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I was not involved in this accident, but I know both people involved.  One was my roommate in Oregon, and one was a fellow Montanan.  Both walked away with only minor injuries after the helicopter rolled twice.  They were trying to land on a mountain top and encountered a downdraft.  It created a low rotor rpm stall that they could not stop before hitting the ground.  Thank God they are ok.  I flew many hours in this helicopter, and flew with my roommate.  He was a good instructor, and I can report that he has a job still.


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that looks similar to the blue one you fly druy same thing??
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Made by the same company, but smaller.  It is a 2 seat version.  The R22.  I flew that particular helicopter quite a bit before I came back out to Montana.  I am now flying a R44.  A four seat helicopter.  It give you a weird feeling when a helicopter you have flown goes down.  And to know both people involved.  Could have been me, I have landed on the spot they crashed!
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Anything you can walk away from...
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I admit, it's a weird feeling when somebody you knows goes down, worse when they don't make it out.  Had a guy I knew from pilot training buy it about 2 years ago.  Definitely makes you grab the stick tighter next time you fly.
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Boy, helo, those two were real lucky!!  Good for them!
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 Scarey Bro .... makes you wonder how all those boys in our military have to dodge rockets and live fire and still get the job done .... GOD BLESS them all .... can't wait till they all come home safe !       American%20Flag
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That looks like it would be a pucker factor check!!!  Glad to hear they walked away.
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That's when the butthole bites off a huge chunk of naugahide.
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When some of the operators sent parts back to Helicomb for repair it is amazing how much damage the helicopters can take. Some of the ones from Hawaii would have holes burned in them from flying too low inside the volcano's. More balls than brains.
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Glad to hear they are ok!  I'm sure its a cool job, but I couldn't do it, thank God for those that do.
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Aint nothin worse then being the first person on the scene.
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