Helicopter Does Double Duty As Diving Platform | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.04.15

Airborne 05.05.15

Airborne 04.29.15

Airborne 04.30.15

Airborne 05.01.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 05.04.15

Airborne 05.05.15

Airborne 04.29.15

Airborne 04.30.15

Airborne 05.01.15

Wed, Jun 06, 2012

Helicopter Does Double Duty As Diving Platform

But When They Find The Pilot, He Or She Will Likely Be In Hot Water

Video recorded on cell phones on Memorial Day could land the pilot of a helicopter in Tennessee in hot water. That's because he or she was recorded allowing people on a pontoon boat on Dale Hollow Lake  to climb onto the landing skids of the aircraft, and then fall from an altitude as high as 50 feet back into the water.

A story on television station WTVF-TV in Nashville, TN, shows the helicopter hovering just a few feet over the pontoon boat while one or two people at a time grabbed the skids and were carried skyward. The helicopter in the video appears to be a Robinson R44.

Several witnesses said the episode went on for about 20 minutes, and blocked that part of the lake so that other boats were not able to pass.

The helicopter's N number was visible on the video, and the station found that it was last registered to a company in Chattanooga, TN.

A spokesman for the Corps of Engineers said flying so low over lake over which it has jurisdiction without permission is a violation of federal law and punishable by a $5,000 fine or six months in prison.

FMI: www.faa.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 05.04.15: NBAA Acts On E Hampton, NASA's Messenger, Another 'Carplane?'

Also: Dreamliner AD, K-MAX, Building B737NGs, USAF In Nepal, Airbus Training Ctr, FAA SAFO According to the NBAA, town officials are poised to implement a set of noise and access r>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.05.15)

Glue-It.Co.Uk This online photographic reference is for model makers. Click on Aircraft Images to see their collection of photographs listed by manufacturer and model.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.05.15): Bleed Air

Hot air taken from the engine compressor.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.05.15)

"Although LOC-I events are rare, 97% of the LOC-I accidents over the past five years involved fatalities to passengers or crew." Source: Tony Tyler, IATA Director General and CEO.>[...]

ANN FAQ: Feel The Propwash (Updated)

New Form Makes Subscribing, Unsubscribing Even Easier While we're very proud of our newly-redesigned website, we know that some folks really enjoy the convenience of having their A>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC