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    Pilot killed in helo crash in S.A.


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    My eldest grandson is working at the new Carrapatena Mine & went back to work today after his Fi-Fo time was up.

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    Hit a Power pole apparently. I guess it only takes one blade to just brush & you are a goner?

    Pilot dies in helicopter crash near Carrapateena mine in SA's outback - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4bee View Post
    Hit a Power pole apparently. I guess it only takes one blade to just brush & you are a goner?

    Pilot dies in helicopter crash near Carrapateena mine in SA's outback - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
    Bad weather?

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    This is actually one of Sheldons (the grubb)good mates, very sad indeed.
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    Bad weather?
    Maybe, but shirley if it was that bad should the poor guy have been flying cables at all? Recipe for disaster I reckon.

    I know I know, " & don't call me shirley"

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    The weather has been pretty good in the area the past few days (Iíve been over Woomera a few times. The only cloud was a but of altostratus.
    Would imagine if there was weather he could just land...
    Sad news...
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    Depending on how it was rigged to lay either a cable or a messenger line, this type of operation has either very little, OR zero margin for error. RIP.

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    A bit confusing exactly what he was doing. One report says laying cables, and the following says live maintenance. Either way, as I posted previously, absolutely no room for the slightest error. Did some early development work on power lines back in the 1980's and had no wish to do any more.

    News National: Helicopter pilot killed in South Australia crash identified as Kieran Brown

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