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Old 12th Nov 2002, 02:56
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You won't believe this!!

READ FIRST, THEN FOLLOW THE LINK TO THE VIDEO AT THE BOTTOM:

NTSB Identification: LAX87LA190 . The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche
number 35617.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 26, 1987 at RUBIDOUX, CA
Aircraft:HUGHES 269B, registration: N101DN
Injuries: 1 Minor.
A HUGHES 269B WENT OUT OF CONTROL AND COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND DURING A T/O
TO A HOVER. THE PILOT HAD PURCHASED THE AIRCRAFT RECENTLY AND WAS GOING TO LEARN
TO FLY IT. HE WAS SCHEDULED FOR HIS FIRST FLIGHT LESSON ON THE DAY OF THE
ACCIDENT. THE CFI REPORTED THAT HE HAD TOLD THE STUDENT PILOT TO WAIT FOR
HIM AND NOT TO TOUCH ANYTHING. WHILE WAITING FOR THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR, THE
NON ROTORCRAFT RATED STUDENT PILOT STARTED THE AIRCRAFT, RAN IT UP TO FULL
RPM, AND THEN BEGAN TO INCREASE THE COLLECTIVE PITCH CONTROL. THE HELICOPTER
CLIMBED VERTICALLY TO A HIGH HOVER AND THE PILOT LOST CONTROL. THE PILOT
STATED THAT HE HAD NOT RELEASED THE CYCLIC FRICTION BEFORE BECOMING
AIRBORNE. THE PILOT INDICATED HE HAD ABOUT500 HOURS OF FLIGHT TIME BUT DID
NOT SPECIFY THE TYPE AND NO SUBSTANTIATION OF THE TIME COULD BE MADE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of
this accident as follows.
DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT
JUDGMENT..POOR..DUAL STUDENT
VERTICAL TAKEOFF..UNCONTROLLED..DUAL STUDENT
INSTRUCTIONS,WRITTEN/VERBAL..DISREGARDED..DUAL STUDENT

VIDEO HERE: (I got the link from: rec.rotorcraft)

http://download.consumptionjunction....a/cj_13965.wmv
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Old 12th Nov 2002, 07:58
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Angry

Well ...... he nearly had it ..... until the skids left the ground that is!

A bit of luck for the person with the video, it could have gone towards him instead!
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Old 12th Nov 2002, 17:48
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Is this guy naked or something. My network filter won't let me look at "sex" sites!!
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Old 12th Nov 2002, 18:33
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Ah yes, the first solo, those were the days.
almost brings a tear to my eye....
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Old 12th Nov 2002, 20:21
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Post MightyGem ........

After seeing what was done to the helicopter, then I guess it could be considered a "sex site"!
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Old 12th Nov 2002, 20:23
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One word. "Furkwit".

And yes, the machine does end up comprehensively shagged !
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Old 12th Nov 2002, 21:54
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It's part of the new training philosophy - send 'em all solo and train the survivors.
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Old 12th Nov 2002, 22:09
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At least it was his own helo that he mangled, imagine how much poo he would be in if it had been one of the training schools!

(I love the bit in the vid where it goes all wobbly as the camera man legs it behind the nearest aircraft)

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Old 14th Nov 2002, 13:41
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Definitely a Darwin Awards contender.
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Old 15th Nov 2002, 11:02
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Couldn't get the video, but did look at the site.

Blenderpilot - what exactly were you looking for when you found this??
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Old 15th Nov 2002, 14:47
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Wink

Nah, he didn't earn a Darwin award or even an honerable mention onfortunately. Since he survived, and presumably still retained his ability to reproduce (im guessing) he can unfortunately still spread his seed. A shame for the rest of us, as his offspring will also undoubtably do their own part to drive insurance rates up.
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Old 15th Nov 2002, 17:53
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I got the link from a post in rec.rotorcraft, but from what I have read in previous posts the site from where it downloads must have to something with a sex site, sorry I didn't know this.
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Old 15th Nov 2002, 20:28
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Would have been interesting to see how he would have fared with the friction locks off...
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Old 15th Nov 2002, 20:59
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This guy just blew his chance to be a commercial heli pilot!!!who will hire somebody that has even thought about trying this???

But the last ashole is not even born.....yet
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