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(CBS News)   Medical helicopter crashes in Oklahoma City. Two Dead, one survivor pulled from the burning wreckage by fast acting nurses from a near-by nursing home   (cbsnews.com) divider line 48
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2013-02-22 06:43:20 PM  
it's like they got a death row pardon, but it was two minutes too late. reminds me of this wedding i went to. it rained, and the caterers messed up and brought far too many knives.
 
2013-02-22 07:01:05 PM  
Terrible, but is it a newsflash?
 
2013-02-22 07:32:25 PM  
Airwolf! Nooooooo!
 
2013-02-22 07:32:49 PM  
But where will they bury the survivor?
 
2013-02-22 07:33:00 PM  

the801: it's like they got a death row pardon, but it was two minutes too late. reminds me of this wedding i went to. it rained, and the caterers messed up and brought far too many knives.


It's ironic that you don't know that none of those are examples are irony.
 
2013-02-22 07:37:57 PM  

Jerseysteve22: the801: it's like they got a death row pardon, but it was two minutes too late. reminds me of this wedding i went to. it rained, and the caterers messed up and brought far too many knives.

It's ironic that you don't know that none of those are examples are irony.


I'm dissapointed. So much opprotunity for my fellow FARKers to engage in the fun past time of dogging on Nursing Home nurses.

Instead, we go the route of Alanas Morisette.
 
2013-02-22 07:38:23 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Airwolf! Nooooooo!


Airwolf was a Bell 222, this was a Eurocopter.
 
2013-02-22 07:39:50 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: ArcadianRefugee: Airwolf! Nooooooo!

Airwolf was a Bell 222, this was a Eurocopter.


But funny that you mention Airwolf. After the series, it was sold to a German company that converted if for use as an air ambulance. It crashed during a thunderstorm, killing the three people on board.
 
2013-02-22 07:40:24 PM  

BronyMedic: Jerseysteve22: the801:

I'm dissapointed. So much opprotunity for my fellow FARKers to engage in the fun past time of dogging on Nursing Home nurses.


FTA: "Three nurses from St. Ann's Nursing Home rushed to help. They, along with several people passing by, pulled a third crew member from the wreckage just before an explosion. "

I would, but damn if they don't sound like farking action heroes.
 
2013-02-22 07:40:57 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: Popcorn Johnny: ArcadianRefugee: Airwolf! Nooooooo!

Airwolf was a Bell 222, this was a Eurocopter.

But funny that you mention Airwolf. After the series, it was sold to a German company that converted if for use as an air ambulance. It crashed during a thunderstorm, killing the three people on board.


Now that's ironic.
 
2013-02-22 07:41:34 PM  

BronyMedic: Jerseysteve22: the801: it's like they got a death row pardon, but it was two minutes too late. reminds me of this wedding i went to. it rained, and the caterers messed up and brought far too many knives.

It's ironic that you don't know that none of those are examples are irony.

I'm dissapointed. So much opprotunity for my fellow FARKers to engage in the fun past time of dogging on Nursing Home nurses.

Instead, we go the route of Alanas Morisette.



See, and here I was waiting for someone to go all 'but they aren't qualified to move an accident victim' on 'em.
 
2013-02-22 07:42:26 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: BronyMedic: Jerseysteve22: the801:

I'm dissapointed. So much opprotunity for my fellow FARKers to engage in the fun past time of dogging on Nursing Home nurses.

FTA: "Three nurses from St. Ann's Nursing Home rushed to help. They, along with several people passing by, pulled a third crew member from the wreckage just before an explosion. "

I would, but damn if they don't sound like farking action heroes.


The question is, these fasting-acting nurses, were they male or female.

/i know they were hot, but...
 
2013-02-22 07:42:42 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: Popcorn Johnny: ArcadianRefugee: Airwolf! Nooooooo!

Airwolf was a Bell 222, this was a Eurocopter.

But funny that you mention Airwolf. After the series, it was sold to a German company that converted if for use as an air ambulance. It crashed during a thunderstorm, killing the three people on board.


That's actually why I mentioned it.
 
2013-02-22 07:46:39 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: That's actually why I mentioned it.


In that case.....

LOL!!!
 
2013-02-22 07:47:09 PM  
Where did they bury the survivors?
 
2013-02-22 07:52:04 PM  
Medical helicopter crashes in Oklahoma City. Two Dead, one survivor pulled from the burning wreckage by fast acting nurses from a near-by nursing home


It's OK that they are Dead, but are they alive?
 
