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jmyers
05-11-2006, 05:16 PM
This is pretty crazy! :eek:
http://us.video.aol.com/video.index.adp?mode=2&guideContext=65.72&pmmsid=1645203

east tx skier
05-11-2006, 05:21 PM
I saw that this morning. Sort of a double edged sword from the pilot's seat. You know you've got big problems if those blades hit the water, but if you shut down, you' lose what ability to control it you had to begin with. Sad.

When I was in ground school, they showed us some video footage from an air show where a pilot tried to roll a Cessna that wasn't properly stressed for aerobatics. Wings folded off like paper. One of the saddest things I've ever watched as his wife was on the P.A. announcing for the air show at the time.

rodltg2
05-11-2006, 05:31 PM
i really enjoyed the ford commercial

erkoehler
05-11-2006, 06:21 PM
What was he doing in the water to begin with?

Why not shut it down and bail out? There were ships in the area.

Tom023
05-11-2006, 06:45 PM
What was he doing in the water to begin with?

Why not shut it down and bail out? There were ships in the area.

That's an amphibious helicopter, it suppose to take off and land on the water.

erkoehler
05-11-2006, 06:47 PM
That's what I'm saying, when he realized that there was a problem right there in the beginning of the video, why not shut down the engines, not try to take off and drive the blades into the water???

Tom023
05-11-2006, 06:49 PM
Ok, I guess I didn't understand your question as to why he was in the water to begin with. I agree, shut it down and float, just a stubborn Russian pilot I guess.

88 PS190
05-11-2006, 06:52 PM
Maybe its more like stiff penalties for loss of the aircraft driving the pilot to try to save the heli.

erkoehler
05-11-2006, 06:53 PM
But, he didn't have to save it, it would have floated perfectly fine.....

M-Funf
05-11-2006, 07:10 PM
Ok, I guess I didn't understand your question as to why he was in the water to begin with. I agree, shut it down and float, just a stubborn Russian pilot I guess.

If it's amphibious, what is the possibility that he was practicing touch-and-go's?

Tom023
05-11-2006, 07:17 PM
Amazing thing there were 13 people on board, lucky number, and only one fatality...you guessed it, the pilot.

Datdude
05-11-2006, 09:46 PM
Damn the bad luck