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This Is What Happens When Rotors Get Too Close...

Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:44 am

This is what happens when the rotors from two helicopters get too close to each other...

http://www.aviationexplorer.com/helicopters_over_kuwait.htm
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SCEagle
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RE: This Is What Happens When Rotors Get Too Close...

Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:57 pm

Seen this... must have been terrifying for the guys inside (wonder if they made it - looks like one had to deal with a building impact, and the other with crashing into water).

Why that little gearbox on the Chinook is sooooo important.
 
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RE: This Is What Happens When Rotors Get Too Close...

Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:16 am

Yet another reason why I hate helicopters.

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RE: This Is What Happens When Rotors Get Too Close...

Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:59 am




Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 2):
Yet another reason why I hate helicopters.



Right, because airplanes are immune to midairs....


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Lumberton
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RE: This Is What Happens When Rotors Get Too Close...

Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:23 am

Anyone know the outcome? When did this happen? Couldn't find it on the web site?
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exarmywarrant
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RE: This Is What Happens When Rotors Get Too Close...

Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:48 am

Quoting SCEagle (Reply 1):
Why that little gearbox on the Chinook is sooooo important

Which one?? We had 5, and if any one of 3 failed it was all over.
 
lehpron
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RE: This Is What Happens When Rotors Get Too Close...

Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:28 pm

Didn't the pilots notice how close they were getting to each other?

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 3):
Right, because airplanes are immune to midairs....

As much as he didn't qualify it, it probably was his opinion and beliefs are never wrong. However, his reasoning of that opinion could have been wrong, we don't know. Maybe you should ask him what his reasoning was? Big grin
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echster
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RE: This Is What Happens When Rotors Get Too Close...

Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:35 am

You're putting me on the spot, but this happened in Kuwait at an airshow as they were celebrating Armed Forced Day or the anniversary of the end of the Iraqi occupation. I was in the Army at this time, so I believe it to be from around mid-to-late 1990s.

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