French army helo crash

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  1. syscom3

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    Dont know if its been posted before.

    At the end of the clip, I swear this is the largest turbine powered lawn mower in existence.
     

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    Sh*t. I saw the very same thing happen to a Canadian Navy Sea King once. Fortunately no one was killed in that one, but there were a couple of bad injuries. I wonder how that French crew fared.
     
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    holy crap, i reckon the pilots would be ok but i don't fancy the chances of the guys in the cabin............
     
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    It seems that from the time of the first touchdown a TR failure occured - if Adler sees this maybe he'll have some thoughts...
     
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    Damn! I hate flying in helicopters. I know for the most part, they are safe. But I was in a Huey that had an autorotation gone bad. We all survived with bumps, bruises and sore backs, but that was NOT fun!
     
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    I'm sure it wasn't and it would not of been for the guys in the back of that helicopter either. One of them was thrown clear near the start though.
     
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    Evans, think of the stories your kids can tell. "My dad was in a helo crash...what has your dad done?"

    :lol:
     
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    Yeap that looks like a loss of Tail Rotor Thrust to me. In a Blackhawk if that happens we have to keep the aircraft above 80 knots and attempt a roll on landing. Atleast thats the emergency procedure. Will it work, I dont know, never had it happen and I hope I never have it happen.
     
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    The guys in the Cabin probably did not fair out to well because of the fact that they were just cargo strapped in, however in a crash sequence like that normally the pilots do not fair to well either. The Main Rotor blades crash through the cockpit. Ive seen it, not a very pretty sight.

    Ah come on. That does not happen all the time! :D Ive got 1500 hours in a Blackhawk and fly them every day! Ive had some emergencies and keep going!

    Just giving you a hard time man!

    I dont like Autorotations either. We do them almost every day now for practice and I still dont like them.
     
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    They say you get used to them. I don't think I would want to try getting used to it. I know it doesn't happen all the time, thank god. I was just lucky to get the one that did.
     
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    That you are my friend. Good that you did also.

    I guess you either love rotary wing or not. I am a rotorhead so I love it. Theres just something I really like about "OH SHIT THERES WIRES IN OUR FLIGHT PATH!" and then STOP.... You can stop anywhere and a good pilot can almost do it on a dime.
     
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    I will leave the rotaries to you, my friend.
     
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    Good thats more for me!
     
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