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Skycrane down VIC 28.01.19

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Re: Skycrane down VIC 28.01.19

Postby Firefish » Mon Jan 28 2019, 19:32

Bugger!
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Re: Skycrane down VIC 28.01.19

Postby Heli » Mon Jan 28 2019, 21:39

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Re: Skycrane down VIC 28.01.19

Postby lowlevelhell » Mon Jan 28 2019, 23:25

Someone's got some 'splaining to do, glad they all got out though! :)
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Re: Skycrane down VIC 28.01.19

Postby Twistgrip » Tue Jan 29 2019, 00:47

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Re: Skycrane down VIC 28.01.19

Postby Yankee » Tue Jan 29 2019, 02:57

Could be nothing but TRDS appears to be sheared off between intermediate and tail rotor gearbox.

Very glad all survived the accident.
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Re: Skycrane down VIC 28.01.19

Postby Probbo » Tue Jan 29 2019, 04:00

Grounding the entire fleet of sky cranes here in Aus. could possibly indicate some sort of mechanical malfunction.
Great news nobody was seriously injured. I’m pretty sure anybody who’s undertaken HUET training is aware of the benefits of such a course.
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Re: Skycrane down VIC 28.01.19

Postby robaussie99 » Tue Jan 29 2019, 04:58

Probbo wrote:Great news nobody was seriously injured. I’m pretty sure anybody who’s undertaken HUET training is aware of the benefits of such a course.


Exactly, the aircraft, who’s getting their peepee slapped, the grounding of a fleet, its all irrelevant. The fact is that 3 guys walked away from a crash that statistically, the vast majority wouldn’t have.

Do your HUET people.
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Re: Skycrane down VIC 28.01.19

Postby Heli » Tue Jan 29 2019, 05:30

Probbo wrote:Grounding the entire fleet of sky cranes here in Aus. could possibly indicate some sort of mechanical malfunction.
Great news nobody was seriously injured. I’m pretty sure anybody who’s undertaken HUET training is aware of the benefits of such a course.


Very temporary; lifted already.

HUET is mandatory for any aircrew to be allowed on the fireline, as is the wearing of LSJ, helmet and flying overalls.
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Re: Skycrane down VIC 28.01.19

Postby emuman_30 » Tue Jan 29 2019, 08:47

That's 2 aircraft down in 2 weeks. I really hope that is all for the rest of the year.
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Re: Skycrane down VIC 28.01.19

Postby mdav » Tue Jan 29 2019, 23:03

Yankee wrote:Could be nothing but TRDS appears to be sheared off between intermediate and tail rotor gearbox.

Very glad all survived the accident.


That would of sheared from the sudden stoppage of the blades.
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Re: Skycrane down VIC 28.01.19

Postby Dcpearso » Wed Feb 6 2019, 11:46

All speculation but given the terrain and environment they were in I’d be looking at VRS.
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Re: Skycrane down VIC 28.01.19

Postby hand in pants » Thu Feb 7 2019, 03:30

Go the lounge chair experts.....................

pop; pop; pop; pop;
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Re: Skycrane down VIC 28.01.19

Postby NZHelo » Thu Feb 7 2019, 10:46

The pilots where protesting per diem rates
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Postby skypig » Fri Feb 8 2019, 01:50

For sure VRS.
Unless it was LTE.
Or maybe it “Plummeted out of the sky” - a very common problem.
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Re: Skycrane down VIC 28.01.19

Postby County » Fri Feb 8 2019, 04:40

It’s called Gravity

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