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Old 19th Jan 2020, 17:02
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Having had one of those actual engine failures coming off of a mountain just before dark one night up near Tok, Alaska....I can confirm it was nothing like the video.

I somehow got it right....and landed the helicopter without a mark on it in the middle of a forested area with no clearly discerned landing areas.....but it worked out well in the end.

Note: For those who can only talk about what it might be like....when it all goes quiet from the nine bay....the adrenaline level goes up several orders of magnitude depending upon the numbers of engines one has left that are working normally.

When that number reaches "Zero"....and there are no nice clear options....you are in the middle of nowhere....and the climatical conditions do not favor having a picnic and sleep over outdoors.....the video does not do justice to reality in that case.
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