Leicester Owners in Helicopter Incident

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27 Oct 2018 21:04 - 27 Oct 2018 21:07 #1 by CCU
Seemingly the helicopter which lands on the pitch after games to pick up the owner has crashed shortly after take off, only 300m from the Ground.

TV showing pics of a fireball.


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27 Oct 2018 21:05 #2 by Profpieman
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Fingers crossed everyone is ok
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27 Oct 2018 21:13 #3 by 182blue
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Looks horrendous.

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27 Oct 2018 21:31 #4 by markredfox73
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Terrible incident...looks dreadful .. very very sad indeed...

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27 Oct 2018 22:02 #5 by Mr Quint
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I’m really sorry to hear this.

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27 Oct 2018 22:15 #6 by seesaw50
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How could such a thing happen

To have been born Cumbrian
is to have won the lottery of life !

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28 Oct 2018 20:33 #7 by PaddockRanger
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a very sad incident indeed. it would appear there were no survivors.

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28 Oct 2018 20:45 #8 by 1954Blue
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This reminds me of Matthew Harding of Chelsea dying in a helicopter crash. Must be over 20 years ago. One thing that endeared me to Harding was that he hated Ken Bates.

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28 Oct 2018 21:26 - 28 Oct 2018 21:27 #9 by munchymagic
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*Not saying that this is a fact alert*

A Leicester supporting pal reckons that the helicopter hit a drone, more than likely a Police drone.

RIP to all those who died :(
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28 Oct 2018 21:33 #10 by CCU
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1954Blue wrote: This reminds me of Matthew Harding of Chelsea dying in a helicopter crash. Must be over 20 years ago. One thing that endeared me to Harding was that he hated Ken Bates.


Think I read last night it’s 22 years ago this week.

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28 Oct 2018 21:39 #11 by PaddockRanger
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according to witness accounts the rotar blades stopped working and the Helicopter was sent into a spin before crashing. 2 policeman where in the vicinity of the explosion. 1 PC was seen to be searching for something while the other PC attempted to help the victims before explosion pushed him back.

could very well be true that drone was involved. if it did belong to the police it will be considered an accident and nothing more will happen i guess, not unlike if it was joe public to blame (manslaughter)

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28 Oct 2018 21:41 #12 by carwash
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Here's some information on the AW169 which crashed.
www.helis.com/database/cn/45250/
The manufacturer AgustaWestland, now called Leonardo was a merger of GKN Westland and Finmeccanica. Westland had their base in Yeovil.

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28 Oct 2018 21:47 - 28 Oct 2018 21:53 #13 by NORTHERNSOUL
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munchymagic wrote: *Not saying that this is a fact alert*

A Leicester supporting pal reckons that the helicopter hit a drone, more than likely a Police drone.

RIP to all those who died :(


Theres something not right here loads of stuff that doesn't add up

BT were filming it taking off so why not just rewind ten minutes and youd of known who was getting on board as they had to walk halfway across the pitch to do so. Yet 24 hours later we.re no nearer just rumours and speculation

They filmed it taking off and then heard a big bang yet theres no pics anywhere on the net attributed to them surely they.d of sent a crew to find out what the [censored] had gone wrong yet all we have is very limited stuff from a couple of phones yet there were apparently still thousands of people milling around do people not have phones in Leicester ?

The fuselage was on the floor in one piece suggesting the rotors had stopped before it hit the ground and that it hadn't fallen from that greater height two cops were supposed to have had the door open before it burst into flames. If this is correct along with the stories that the rear rotor had failed it may well be that the pilot had switched them off as in that instance the thing is totally out of control switch them off and you pretty well know what's going to happen and where it's going to end up.

There really is a lot thats not adding up how the hell can 24 hours pass without King Power or Leicester City making a proper statement for instance.

