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Old 27th Feb 2020, 13:34
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407 in the snow

Pacific Northwest, maybe heliskiing, couple days ago. Nothing on any of the usual channels. Buddies snowmobiling took the picture.
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Old 27th Feb 2020, 13:40
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I don't think that's gonna buff out.

Any idea on fatalities or injuries? (Hoping the answer is no ....)
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Old 27th Feb 2020, 14:20
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the paint color and striping would lend itself to Blackcomb. but I havent heard anything at all.

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Old 27th Feb 2020, 18:24
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Not the sort of thing you could really keep a secret though?
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Old 27th Feb 2020, 18:41
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That looks like someone hurt themselves, hope everyone onboard was ok.
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Old 27th Feb 2020, 23:38
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Only minor injuries. Location is near Brandywine Mtn, near Whistler, BC. Not pacific northwest.
https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/wh...t?oid=15098849
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Old 27th Feb 2020, 23:47
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Originally Posted by Lonewolf_50 View Post
I don't think that's gonna buff out.

Any idea on fatalities or injuries? (Hoping the answer is no ....)
Aren’t we all a bit over the “buff out” joke.
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Old 28th Feb 2020, 00:11
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Aren’t we all a bit over the “buff out” joke.
Would you like us to upgrade to “knock the dents out”
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Old 28th Feb 2020, 00:59
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Walk away accident

Not sure how there were no serious injuries by the look of this pic, damn lucky individuals...


Bit of an environmental mess as well...

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Old 28th Feb 2020, 03:03
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Originally Posted by Aussierob View Post
Only minor injuries. Location is near Brandywine Mtn, near Whistler, BC. Not pacific northwest.
https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/wh...t?oid=15098849
Wow that frame is smashed up, Good advertisement for Bell crashworthyness if they all survived.
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Old 28th Feb 2020, 03:45
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Ah, Blackcomb. Known as a quality operator with good pilots, but this makes 3 crashes in the past year.

They can afford to dribble a little hydraulic fluid in the snow - they have a bank of greenie goodwill being the first carbon-neutral helicopter operator. Albeit with the sleight of hand of buying a tree orchard somewhere.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...300927178.html
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Old 28th Feb 2020, 14:16
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Pilot, five passengers - minor injuries only. Apparently a roll-over.
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Old 28th Feb 2020, 15:30
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Not sure how there were no serious injuries by the look of this pic, damn lucky individuals...
They had an accident and you think they were lucky?...
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Old 28th Feb 2020, 23:46
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They had an accident and you think they were lucky?...
luck·y
/ˈləkē/
adjective
adjective: lucky; comparative adjective: luckier; superlative adjective: luckiest
  1. having, bringing, or resulting from good luck.
    "you had a very lucky escape"
so yup, I think they were lucky not to get seriously hurt, but I get your point.

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Old 29th Feb 2020, 00:21
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Yeah, when the volume of the cabin gets compromised by the extent it was they were lucky there were no serious injuries (but unlucky to roll over in the first place, obviously).
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