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Old 2nd Aug 2018, 17:29
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Join Date: May 2002
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Age: 71
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Hughes 500D....Engine lost a major bearing as I departed Mount Neuhaeauser (just shy of 10,000 feet) in Alaska (near Tok Junction) just at dark.

Landed with no damage to the aircraft.

Far too high to contemplate all that was going on and what wasn't under me for a landing site.

Hovering in a Chinook over a mountain called Gia Rhe near Xuan Loc, while dropping off a sling load....one engine had a fuel control problem and the second engine had a Compressor Stall.

That was a very close call. Think I shall take a drink while I ponder that minute or so flight once again!

Landed at the base of the mountain with no damage.
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