Rotor lift fatal crash

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Rotor lift fatal crash

Postby tailrotor » Tue Nov 7 2017, 08:41

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Re: Rotor lift fatal crash

Postby overtemp927 » Tue Nov 7 2017, 08:48

RIP RC
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Re: Rotor lift fatal crash

Postby mdav » Tue Nov 7 2017, 09:06

Seriously RC, You sure?

Taught me a few things I did not think possible in a helicopter. Terrible loss in that case.
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Re: Rotor lift fatal crash

Postby Leethallee » Tue Nov 7 2017, 18:22

No.... please no.
Judge your success by what you have had to give up to get it.
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Re: Rotor lift fatal crash

Postby CYHeli » Tue Nov 7 2017, 19:58

A very sad day. RIP.
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
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Re: Rotor lift fatal crash

Postby The Ozzie Boy » Tue Nov 7 2017, 21:18

Thoughts and prayed to his family,work colleges and friends in this sad times . Hopefully a speedy recovery second person involved.
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Re: Rotor lift fatal crash

Postby skypig » Wed Nov 8 2017, 00:27

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-08/i ... rt/9128602

Roger Corbin confirmed as the fatality. RIP
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Re: Rotor lift fatal crash

Postby ROTOR WORK » Wed Nov 8 2017, 02:21

VH-BAA

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/in ... -2017-109/

Deepest sympathy to Allana & the girls, RotorLift staff, family & friends.

Hoping for a speedy recovery for 33 year old pilot.

RIP Roger

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Re: Rotor lift fatal crash

Postby rotors99 » Wed Nov 8 2017, 09:08

Such a tragedy....Rest In Peace

Sounds like some catastrophic failure, leading to impact? :(
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Re: Rotor lift fatal crash

Postby stratford » Wed Nov 8 2017, 23:56

No, just a training manoeuvre gone wrong.
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Re: Rotor lift fatal crash

Postby ROTOR WORK » Thu Nov 9 2017, 05:56

Update from ABC

A 33-year-old pilot John Osborne has been released from the Royal Hobart Hospital as aviation authorities continue to investigate the helicopter crash at Hobart Airport.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-09/i ... sh/9133184

Another Update

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-09/s ... ne/9134812
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Re: Rotor lift fatal crash

Postby arrrj » Thu Nov 9 2017, 06:48

Stratford,

Would you care to enlighten us ?

Everyone here flies helicopters...and the whole idea of BS is to share information, so as to assist each other.

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Re: Rotor lift fatal crash

Postby Twistgrip » Thu Nov 9 2017, 09:30

"You can watch things happen, you can make things happen or you can wonder what happened"
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Re: Rotor lift fatal crash

Postby stratford » Thu Nov 9 2017, 10:06

Started out as a practice hydraulics, where it went wrong, I don’t know.
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Re: Rotor lift fatal crash

Postby Hello Pilots » Thu Nov 9 2017, 10:31

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Unfortunately what he said
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Re: Rotor lift fatal crash

Postby rotors99 » Fri Nov 10 2017, 03:44

350 hydraulic failure (I've had one) is no fun but manageable, especially by high time experienced Pilots. Jack-stall or servo-transparency is also easy to manage which only occurs at high power setting in high G maneuvers. Approaching a landing the lever would be going down, no high G's so no chance of jack-stall. Something else went profoundly wrong, some catastrophic failure leading to a lose of control. A training maneuver gone wrong is out of the question for RC.

Rest in Peace Roger & condolences to the Family
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Re: Rotor lift fatal crash

Postby NZHelo » Fri Nov 10 2017, 04:24

rotors99 wrote:350 hydraulic failure (I've had one) is no fun but manageable, especially by high time experienced Pilots. Jack-stall or servo-transparency is also easy to manage which only occurs at high power setting in high G maneuvers. Approaching a landing the lever would be going down, no high G's so no chance of jack-stall. Something else went profoundly wrong, some catastrophic failure leading to a lose of control. A training maneuver gone wrong is out of the question for RC.

Rest in Peace Roger & condolences to the Family


Unfortunately you are wrong and stratford is on the money.
Thats what happened and yes we can all wait for the ATSB report blah blah blah
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Re: Rotor lift fatal crash

Postby flyhuey » Mon Nov 13 2017, 08:46

Stratford No, just a training manoeuvre gone wrong. Started out as a practice hydraulics, where it went wrong, I don’t know.
Who told you that?
rotors99 Sounds like some catastrophic failure, leading to impact?
How would you know that without inspecting the wreckage and having the background and training that the ATSB Investigators have?
mdav Taught me a few things I did not think possible in a helicopter.
Oh, that comment should raise some eyebrows at ATSB and CASA.

Were any of you in the cockpit with them, listening in on the radio, standing beside the runway?

If the answer is "No", then wait until the ATSB Final Report is published. Even then, we may never get to the truth of what really happened, or the sequence of events, as Roger Corbin is not here to speak for himself or tell his side of things, is he?

Anything else is rumour-mongering, unhelpful, second-guessing, and hurtful for the survivors, family, and friends. Could always expect the bladeslapper heroes and sympathisers to be the first to jump in and comment on this tragedy.

Keep your opinions to yourselves.

Damned unprofessional!
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Re: Rotor lift fatal crash

Postby Heliduck » Mon Nov 13 2017, 09:43

Terrible outcome regardless of the cause - some slappers knew him, some slappers didn't. Some slappers have inside info, some slappers don't. Some slappers are speculating, some slappers aren't.

Flyhuey - If speculation & informed or uninformed comments on a website forum upset you I'd suggest you disconnect your internet. Did you really expect that the "bladeslapper sympathisers & heroes" to be the last to jump in & comment?
As they say, if you want to start a fight just put your opinion on an internet forum & wait for a few seconds.

Sorry, damned unprofessional of me but Flyhuey & I couldn't help but express our opinion.
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Re: Rotor lift fatal crash

Postby godfather007 » Mon Nov 13 2017, 10:39

All respect and condolences to RC, his family and friends.
Unfortunately, I never had the chance to meet the gentleman.
In saying that, I have many friends, colleges and employers prior and current who spent many good times with him.
They have always praised and will continue to praise RC as a friend and a skilled pilot.
Out of respect for a fellow pilot, can we please hold off with any speculation.
Perhaps start a new post to share useful and experienced intell to help our industry and avoid any further pain for all involved and amongst our small tight community.
Your family would feel the same if it was you who has passed.
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