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Not to me personally but aware of details of one.... B 206B fire fighting mission near Penticton August 2002.

Inbound to town, thought to be struck by lightning. Engine "flamed out", Auto relight was armed and successfully relit.

While there was no visual evidence of a strike, pilot and passenger experienced physical effects and were off for short time after. 

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Yes, 2 with a FH1100 in super heavy duty snow, twice the engine flamed out and twice the auto-relight got it going again till i could find an open spot for landing

and 1 with a B206 but couldn't find why it flamed out and relighted.  I made sure to arm the auto-relight when one was available after that.

 

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  • 4 weeks later...

Most longranger drivers keep their left thumb close to the start button...I have heard of several L's flame out in snow storms when caught in the spring with the scoops taken off that came back to life by hitting the start button.

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