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Blimey, was it a crash from height Reg or has it slipped from some kind of temporary landing platform?

 

How were the occupants?

 

is that the same helicopter you were in?

 

 

 

 

 

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How were the occupants?

 

is that the same helicopter you were in?

 

 

 

 

 

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Yeah the same one....probably not more than 4 hours flying time later. Apparently it came to pickup from the helipad ie the video, then took off with a couple of lads, lost power, thankfully Kyle the awesome pilot that he is was able to drop it on the pad again but it fell off and took a roll. Nobody hurt just badly shaken. 2 mins before or after landing would been a completely different outcome. Because your on a mountain full of big trees with no openings in the canopy. By the grace of God or freak luck it didn't happen that way and them lads are ok.

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Thank God (or what ever) for the relatively lucky outcome.

 

Does it make you think twice about working in that particular environment?

 

 

 

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OMG I always say that the most dangerous part of our day is the commute but that wins hands down. What a shame, there's a big bill for someone. Will the operation get back up and running?

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Thank God (or what ever) for the relatively lucky outcome.

 

 

 

Does it make you think twice about working in that particular environment?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jesus.

Glad you're all ok Reg.

Fair play Kyle!

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If you've never heard of this. The selected trees in a forest are stripped, topped and appropriately flagged. They are then cut at the bottom all for a strip of holding wood in the centre....and picked by sky crane helicopter at a later date. A better alternative to clear cutting I believe. Some climbing and topping footage. Western red cedars upto about 150ft x 5ft dbh.

 

 

 

Use HD setting. Thank

 

 

 

 

 

Great video Reg makes even the biggest dismantles we do over here look a bit girlie

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Helicopters....

Back in 05/6, the Charlottes, landed high up the hill on a pad shaded by tall trees on the edge of the cutblock. Deep snow over the felled and bucked wood, real deep snow, like a field. We walked over it about 800 ft. icy crust. Then we windfirmed a bunch of trees and left. The icy surface had melted off in the sun, we had to crawl back to the pad. The fog moved in, we could hear the helicopter, the fog cleared a bit and he landed, while we were getting in the fog came back. We took off in the fog, couldn't see more than a few feet in front of us, big trees right beside us.

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Helicopters....

Back in 05/6, the Charlottes, landed high up the hill on a pad shaded by tall trees on the edge of the cutblock. Deep snow over the felled and bucked wood, real deep snow, like a field. We walked over it about 800 ft. icy crust. Then we windfirmed a bunch of trees and left. The icy surface had melted off in the sun, we had to crawl back to the pad. The fog moved in, we could hear the helicopter, the fog cleared a bit and he landed, while we were getting in the fog came back. We took off in the fog, couldn't see more than a few feet in front of us, big trees right beside us.

 

Nicely worded, felt like I was reading a chapter of some adventure book...:thumbup1:

 

 

Reg, I told you last time I contributed on your other thread about worrying about crashing....

Now thats out the way, its part two upcoming..

How you was chased through the forest by a pack of killer bears....

Keep your GoPro ready so you share the experience with us :thumbup1:

 

Oh an one last thing, why is it you remind me of one of the characters in Game of thrones?...

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