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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.

    http://gothamist.com/2005/06/14/east...pter_crash.php
    Last edited by Gas2No99; 10-04-2011 at 04:44 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.".












    Not sure how that relates to this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big L View Post
    My flight instructor once told me "Flying a helicopter is like trying to balance a marble on your pecker.".
    pics or gtfo



    Quote Originally Posted by Big L View Post
    Not sure how that relates to this thread.
    oh it relates...it's the hampuer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gas2No99 View Post
    Just saw it on NY1

    Copter is submerged.

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

    http://gothamist.com/2005/06/14/east...pter_crash.php
    I was just flying down south shore yesterday....unbelievable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    One simple rule: Unless you are in the armed forces, never get into a helicopter.
    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?

    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 Originally Posted by ArmyJet View Post
    It is just as safe as a plane. People just get themselves into trouble because of inexperience
    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 Originally Posted by ArmyJet View Post
    It is just as safe as a plane. People just get themselves into trouble because of inexperience
    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 Originally Posted by crasherino View Post
    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.
    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 Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    One simple rule: Unless you are in the armed forces, never get into a helicopter.
    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 Originally Posted by JetPotato View Post
    Pretty bad aim. The Wall St. protests are a little west of there, bro.
    Too soon?

    At least wait for the body count to be confirmed.

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    WHY DOES THE LINK SAY 2005?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peebag View Post
    WHY DOES THE LINK SAY 2005?
    Wow..good catch. Wrong article, wrong event.

    Never clicked on it because of the live News coverage.

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