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NFT: Helicopter Crash in NYC

Burt64 : 6/10/2019 2:07 pm
Top of the building on 51st and 7th ave i believe
Just walked down 6th in the mid-50s  
mfsd : 6/10/2019 2:11 pm : link
that would explain all the ambulances and fire trucks that have been screaming past
787 7th Ave  
BigBlue2112 : 6/10/2019 2:12 pm : link
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Helicopters scare the hell out of me.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 6/10/2019 2:14 pm : link
Never been in one, never plan on being in one.
I'm next door  
Pete44 : 6/10/2019 2:20 pm : link
Ambulances and fire trucks all over
update  
Burt64 : 6/10/2019 2:22 pm : link
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PRELIMINARY UPDATE: There was a helicopter hard landing on the roof of 787 7th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Fire has been extinguished. Please continue to avoid the area.
how will this impact  
CMicks3110 : 6/10/2019 2:24 pm : link
rush hour traffic
RE: Helicopters scare the hell out of me.  
Mr. Bungle : 6/10/2019 2:28 pm : link
In comment 14468294 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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Never been in one, never plan on being in one.

Do you ride in cars? Way, way, way more dangerous.
Apparently it was an emergency landing  
Sneakers O'toole : 6/10/2019 2:47 pm : link
Pilot was killed.
RE: RE: Helicopters scare the hell out of me.  
UConn4523 : 6/10/2019 3:10 pm : link
In comment 14468312 Mr. Bungle said:
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In comment 14468294 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:


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Never been in one, never plan on being in one.


Do you ride in cars? Way, way, way more dangerous.


Stats donít replace fear. Stats also dictate averages. If you are a great, and confident driver than itís safe. Putting my life in someone elseís hands flying is always more dangerous to me regardless of what stats say.
RE: RE: RE: Helicopters scare the hell out of me.  
regulator : 6/10/2019 3:13 pm : link
In comment 14468352 UConn4523 said:
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In comment 14468312 Mr. Bungle said:


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In comment 14468294 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:


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Never been in one, never plan on being in one.


Do you ride in cars? Way, way, way more dangerous.



Stats donít replace fear. Stats also dictate averages. If you are a great, and confident driver than itís safe. Putting my life in someone elseís hands flying is always more dangerous to me regardless of what stats say.


Well, that settles it!
RE: Helicopters scare the hell out of me.  
Mr. Bungle : 6/10/2019 3:23 pm : link
In comment 14468352 UConn4523 said:
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Stats donít replace fear. Stats also dictate averages. If you are a great, and confident driver than itís safe. Putting my life in someone elseís hands flying is always more dangerous to me regardless of what stats say.

I'm not even really referring to stats. I'm just commenting based on my own anecdotal experiences of commuting into NYC from north Jersey.

Something that really "scares the hell out of me" is when I sit in the window seat of my commuter bus on a highway and watch how 1 in every 4 drivers in the next lane over is looking at a phone while cruising at 40 MPH or above.
Helicopters aren't clearly safer  
giants#1 : 6/10/2019 3:24 pm : link
than driving (airplane flying is). Ignore the politics in the link, but here's one breakdown.
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When I worked in NYC, my boss (a skydive master) told me that  
GiantBlue : 6/10/2019 3:27 pm : link
I was more likely to be killed crossing fifth avenue than dying in a skydiving accident.

I skydived once just to experience it. I rode on a helicopter once just to experience that.

I agree that all it takes it being unlucky at the unluckiest time. But I do see where you are involved with the most people at anyplace at anytime, your chances for injury or death would increase.
RE: Helicopters scare the hell out of me.  
MattinKY : 6/10/2019 3:29 pm : link
In comment 14468294 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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Never been in one, never plan on being in one.

I have flown and flown in many in less than favorable conditions and still work on them daily. They are safe. Most incidents are pilot error although one pilot I flew with described flying one as a controlled crash as helicopters do not inherently fly themselves like planes.
Not sure I trust this math  
pjcas18 : 6/10/2019 3:30 pm : link
but....

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Since the average American spends around 780 hours per year (PDF) in the car, that means the fatality rate per 100,000 hours of driving time is just 0.017. Based on hours alone, helicopters are 85 times more dangerous than driving. ... By this measure, helicopter flying is just 27 times more dangerous than driving.
RE: RE: RE: Helicopters scare the hell out of me.  
x meadowlander : 6/10/2019 3:45 pm : link
In comment 14468352 UConn4523 said:
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If you are a great, and confident driver than itís safe.
LOL, no it's not. Being a great, confident driver won't protect you from those who aren't, nor will it protect you from acts of God.

For all our safety improvements, driving is still far more dangerous than any other form of travel.

RE: RE: RE: Helicopters scare the hell out of me.  
V.I.G. : 6/10/2019 4:07 pm : link
In comment 14468352 UConn4523 said:
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If you are a great, and confident driver than itís safe. Putting my life in someone elseís hands flying is always more dangerous to me regardless of what stats say.


great skiers where helmets because of the other people on the mountain... plenty of dopes on the road too.
Wow, I used to work in that building back in the early 90's  
MadPlaid : 6/10/2019 4:48 pm : link
Crazy.
RE: RE: RE: Helicopters scare the hell out of me.  
OC2.0 : 6/10/2019 6:12 pm : link
In comment 14468352 UConn4523 said:
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In comment 14468312 Mr. Bungle said:


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In comment 14468294 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:


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Never been in one, never plan on being in one.


Do you ride in cars? Way, way, way more dangerous.



Stats donít replace fear. Stats also dictate averages. If you are a great, and confident driver than itís safe. Putting my life in someone elseís hands flying is always more dangerous to me regardless of what stats say.
Take it u take planes neither
RE: Wow, I used to work in that building back in the early 90's  
RiffRaff : 6/10/2019 6:41 pm : link
In comment 14468431 MadPlaid said:
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Crazy.


Plaid, when they said midtown, I was thinking, what are the odds it's Plaid's building. Fortunately, I know you don't work on 7th Avenue anymore. Still pretty freaky that it, in fact, was your old building.
Years ago, I caught a flight on single engine plane  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 6/10/2019 8:22 pm : link
from Miami to Key West. I still have no idea how that plane didn't crash. I kissed the ground once we landed, Haha.

Helicopters, small planes...no go for me. To each their own.
Blimps  
crick n NC : 6/10/2019 9:27 pm : link
For me
You think riding...  
Ryan : 6/10/2019 11:21 pm : link
...in a helicopter is scary? Try riding a broom.

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