2013-02-22 07:54:38 PM  
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2013-02-22 07:57:05 PM  

Jerseysteve22: the801: it's like they got a death row pardon, but it was two minutes too late. reminds me of this wedding i went to. it rained, and the caterers messed up and brought far too many knives.

It's ironic that you don't know that none of those are examples are irony.


Ironically you are partially correct!
 
2013-02-22 07:59:14 PM  

Maus III: Where did they bury the survivors?


Survivors don't get buried
You probably meant to ask where the dead would get buried

They would probably be buried in their home towns. They wouldn't nessisarily be buried at the crash site.
 
2013-02-22 08:02:49 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: Popcorn Johnny: ArcadianRefugee: Airwolf! Nooooooo!

Airwolf was a Bell 222, this was a Eurocopter.

But funny that you mention Airwolf. After the series, it was sold to a German company that converted if for use as an air ambulance. It crashed during a thunderstorm, killing the three people on board.


i47.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-22 08:03:11 PM  
Man I'm sure gonna miss Two. he's Dead now.
 
2013-02-22 08:04:18 PM  
Popcorn Johnny: "Popcorn Johnny: ArcadianRefugee: Airwolf! Nooooooo!

Airwolf was a Bell 222, this was a Eurocopter.

But funny that you mention Airwolf. After the series, it was sold to a German company that converted if for use as an air ambulance. It crashed during a thunderstorm, killing the three people on board."



"In peacetime there is no thunderstorm worth penetrating." - old (and very true) aviation motto.
 
2013-02-22 08:12:58 PM  
That seems to be happening a lot lately. We had one go down here a couple months ago, and there was another shortly after that (maybe in Central IL?)
 
2013-02-22 08:13:14 PM  

spmkk: "In peacetime there is no thunderstorm worth penetrating." - old (and very true) aviation motto.


If you ask me, making an air ambulance run is a much more worthwhile reason for penetrating a thunderstorm than most wartime things.
 
2013-02-22 08:17:43 PM  
The nurses were just glad to be able to help someone with an actual injury, rather than old people complaining about their constipation or that it burns when they pee.
 
2013-02-22 08:17:52 PM  

evaned: spmkk: "In peacetime there is no thunderstorm worth penetrating." - old (and very true) aviation motto.

If you ask me, making an air ambulance run is a much more worthwhile reason for penetrating a thunderstorm than most wartime things.


Also kind of a pussy thing to say when you have scientists who study hurricanes by flying into them. Their only flying is into storms during peacetime.

I wouldn't want a passenger plane to brave a thunderhead, but there's plenty of storms worth flying into.
 
2013-02-22 08:39:51 PM  
Thats too bad : ( RIP
 
2013-02-22 08:43:37 PM  
How is this even news?
 
2013-02-22 08:57:43 PM  

doglover: evaned: spmkk: "In peacetime there is no thunderstorm worth penetrating." - old (and very true) aviation motto. If you ask me, making an air ambulance run is a much more worthwhile reason for penetrating a thunderstorm than most wartime things. Also kind of a pussy thing to say when you have scientists who study hurricanes by flying into them. Their only flying is into storms during peacetime. I wouldn't want a passenger plane to brave a thunderhead, but there's plenty of storms worth flying into.


Not really. Hurricanes don't have the same kind of thunderstorms that you find near a front. Frontal thunderstorms are airplane killers, whether it's from extreme turbulence, severe downdrafts, microbursts, hail, heavy rain, icing conditions, or, rarely, lightning. There isn't an aircraft out there that is completely invulnerable to the meat of a strong thunderstorm. Best to avoid at all costs.
 
2013-02-22 09:06:41 PM  
These medical helicopters crash all the time. If it wasn't such a moneymaker for hospitals the death they cause wouldn't be allowed.
 
2013-02-22 09:09:15 PM  

Charlie Freak: There isn't an aircraft out there that is completely invulnerable to the meat of a strong thunderstorm.


Make one.

I propose a sphere that uses magnets.
 
2013-02-22 09:12:27 PM  

Earl of Chives: These medical helicopters crash all the time. If it wasn't such a moneymaker for hospitals the death they cause wouldn't be allowed.


I think that goes for nearly everything in life.
 
2013-02-22 09:29:15 PM  
If we scale up the sphere to about 12,000km in diameter, and put the magnets on the inside, we can even use it as a space ship.
 
2013-02-22 09:34:13 PM  

Earl of Chives: These medical helicopters crash all the time. If it wasn't such a moneymaker for hospitals the death they cause wouldn't be allowed.


