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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:13 pm    Post subject: Highland Emergency Down Draft Incident. Reply with quote

Tonight on Channel 5 's Highland Emergency programme it showed one of the Sea King Helicopters getting into some difficulty after a down draft caught them.

However the programme did not go into any detail as to the cause of the down draft, the resultant effect on a helicopter and the evasive action required.

Strangely the screen seemed to go blank as the 'emergency' occured, does anyone know if this footage censored or did the person with the camera decide to hang on in case of a heavy landing?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes a very interesting programme. After the drop of 200-300 foot the pilot can be heard asking if they had caught it on camera. They ten did a short discussion on how to get out of the down draft but it is aimed at the non flyer so I did not expect any detail. Glad I was not onboard.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still wonder why they didn't show the whole of the incident!
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