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R44 vs. Wires, Oshkosh, WI

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Old 10th Jun 2018, 13:09
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R44 vs. Wires, Oshkosh, WI

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Looks to be a 2001 Clipper I based on the N number.

Video of the recovery shows main rotor blades still attached.
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Crikey what height must he have been at to impact those wires?
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"Crikey what height must he have been at to impact those wires? "
Judging by the height of the full-size blue pickup truck, about 60 feet?
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The Perfect Height....otherwise he would have missed the Wires!
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If you want to fly low, very low, you have to learn some tricks, eg :fly above the river bank or the hedges....

Never fly in the middle of the river or between 2 hedges....Always be sure,that some malicious guys hide the electrics pilars on the river bank or inside the trees of the hedges


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Well, those power poles are blatantly obvious, nothing maliciously hidden in trees on the riverbank there.
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Did you see only one pillar in the water.... ? No ? that's all....
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