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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 11:06 pm    Post subject: Newton Abbot crash Reply with quote

Apparently came down after hitting some power lines. Looks like the pilot got away with just some cuts though...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/8702136.stm

http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/Newsdesk/ViewIncident.asp?IncidentID=13486
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only flew her 3 weeks ago...... bugger!!!
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big cut on his head... another good reason to maybe wear a helmet!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/devon/8702834.stm

Glad he was ok apart from minor bumps and scrapes!

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If there's a plus side, then it says a lot for the structural integrity of the H500 that despite what looks to have been a pretty hard impact the fuselage / passenger compartment would appear from HH's link to have remained pretty well intact.

Best wishes to the pilot for a speedy recovery Cool
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If there's a plus side, then it says a lot for the structural integrity of the H500.....


True enough DB...... The benefits of flying an egg!!!
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"...The power lines have been switched off and the injured person has been airlifted to hospital.... The casualty was transfered to hospital via air ambulance... "

at least he was taken care of in style - nothing nicer than someone who can understand your situation and sympathise.

I've always wondered why they don't put the marker balls on cables like the ones on the motorways to warn high vehicles; would it really cost that much?

All the best to the pilot.
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've thought that for years animalsticks. Used to spend a lot of time in France as a kid...... they put big red orbs on all their power lines - makes so much sense!!!
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LoachBoy wrote:
I've thought that for years animalsticks. Used to spend a lot of time in France as a kid...... they put big red orbs on all their power lines - makes so much sense!!!


Can you imagine all the old folke complaining about having colourfull eyesores on every power cable.... Would break someones intray!
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Report from the Express & Echo
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PILOT Jerry Dunn has thanked dozens of wellwishers who have sent him messages as he continues to recover from his injuries.

And the 70-year-old businessman, who is currently at his home in Longdown near Exeter, said he wanted to "put the incident behind him".

He has accepted responsibility for the crash and said he was lucky to have survived when his McDonnell Douglas 500 helicopter came down in a field after hitting power lines near Newton Abbot on Monday.

"It was pilot error," he said. "I didn't see the wires. They were copper green and matched the colour of the tall trees.

"The field was next to the one I usually land in and I didn't see any posts for the power lines.

"I have been flying 1,400 hours over 20 years and this is the first time anything like this has happened to me. But I will be back flying in two weeks' time. It's a bit like having an accident in a car you have got to get back as quickly as possible."

Mr Dunn is insured for a new helicopter, costing a six-figure sum, but said had it been another flying machine he would probably have been killed.

He was on his way to pick up some people and came down in a different way due to north-east winds.

"The tail came off, and the rotors," he said. "There was a gap but I did not see the wires."

He suffered cracked ribs and sternum, cuts to his head and extensive bruising.

"I feel very stiff and yesterday I called paramedics to have a look at me because I was getting out of breath," he said.

He said the crash will not affect his pilot's licence or his annual fitness to fly assessment.

Mr Dunn and his wife Pat, 61, said they have been "flabbergasted" at getting about 100 messages from wellwishers.

"I have friends I didn't realise I had," he said. "Lots of people have been in contact including those from the world of flying and even my instructor from 20 years ago."

His wife added: "Our special thanks go to the Devon Air Ambulance and staff at Derriford Hospital at Plymouth for all their help.

"The calls we have received have been overwhelming."

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is investigating the crash.

In a statement a spokesman said: "We are investigating through correspondence with the pilot."

The AAIB is responsible for the investigation of civil aircraft accidents.

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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tegwin wrote:
Can you imagine all the old folke complaining about having colourfull eyesores on every power cable.... Would break someones intray!


Would give them something to do!!! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some around the UK and a lot around parts of the US.

I think that a lot are to alert the feathered flyers primarily - to help prevent power outages with bird strikes.

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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it helps, I'll tar & feather the 500 next time I'm up!!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard about this from my sister-in-law as her brother was one of the engineers who had to go and fix the power cables!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Virtually all powerlines near landing strips in the Eastern US at least have large dayglo orange spheres at perhaps 100' intervals. In fact in the area of the USMC base at Quantico VA several miles of powerlines along two major highways are so equipped. Doesn't seem to bother anyone so far as Inow.
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