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Old 10-25-2014, 10:39 PM
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My gosh, that school also had 3 employees + 1 pax die in a crash after the pilot ran into power lines at night heading back to base. Event occurred 5 years ago.

4 Killed in Fiery Helicopter Crash Had Been at Charity Event | Fox News

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Old 10-26-2014, 06:14 AM
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My gosh, that school also had 3 employees + 1 pax die in a crash after the pilot ran into power lines at night heading back to base. Event occurred 5 years ago.

4 Killed in Fiery Helicopter Crash Had Been at Charity Event | Fox News

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As I said in a statement earlier, it has been a tough couple of years for the school. That accident was awful. It was a fatal decision by the pilot, and left a real sour taste in the mouths of everyone involved with Advanced. Talking with some of the instructors, they told me that when they attended the Robinson school in California, it's the first accident they discuss. When you hear about the weather conditions that day, you can't comprehend why he made the decision to continue the flight, and continue following the cars and highway lights.

It is awful that these accidents have occurred, and very unfair to such a stand up owner. Don't let these accidents paint a bad picture of Advanced. It is truly a great company. From the Owner to the Maintenance staff, it is fantastic quality with an amazing family atmosphere.
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Originally Posted by mspano85 View Post
It is awful that these accidents have occurred, and very unfair to such a stand up owner. Don't let these accidents paint a bad picture of Advanced. It is truly a great company. From the Owner to the Maintenance staff, it is fantastic quality with an amazing family atmosphere.
I second this. Neal has a good operation.
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BREAKING NEWS: 3 dead, 2 injured as plane & helicopter collide in mid-air over Frederick, Md. | WJLA.com

I just got home. I wasn't flying today, but when I got the news it was an R44 I knew there was no way I didn't know someone in this.

I'm so miserable right now.... RIP Chris
Tailwinds for your friend, and prayers for healing for you and all those left behind.
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