It's a liability thing too. Say you must to transfer a patient from a rural ER to a trauma center and their local ground ambulance can make the trip in 1 hour. The helicopter takes 1.5 hours including dispatch time since it's not based at the rural ER. Chances are they'll require the helicopter because it's more of a guaranteed time while the ground ambulance has more unknowns i.e. could get stuck in traffic and take longer than the helicopter.
 
2013-02-22 09:37:58 PM  
The nurses are sued/fired for helping their fellow humans in 5...4...3...2...
 
2013-02-22 10:13:08 PM  
Do you realize...that everyone...you know...someday will die?  Still, tragic.
 
2013-02-22 10:30:01 PM  
Try and stay in the middle of the air, guys.
 
2013-02-22 10:47:18 PM  

evaned: spmkk: "In peacetime there is no thunderstorm worth penetrating." - old (and very true) aviation motto.

If you ask me, making an air ambulance run is a much more worthwhile reason for penetrating a thunderstorm than most wartime things.


Making an air ambulance run into a thunderstorm, unless you're in a dual-engine equipped, IFR certified bird, is suicide and a violation of FAR Parts 91, 121, and 135 depending on what model the air ambulance service uses. Most medical aircraft in the United States are only IFR rated, and single-engined, twin bladed JetRangers or LongRangers are the most common. The bird in the article is an AS350, which is the same kind we fly. They are single pilot and not rated for IFR flight. The only good thing is that they have three or four blades, and a hell of a lot more power than a 206 or 210.

I'd cream my pants if I got to fly an EC145 or Dolphin. Imagine being able to walk around a patient in the compartment in flight.
 
2013-02-22 10:48:40 PM  
 
2013-02-22 11:32:56 PM  

doglover: Charlie Freak: There isn't an aircraft out there that is completely invulnerable to the meat of a strong thunderstorm.

Make one.

I propose a sphere that uses magnets.


But how would it work?
 
2013-02-23 12:01:26 AM  
this was all over the news this morning on the way in.  had the streets shut down around it.  and it seemed as if that whole part of OKC was having problems with traffic.  some asshat ran over some power poles knocking out power to OG&E customers.  one report said the chopperwas between two buildings and speculated they hit one of them.
 
2013-02-23 12:03:48 AM  

BronyMedic: Making an air ambulance run into a thunderstorm, unless you're in a dual-engine equipped, IFR certified bird, is suicide and a violation of FAR Parts 91, 121, and 135 depending on what model the air ambulance service uses.


Not to mention industrial-strength stupid. You'd risk killing the crew as well as the patient. What good is that?
 
2013-02-23 12:10:58 AM  

Fecal Conservative: doglover: Charlie Freak: There isn't an aircraft out there that is completely invulnerable to the meat of a strong thunderstorm.

Make one.

I propose a sphere that uses magnets.

But how would it work?


I'm not sure how magnets would protect you from thunderstorm meat either.
 
2013-02-23 12:12:15 AM  

BronyMedic: Ahem - most are only VFR rated, meaning that they can only fly in very specific weather conditions depending on what class airspace they're traversing through.

Correcting myself.


Seriously? Here in Canada we use S76's, BK117's and AW139's and I believe they're all IFR machines. Why does the US constantly wreck their 206's and Astars on Medivac missions?

On a related note, a helicopter in a thunderstorm is god damn suicide, they're a pain in the ass without the severe turbulence and down/updrafts that come with thunderstorms.
 
2013-02-23 02:07:14 AM  
As an EMS provider I must say that "fast acting nursing home nurses" is a miracle in itself.

As an EMS provider...

Thank you nursing home nurses.
 
2013-02-23 08:36:47 AM  
BronyMedic:
I'd cream my pants if I got to fly an EC145 or Dolphin. Imagine being able to walk around a patient in the compartment in flight.

Just started flying in an EC145.  Sweetest thing ever.  So much room it's almost silly.
 
2013-02-23 09:20:11 AM  

evaned: spmkk: "In peacetime there is no thunderstorm worth penetrating." - old (and very true) aviation motto.

If you ask me, making an air ambulance run is a much more worthwhile reason for penetrating a thunderstorm than most wartime things.


Not really. Running a high risk of sacrificing a highly-specialized piece of equipment and three highly-trained crew members, possibly killing the patient as well, is a very poor use of resources. It sucks that sometimes people can't be saved due to the weather, but most professionals aren't suicidally brave enough to take a risk like that.
 
2013-02-23 11:37:06 AM  
And when they pulled the pilot's body from the twisted, burning wreck. It looked like this...

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