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Msg ID: 2667903 NC state helicopter down +0/-0     
11/8/2020 4:45:47 PM



Msg ID: 2668032 NC state helicopter down +1/-0     
11/9/2020 10:50:21 AM

Reply to: 2667903

link leads to govt. statement that the engine had 250 hp.  


DOM 1971, which would, yes, be an A model.  Haven't flown one for 47 years, thankfully.  Not much power for the AUW.

Perhaps an autorotation to what appears an obstructed roadway.  Walk away is good landing.

Msg ID: 2668093 NC state helicopter down +12/-0     
11/9/2020 6:40:23 PM

Reply to: 2668069

Having done both jobs exclusive of one another, I generally agree with your sentiment.  However, the NCSHP takes training very seriously (every pilot gets Bell training every year). If one news report of a bang before the crash is accurate, it seems the pilot did a good job of mitigating the damage.  Whatever the case it seems a bit premature to blame the crash on "cop mentality"

Msg ID: 2668126 NC state helicopter down +2/-2     
Author:The damage wasn’t mitigated
11/10/2020 8:11:23 AM

Reply to: 2668093

Are you freaking blind.

Msg ID: 2668113 how many shopping carts do you own? (NT) +0/-0     
Author:another collector
11/10/2020 1:40:28 AM

Reply to: 2668069

Msg ID: 2668125 how many shopping carts do you own? +1/-1     
11/10/2020 8:09:42 AM

Reply to: 2668113

Owning shopping carts is not a wise financial decision. It is better to lease then thereby avoiding the tremendous devaluation which occurs as soon as you take them off the lot..... I see what you did there. It was a rhetorical question. Who would neeed more than one?