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Old 09-09-2002, 10:59 PM
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Tim,
I had mine there also. Tammy and I "thought" we saw you at the start of the run, on the right side of the runners. We were on the left. Our friends 31' AO blew a motor 30 seconds into the run. Smoke filled the sky. You had to have seen that! GPS was at 94mph when she go BOOM! I ran them back to get their backup boat docked at Jamestown to finish out the run.
Yeah, Rock-It was nice, as were most.

Looks like we are going to be down your way for a 'boat burning' thing in a few weeks. Whatever that is.

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THAT WAS OUR GROUP! In a 34 Power Quest.
Kudos to your girl(s)!!!!!

Not too many people can say that their breasts brought down a helicopter!!
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someone said the crash was on video tape
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Was that Merlin's 31 AO that blew? I seen him limping back to Jamestown
 
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In a situation like this, or one involving a boat, do agencies like the Coast Gaurd, EPA, ect. get involved with fines and clean up bills?

Just curious

Glad they are ok.
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Old 09-10-2002, 01:32 PM
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We were drifting at Beaver when we heard the call go out on the radio. My friend and I (both paramedics) did the medical assessment on the two. The camera man was kind of chuckling, the pilot had the look of any newly unemployed person...

Shame all that great breast video had to sink....

I had heard one of the Sonics (tied up at 600 dock at Jamestown) caught the crash on tape.

Word on the dock as far as cause, was due to some sort of mechanical failure. I'm not a pilot (obviously), but apparently when this type of failure occurs, the helicopter will make enough power to hover with one person inside. I understand a problem occurred, the pilot asked the cameraman to jump out (low altitude), the cameraman didn't, and the craft went down.

If anyone who knows more about helicopters could confirm or deny this story, please do so. Like I said, just the word on the dock.

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For the love of God, they must re-shoot the breast video footage!!

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Glad nobody was hurt . How about a used turbine engine with a little water in it ?????
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That was my Sonic on the 600 dock. We were taking pictures but not of the helicopter
The Sonic that got the bird was a 38. I asked him to forward what he had.
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Was that Merlin's 31 AO that blew? I seen him limping back to Jamestown
No. This one belongs to Kyle. All white with AO on side.

As far as our flashing girls, they took it pretty hard that they may have been a contributing factor to the copter crash. Glad no one was hurt.

They got a great video shooting the copter.... shooting them, along with Drambuie doing a 100mph pass at 15-20' when he had to steer clear of a fishing boat wandering in the route.
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