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Fatal firefighting UH-60 training accident in Florida

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Fatal firefighting UH-60 training accident in Florida

Old 11th Jun 2021, 14:38
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Originally Posted by wrench1 View Post
On the seventh pass, an employee of the operator noticed the snorkel swinging. He called the LEE air traffic control tower on the phone and told the controller to ask the pilot of the helicopter to slow down and land immediately. Before the controller could contact the pilot, the helicopter transitioned to forward flight, gaining altitude and airspeed.
On an initial local test flight of an external system, why not have a ground observer dedicated to the flight with a handheld radio?
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Old 11th Jun 2021, 19:57
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Wasnt the initial test flight of the system, that system was already FAA STCd. This was just calibrating a new tank.
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Old 12th Jun 2021, 07:25
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Then they should have had a very good idea of the flying characteristics of the snorkel tube
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