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Msg ID: 2676024 Crane drops AC unit onto street in Oakland +0/-0     
Author:plt
1/11/2021 3:20:20 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7goj1o0UajU

 

 



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Msg ID: 2676063 Crane drops AC unit onto street in Oakland +0/-0     
Author:Long liner
1/11/2021 10:52:15 AM

Reply to: 2676024

Hopefully nobody got squashed. Hook releases are fairly uncommon but could have been from where it was installed incorrectly. Twitchy fingers are fairly common. 



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Msg ID: 2676070 Crane drops AC unit onto street in Oakland (NT) +0/-0     
Author:Will2
1/11/2021 12:57:50 PM

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Msg ID: 2676120 Crane drops AC unit onto street in Oakland +2/-2     
Author:Looking for a new pilot
1/11/2021 4:21:50 PM

Reply to: 2676063

Twitchy finger...that will be on his helmet for now on. HEMS is hiring.



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Msg ID: 2676121 Crane drops AC unit onto street in Oakland (NT) +0/-3     
Author:Now a Walmart greeter
1/11/2021 4:23:26 PM

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Msg ID: 2676124 Crane drops AC unit onto street in Oakland +11/-0     
Author:oldNtired
1/11/2021 4:35:16 PM

Reply to: 2676121

Those that have and those who are going too !! (If you have done enough of it)!  Don't judge to quickly.



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Msg ID: 2676127 Crane drops AC unit onto street in Oakland (NT) +0/-0     
Author:There’s a reason!
1/11/2021 4:46:22 PM

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Msg ID: 2676130 Crane drops AC unit onto street in Oakland +1/-0     
Author:A friend?
1/11/2021 4:54:43 PM

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Msg ID: 2676129 Crane drops AC unit onto street in Oakland +1/-3     
Author:He messed up
1/11/2021 4:53:11 PM

Reply to: 2676124

Unless the ground crew did something wrong. He dropped the load!



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Msg ID: 2676136 Lemme see, Oakland? Maybe the spotter slipped +1/-3     
Author:in feces and screamed "Oh Shiite"!
1/11/2021 5:23:53 PM

Reply to: 2676129

So the pilot pickled the load. Obvious sterile cockpit violation in more ways than one!



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Msg ID: 2676140 Lemme see, Oakland? Maybe the spotter slipped +0/-0     
Author:Blame SIC
1/11/2021 5:45:57 PM

Reply to: 2676136

Excuses will fly. 



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Msg ID: 2676141 Lemme see, Oakland? Maybe the spotter slipped (NT) +0/-0     
Author:Let's defend this pilot
1/11/2021 5:46:59 PM

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Msg ID: 2676143 Lemme see, Oakland? Maybe the spotter slipped +0/-4     
Author:Why, he is a loser
1/11/2021 5:49:38 PM

Reply to: 2676141

he lost the load.



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Msg ID: 2676144 Crane drops AC unit onto street in Oakland +1/-0     
Author:So you dropped a load like this
1/11/2021 5:52:35 PM

Reply to: 2676124

because of a twitchy finger???



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Msg ID: 2676233 Crane drops AC unit onto street in Oakland +1/-0     
Author:Yeup
1/12/2021 1:55:55 PM

Reply to: 2676124

especially if its ur livelihood.  Thankfully I did US both in military and civil and never punched one off but I did come close with one that I couldn't get over 35 knots while IMC.  Unbeknownst there was a board sticking out one side of the wireline basket - went back to the wellhead where I picked it up and the handler fixed it quickly and I was on my way, but, had to divert for fuel before getting to its destination.  About 2600lbs with a 212 with -B engines.



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Msg ID: 2676155 You gotta love the analysis (NT) +5/-1     
Author:from the peanut gallery.
1/11/2021 7:51:20 PM

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Msg ID: 2676160 You gotta love the analysis +9/-0     
Author:#$&@&*
1/11/2021 8:06:01 PM

Reply to: 2676155

Don't crucify too quick. Hook malfunction? short circuit in wiring? Maybe something was wrong with the aircraft and we just haven't heard about it yet.

Let the first without a screw up cast the first stone.....



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Msg ID: 2676202 It was an air conditioner, nobody hurt, and +2/-3     
Author:it's insured!
1/12/2021 8:57:03 AM

Reply to: 2676160

Value of ir conditioner = a few thousand dollars

Value of aircraft and safety of others = priceless

Load was dropped for a reason in a place where it could do no damage or injury. better there than on someone while trying to be a get-er-done hero



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Msg ID: 2676204 It was an air conditioner, nobody hurt, and +2/-1     
Author:say wut
1/12/2021 9:24:40 AM

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You don't know whether or not it was dropped intentionally. Who gives a crap if it was insured or not.



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Msg ID: 2676223 It was an air conditioner, nobody hurt, and +2/-1     
Author:Yeah uh huh
1/12/2021 11:41:47 AM

Reply to: 2676202

It takes a lot of insight to say it's preferable to not drop an air conditioner on somebody rather than dropping it on somebody and I have to say I can agree with that.



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Msg ID: 2676251 It was an air conditioner, nobody hurt, and +0/-0     
Author:The load was dropped for a reason
1/12/2021 4:28:16 PM

Reply to: 2676223

they planned to drop it but we just don't know the reason yet lol



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Msg ID: 2676255 It was an air conditioner, nobody hurt, and +0/-0     
Author:Yes they did plan to drop it
1/12/2021 5:06:49 PM

Reply to: 2676251

Maybe on he roof, but definately not on the ground.



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Msg ID: 2676267 It was an air conditioner, nobody hurt, and +0/-0     
Author:I’d say set it
1/12/2021 6:00:05 PM

Reply to: 2676255

not drop. There's a difference.



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Msg ID: 2676253 It was an air conditioner, nobody hurt, and +0/-2     
Author:With intent?
1/12/2021 5:04:58 PM

Reply to: 2676202

Really? Looks more like a twtchy finger..



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Msg ID: 2676419 It was an air conditioner, nobody hurt, and +0/-0     
Author:Mercury News
1/13/2021 5:04:22 PM

Reply to: 2676253

says the line broke



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Msg ID: 2676303 It was an air conditioner, nobody hurt, and +0/-1     
Author:It was better that they dropped it
1/13/2021 6:19:23 AM

Reply to: 2676202

than if one of them  get er done crane pilot cowboys had safety set that insured air conditioning on the roof of the building. When you think about anyway.



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Msg ID: 2676256 You gotta love the analysis (NT) +0/-0     
Author:This pilot got skill
1/12/2021 5:08:42 PM

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Msg ID: 2676258 You gotta love the analysis (NT) +0/-0     
Author:Looks to be Covid related
1/12/2021 5:09:45 PM

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Msg ID: 2676416 You gotta love the analysis +2/-0     
Author:Old School
1/13/2021 4:30:57 PM

Reply to: 2676160

In nearly 25,000 hours of Heavy Lift work I was lucky enough to never punch one off unintentionally, however I did have a few hook and rigging failures. No one hurt.

I agree, don't be to quick to judge without knowing the facts.....

 



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Msg ID: 2676271 Crane drops AC unit onto street in Oakland +5/-0     
Author:Breezy
1/12/2021 6:30:42 PM

Reply to: 2676024

That's the most wind that streets seen since Pelosi visited for a speaking engagement.



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