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No injuries in helicopter crash near Calgary

The Canadian Press

 

January 31, 2008 at 12:40 AM EST

 

CALGARY — A flight instructor says two people walked away without injuries after a helicopter crashed at a Calgary-area airport.

 

Richard Alzetta says he was watching two people inside a helicopter practice rotations during a training exercise at the Springbank Airport when the craft hit the runway hard.

 

He says a big cloud of snow exploded into the air and the helicopter tipped over onto its side.

 

Mr. Alzetta says the two people inside were unharmed.

 

He says an investigation will likely be launched into the incident by Transport Canada.

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while googling the incident to try and find the operator, I came across this reply to the story on the globe and mail page and laughed.....someone decided to take a shot at the poorly written article. I doubt it'll ever make the newspapers smarten up and write correct info. but funny none the less.

 

 

Jo Blo from as far away from Toronto as possible, Canada writes: "CALGARY — A flight instructor says two people walked away without injuries after a helicopter crashed at a Calgary-area airport."

 

This could have been newsworthy if the only helicopter in Canada had crashed.

 

"Richard Alzetta says he was watching two people inside a helicopter practice rotations during a training exercise at the Springbank Airport when the craft hit the runway hard."

 

What was the helicopter doing when the two people inside were practicing rotations? What were they rotating? Or was it that they were practicing autorotations with the helicopter?

 

"He says a big cloud of snow exploded into the air and the helicopter tipped over onto its side."

 

I didn't think that snow could detonate! Did the explosion cause the helicopter to tip over? Heavens! Gotta watch those exploding snow clouds!

 

"Mr. Alzetta says the two people inside were unharmed."

 

A miracle, what with exploding snow clouds; Wow, what a scoop!

 

"He says an investigation will likely be launched into the incident by Transport Canada. "

 

Transport Canada does not investigates accidents. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSBC) does.

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