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Re: [SLE] Warning to Americans!
  • From: Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 14:45:34 -0400
  • Message-id: <200605011445.34491.gaf@xxxxxxx>
On Monday 01 May 2006 12:58 pm, Marlier, Ian wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Kevanf1 [mailto:kevanf1@xxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Monday, May 01, 2006 11:35 AM
> > To: SuSE Group
> > Subject: Re: [SLE] Warning to Americans!
> >
> > On 01/05/06, Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I once crashed a
> >
> > > helicopter while landing on a mountain top because we were too
> heavy.
> > I've crashed a hovercraft... But that was because I was being stupid
> > and trying to do something the craft was incapable of in the weather
> > conditions :-/
> Can I borrow your lives for a bit? I don't risk death nearly often
> enough sitting at my desk....
> :-)
I need all my lives.
As I was taking off from LZ Uplift with a full load of water for the troops,
a chaplain jumped on, and I did not allow for his added weight. I was also
planning on a different LZ. As I looked at the map, the LZ was the top of a
mountain surrounded on 3 sides by 100 ft. trees. As I was on short final
the wind shifted to a quartering tailwind and I lost tail rotor control and
the aircraft started to rotate as I was approaching the makeshift helipad.
The only casualties were the chaplain (cut ear) and my zippo lighter, and my
peter-pilot's underwear (I was aircraft commander) with my name and unit
crest, and the Huey was in pretty bad shape.
Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
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