Helicopter Crash

Submitted by: madest 5 years ago

A helicopter has crashed in central Auckland while installing the Telecom Christmas tree.
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Male 5,194
[quote]I`ve figured it (I think) look at 06-07 seconds you can see the cable spin up around the main rotor. [/quote]

Yeah, I think that`s it - explains the way the main rotor and swash plate seem to pull off.
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Male 526
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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Male 1,569
Where are the explosions I always see in the movies?
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Male 176
Luck he survived, otherwise he would have haunted his friends with ghost chips.....
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Male 138
@Selous He didn`t turn it off, he was on his back on the floor of the copter!
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Male 256
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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Male 1,197
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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Male 439
what the hell just happened!
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Male 2,855
its made of paper
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Male 2,516
what kind of idiot tries to land there... installing a christmas tree? ever heard of ladders and cranes?
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Male 761
But where are the violent explosions and propellers flying around slashing people in half?
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Male 17,512
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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Male 256
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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Male 43
At four seconds I think the pilot poo himself
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Male 978
wow the tail end really does just fall off like in gta4
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Male 14,773
That was one expedited landing.
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Male 6,737
Saw this on the news, I think the tail was caught in some wires.
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Male 594
Looks like the tail just bent in half in mid air...
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Male 768
I didn`t see it hit anything.... I wonder what happened.
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Male 32
At 0:07 it looks like the pilots head gets knocked off. lol
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Male 1,016
Wow Just Freaking Wow
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Male 5,004
OH shat i hope no one is injured.
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Male 2,737
OOOPS!
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Male 7,378
Link: Helicopter Crash [Rate Link] - A helicopter has crashed in central Auckland while installing the Telecom Christmas tree.
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