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Old 8th Sep 2018, 22:29
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Look at this insanity!
Hard to believe people with sufficient wealth to run racehorses at the top level - even those who run donley rides on the beach are still so reckless as to expose themselves to this sort of incompetent madness!

The result was utttery predictable. Astonishingly no one was hurt though the insurance bill to repair the innocently parked helo they hit will doubtless be high.


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Old 8th Sep 2018, 23:03
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Being written up by the BBC as "hero pilot saves the day, regains control of aeroplane and hits helicopter." Registered to Pilot Services Flying Group of Fleet, Hampshire. The Haydock "runway" has always been of doubtful quality, but that is bloody wet!

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Old 8th Sep 2018, 23:12
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Is this airframe on an AOC even? several fixed wing operators turning up with some well known jockeys at racecourses don't have the approvals required. That said sadly the same goes for certain brokers using helicopters in the same capacity, such as when a 'leased' N reg 109 flew out of Newmarket not too many years ago with well known jockeys on board.....
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Old 9th Sep 2018, 00:03
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It seems there were no helicopters involved in this incident. The landing aircraft collided with another parked, empty fixed wing.

Link here is for the 3rd picture, not the 'story'

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Old 9th Sep 2018, 06:33
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"The runway was not at fault" - aah runways, the #2 cause of accidents, after aircraft
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Old 9th Sep 2018, 16:31
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Hedski , why do you say leased when maybe it was just leased ??!! I do loads of leases but never leased .....
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 10:03
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At the (small grass) airfield I'm based at I was in the clubhouse on a day when even the birds weren't flying (OVC <200', couldn't see the end of the runway) when a single-engined N-reg Piper appeared out of the murk, dropped off a couple of passengers, then flew out again. The pilot dodged booking-in. It was dropping off some pax who had been to a race meet. Looking at FR24 it seemed that it did this a lot. I've no doubt that the pax thought their pilot was the best there was, as he could transport them no matter what the weather.

He crashed a couple of months later (fortunately no pax on board, and he was OK) after an encounter with a hefty shower. I guess this sort of thing may well be common in horse-racing circles.
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