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I just wanted to nip in here and offer my deepest sympathies to any members who have been affected by this crash, from those who may have lost people, or had friends and family injured in the incident, to those who are simply in shock at the catastrophic obliteration of the cultural centre that the pub in question represents. Me and mine are thinking of you and yours.
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You have your tin foil hat on too tight, I think its constricting the blood flow to your brainedit on 30-11-2013 by crazyewok because: (no reason given)
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The fact that you seem unable to recognise that speaks absolute volumes about you.
So what is the theory at the moment for the cause of the crash?
I always thought that if the engine fails on a helicopter in most circumstances they can still be landed safely but if the main rotor fails or is damaged they drop like a stone. From what the eye witness described on the news it sounds more like the helicopter just dropped out of the sky which would suggest some kind of damage or failure to the main rotor.
Cant find footage of a real main rotor failure but this video of an R/C helicopter shows what happens when a main rotor fails.
THIRD SCOTTISH POLICE HELICOPTER TO CRASH IN 23 YEARS Last night's crash is the third involving a police helicopter in Scotland in a little over two decades. The last incident involving a Police Scotland helicopter happened in February 2002 when two officers and a civilian pilot miraculously survived after their aircraft crashed in farmer's fields near the village of Muirkirk, East Ayrshire. The Eurocopter EC-135, similar to that which crashed in Glasgow last night, came down while searching woodland following reports that a child's cry had been heard. In 1990, Sergeant Malcolm Herd died when a Bell Jet 206 helicopter crashed in bad weather at Eastwood Toll, East Renfrewshire, on the south side of Glasgow. The Strathclyde Police helicopter he was travelling in hit the side of a block of flats and fell to the ground when it got caught in a snowstorm. Last night's crash leaves Police Scotland without a force helicopter. The aircraft involved was a twin-engined Eurocopter EC135 T2, a model which has been flying since 1996. More than 1,000 have so far been manufactured. They are widely used by police and ambulance services and for executive transport. The T2 is a replacement for the T1 and went into production in August 2002. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
So is there no chance for conspiracy here? No one seems to be discussing it so I assume we all think its real. Scotland does have a history of faking crashes - Pan Am Flight 103 and the '94 Royal Air Force helicopter crash. CNN chose to front page the story so we might as well bring it up as this is a conspiracy website. Maybe the police went straight from the pub to the helicopter without a designated pilot?