cumulus
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Helicopter Crash Video

Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:50 am

Not exactly about airliners, but it's all much the same!

I'm a fixed wing pilot (I don't understand things that spin above you!), but to me this is pure stupidity.

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=6192805136614790587
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AsstChiefMark
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RE: Helicopter Crash Video

Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:59 am

This one's up there on the stupidity list.

Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Damned MSP...Red tail...Red tail
 
curlyheadboy
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RE: Helicopter Crash Video

Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:19 am

WTF!  crazy 
Both are dumbass crashes, but I'd give "Hog" the award...  silly 
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BMIbaby733
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RE: Helicopter Crash Video

Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:14 am

Bwahahahaha quality!

notice on the last bit hog- "look at that scratch there!"
 
Jpax
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RE: Helicopter Crash Video

Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:51 am

...and another  Wink



 
JumboBumbo
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RE: Helicopter Crash Video

Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:02 pm

I've seen the one posted by AsstChiefMark before and I believe that guy had only purchased that helicopter that day and decided to take it for a "spin" with virtually no experience.... I think I heard that from one of those "When Fast Animals Meet Slow Children" shows on SpikeTV.
 
ksupilot
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RE: Helicopter Crash Video

Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:11 pm

The one by Jpax just looks like a scary experience. Nothing worse than crashing into water and then flipping. However, I heard that helicopter crews are well trained in this situation, so I hope all made it out all right.
 
call911mfc
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RE: Helicopter Crash Video

Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:53 pm

Quoting JumboBumbo (Reply 5):
I've seen the one posted by AsstChiefMark before and I believe that guy had only purchased that helicopter that day and decided to take it for a "spin" with virtually no experience.... I think I heard that from one of those "When Fast Animals Meet Slow Children" shows on SpikeTV.

The guy had a fixed wing license, but bought the helo with no rotary experience. It was his first training flight and the instructor had gone to fill out paperwork and told the guy not to touch anything. He decided to anyway and you saw the result.

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airfoilsguy
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RE: Helicopter Crash Video

Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:21 pm

All right lets have a vote, which pilot is the more moronic. The one with zero experience trying to fly a hellicopter or the one with experience who tries to tow a boat. (I couldn't get the third video to run on my computer)
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katekebo
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RE: Helicopter Crash Video

Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:16 pm

Quoting Jpax (Reply 4):

This one is from a military exercise by Russian Navy and I believe the pilot died in the accident (maybe even both pilots).
 
call911mfc
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RE: Helicopter Crash Video

Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:39 pm

 
WSOY
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RE: Helicopter Crash Video

Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:32 am

Quoting JumboBumbo (Reply 5):
I've seen the one posted by AsstChiefMark before and I believe that guy had only purchased that helicopter that day and decided to take it for a "spin" with virtually no experience....



Quoting Call911mfc (Reply 7):
It was his first training flight and the instructor had gone to fill out paperwork and told the guy not to touch anything. He decided to anyway and you saw the result.

I googled the background to this incident (you can see the N-number, faintly) some time ago. The pilot, who had a lot of fixed wing experience, had decided to start the engine on his own while waiting for his instructor to arrive. Unfortunately, the collector in that type of copter can be activated by a slight touch. Finding himself flying all of a sudden, he did what a fixed wing pilot would do by instinct, "pull the nose down", which would get the copter flying further, and so on with all the basic fixed wing skills out of place. Considering this, he actually does a decent job getting the craft down by cutting the throttle.
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MERLIN
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RE: Helicopter Crash Video

Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:41 am

wow the third video is pretty bad...does ne 1 have have a complete story of what the third incident was all about..

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 8):
All right lets have a vote, which pilot is the more moronic. The one with zero experience trying to fly a hellicopter or the one with experience who tries to tow a boat. (I couldn't get the third video to run on my computer)

def the first one...
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ATAIndy
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RE: Helicopter Crash Video

Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:35 am

Uhh Houston I do believe were stupid.

In all respect, I hope nobody was hurt in any of the crashes.
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kalvado
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RE: Helicopter Crash Video

Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:00 am

MERLIN, third video is about an engine-out problem during take-off after water landing. You can see helicopter falling down 15 feet after takeoff, and loosing control during attempted engine restart
 
curlyheadboy
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RE: Helicopter Crash Video

Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:08 am

Well, there is one more video on the internet of a yellow-painted russian helo hovering down a street and then crushing its rotor against a tree and a light pole... looks pretty stupid, though i don't know what actually happened.
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call911mfc
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RE: Helicopter Crash Video

Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:12 pm

Quoting CURLYHEADBOY (Reply 15):
Well, there is one more video on the internet of a yellow-painted russian helo hovering down a street and then crushing its rotor against a tree and a light pole... looks pretty stupid, though i don't know what actually happened

Here it is:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=oTY9sttcmOw

From what I remember, the guy bought the helicopter with no experience. Not sure, but I think he was trying to teach himself to fly it......
 
3MilesToWRO
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RE: Helicopter Crash Video

Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:16 pm

Quoting CURLYHEADBOY (Reply 15):
a yellow-painted russian helo

Some Mi-2, to be precise.
 
David L
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RE: Helicopter Crash Video

Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:56 pm

Quoting Call911mfc (Reply 16):
From what I remember, the guy bought the helicopter with no experience. Not sure, but I think he was trying to teach himself to fly it......

More details here:
100 Year Old Swede Dies In Helicopter Crash. (by Thom@s Jun 24 2005 in Non Aviation)
 
call911mfc
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RE: Helicopter Crash Video

Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:00 pm

Quoting David L (Reply 18):
More details here:

100 Year Old Swede Dies In Helicopter Crash. (by Thom@s Jun 24 2005 in Non Aviation)

Thanks for the reminder, David. Seems I remembered this one wrong!

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