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R66 Down outside Scranton, PA USA - 5 Fatal

Old 29th Jul 2013, 03:33
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R66 Down outside Scranton, PA USA - 5 Fatal

5 dead in Pennsylvania helicopter crash - CNN.com

WX listed as potential factor...
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Five people, including a child, died when their helicopter crashed in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, that county's coroner said.
Three men and one woman also died, said coroner Tom Kukuchka. Authorities were still attempting to contact next of kin.
Holly Baker, with the Federal Aviation Administration, said the helicopter was reported missing with five people on board Saturday.
It departed from Greater Binghamton Airport in New York and was headed to Jake Arner Memorial Airport in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.
The wreckage of the Robinson 66 helicopter was found Sunday afternoon in a wooded area, Baker said.
The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.
CNN affiliate WNEP reported that controllers at Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton International Airport lost contact with the helicopter around 10:30 p.m. ET Saturday night during bad weather.
The National Transportation Safety Board was en route and will investigate the crash, Baker said. The FAA will also investigate.
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Old 29th Jul 2013, 16:23
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So sad. I used to go hiking outsideof Scranton. The topogrophy is lots of low ridgelines (about 1000-2000') Going through there at night it was almsot inevitable that he run into that broken layer at some point.
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Old 29th Jul 2013, 22:25
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This seems awful respects to all involved

Not wishing to be a grim reaper but I'm surprised about lack of news/ response on here?

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Old 30th Jul 2013, 01:46
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I read on another website the pilot reported losing power. Perhaps they got a load of Avgas into the R66.
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Old 30th Jul 2013, 06:41
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Perhaps they got a load of Avgas into the R66.
Wouldn't be an issue, unlike the other way round. Anyway, sad news.
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Old 9th Aug 2013, 23:51
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are you sure about that fact?
will a RR330 really run on avgas?
i don't think so.

just my 2 cents worth.
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