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28 Oct 2018 22:05 - 28 Oct 2018 22:05 #14 by CCU
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28 Oct 2018 22:18 #15 by pedals
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Horribly sad news. First and foremost, all of the victims leave behind families and thoughts are with them this evening. Football is secondary when it comes to illness, bereavement and tragedy such as this, but that title win in 2015/16 gave us all hope that our teams could somehow achieve the unthinkable and emulate Leicester's success. It was a sporting miracle that everybody could get behind and it's awful to see just how fragile life can be. RIP to all of the victims and thank you for what you've done for football.
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28 Oct 2018 22:20 #16 by CCU
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Leicestershire Police Statement, which contains names of victims prior to official confirmations:


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28 Oct 2018 22:39 #17 by CCU
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Understandably, Tuesdays EFL Cup game is postponed:


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28 Oct 2018 23:08 #18 by carwash
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This website has some interesting technical stuff on helicopters.
www.pprune.org/rotorheads/614822-helicop...football-club-6.html
The main points are:-
The AW169 has never had an accident before. Even in the event of loss of tail rotor there are procedures to follow including switching off the engine before landing. The wind direction was unusual being from the north east which may have resulted in the pilot changing his regular flight path so as to fly into the wind. The landing gear had been raised which suggests that in the climb there was no concern over the tail rotor. Some people are speculating that when the helicopter carried out its reverse drift manoeuvre to gain height the tail rotor may have clipped something in the dark.

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29 Oct 2018 08:47 #19 by Kaiser Blue
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Tragic. All five lives lost are heartbreaking to think about but the owner in particular will be missed by the community due to how much he did for the city of Leicester both on & off the pitch. One of the few good people in football taken in such awful circumstances. I hope they get a mention as part of our one-minute silence on Saturday afternoon.
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29 Oct 2018 10:33 #20 by Profpieman
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No one should go to a football match and not come home. RIP
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29 Oct 2018 11:17 #21 by triskelionblue
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If you lose the tail rotor the first thing you do is disengage the main rotor and attempt to autorotate down. It's a last ditch attempt but to be lucky to pull it off you need height clearly not the situation here.

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29 Oct 2018 17:37 #22 by CCU
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29 Oct 2018 17:40 - 29 Oct 2018 17:41 #23 by munchymagic
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I cannot post the link of the video but the Atletico Madrid fans were chanting Leicester Leicester Leicester before their game last night with some Leicester flags being flown also which was a nice touch.
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29 Oct 2018 19:53 #24 by NORTHERNSOUL
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triskelionblue wrote: If you lose the tail rotor the first thing you do is disengage the main rotor and attempt to autorotate down. It's a last ditch attempt but to be lucky to pull it off you need height clearly not the situation here.


Glad we agree on this one

The fuselage was on the floor in one piece suggesting the rotors had stopped before it hit the ground

And when you haven't got height the two things you do is attempt to keep it upright and try to come in at 35% the optimum rake to achieve a bounce landing.

That thread you posted was horrible as it slowly dawned on that guy that the two people he knew might have been involved turned out to be the very people who were.

Oh and yes and on the subject of the life jackets turns out you're right apparently the spec was changed about 15 or 20 years ago and my "expert" was apparently too busy shagging first officers and sunning herself on 24-hour stopovers in Rio to notice.

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29 Oct 2018 20:47 #25 by carwash
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The cctv footage shows the helicopter completed its Cat A reverse lift out of the stadium before it disappears from view. A few seconds later it comes crashing down at speed. All I can think of is perhaps it clipped an electricity pylon or there was a monumental mechanical failure.

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31 Oct 2018 07:13 #26 by Alan
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Seen this one on Twitter doesn't look like it struck anything apparently there's footage of a puff of smoke from main rotor too.
They didn't stand a chance.

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06 Dec 2018 14:23 #27 by CCU
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07 Dec 2018 12:40 #28 by triskelionblue
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I wonder how many experts in this thread actually worked for a helicopter manufacturer and in the control systems group at that?

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07 Dec 2018 13:10 #29 by heilkmoon
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triskelionblue wrote: I wonder how many experts in this thread actually worked for a helicopter manufacturer and in the control systems group at that?


NS has filmed a lot of choppers by all accounts.
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