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(The Big Story)   Pilot dies after chasing hat into rotor blades   (bigstory.ap.org) divider line 101
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2013-09-29 09:31:39 PM
lol
 
2013-09-29 09:32:52 PM
I've never tried this meme. Let's see how it works out...

Takes off glasses

I guess you could say he was decaffinated.

YEEAAHHHHHHH!

Dehatified?
 
2013-09-29 09:34:35 PM
Hopefully the victim was killed instantly.  That has to be hard on the person he was going to talk to who had to witness that.
 
2013-09-29 09:35:21 PM
"Nothing more foolish than a man chasin' his hat."
 
2013-09-29 09:35:34 PM
Barratt says Enlow was an experience pilot had been flown helicopters in the military.

Is there no editor for this publication?  I mean, it looks like English words and all, but my 4th grade teacher would've handed that back to me.
 
2013-09-29 09:36:24 PM
walked into the aircraft's spinning rotor != Enlow's hat blew off his head and he was struck by the rotor when he reached for it.

Crappy news reporting, was the hat on the ground? Or up in the air? I'm trying to figure out a scenario where statement #2 applies.

If it was on the ground, then how does reaching down cause him to get hit by the blades?

If it's above the blades somehow, then why would he reach up (and how would the hat stay above the blades anyway?)

Or did his hat just blow away from him and go near the helicopter and then he walked into the blades (as statement #1 says), in which case, I don't think he did much reaching at all.
 
2013-09-29 09:36:33 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

Neat trivia not everyone knows: this guy (Pat Roach aka First Mechanic) also played one of the sherpas in the Nepal scene of RotLA, the head guard in Temple of Doom, and a gestapo agent in Last Crusade.  He would've played an evil henchman in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but he died of throat cancer in 2004.
 
2013-09-29 09:37:23 PM

zerkalo: "Nothing more foolish than a man chasin' his hat."


Came here to post that.
 
2013-09-29 09:37:34 PM
^ What if it was the tail rotor?
 
2013-09-29 09:38:02 PM
Pilots are known for taking pride in their uniforms.

Chasing a hat into a rotor blade is quite believable
 
2013-09-29 09:39:54 PM
pdxretro.com

Where's this thread headed?
 
2013-09-29 09:41:08 PM
Damn, did he at least get his hat?
My hat!
Got it!
THWAP!
 
2013-09-29 09:41:36 PM
There is an infamous set of pictures out there from the aftermath of a jet mechanic in El Paso that went after his hat while doing a run up at 70% thrust a few years back. It is nothing that I would link to, because it can not be unseen.

Anyway, if you're near rotating engines on aircraft, it is probably best to stay as far away as possible from the moving bits.
 
2013-09-29 09:42:02 PM
farm4.staticflickr.com

Looks like he won't be attending that hat convention in July.
 
2013-09-29 09:43:10 PM

mutterfark: [pdxretro.com image 384x289]

Where's this thread headed?


Er, don't you mean "Where this thread beheaded?"
 
2013-09-29 09:46:06 PM

lordargent: walked into the aircraft's spinning rotor != Enlow's hat blew off his head and he was struck by the rotor when he reached for it.

Crappy news reporting, was the hat on the ground? Or up in the air? I'm trying to figure out a scenario where statement #2 applies.

If it was on the ground, then how does reaching down cause him to get hit by the blades?

If it's above the blades somehow, then why would he reach up (and how would the hat stay above the blades anyway?)

Or did his hat just blow away from him and go near the helicopter and then he walked into the blades (as statement #1 says), in which case, I don't think he did much reaching at all.


I have to assume they mean the tail rotor.
 
2013-09-29 09:47:25 PM
28.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-09-29 09:47:56 PM

Danger Avoid Death: mutterfark: [pdxretro.com image 384x289]

Where's this thread headed?

Er, don't you mean "Where this thread beheaded?"


Bluebeard: 'Whar this thread be headed'?
 
2013-09-29 09:50:31 PM

buzzcut73: There is an infamous set of pictures out there from the aftermath of a jet mechanic in El Paso that went after his hat while doing a run up at 70% thrust a few years back. It is nothing that I would link to, because it can not be unseen.

Anyway, if you're near rotating engines on aircraft, it is probably best to stay as far away as possible from the moving bits.


I remember seeing a set of photos on rotten.com or some crazy site like that, but it was probably 10 years ago and the decedent was wearing a flight helmet.
 
2013-09-29 09:50:55 PM
Came here for the big boxing Nazi. Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-09-29 09:50:58 PM
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President Tug Benson approves.
 
2013-09-29 09:51:01 PM

zerkalo: "Nothing more foolish than a man chasin' his hat."


When I went to visit the grand Canyon, a ranger told me if my hat blows away, not to chase it. Apparently every few years, someone runs off the edge chasing their hat.
 
2013-09-29 09:51:13 PM

Daedalus27: Hopefully the victim was killed instantly.  That has to be hard on the person he was going to talk to who had to witness that.


That's nothing, someone's gotta wipe that rotor down.
 
2013-09-29 09:51:25 PM

lizyrd: lordargent: walked into the aircraft's spinning rotor != Enlow's hat blew off his head and he was struck by the rotor when he reached for it.

