EMERGENCY crews are attending a helicopter incident at Jandakot airport this afternoon.

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Re: EMERGENCY crews are attending a helicopter incident at Jandakot airport this afternoon.

Postby Eric Hunt » Mon Feb 13 2017, 10:30

Hmmm. Saw a very similar picture back in 1988, but it was a B206 and it was night time after touch-down autos to an unlit area.

With the tail lying on the ground in line with the boom, it most likely was a blade strike as it flexed down, neatly severing the tail boom where it says "DANGER".

Probably WASN"T a tail strike leading to boom loss, or it would have spun away from the left-over bits.

My tail rotor is mounted on a plaque in my Man-Cave. Wonder where he will put his?
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Re: EMERGENCY crews are attending a helicopter incident at Jandakot airport this afternoon.

Postby The Scarlett Harlot » Mon Feb 13 2017, 10:53

Eric Hunt wrote:Hmmm. Saw a very similar picture back in 1988, but it was a B206 and it was night time after touch-down autos to an unlit area.

With the tail lying on the ground in line with the boom, it most likely was a blade strike as it flexed down, neatly severing the tail boom where it says "DANGER".

Probably WASN"T a tail strike leading to boom loss, or it would have spun away from the left-over bits.

My tail rotor is mounted on a plaque in my Man-Cave. Wonder where he will put his?



So that "DANGER" sign was in just the right spot then? 8)
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Re: EMERGENCY crews are attending a helicopter incident at Jandakot airport this afternoon.

Postby bladepitch » Mon Feb 13 2017, 13:02

Info from a friend at jandakot is that the 44 was conducting jammed pedal training lesson.
One of the higher risk lessons which Obviously has come unstuck at the final hurdle.. Can happen to any of us.
Its upright and they walked away..bruised pride and machine can be replaced..

Happy days!

Good luck to the instructor!


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Re: EMERGENCY crews are attending a helicopter incident at Jandakot airport this afternoon.

Postby kiwiflyer » Mon Feb 13 2017, 19:33

Do you think the jammed pedel come unstuck at the final hurdle :D
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Re: EMERGENCY crews are attending a helicopter incident at Jandakot airport this afternoon.

Postby bladepitch » Mon Feb 13 2017, 20:24

Oh jeez.. Didnt see the pun as i was writing it..
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Re: EMERGENCY crews are attending a helicopter incident at Jandakot airport this afternoon.

Postby havick » Mon Feb 13 2017, 20:28

Glad there's no fatalities, always the best outcome from an accident.

Any idea why they were 3 up doing emergency training?
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Re: EMERGENCY crews are attending a helicopter incident at Jandakot airport this afternoon.

Postby bladepitch » Tue Feb 14 2017, 00:27

I only heard it was 2 POB and a fellow instructor from another flight school (from HW and not involved) happened to be out there training a student as well and lent assistance immediately.. Maybe incorrect media reporting or ive got wrong info.. Happy to be corrected..
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Re: EMERGENCY crews are attending a helicopter incident at Jandakot airport this afternoon.

Postby havick » Tue Feb 14 2017, 01:10

bladepitch wrote:I only heard it was 2 POB and a fellow instructor from another flight school (from HW and not involved) happened to be out there training a student as well and lent assistance immediately.. Maybe incorrect media reporting or ive got wrong info.. Happy to be corrected..


That makes more sense
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Re: EMERGENCY crews are attending a helicopter incident at Jandakot airport this afternoon.

Postby DAKOTA » Tue Feb 14 2017, 07:35

At least they are ok :D

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