Helicopter crash in Raleigh

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  1. Cpippen

    Cpippen Senior Member Charter Member

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    Reports of a helicopter crash in Raleigh. Likely a NCSHP chopper based off of the text it looks like it crashed at their facility. Hopefully all made it out safely.
     
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    Cpippen Senior Member Charter Member

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    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor

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    Wonder if they have security video of this.
     
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    draco88 Dang it, Bobby Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    Last line of the article:

    "It is unknown why the pilot and passenger were in the helicopter at the time of the crash."


    Ummm...I have a few questions
     
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    concepthomes1 Your Neighbor Staff Member Charter Member Benefactor

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    If they wanted a new helicopter, there are better ways to go about getting one
     
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    When there was that Amber Alert a couple of weeks ago involving the toddler that was kidnapped by her sex offender dad, and he was sighted in NC, someone in my area must have thought they spotted his vehicle in the neighborhood behind mine.

    There was a NCSHP helicopter about 300 yards from my house just above the tree tops and it was doing some extremely dangerous maneuvers directly above the houses back there.

    At first I thought it was out of control and was sure I was going to hear it crash. I could see it briefly looking through the trees but I wouldn't have been able to see it if it would've went down due to the foliage back there.

    He was yankin and bankin and violently no doubt.
     
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    NCLivingBrit Clueless Protoplasm Supporting Member

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    "Hey hot new deputy, want to sit in a real helicopter?"

    "Sure!"

    Helicopter vibrations make a mood, shenanigans ensue, someone leans on the collective.... New copter time.
     
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    ES44AC Happy to be here

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    I don't know how many of you have flown in a Helicopter? If you walk away from a crash, you'd better count your blessings.
     
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    Cpippen Senior Member Charter Member

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    Yeah sounds like it was a legit flight with a TSA Air Marshal boss going with the trooper. Obviously for LEO reasons they are declining to say where they were going
     
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    Not quite on either count, but I can't give details right now.
     
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    Cpippen Senior Member Charter Member

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    Yeah I have since heard some mixed events that are questionable about this incident. Of course local media doesn’t help with their reports
     
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    That could be said about any helicopter, any time it takes off. I doubt that flight plans are filed with the news media. I don't see how the crash makes the situation somehow suspicious.

    But for the benefit of our intrepid reporter: "Because riding on the outside of the helicopter is uncomfortable, and potentially dangerous."
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    why does the HIGHWAY patrol.....nevermind. It's a state agency. Of course they need it.
     
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    rdinatal Better late then never...

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    Nope, a crash would do it.
     
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    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    True, the state (ie you NC people) pay for insurance.
     
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    Cpippen Senior Member Charter Member

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    Well, I can attest the helicopter for NCSHP is a valuable resource for the local agencies in searching for drugs, and wanted people obviously but it is also used for lost people, kids, and other things like body recover in a river or lake as they do cover a large area from the air quickly. That being said to my knowledge it doesn’t cost local agencies anything. I know there are some that think the NCSHP doesn’t need a chopper but it is very available, or was until it went down, and serves a purpose.
     
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    The HCSHP definitely needs a helo. Frankly I am surprised they have so few. Fortunate it wasn't worse than it was.
     
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    A lot of folks here seem to think they need it, and its always hovering right above. Whenever there is a chase how many times has the implication to break off the chase and let the helicopter follow them been used on this forum?
     
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    Chuckman Senior Member Sponsor

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    If you spend enough time in helo-borne units in the military, you will either be in an incident or have already been in one. I have been in one in a CH-46 and CH-53. For every one you hear about in the news there are a handful that do not make the news.
     
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    The fact that in the age of facial recognition, license plate readers and cellphone tracking.... Chases are not only obsolete but dangerous and increase liability for everyone
     
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    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor

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    Watched this device deployed on LivePD Saturday night, the Starchase GPS tracker.
    Truck was reported stolen but in reality was towed for illegal parking, once recovered it was not taken
    out of the system until that night.

    https://www.starchase.com/
     
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    I guarantee you that system is a helluva lot cheaper than a helicopter pilot's salary much less the actual chopper and support systems for it, plus fuel. This ain't Vietnam.....and choppers are ancient technology.
     
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    NCSHP is always available with their chopper. The va state police even fly medical missions with paramedics and such much like Duke Life Flight and vidant/ east care. They do that from 2 of their 3 sites I think it is.
     
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    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor

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    Good way to help pay for the program.
     
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    Chuckman Senior Member Sponsor

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    Virginia flies a hybrid system. They have LEOs that do LEO work, and when they fly patients, they fly paramedics and nurses from Wellmont Health System.

    I like Maryland's model, where the flight medics are troopers. Trooper medics get paid squat, but it's a great gig.
     
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    The only side of a helo I want to see.

    [​IMG]


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    Yeah it’s funny when they land to get a patient in NC and the trooper/pilot has his Sig on him lol
     
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    It was a Huey, so Im gonna say it was "surplus" or military hand me down. It sounds like RotorHead has some insider insight, but I heard they had trouble on take off. Looking at the crash, and the tail boom was chopped off, looks like they were not far off the ground when it went South. Probably hit hard, spread skids, and rotor flex took out tail boom, or it just broke on impact.

    Glad no one was killed.
     
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    THAT really depends on the situation/perspective in which you are seeing that view. LMAO
     
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    Indeed.


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    That's not a Huey in that wreck. A Huey doesn't have that sharp rear end of the fuselage under the tail boom.

    According to this site, NCHP has all OH-58 Kiowas (could be military surplus) and two Bell 206 and 407.
     
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    It was an OH-58.
     
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    good point. I saw those big lower windows and though it might be one of those hueys. I didnt look at it long enough.
     
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    Yeah, the last thing that you want to hear is “We’re going down!”
     
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    They're shiny toys for the cops to play with....
     
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    Or "brace for impact"
     
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    "Federal investigators say a Highway Patrol pilot said he forgot to unhook a transport clamp from one of the helicopter skids, causing it to crash last month."

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