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Date: 11/23/11 07:20 AM

24 Responses to Helicopter Crash

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    madest Male 40-49
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    November 23, 2011 at 5:22 am
    Link: Helicopter Crash - A helicopter has crashed in central Auckland while installing the Telecom Christmas tree.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    November 23, 2011 at 7:35 am
    OOOPS!
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    November 23, 2011 at 7:38 am
    OH shat i hope no one is injured.
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    pumba62 Male 40-49
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    November 23, 2011 at 7:41 am
    Wow Just Freaking Wow
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    Agrat Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2011 at 7:43 am
    At 0:07 it looks like the pilots head gets knocked off. lol
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
    768 posts
    November 23, 2011 at 7:54 am
    I didn`t see it hit anything.... I wonder what happened.
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    Vligon Male 18-29
    594 posts
    November 23, 2011 at 8:00 am
    Looks like the tail just bent in half in mid air...
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    November 23, 2011 at 8:28 am
    Saw this on the news, I think the tail was caught in some wires.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    November 23, 2011 at 8:28 am
    That was one expedited landing.
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
    978 posts
    November 23, 2011 at 8:51 am
    wow the tail end really does just fall off like in gta4
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    motocray Male 30-39
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    November 23, 2011 at 9:06 am
    At four seconds I think the pilot poo himself
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    jsatan Male 18-29
    256 posts
    November 23, 2011 at 9:08 am
    There`s a few frames where above the main rotor it looks like a cable, the rear rotor falls off but looks fine, maybe it was stuck with a cable which made the shafts snap? It also looks like the pilot falls asleep, :(
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    November 23, 2011 at 9:54 am
    No break-away blade tips on that copter, he might`ve been able to save it.

    Thankfully the pilot survived and he turned off the engine before it exploded from high rpm.

    It`s expensive to fix, but at least it`s salvageable and no one got hurt.
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    Ant0n Male 18-29
    761 posts
    November 23, 2011 at 9:58 am
    But where are the violent explosions and propellers flying around slashing people in half?
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2011 at 10:41 am
    what kind of idiot tries to land there... installing a christmas tree? ever heard of ladders and cranes?
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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    November 23, 2011 at 11:11 am
    its made of paper
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    kissmybim Male 40-49
    439 posts
    November 23, 2011 at 11:24 am
    what the hell just happened!
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    Selous Male 30-39
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    November 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    CrakrJak
    Male, 40-49, Midwest US
    9839 Posts Wednesday, November 23, 2011 9:54:00 AM
    No break-away blade tips on that copter, he might`ve been able to save it.

    Thankfully the pilot survived and he turned off the engine before it exploded from high rpm.

    It`s expensive to fix, but at least it`s salvageable and no one got hurt.

    break away blade tips? you only get that in a RC helicopter, this is a real one ...
    there are breakaway valves for the fuel lines, so when a helo is involved in a crash, the fuel is cut to the engine
    there is no way that is salvageable, total write off, class 5 damage ... im sure it would be insured and at least there is excellent footage so it will be in helicopter crash vids for years to come
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    jsatan Male 18-29
    256 posts
    November 23, 2011 at 3:55 pm
    I`ve figured it (I think) look at 06-07 seconds you can see the cable spin up around the main rotor.
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    Gafnaz Male 30-39
    138 posts
    November 23, 2011 at 5:32 pm
    @Selous He didn`t turn it off, he was on his back on the floor of the copter!
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    ScubaFett Male 18-29
    176 posts
    November 24, 2011 at 3:53 am
    Luck he survived, otherwise he would have haunted his friends with ghost chips.....
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    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1562 posts
    November 24, 2011 at 4:25 am
    Where are the explosions I always see in the movies?
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    PhotoKing Male 30-39
    526 posts
    November 24, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    well that was really worth getting hurt over. a christmas tree? really? they did something really stupid like that for a stupid tree?
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    November 24, 2011 at 10:21 pm
    I`ve figured it (I think) look at 06-07 seconds you can see the cable spin up around the main rotor.

    Yeah, I think that`s it - explains the way the main rotor and swash plate seem to pull off.

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