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UPDATE: Here’s the video. Pretty damn funny. Today on TVNZ Breakfast we witnessed a horrific helicopter crash. Video to follow later today, but Paul Henry’s flying skills were to blame, not the Dauphin Helicopter from the great guys at! You can also grab the RC forklift from them too – they don’t have it […]

Pilot lands helicopter without a tail rotor

In an amazing piece of flying, a pilot of a helicopter “on a venison recovery operation” (deer hunting?), landed the chopper after the tail rotor was completely destroyed by something that had fallen out of the open door of the helicopter. [quote] Southern Lakes Helicopters operations manager Lloyd Matheson said after the “complete disintegration” of […]

First Helicopter Damage Report

Luckily nothing too major. Just a pair of smashed blades. The result of a fraction of a second contact with a chair leg while practising hovering indoors. Well, actually just practising spooling up and down inside, but it skittered across the floor and contacted with the chair. Live and learn. New blades installed, waiting for […]