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bubbles911
11-03-2012, 22:46
Sounds like an Atlanta PD helicopter has crashed tonight, killing 2. I can't get the link to work since I'm on my phone but I saw it on www.myfoxatlanta.com but they haven't said if the casualties were LEO or civilians on the ground. It crashed into a CVS parking lot while enroute to assist with a dispute. Prayers to those affected.

robin303
11-03-2012, 23:04
Man that sucks. Clipped wires and sounds like they were flying to low.

trdvet
11-04-2012, 02:06
The news is reporting two officers were killed :fallenofficer:

RussP
11-04-2012, 05:49
http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=228837&stc=1&d=1352064171

Prayers...

Mayhem like Me
11-04-2012, 05:56
Very sad indeed.
They are always quick to help true heros.

Prayers sent.

awoodpd13
11-04-2012, 06:39
RIP Brothers!!!:crying::crying::crying:

Thumpernator
11-04-2012, 06:49
They were looking for a missing girl, who was found later.

I watched the local news as the 'story' was unfolding and had to turn the damn sound off. Those ignorant on scene news people are idiots with what they say to just fill in air time. It was disgraceful to the officers who gave their life.

RIP.

merlynusn
11-04-2012, 07:08
:fallenofficer::fallenofficer:

Roadkill_751
11-04-2012, 07:46
RIP :sadangel:

Ship A'Hoy
11-04-2012, 08:16
:fallenofficer: :fallenofficer:

Ajon412
11-04-2012, 09:32
:fallenofficer::fallenofficer:

Newcop761
11-04-2012, 10:15
:fallenofficer: :fallenofficer:

Prayers.

ateamer
11-04-2012, 10:16
Blue skies and tailwinds, brothers.

IGotIt
11-04-2012, 10:35
Condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers. RIP

blueiron
11-04-2012, 11:07
:fallenofficer: :fallenofficer:

Police aviation is a dangerous job. Condolences to the families, the friends, and the coworkers.

GumbyDammit
11-04-2012, 11:36
:fallenofficer: :fallenofficer:

RIP Brothers...:crying:

steveksux
11-04-2012, 16:43
:fallenofficer::fallenofficer:

Randy

JC2317
11-04-2012, 18:14
Very sad. Prayers for the officers, and their families.

Panzergrenadier1979
11-04-2012, 19:21
:fallenofficer: :fallenofficer:

Be at peace my Brothers.

Prayers to your family and loved ones.

GeorgiaRedfish
11-05-2012, 01:22
Two officers killed, my sister's FTO was 40ft away from the crash. Sad. RIP

k9medic
11-05-2012, 06:32
RIP to the Officers.




Although it's too early to speculate, I will opine that I seriously doubt that they were flying so low that they hit power lines as the media reported. Obviously they hit them at some point during the emergency, but it was not the initial cause of the event.




:Police aviation is a dangerous job. .

Not to diminish the situation, but police aviation is much safer than street patrol and ranks much lower than many other forms of aviation operations in terms of danger.

ray9898
11-05-2012, 14:32
Although it's too early to speculate, I will opine that I seriously doubt that they were flying so low that they hit power lines as the media reported. Obviously they hit them at some point during the emergency, but it was not the initial cause of the event.


Several witnesses reported it sounded like it lost power, some reported it spinning on the way down. It sounds like the power lines could have been clipped as it crashed and were not the cause. We will have to wait and see.

Never Nervous
11-05-2012, 15:32
The local news is reporting that the chopper was if 1960's vintage. That would make it about 45-50 years old. Is that old for a chopper?. Maybe M2 or one of the other chopper pilots can give some info.

Prayers for the families.

NN

DaBigBR
11-05-2012, 17:52
The local news is reporting that the chopper was if 1960's vintage. That would make it about 45-50 years old. Is that old for a chopper?. Maybe M2 or one of the other chopper pilots can give some info.

Prayers for the families.

NN

You might be surprised how long an airframe can be kept in service.

Deployment Solu
11-05-2012, 18:21
RIP Brothers.

glock509
11-05-2012, 18:52
According to the news tonight it was an OH-6D built in 1967 and donated to APD for the Olympics in 1996. In 2001 it was deemed non airworthy by the city but was still in use and had just been serviced 6months ago.

trdvet
11-05-2012, 18:57
In 2001 it was deemed non airworthy by the city but was still in use and had just been serviced 6months ago.

A lot of people around here have stated to their spouses that they should sue their employers over shenanigans like this.

k9medic
11-05-2012, 19:09
The local news is reporting that the chopper was if 1960's vintage. That would make it about 45-50 years old. Is that old for a chopper?. Maybe M2 or one of the other chopper pilots can give some info.

Prayers for the families.

NN

The first turbine helicopter that I flew was a 1967 OH-6 just like the one that crashed. There were only a few parts left on that aircraft that were original.

Some helicopters have 25,000 hours on the airframe. Since parts are constantly replaced its hard to say how "old" it really was.

An engine failure, much less one in a single engine helicopter over a highly populated area is a very difficult situation to be in. (Fwiw, I have had three engine failures in helicopters)


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Never Nervous
11-06-2012, 18:12
The first turbine helicopter that I flew was a 1967 OH-6 just like the one that crashed. There were only a few parts left on that aircraft that were original.

Some helicopters have 25,000 hours on the airframe. Since parts are constantly replaced its hard to say how "old" it really was.

An engine failure, much less one in a single engine helicopter over a highly populated area is a very difficult situation to be in. (Fwiw, I have had three engine failures in helicopters)


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Wow! Three failures and you can tell about it. You are a lucky man sir.:thumbsup:

NN

Never Nervous
11-06-2012, 18:15
You might be surprised how long an airframe can be kept in service.

I guess so. The more parts you replace the newer it becomes, is that it?

NN

ray9898
11-07-2012, 14:57
I just watched an interview on the local news as they interviewed an eye witness. He said it looked like the helicopter had mechanical problems and was trying to land in a parking lot. He said the pilot descended and appeared to abort as he closed in on an area with people on the ground. He hovered over the street but did not appear to have any lift and it struck the power pole a few seconds later.