Jump to content

Recommended Posts

There has been a S-64 skycrane crash every year for eight years now . We should talk about that safety record .

The crash this summer with the 214 would be far more serious in any other single engine helicopter considering the circumstances. I believe in the 214 .

 

Would be interested where you got those stats from ????

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 10 years later...
  • Replies 52
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

In regard to engine failures..for you 2 engine dude's...keep in mind...that most of , if not all the engine failures in the 214 are from fuel starvation, which in no way should be confused with mechan

Posted Images

We logged with Sikorsky 61's in Southeast Alaska in the 90's since the 214's kept crashing mostly due to flame outs. The 61's were safer in my opinion since they had twin turbines. I hooked logs them and to my understanding is that if a 61 had a flame out on one of the turbines they could stihl fly on the remaining turbine after punching there load? Luckily I never had to find out. I was working up in Alaska when RMH filed bankruptcy owing me about $8000 in wages in which I never did see a dime of it. Oh well, it was a rush hooking out logs.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I met up with Les Hamberg in Norman Wells...not sure what year...he was flying a 214 for a Canadian outfit...can't remember who...he was slinging huge fuel tanks into repeater towers...anyone know if he is still around?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...