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Old 24 December 2005, 16:13   #11
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Stu... there are so few of us on your wavelength....and it's a large JD for me...
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Old 24 December 2005, 16:49   #12
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I knew the comment unlike the chopper would fly over the head of Andy Stevens.
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Old 24 December 2005, 16:54   #13
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He'd already set the collective, which is why i ignored it, it was the cyclic he cocked up.
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Old 24 December 2005, 18:53   #14
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The story behind the helicopter crash is that it was a French Police Special Forces Demo which went very badly wrong. The Puma (can't remember the Frence name, so calling it by the UK name) came in at too steep an approach angle and "flaired" too late, or in other words the pilot left it to late to slow the descent.

The tail rotor protection bar hit the ground and smashed (which can be viewed later on in the film just hanging on), and the tail hit the ground. One totaled tail rotor system and a rather top-heavy heli results in it trying to dig for New Zealand

Note the co-pilot has his left arm out the window as he comes into land

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Old 25 December 2005, 04:43   #15
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The Puma (can't remember the Frence name, so calling it by the UK name).
Le Puma?

Anyway - if I was a terrorist and I saw the French Special Forces come in like that I'd sh*t myself!
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