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    Helicopter Crashes into East River

    Just saw it on NY1

    Copter is submerged.

    4 on board. 3 rescued- 2 in SEVERELY Critical condition. By East 34th St.

    [url]http://gothamist.com/2005/06/14/east_river_helicopter_crash.php[/url]
    Last edited by Gas2No99; 10-04-2011 at 03:44 PM.

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    One simple rule: Unless you are in the armed forces, never get into a helicopter.

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    My flight instructor once told me "Flying a helicopter is like trying to balance a marble on your pecker.".












    [SIZE="1"]Not sure how that relates to this thread.[/SIZE]

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    [QUOTE=Big L;4175161]My flight instructor once told me "Flying a helicopter is like trying to balance a marble on your pecker.".
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    pics or gtfo



    [QUOTE=Big L;4175161]
    [SIZE="1"]Not sure how that relates to this thread.[/SIZE][/QUOTE]

    [SIZE="1"] oh it relates...it's the hampuer[/SIZE]

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    [QUOTE=Gas2No99;4175094]Just saw it on NY1

    Copter is submerged.

    4 on board. 3 rescued- 2 in SEVERELY Critical condition. By East 34th St.

    [url]http://gothamist.com/2005/06/14/east_river_helicopter_crash.php[/url][/QUOTE]

    I was just flying down south shore yesterday....unbelievable [IMG]http://twitter.com/#!/MattyB3288/status/121321359568670720/photo/1[/IMG]

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    [QUOTE=Borgoguy;4175143]One simple rule: Unless you are in the armed forces, never get into a helicopter.[/QUOTE]

    It is just as safe as a plane. People just get themselves into trouble because of inexperience

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    Jeebus...was that the pilot doing the backstroke back to the pier while his passengers clung to the sinking ship?:rolleyes:

    The dude hanging onto the chopper seemed to be trying to hold onto a partially submerged body.

    Very sad. Dont know why ship-flotation isnt required for craft that operate next to the water like that, its not like there hasnt been ridiculous amount of precedent right there near 34th st.

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    [QUOTE=ArmyJet;4175199]It is just as safe as a plane. People just get themselves into trouble because of inexperience[/QUOTE]

    I'll defer to your knowledge, but don't believe it. Those sight seeing helicopters always seem to have problems. And isn't the helicopter inherently unstable?

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    [QUOTE=ArmyJet;4175199]It is just as safe as a plane. People just get themselves into trouble because of inexperience[/QUOTE]

    Are there many/any recreational helicopter pilots? It would seem to me that the vast majority of people flying helicopters would be professionals who have substantial experience.

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    [QUOTE=crasherino;4175388]Are there many/any recreational helicopter pilots? It would seem to me that the vast majority of people flying helicopters would be professionals who have substantial experience.[/QUOTE]

    There are recreational helicopter pilots just as there are recreational fixed wing pilots. Just an unfortunate circumstance. Helicopters are most vulnerable at low airspeeds or at a hover because if you have a mechanical failure its very hard to recover from.

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    Pretty bad aim. The Wall St. protests are a little west of there, bro.

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    [QUOTE=Borgoguy;4175143]One simple rule: Unless you are in the armed forces, never get into a helicopter.[/QUOTE]

    The last time I was in Vegas I was very close ot booking a Grand Canyon helicopter tour, and I really wanted to do it... but I kept imagining headlines in the Daily News the next day; "Local Killed in Canyon Copter Crash"

    [QUOTE=JetPotato;4175463]Pretty bad aim. The Wall St. protests are a little west of there, bro.[/QUOTE]

    Too soon?

    At least wait for the body count to be confirmed. :rolleyes:

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    WHY DOES THE LINK SAY 2005?

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    [QUOTE=Peebag;4175511]WHY DOES THE LINK SAY 2005?[/QUOTE]

    Wow..good catch. Wrong article, wrong event.:rolleyes:

    Never clicked on it because of the live News coverage.

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