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Helo Loses Freight On Cable Car: Victims  
User currently offlineCURLYHEADBOY From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

This is aviation-related somehow but still not a "traditional" aircraft accident, so I post in non-av.

Sölden (Austria) - A helicopter carrying a concrete block lost its load and dropped it right on a cable car below. Many passengers have been ejected outside the cars and as many as 9 died, but the toll is expected to rise.

More info to come.

This is a very sad period, The hurricane disaster, today's 737 crash, and now this  

[Edited 2005-09-05 17:25:26]

Picture showing rescue operations, note the smashed car.



[Edited 2005-09-05 17:28:02]


If God had wanted men to fly he would have given them more money...
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User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

Except for the fact that people are dead, this is pretty funny! I mean, think of the odds of it happening!

User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

Yeah, it's a real side-splitter, Kiwinanday. Just breaks me up, dude.


Jesus.....


User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

Yeh, its like something Gary Larson would've thought up. And I did say 'Except for the fact that people are dead'

User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1292 times:

Quoting KiwiNanday (Reply 1):
Except for the fact that people are dead, this is pretty funny! I mean, think of the odds of it happening!

Come on, Jake, that's insane. People from the U.S. get really spun up when our tragedies are given short shrift. Nine people, who boarded a simple cable car for a short ride, are dead because of an accident. Condolences to all the families.



"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".
User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1284 times:

Quoting KiwiNanday (Reply 1):
Except for the fact that people are dead, this is pretty funny! I mean, think of the odds of it happening!

Yeah, man, cool! Even more funny than the USAF plane that cut the cable in Cavalese in 1998. Gosh, I would have posted this much earlier, but I just couldn't stop laughing...  banghead 

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." (Abraham Lincoln)


User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1271 times:

Quoting KiwiNanday (Reply 3):
Yeh, its like something Gary Larson would've thought up

Don't go dragging me into this!

Signed,
Gary Larson

Seriously, there isn't an ounce of funny within a 20 mile radius of this story. What if you or someone you cared about was involved in this? Would you be thinking it was funny.   

[Edited 2005-09-05 23:30:31]

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1270 times:

Somewhere inside Kiwinanday's house there is a smart kid...got any brothers jake?

User currently offlineCURLYHEADBOY From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1265 times:

Ok guys, I'm sure KiwiNanday didn't intend to call the accident laughable. It is indeed a freak event (I'm sure he was referring to this), but still a tragic one, 6 dead are children.


If God had wanted men to fly he would have given them more money...
User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1259 times:

Jeeez! Talk about twisting speech! I didn't say that the accident was funny, I said the situation was funny. Its dark humor people! But of course, some of you stiffs will never get it.

User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1245 times:

Your attempt of self-defense does not make it better, Kiwi.  no 

Maybe you enlighten us stiffs by explaining
- the difference between "the accident" and "the situation",
- the funny part of it,
- the link between Gary Larson and this accident,
- the "dark humor" component of this accident.

Or you just suggest the deletion of your gaffe. Would be the best solution, if you ask me. I really don't care for PC, but yours was just too far out of bounds, as for my liking.


User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1241 times:

Quoting ZakHH (Reply 10):
- the difference between "the accident" and "the situation",

The accident- helicopter drops concrete block on cable car, people get thrown out of the car and die
The situation- helicopter drops concrete block on cable car, people get thrown out of the car

Quoting ZakHH (Reply 10):
- the funny part of it,

Just imagine what it would look like if this was some skit created for a sketch comedy show

Quoting ZakHH (Reply 10):
- the link between Gary Larson and this accident,

Seems like this would be something I'd see a cartoon of in 'The Far Side'. Like when the guy who drives the scissors truck crashes through the fence of an insane asylum.

Quoting ZakHH (Reply 10):
- the "dark humor" component of this accident.

Humor about injury or death = dark humor


User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1208 times:

Quoting KiwiNanday (Reply 11):
Just imagine what it would look like if this was some skit created for a sketch comedy show

My guess would be that this "sketch" would receive the same reaction as your post.

Quick question: Have you ever seen, for your self, live and in person, an accident of this sort? You know, the type where actual people have died.

If not, I suggest you do a ride along with your local police department or ambulance crew. You'll see first hand how unfunny the "situation" is.


User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

Quoting KiwiNanday (Reply 11):

Brilliant argumentation. I give up. Thanks for showing that a high respect rating and respectability are not necessarily connected. Now go back, watch the news, have fun.


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