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30th Nov 2022 crash, Mentone Victoria

Old 30th Nov 2022, 03:23
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30th Nov 2022 crash, Mentone Victoria

Just happened, more details when they are published










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Old 30th Nov 2022, 04:07
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Must be an inexperienced aviation reporter, they forgot words like "plummet", "hero pilot", "narrowly avoided school" and so on.
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Old 30th Nov 2022, 04:24
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Must be an inexperienced aviation reporter, they forgot words like "plummet", "hero pilot", "narrowly avoided school" and so on.
Ironically he might have been trying to reach the neighboring property.. a school oval.




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Old 30th Nov 2022, 04:54
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"Its believed the helicopter is linked to a company called The Helicopter Group" - Farq these talking heads are bright - wonder what gave that away - maybe the big logo on the side of the fuel tank
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Old 30th Nov 2022, 05:14
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3,000 feet between company hangar and crash site.
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Old 30th Nov 2022, 07:37
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3,000 feet between company hangar and crash site.
I would have been more interested in the 50’ between the roof, and the oval!
To quote Maxwell Smart: “Missed by THAT much!”
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Old 30th Nov 2022, 08:22
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It was on a scheduled navigational training flight., Interesting, its come down on the same flightpath as the mid air collison between two fixed wings, what is it ten years ago and only yards from where they fell. I dont know why it was on that route, its not the normal approach for choppers. Choppers are usually a bit more to the s/w, to avoid the fixed wings operating in the circuit.
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Old 30th Nov 2022, 08:56
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Hughes makes another helicopter type? A "296"... that would be a 350 7/8ths?
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Old 30th Nov 2022, 09:12
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It's tough to crash in anything slower than that, hopefully the pilot is ok and there's more than air in the tank.
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Old 30th Nov 2022, 18:38
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Hughes makes another helicopter type? A "296"... that would be a 350 7/8ths?
269 is the original type cert all versions are derived from.
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Old 30th Nov 2022, 18:53
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well he is still alive, which is great !
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Old 30th Nov 2022, 19:32
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Interesting to see that two of the main rotor blades are intact and look almost undamaged.
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Old 30th Nov 2022, 20:31
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Interesting to see that two of the main rotor blades are intact and look almost undamaged.
After ‘alighting’ on the roof he probably still had the collective jammed up under his armpit.
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Old 1st Dec 2022, 01:30
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News last night reported he was a student returning to Moorabbin after a two hour navex.
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Old 1st Dec 2022, 08:38
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A navex ending in a crashex...........
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Old 1st Dec 2022, 11:56
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
Interesting to see that two of the main rotor blades are intact and look almost undamaged.
That means he pulled off a (near)perfect auto.
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Originally Posted by Squawk7700 View Post
That means he pulled off a (near)perfect auto.
...To a slope landing.
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Old 1st Dec 2022, 18:53
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Two hour flight with 25 US Gallons fuel capacity....might be a clue.
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Old 1st Dec 2022, 20:27
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Fuel, like most liquids, can't be compressed. Sometimes forgotten is the fact that it also can't be stretched.
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Thought a `2-hour navex` in a 269 would be a `wide circuit`...
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