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  1. A longer version with additional reported details, and without the phoney (Bell?) overdubbed audio: Hard to tell, but the audio on this one (if true) almost sounds like he was increasing throttle at the beginning, perhaps an attempt to lift it into the hover and resolve the ground resonance?
  2. My condolences to the family and friends.
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  4. Thanks for the info Wizard, are you recommending Xplane 9 vs. Xplane 10 which is available now? What kind of hardware/controllers are you using? Thanks!
  5. ...an updated story (with more photos) with some *interesting* content... Pilot, student walk away from helicopter crash http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/calgary/Pilot+student+walk+away+from+helicopter+crash/5213858/story.html "...In the aviation world, they say any landing you can walk away from is a good landing..." Um, no, any landing where the aircraft is still flyable is a good landing! "...The helicopter was not nearly as lucky with the routers severely damaged, the spine was weakened and the Plexiglas inside in the body shattered. It was transferred to a nearby hangar and its unknown if the chopper is fixed..." "...said the accident was during an introductory flight, which he explained as a trial run for students to decide if they want to commit to more training..." Well that wasn't so bad. What'ya say we throw some new "routers" on that thing, straighten its spine, put some more Plexiglas in 'er, and get back out there?
  6. Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System (CADORS) : Report Cadors Number: 2011C2877 Reporting Region: Prairie & Northern Occurrence Information Occurrence Type: Accident Occurrence Date: 2011-08-05 Occurrence Time: 1745 Z Day Or Night: day-time Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Canadian Aerodrome ID: CYBW Aerodrome Name: CALGARY / SPRINGBANK Occurrence Location: CALGARY / SPRINGBANK (CYBW) Province: Alberta Country: CANADA World Area: North America Reported By: NAV CANADA AOR Number: TSB Class Of Investigation: TSB Occurrence No: Aircraft Information Flight #: Aircraft Category: Helicopter Country of Registration: UNITED STATES Make: SCHWEIZER Model: 269C 1 Year Built: 2006 Amateur Built: No Engine Make: Engine Model: Engine Type: Reciprocating Gear Type: Land Phase of Flight: Descent Damage: Substantial Owner: Operator: Operator Type: Commercial Event Information Collision with terrain Propeller/rotor strike Roll over Detail Information User Name: Ridley, Rod Date: 2011-08-05 Further Action Required: No O.P.I.: System Safety Narrative: The pilot of a Bear Hollows Aviation LLC., Schweizer 269C-1 helicopter, N2028B, and operated by Red Eagle Aviation was doing circuits on an intro flight out of Springbank Airport when the helicopter crashed near the threshold of Runway 25. There were 2 occupants who were reportedly not seriously injured, but the helicopter is substantially damaged. TSB report to follow.
  7. photo → http://www.calgarysun.com/2011/08/05/chopper-crashes-at-springbank-airport
  8. Paramedics respond to helicopter incident at Springbank Airport http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Helicopter+incident+Springbank/5212608/story.html By Stephane Massinon, Calgary Herald August 5, 2011 1:04 PM Paramedics have been called to the Springbank Airport on reports of a possible helicopter crash. EMS spokesman Ryan Collyer said two people are being treated and they are in stable, non-life threatening condition. They did not require transfer to a hospital. RCMP spokesman Sgt. Patrick Webb said police are just arriving at the scene. More to come… [email protected] © Copyright © The Calgary Herald Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Paramedics+respond+helicopter+incident+Springbank+Airport/5212608/story.html#ixzz1UBQE5bO2
  9. AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Reference: CA18/2/3/8278 Aircraft Registration ZS-RSW Date of Accident 28 March 2007 Time of Accident 0900Z Type of Aircraft Aerospatiale AS 350 B (Helicopter) Type of Operation Domestic Flight Pilot-in-command Licence Type Airline Transport (H) Age 40 Licence Valid Yes Pilot-in-command Flying Experience Total Flying Hours 5070 Hours on Type 280 Last point of departure Simmerpan Eskom Yard, Germiston Next point of intended landing Grand Central Aerodrome, FAGC. Location of the accident site with reference to easily defined geographical points (GPS readings if possible) Simmerpan Eskom Yard, Germiston; (GPS Position: S 26 13.544’ E028 09.487’) Meteorological Information Temperature 18˚C; Wind 010˚/5kts; Visibility 8km; Cloud FEW at 1000ft and OVC at 2000ft. Number of people on board 1 + 3 No. of people injured 1 No. of people killed 1 Synopsis The pilot was tasked by the operator to uplift three (3) technicians at the Simmerpan Eskom Yard, Germiston, in order for them to carry out field work on electrical conductors for Eskom. The helicopter landed on an open grass area near some high rise buildings, in order to uplift the technicians. After the three occupants embarked, the helicopter was established into an In Ground Effect (IGE) hover flight and the pilot backtracked several metres in order to attain some additional space to accelerate into forward flight. According to available video footage, the helicopter started to ascent into an Out of Ground Effect (OGE) hover at a height of approximately 22-25 ft above ground level (AGL) and the pilot performed an OGE power check and obtained 99% N1 engine indication and 100% torque indication on the main rotor gearbox. The helicopter then proceeded into forward flight at a speed of between 10-15kt when the low rotor rpm aural warning sounded. In an attempt to regain rotor rpm, the pilot reduced the collective pitch lever and descended towards the road intersection ahead. He regained the rotor rpm momentarily, but as he increased power in order to accelerate and to climb away, the low rotor aural warning sounded again. The pilot attempted to avoid colliding with a light delivery vehicle at the intersection, but the right-hand skid impacted the windscreen of a vehicle, causing the helicopter to pitch nose down and roll over onto its left-hand side. The main rotor blades impacted with a second vehicle that was behind the first vehicle. The driver in the second vehicle was fatally injured. One of the passengers in the helicopter sustained minor injuries. The occupant of the first vehicle escaped unharmed. Probable Cause The helicopter exceeded the maximum permissible take-off weight during take-off, which had a direct effect on the power demand and power availability. Contributory Factor: The area from where the pilot attempted to take off, consisted of high rise buildings in a confined area which most probably caused uneven wind patterns and conditions over the buildings, causing a decay in the main rotor RPM. There was also no proper windsock to indicate the wind direction and wind speeds and no safe escape route in case of an emergency. link to PDF file of complete report here
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  11. http://www.flugzeuginfo.net/acdata_php/acdata_206lt_en.php
  12. ... (Google Translate translation)... Detail Information User Name: Porlier, Nathalie Date :2009-12-16 Further Action Required: Yes OPI: General Aviation Narrative: Update # 1: According to report 114403-V1 Nav Canada: At 1225Z, the pilot of C-advised GDSF the control tower that he would make an emergency landing at the helipad of the Mel's Studios. There were no further radio contact. Emergency services (911) have been notified. At 1236Z, it was confirmed that the helicopter crashed between Bonaventure and Studios Mel's and emergency services attended the crash site. User Name: Porlier, Nathalie Date :2009-12-16 Further Action Required: Yes OPI: General Aviation Narrative: C-GDSF a helicopter Robinson R-44 II TVA Group Inc.., Was on a visual flight rules flight (VFR) in Montreal. The aircraft crashed during an emergency landing in a field next to the Bonaventure. The two occupants, driver and passenger were injured.
  13. yup... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Repub..._Iran_Air_Force
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