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Chinook Cable Strike...

#1 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:25 pm

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#2 Post by FD2 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:26 pm

Jeez that was lucky. It should fly again as long as everything's still in alignment. There might be a court martial when the facts come out [-X , but they can thank their lucky stars they were in a Chinook and not something lighter and, as the report points out, they weren't flying a little lower. They got to walk away. :-bd :D
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#3 Post by Ex-Ascot » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:49 am

FD2 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:26 pm
Jeez that was lucky. It should fly again as long as everything's still in alignment. There might be a court martial when the facts come out [-X , but they can thank their lucky stars they were in a Chinook and not something lighter and, as the report points out, they weren't flying a little lower. They got to walk away. :-bd :D
Nah, They were brave, Daily Wail says, so they should get medals.
The brave crew of an RAF Chinook helicopter are lucky to be alive after hitting countryside power lines on a war games exercise.
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#4 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:53 am

Looking at the severity of the strike marks I would guess that they hit a 33kv line - in which case they are extremely lucky. Many years ago I was in a smaller helicopter (Bo105) that went through a thinner 11kv line and although it was the tail and main rotors that struck them the damage was much less. If we had hit a 33kv line I wouldn't be here to tell the tale.
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#5 Post by ian16th » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:03 pm

Ex-Ascot wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:49 am
FD2 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:26 pm
Jeez that was lucky. It should fly again as long as everything's still in alignment. There might be a court martial when the facts come out [-X , but they can thank their lucky stars they were in a Chinook and not something lighter and, as the report points out, they weren't flying a little lower. They got to walk away. :-bd :D
Nah, They were brave, Daily Wail says, so they should get medals.
The brave crew of an RAF Chinook helicopter are lucky to be alive after hitting countryside power lines on a war games exercise.
It wasn't unknown to be awarded an AFC for landing a damaged a/c.

Mind you, the AFC is now more of a gallantry medal than for 'airmanship'.
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#6 Post by llondel » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:51 pm

Nice of the locals to give them some practice for what's next:
'We asked the crew members if they needed anything or if we could get them some food or some fish and chips and went down later on and had tea and biscuits with them,' added Mr Lewis.
Or is the T&B only for civvies?

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#7 Post by 4mastacker » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:47 pm

Could that be the offending powerlines in the background of the second of TGG's photo? Not very high at all.

Reminds me of the Red Arrows Hawk which tangled with an electricity cable up in Scotland resulting in the engineer in the back-seat deciding it was time to part company with the jet. XX227 if any one is interested - I had to raise the write-off paperwork for the incident, quite an eye-watering amount it was.
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