaining fuselage pieces. A dozen or so where "rebuilt" into flying condition. I believe to get these registered was a great ordeal.


User currently offlineTrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 924 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3439 times:

Glad no one was injured. Damn I want a ZR1   I had a C6 Z06 which was amazing, but the ZR1 brings it to an even higher level.

User currently offlinesandyb123 From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2007, 1073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3058 times:
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Quoting rbgso (Reply 11):
I wonder how civilians got hold of some of these helicopters? I know the military used to have surplus sales, but didn't know it included aircraft.

Yes helicopters come up on army surplus sale for civilian use (with the defence bits removed). I bought an Ex-British military FV 432 APC Mark 2 (tank) last year. Although the 432 doesn't have a gun the Nuclear Service back and RPG fixtures where still active on it, minus the RPGs!

There where helicopters available at that sale in the UK.

Glad nobody was hurt, could have been very different.

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User currently offlineaztrainer From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 563 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2191 times:

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 14):
But they still have the missiles pod and the machine guns.

They are non-operational and for cosmetic purposes only.


User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2839 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

Quoting ADent (Reply 3):

USA military seems to be less cooperative with TV than UK.

Top Gear UK had a Eurofighter in one of their previous episodes at an active RAF base...



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User currently offlineshufflemoomin From Denmark, joined Jun 2010, 471 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 12):
...and owned or operated by a group that is dedicated to preserving US Army aviation history and aircraft.

Let's see them preserve it now.   On a serious note, glad everyone survived that.


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