Helilog56 Posted January 4, 2005 Report Share Posted January 4, 2005 I would "REALLY" like to think....that you would "realize"..... that it was a "not to be taken seriously.......But if you would like a true (similar) storey. This happened in Barriere, B.C. A 214 was logging, and a young gentlemen was rigging one particular day with a fairly inexperienced logging pilot. After he hooked about a 12 piece turn he was attempting to "clear", and another transmission was heard by the pilot that he mistook as the "clear signal. He pulled pitch and pulled the rigger within the turn, hit an airspeed oif about 90 kts. and about a 2,000 fpm descent with the rigger inside the turn. The pilot still unaware of what had happened made a very text book approach to the landing and upon touchdown of the first part of the turn, saw the rigger pop out of the turn and run for his life away from the load. The rigger received minor lacerations and some bruising, which considering he was wrapped up in about 7,500 lbs of chockered logs was amazing. The pilot subsequently grounded himself for an extended period of time that day, cleaned his shorts, and eventually quit. I know this is a true story, as I was the relief pilot coming on shift, and both the rigger (Jimmy), the pilot, the co-pilot, and chasers in the landing confirmed this as true...... :shock: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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