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Discussion in 'Climbing and Rigging Equipment' started by Marine5068, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. Marine5068

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    Loose climbing and rigging equipment was cause of helicopter crash killing four.
    Loose bag of carabiners and climbing rigging equipment on outboard carry containers on a Hydro One helicopter flew off striking the tail rotor blade and sending copter crashing to the ground near Tweed, Ontario.
    All four crew members were killed.
     
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    Can’t like that........sorry to hear
     
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    No excuse for that one. Pilot should have inspected the straps or cargo netting (if they even used any) before take off.
     
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    That was my thought exactly. Pilot needed to inspect the craft before take off.
    You can never be too safe with loads on/in vehicles.
    Too many times I've seen careless loading on the road or on water.
    Open tail gates, loose and open gas cans, untied loads in pick-ups, etc.
     

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