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Buckets Vs Belly Tanks

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Why blame the Engineer so fast MAG? Maybe it was a pilot problem this time? Not sure where that companys cargo hook/ accessory releases are located, ours are on the collective, so rules out the radio switch. "Penticton Tower, ABC is 3 north ..oops " Even my 407 has a collective mounted accessory release, very handy.

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that alright Mags, blaming the engineer seem to be the thing to do with some company officials :angry: , i say this because i've been there done the that back in '88, they tryed to blame us for their demise but i stood my ground and told them where they can shove their blame :shock: . much to the sursprise and cheers of the jr mgmt and A&P's :up:

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Global BC just reported that a water Bucket departed a 212 aircraft and landed on a Penticton Street, no property damage.  The 212 landed in a school yard and retreived the bucket.  We'll be hearing more about this through BCFS !




Is there a fire near Penticton? That would be the only reason to ever fly over a built up area with a load on the hook.

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Reporters are always correct!!!!!!!! The chicky on Global said the helicopter was owned by Tasman which would make it a 212 but the bucket it was hauling when it fell off was a 1000 gallon size. I want one of those super lifter 212's tasman owns!!!


more like a 1000 litres?

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Are we certain it was on the hook ? I'd be surprised they'd fly over a built-up area with a line. I seem to remember that being a no-no... :huh:


Could it be it fell out an open door or something silly like that ?


Maybe it fell off the back of a pickup truck and the '12 just happened to be flying overhead at the same moment... :P

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