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Arizona helicopter rescue of 74 year old woman

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WOW is all I can say.

 

 

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omg i think i would have to be almost dead before i ever get into a basket

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Saw that last night. Frickin crazy. I heard she died.  Family will probably sue and win.  

Remember this next time you get told to F off next you you cant handle your dumb hike and call for help. 

Every dumb law and rule is because of idiots.

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One article said she had no ill effects from the spin. Good description here. E-ticket ride for sure.

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I don't think she died.  I just checked some Phoenix news web pages.

I used to get dizzy-sick in the Disneyland Star Wars room.  If that was me spinning, I can't imagine what that would feel like or how I could recover.

 

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1 hour ago, Phoenix7 said:

I don't think she died.  I just checked some Phoenix news web pages.

I used to get dizzy-sick in the Disneyland Star Wars room.  If that was me spinning, I can't imagine what that would feel like or how I could recover.

 

How about the teacups? I used to make my girls so dizzy on those. :sha:

 

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6 hours ago, Bansh88 said:

 I heard she died.  

Source? 

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She didn't die, She was treated for nausea from the spin as soon as they got her on the ground where the ambulance was waiting.

 

Maybe @Mac can shed some insight on why this happened and why they wouldn't use a tag line to keep it from happening....... 

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5 hours ago, Chingon619 said:

Source? 

Nut jobs on 4 chan.  Nothing reliable.

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Posted (edited)

The air that runs threw the rotor and goes down causes that.

We generally used a rescue basket.  It's more of a box, but if you use a litter, what they should have done is attached a rope on one end of the litter and had ground crews steady the litter to prevent that.  Looks like someone forgot to do that.

Edited by Mac

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The Interwebs never disappoints...

 

Becomes this...

 

 

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3 hours ago, MWB said:

She didn't die, She was treated for nausea from the spin as soon as they got her on the ground where the ambulance was waiting.

 

Maybe @Mac can shed some insight on why this happened and why they wouldn't use a tag line to keep it from happening....... 

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Sometimes when we bring the helicopter up from the ground, [the basket] will start to spin," said Paul Apolinar, chief pilot of the police department's aviation unit. "We have a line attached to the basket that's supposed to prevent that. Today it didn't."

 

Complicating the crew's efforts to stop the spin was the fact that the line intended to stop the basket from rotating broke at one point.

 

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Pretty sad if the crew didn't preflight their gear, especially for a Search and Rescue unit.

This is a search and rescue unit....people's lives depend on you.

Our crewmen always preflighted everything.  It would take them a fair amount of time but they put eyes on and inventoried everything before it ever even got loaded on the aircraft.

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Ill take leave me there for $200 Bob!

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Posted (edited)

OK,... Invention.. 2 cables?

 

You're welcome.

 

abc

PS. OK take that back.. stable 'line' broke... Still choking on vomit, etc. Hope she made it. My Mom is 74.

 

abc 17.jpg

Edited by ANGRYBUTTCRACK

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Ground effect, terrain geography, rotor pitch, wind conditions, type of winch cable, speed of retrieval, weight distribution in the stokes, shit happens.  

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On 6/6/2019 at 7:13 AM, Mac said:

The air that runs threw the rotor and goes down causes that.

We generally used a rescue basket.  It's more of a box, but if you use a litter, what they should have done is attached a rope on one end of the litter and had ground crews steady the litter to prevent that.  Looks like someone forgot to do that.

We had some porta potty’s flown in to a rural job location. Messy messy 

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