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    Auckland Viaduct Chopper Crash

    I saw this on the news this morning.



    Terrifying.

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    Eeek, lucky pilot

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    Helicopter Crashes Putting Up Christmas Tree In Auckland: Video

    @SYNACK, this an annual pre xmas entertainment? ;p

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    @RabbieBurns no it is usually air force helecopters falling out of the sky thanks to shoddy matinence and the usual spates of theivery http://www.edugeek.net/forums/behind...ng-season.html

    Someone clipping some rope with their helecopter is pretty rare thankfully.

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    but there was no massive explosion as i've come to expect from years of hollywood blockbusters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbeast View Post
    but there was no massive explosion as i've come to expect from years of hollywood blockbusters
    Same as the number of cars that roll down a hill and do not expode in a massive fireball!!!!! (or for people who get puched in the face and do get knocked out even when they are only wearing a vest)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbeast View Post
    but there was no massive explosion as i've come to expect from years of hollywood blockbusters
    Depending on the model the fuel tank almost certainly had an emergency cut off that automaticlly triggered and it may even have had an inert gas in the free space of the fuel tank to prevent accidents. You could here the turbine going nuts for a while burning off the fuel still in the lines and as it was decoupled from the rotor it wound up quite nicely. The gas tanks are also usually extremely tough and sometimes coated in an absorbant foam layer that gums up any leaks that may occour. All depends on the type of helecopter though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Depending on the model the fuel tank almost certainly had an emergency cut off that automaticlly triggered and it may even have had an inert gas in the free space of the fuel tank to prevent accidents. You could here the turbine going nuts for a while burning off the fuel still in the lines and as it was decoupled from the rotor it wound up quite nicely. The gas tanks are also usually extremely tough and sometimes coated in an absorbant foam layer that gums up any leaks that may occour. All depends on the type of helecopter though.

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