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Old 11-03-2012, 22:46   #1
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Police Helicopter crashes in Atlanta

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.
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Old 11-03-2012, 23:04   #2
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Man that sucks. Clipped wires and sounds like they were flying to low.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:06   #3
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The news is reporting two officers were killed
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:49   #4
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:56   #5
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Very sad indeed.
They are always quick to help true heros.

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Old 11-04-2012, 06:39   #6
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:49   #7
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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.

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Old 11-04-2012, 07:08   #8
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:46   #9
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:16   #10
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:35   #14
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Condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers. RIP
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:07   #15
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Police aviation is a dangerous job. Condolences to the families, the friends, and the coworkers.
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Old 11-04-2012, 18:14   #18
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Very sad. Prayers for the officers, and their families.
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Old 11-04-2012, 19:21   #19
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Be at peace my Brothers.

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Old 11-05-2012, 01:22   #20
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Two officers killed, my sister's FTO was 40ft away from the crash. Sad. RIP
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:32   #21
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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.




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: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.
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Old 11-05-2012, 14:32   #22
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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.

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Old 11-05-2012, 15:32   #23
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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.

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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.

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