View Full Version : Not funny at all!!!
03-06-2007, 04:44 AM
Oops!! I guess just because he could not see the blades don't mean they werent there. I bet his passengers will have 2nd thoughts about a helo ride.
03-06-2007, 05:57 AM
what was he doing so close to the hanger? I guss he did'nt want his pasengers to walk another 25yards or at lest the total length of the rotor system even thats to close in my opinion. cost him lots plus the lawsuite.
03-06-2007, 07:43 AM
New placard "Ensure aircraft is completely out of the hangar prior to take-off"
03-06-2007, 12:21 PM
I love the cameramans understatement.
He walks up the pilot and says "rides over Huh"
They were all very lucky including the cameraman.
03-07-2007, 07:54 PM
Here's the NTSB on it.
The guy came up with a creative story for the NTSB. Unfortunately they had the videotape. (In his defence, rationalization is a normal human impulse... I doubt he was consciously lying).
It's impossible to watch that without being impressed by the design of the R44. There was only one minor injury in that very violent prang. Wish all aircraft were as good as saving us from stupid pilot tricks.
03-14-2007, 08:57 PM
The top link was removed, but I found the video by doing a little searching.
Here's the link... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDnB66kGfhE
That would scare the beJESUS outta me.
03-15-2007, 02:35 AM
My Daddy always told that those stationary objects were there before you were and therefore have the right-of-way.
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