Emergency landing in Royal National Park

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Emergency landing in Royal National Park

Postby Thunderbird_1 » Sat Dec 17 2016, 01:03

Seen on SMH:

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/helicopter-ma ... td7r8.html

Everyone is OK thankfully.
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Re: Emergency landing in Royal National Park

Postby shortone » Sat Dec 17 2016, 01:08

whos box was that?
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Re: Emergency landing in Royal National Park

Postby Heliduck » Sat Dec 17 2016, 03:02

Good result. I'm glad the exhaust didn't ignite the bush, it would have been very hard to escape through that.
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Re: Emergency landing in Royal National Park

Postby Airthrush » Sat Dec 17 2016, 03:04

Before all the experts advise us on what has happened.
Well done to the pilot, as all pax are alive and ok. One week out from the Fat Mans arrival, It's great to hear Good news, for a bad situation.

Well Done.
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Re: Emergency landing in Royal National Park

Postby godfather007 » Sat Dec 17 2016, 03:21

Well done to the pilot.
Great outcome.
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Re: Emergency landing in Royal National Park

Postby Thunderbird_1 » Sat Dec 17 2016, 05:32

Nine News has some video of the pilot in their latest story:

http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/1 ... ter-crash/

Excellent job Peter with an excellent outcome! Hats off to you!
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Re: Emergency landing in Royal National Park

Postby arrrj » Sat Dec 17 2016, 05:34

Ch 7 (of course) reporting "helicopter crash !".

Pilot was on the news, seemed very calm, well spoken and said he had flown for years without any trouble, and thanked his training for being able to land after (Ch7) "power failure".

For Sydney pilots you would recognise where he landed was at the southern end of Victor One South, meaning that if what has been reported as engine failure actually happened at quite a good time, compared to 5 minutes south or north of there...which is all over water...and some big cliffs.

Like everyone, I am pleased no one was hurt and that the pilot and his family can enjoy Christmas.

Cheers to him.
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Re: Emergency landing in Royal National Park

Postby SKIDBITA » Mon Dec 19 2016, 10:55

https://youtu.be/lmOL4AM45q0

Interesting video of the recovery!!
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10 outa 10

Postby rotors99 » Mon Dec 19 2016, 12:44

Good jobbie by the PIC :D welcome to the 'I survived an Auto following at engine failure' club pop;

Buy this man a beer or 2 )c/
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Re: Emergency landing in Royal National Park

Postby oneliner » Tue Dec 20 2016, 08:11

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Re: Emergency landing in Royal National Park

Postby hand in pants » Tue Dec 20 2016, 11:03

Very cruel oneliner, very cruel........................
Hand in Pants, I'm thinking, my god, that IS huge!!!!!!!!
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Re: Emergency landing in Royal National Park

Postby oneliner » Tue Dec 20 2016, 12:00

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Re: Emergency landing in Royal National Park

Postby County » Tue Dec 20 2016, 22:10

Is that for real ???
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Re: Emergency landing in Royal National Park

Postby Keith Stewart » Wed Dec 21 2016, 23:30

It seems that Silver Wings must be an expert !!!!!!

Love to see some of his work.
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Re: Emergency landing in Royal National Park

Postby Freewheeling » Thu Dec 22 2016, 00:11

Has anyone heard of the reason for the auto?
Mag failure?
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Re: Emergency landing in Royal National Park

Postby 212bushman » Thu Dec 22 2016, 00:45

"oneliner" , it does not matter if that lift job was average in your mind. It's not a computer game to just move an item around freely like that.
The pilot did not drop it nor damage it ! It was a controlled lift without error , regardless of the timing.
I know the pilot & he is not average. He achieved the task.
Please list your achievements in "long lining."

Regards, 212bm
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Re: Emergency landing in Royal National Park

Postby SuperF » Thu Dec 22 2016, 02:20

It wasn't average, it was definitely below average.

If you think the slinging of the 44 was average or above, then best you stick to something else.

Not all the blame can be put on the pilot, as the Ground Crew didn't help much, but still not good.
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Re: Emergency landing in Royal National Park

Postby oneliner » Thu Dec 22 2016, 04:27

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Re: Emergency landing in Royal National Park

Postby County » Thu Dec 22 2016, 05:25

The guy who assigned the pilot to the task needs to have a good hard look at himself.
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Re: Emergency landing in Royal National Park

Postby Heliduck » Thu Dec 22 2016, 07:29

I only got half way through that video & had to turn it off I was so pissed off with that ground crew member on the back of the truck. experience & training of the pilot are irrelevant if you've got a drongo on the ground who persists in standing under the load. I'm sure the pilot was going off his nut telling him to get clear, increasing the pilots workload & stress. Time to put it on the ground beside the truck, land, slap the ground crew ( I meant to say debrief in further detail highlighting the danger they were putting the self in) & then try again with more tag lines.

Armchair critic time - anyone dealing with sling ops on the ground needs to be trained, if this person was trained then I'd suggest a review of that training! A person under a suspended load on a mine site or oil / gas operations is a sackable offence, & I'd run for cover if worksafe get hold of that video. You can never have too many tag lines, but you can always have too many people.
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