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Old 8th Sep 2018, 10:20
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H125 Crash Nepal

https://www.hindustantimes.com/world...CNdLu68tL.html

https://www.news18.com/news/world/he...n-1871503.html
Rest in Peace the innocent Souls
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 10:29
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I just saw this and came on here to ask you about this. Good that you are safe at least.

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Old 8th Sep 2018, 21:44
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Few more pictures , sad sight , RIP
Missing Altitude Air chopper found crashed in Nuwakot; 6 dead, one alive (Update) - National - The Kathmandu Post
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RIP. Was it really a B3? How do you get 7 souls on a B3?
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RIP. Was it really a B3? How do you get 7 souls on a B3?
Bench seat up front---All the Hawaii tour helicopters are that way.
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"Rescue operations have been hampered by bad weather"

Regrettably, that is often the case. And equally regrettably, often why a rescue is required in the first place.

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Originally Posted by Gordy View Post
Bench seat up front---All the Hawaii tour helicopters are that way.
Ok, thanks. But 3 in the front including the pilot, and 3 in the back?
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3 upfront; 4 in the back.
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RIP. Was it really a B3? How do you get 7 souls on a B3?
Hey OldFarang, Yes it was a H125 (new version of the B3e) Easy.....4 in the back, in front; 1 Pilot & 2 punters on the bench seat
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Hey OldFarang, Yes it was a H125 (new version of the B3e) Easy.....4 in the back, in front; 1 Pilot & 2 punters on the bench seat
Well, it is many years since I was in a very early model. It must be quite cozy, especially in the back! But is it possible that the pax. in the front centre seat could unintentionally interfere with the pilot, especially if things start to go wrong?
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Originally Posted by Old Farang View Post
Well, it is many years since I was in a very early model. It must be quite cozy, especially in the back! But is it possible that the pax. in the front centre seat could unintentionally interfere with the pilot, especially if things start to go wrong?

The pilot is on the left in the H125 with the front bench seat, keeping the talking ballast away from the collective, etc. The back of the Squirrel and derivatives has always been four abreast.


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Originally Posted by gulliBell View Post
"Rescue operations have been hampered by bad weather"

Regrettably, that is often the case. And equally regrettably, often why a rescue is required in the first place.

Hey GB.....sadly Mate You are bang on
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Originally Posted by John Eacott View Post
The pilot is on the left in the H125 with the front bench seat, keeping the talking ballast away from the collective, etc. The back of the Squirrel and derivatives has always been four abreast.
Thanks JE.....yep, the left-hand drive keeps the collective away from the fingers of the punters. But all Squirrels in Asia at least are standard right-hand drive, most if not all with the bench seat. Gotta watch CofG with the front pax unless trim Felines (preferred)
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Was that there new machine ?
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Originally Posted by John Eacott View Post
The pilot is on the left in the H125 with the front bench seat, keeping the talking ballast away from the collective, etc. The back of the Squirrel and derivatives has always been four abreast.
Actually a great and capable setup. The EC130 has four in the back and four in the front, and one can load it fully:
the back bench was occupied by an irish(?) famliy with dad and mom flanked by two huge rugby-type sons aged 18+, while at the front sat me (250lbs) + skinny teenager daugther + wife + pilot.
Taking off in mid summer in Vegas headed for West Grand Canyon the FLI was at +90% enroute!
I was too eager taking in the scenery during climb from bottom of GC to GC rim refueling station to notice FLI on the way up, though.
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