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Bell 407 Crash in Hawaii

Old 9th Jun 2022, 10:55
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From the looks of it a Bell 407 from Paradise Helicopters went down in Hawaii yesterday.

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Old 9th Jun 2022, 21:12
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A few pictures.

I don't think that will buff out.
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Old 9th Jun 2022, 23:02
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Tour guys must know what they're doing, but I've always been spooked about flying down into a caldera. Couldn't be sure the engine would keep making power from the potential of inhospitable air composition. Not saying that was the case here.
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All those fissures and raggedy lava rock also make any landing very dangerous...and if you had any forward motion at the end of an autorotation.....odds are it will not turn out well.

That is much the same for flying over Glaciers too....without the Lava Rock.

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Old 10th Jun 2022, 00:45
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Another 407 crashed last Saturday, link to news report
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Old 10th Jun 2022, 06:50
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Originally Posted by rotorrookie

Another 407 crashed last Saturday, link to news report
Starting to look like a solo powered helicycle, needs more fill.

So the copters bingle in lava fields, and glaciers, and we like flying choppers, why? Hope they never bring in the question on medicals whether you fly choppers or not as a psych test.
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Recent news.....Tail Boom was found over 700 feet from the main wreckage.

Questions focus upon the Tailboom attachment fasteners....as one appears to be missing if I read the article correctly.

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Note there is now a separate thread related to this accident titled "Bell 407 in-flight tail boom separation" started by Cyclic Hotline on 23 Nov 2022. But also adding link to ATSB report AIR-22-10 of December 1, 2022 here as it explains circumstances of tail boom separation as understood to date:

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