Crappy news reporting, was the hat on the ground? Or up in the air? I'm trying to figure out a scenario where statement #2 applies.

If it was on the ground, then how does reaching down cause him to get hit by the blades?

If it's above the blades somehow, then why would he reach up (and how would the hat stay above the blades anyway?)

Or did his hat just blow away from him and go near the helicopter and then he walked into the blades (as statement #1 says), in which case, I don't think he did much reaching at all.

I have to assume they mean the tail rotor.


More than likely the main, his hat blows off, he instinctively reaches up for it, hand meets rotor, amputation, massive blood loss, shock, death in quick order.
 
2013-09-29 09:51:39 PM
Old men and their hats!  My father nearly killed me on a sailboat when the boom swung across the deck on an unplanned jibe, all because he lost his hat.
 
2013-09-29 09:52:39 PM
www.ppe.org
 
2013-09-29 09:54:40 PM
Was it one of these?

i763.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-29 09:56:09 PM
Guess he wasn't as lucky as this guy who got sucked into a jet engine and lived to tell about it.
 
2013-09-29 09:56:37 PM
rlv.zcache.co.uk
 
2013-09-29 09:56:38 PM
Should have listened to Randy Newman and Joe Cocker
 
2013-09-29 09:58:05 PM
Pribar: More than likely the main, his hat blows off, he instinctively reaches up for it, hand meets rotor, amputation, massive blood loss, shock, death in quick order.

Hmm.  I wonder what would happen if, say, a 17 year-old girl was jumping a train and slipped, getting run over and having both legs amputated.

stay honest, don't read until after you answer
 
2013-09-29 09:58:41 PM
He liked that hat . . .
 
2013-09-29 09:59:09 PM
Let it go, man.  Because your hat had been flown like helicopters or experience pilots in the military.
 
2013-09-29 09:59:36 PM
i6.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-29 10:00:45 PM

Pribar: lizyrd: lordargent: walked into the aircraft's spinning rotor != Enlow's hat blew off his head and he was struck by the rotor when he reached for it.

Crappy news reporting, was the hat on the ground? Or up in the air? I'm trying to figure out a scenario where statement #2 applies.

If it was on the ground, then how does reaching down cause him to get hit by the blades?

If it's above the blades somehow, then why would he reach up (and how would the hat stay above the blades anyway?)

Or did his hat just blow away from him and go near the helicopter and then he walked into the blades (as statement #1 says), in which case, I don't think he did much reaching at all.

I have to assume they mean the tail rotor.

More than likely the main, his hat blows off, he instinctively reaches up for it, hand meets rotor, amputation, massive blood loss, shock, death in quick order.


It could also have been that the hat flew under the arching area of the blades and he didn't realize how close he was to it when he went to grab it.

/Rear rotor sounds more likely though.
 
2013-09-29 10:01:16 PM
A little late but none the less good advizrt. Let it go, its gone.
 
2013-09-29 10:01:21 PM

Ker_Thwap: Old men and their hats!  My father nearly killed me on a sailboat when the boom swung across the deck on an unplanned jibe, all because he lost his hat.


www.avitable.com

"Oh stewardess, but I speak Jibe."
 
2013-09-29 10:05:50 PM
Hats off to the guy, that's all I've gotta say.
 
2013-09-29 10:06:01 PM
So if he dropped his hat why did he reach for the rotor?
 
2013-09-29 10:06:30 PM
Must have been a really nice hat
 
2013-09-29 10:07:01 PM
Dude, it's a hat, just let it go man
 
2013-09-29 10:10:57 PM
I remember reading in Army Aviation magazine about a guy at Fort Campbell who walked into a tail-rotor. It knocked him down, he got up dazed and walked into it again. The second time was the charm.
 
2013-09-29 10:18:00 PM
Too bad about the ex-pilot's dandruff.

What?  they found his Head and Shoulders on the runway...
 
2013-09-29 10:20:39 PM
astromix.blog.is
lol, wut?
 
2013-09-29 10:21:56 PM
Sounds like he came short trying to get his hat back.
 
2013-09-29 10:23:41 PM

calbert: [farm4.staticflickr.com image 500x265]

Looks like he won't be attending that hat convention in July.


I came into this thread for the "Hudson Hawk" reference.  calbert did not disappoint me.

*Tips hat to calbert*
 
2013-09-29 10:23:46 PM

walkerhound: Pribar: More than likely the main, his hat blows off, he instinctively reaches up for it, hand meets rotor, amputation, massive blood loss, shock, death in quick order.

Hmm.  I wonder what would happen if, say, a 17 year-old girl was jumping a train and slipped, getting run over and having both legs amputated.

stay honest, don't read until after you answer


So I guess the takeaway is that if you are 17 and have two nurses one with an EMT kit right there, instantly helping you, and you are quickly moved to a critical care facility, you can survive losing two limbs in a blunt crushing injury, while if you are 69 and get multiple massive lacerations such that there is nowhere simple like the femoral artery anyone can just apply pressure to keep you from bleeding out, you will die.
 
2013-09-29 10:25:40 PM
MORROW'D!!!
 
2013-09-29 10:27:41 PM
the article didn't include pics . . .

badassdigest.com
 
2013-09-29 10:31:33 PM
The plane gave him the high hat!
 
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