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Old 9th May 2006, 15:30
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possible heli crash near wycombe/uk

Just heard on the radio police off to wycombe about a possible accident.
any news from anyone,hopefully just a false call from the general public seeing someone do an auto in the local area.
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Old 9th May 2006, 16:52
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It was a Hughes 500 whose engine quit. He Autorotated it into a field. Only a scratch on his head which was very lucky since the lefthand side was well broken up. Another example where a helmet would have been a wise decision.

Full marks on his landing though. He did a stunning job landing it where he did with his experience.
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Old 9th May 2006, 17:23
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Does anyone have any more info? Aircraft, pilot etc...?

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Old 11th May 2006, 07:08
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G-ORRR

Hopefully the idea of wearing helmets when flying will soon catch on...
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Maybe 'they' will make it compulsory. . . like bikes!
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Old 23rd May 2006, 22:18
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A pal who flies FW at Wycombe told me that he'd heard of another heli crash just to the west of Lane End (which is just inside the heli circuit at Wycombe when flying on 24). Apparently, the helicopter ambulance was scrambled (lives nearby at White Waltham). Presumably this was the same incident. Unusual to see a Hughes 500 at Wycombe. Anyone know anymore, who owns it etc.? Are engine failures on a 500 more commonplace than on other small helis?
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In my opinon 500s are nortorsce quitiers , I should refrase that. Anything with a c20 in it is a prone quitier . I've had 3 quite , 2 of which were fuel controlers going back 2 flight idle .
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Old 24th May 2006, 01:31
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I have over 8,000 hours under 250 series power in various airframes. The worst I have had on a 250 series motor was chip lights and a little surging.
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Old 24th May 2006, 05:36
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what a about compressor stall and relight on a approach to a 7000 ft plus pinacle landing on a mountain in arizona with aidrians chains in front and me in the back ?????????

hows it going steve
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Old 24th May 2006, 13:39
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Hi Steve- I think that would have been some surging! When are you and chains coming back for a visit?
Generally things are going well these days- hope the same with you.
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The comment on helmets and bikes reminds me..Having read a research report that says the average helicopter crash is less velocity than a car accident and most helo casualties are caused by incapacity rather than the crash itself..i.e. unable to escape before it goes up in smoke ....does anyone have a view on using cycle crash helmets rather than full blown and very expensive helmets or nothing at all ??
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