Old 9th Aug 2019, 08:52
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I was dropping the Red Devils over Nicosia back in the 80s from 8000' in a Wessex when the team mistook a thumbs up from the jump leader (checking that one of his guys in the back was OK) for the pull smoke and jump signal.

They pulled the smoke and didn't jump.

In a Wessex, any smoke, smell or fumes from the cabin gets sucked straight up into the cockpit so I was IMC inside with red and blue smoke..........shouting at them to get the F out of my helicopter
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