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Helicopter crash lands in Hudson

Discussion in 'Latest Airline Incidents' started by Richard Wyeroski, May 15, 2019.

  1. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Blade Helicopter service landed short at the 34th street helicopter and land in the Hudson. The pilot was the only occupant aboard and was rescued!!
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    https://heavy.com/news/2019/05/helicopter-crash-hudson-river/



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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member IV

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  4. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Happens more times then not?
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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  7. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    It looks like a mechanical. Loss of tail rotor control. The only good thing about the accident is the pilot had dropped off his passengers !!!
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member IV

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    It will be real easy to find out if it was a mechanical on the tail rotor. The drive train will show if power was still applied when it hit the water. From all the videos it appears to be a simple LTE event with a left crosswind either causing a main rotor vortex interference or a tail rotor vortex ring state. Why the pilot pulled into an out of ground effect hover with a crosswind is strange. Maybe the landing area was not cleared?

    The pop out floats can be triggered either by the pilot with a switch or by a water contact switch on the belly of the helicopter.
     
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    Kevin Hangar Bronze Member IV

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    $195??? I flew from the Pan Am Bldg to LGA on New York Airways for $12 on a 30 passenger Sikorsky S-61. But look what happened to them. The helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon a few years back was a quite a bit more. I forget what type of helicopter it was. The loss of tail rotor control seems to problematic in what would normally be reliable and safe operations. Luckily their were no passengers on board and the pilot survived. At least a good ending to what could have been another bad aviation story.
     
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    My sources stated that the pilot was doing something he shouldn't have....
     
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    Uh-oh. :eek:
     
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    Preliminary report is out.
     

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