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Old 1st Sep 2017, 07:43
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Join Date: May 1999
Location: Quite near 'An aerodrome somewhere in England'
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A tale was doing the rounds a few years ago about a helicopter accident involving a foreign student:

It seems he was flying his Gazelle on a navex, when he was caught short, so landed in a field. Unfortunately he pranged the helicopter and rushed off to complete his urgent business behind a hedge.

A QHI flying in the same area spotted the downed helicopter and decided to land to check whether the pilot is OK. After landing, he couldn't find the pilot so set off to look for him.

Meanwhile the student finished what was doing, hopped back over the hedge, jumped into the serviceable Gazelle and took off - much to the chagrin of the QHI who returned to find that he was now left with the remains of the other one.

Was this really true - or a fable?
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