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(CBC)   Canadian Armed Forces helicopter crew forced down by inclement weather is greeted by locals with keys to cabin for the night, chainsaws to cut down trees for bigger landing zone, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Apologies all around, we're guessing   (cbc.ca) divider line
    More: Sappy, Fraser River, Fraser Canyon, Yale residentsRandall Gardner, Canadian Armed Forces helicopter crew, Landing, Capt. Julien Brideau, emergency landing, heavy fog  
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2021-12-01 3:41:58 AM  
I bet it was all just an elaborate trick to get free sandwiches.
 
2021-12-01 3:45:02 AM  
Sorry
 
2021-12-01 3:46:36 AM  
So shines a good deed in a dark world, great to see.  Hopefully they are still in town because it is still farking raining, supposed to get up to 100mm from Tuesday to Wednesday.
 
2021-12-01 3:53:52 AM  
I'll bet it was these hosers

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2021-12-01 3:57:34 AM  
[Sappy]
Tapping into what you did there, Subbeh
 
2021-12-01 4:15:13 AM  
The natives to the south would have attacked and held the crew hostage in the name of the Cheeto.

The helicopter would have been declared property of the local militia and been made to disappear.
 
2021-12-01 4:26:42 AM  
I didn't think anyone still flew UH-1s! I grew up with that sound, nothing like it. I kinda miss it.
 
2021-12-01 4:33:59 AM  
It was going great until they bit into the sandwiches and just as they noticed the sandwiches tasted a bit funny they lost consciousness and woke up an unknown time later naked and chained in a dark dank room with the strong sense they'd been anally probed. Oh wait, this was Canada? Yeah I'm thinking of someplace else, carry on.
 
2021-12-01 4:35:36 AM  
... as is tradition.
 
2021-12-01 4:46:15 AM  
Impressive.  We didn't get even ten posts into a thread discussing these Good Samaritans before people started insinuating Americans would have kidnapped and raped them in the name of Trump.

Classy, Fark.  You are the epitome of class.
 
2021-12-01 4:53:50 AM  

NEDM: Impressive.  We didn't get even ten posts into a thread discussing these Good Samaritans before people started insinuating Americans would have kidnapped and raped them in the name of Trump.

Classy, Fark.  You are the epitome of class.


They're not wrong though...
 
2021-12-01 5:28:27 AM  
In the light of day, I bet there's going to be somebody screaming about the tree removal. Not on Fark, I mean, in BC. Definitely a cool story, though.
 
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2021-12-01 5:40:41 AM  
Love the sappy tag, well done subby.
 
2021-12-01 6:48:46 AM  
 
2021-12-01 7:10:52 AM  

NEDM: Impressive.  We didn't get even ten posts into a thread discussing these Good Samaritans before people started insinuating Americans would have kidnapped and raped them in the name of Trump.

Classy, Fark.  You are the epitome of class.


What's funnier is that they blame right wing people, when, statistically, it's the Left wing people who do this far more.
 
2021-12-01 7:13:51 AM  
I recall a story (not sure as to the veracity) about a helicopter pilot out on a night training mission. I guess it was a few years back.
They were having some trouble with the helo and weren't sure if they'd make it back. They radio back to base and they get told to just set down for the night and a maintenance crew would drive out and be there by morning.
The pilot finds a field he thinks is big enough to land and sets down. The crew take a few hours of sleep while waiting on help to show up (since this was on US soil and not a combat zone)
Well morning arrives and maintenance shows up. They go to the chopper and find the pilot and wake him up.  One of the guys says "damn, that landing was amazing. How'd you avoid all those power lines? You must have had only a few feet on each side." The pilot sits up and says "What power lines?!"
 
2021-12-01 7:21:59 AM  
When people start dropping down from the sky, the Canadians just automatically start being all hospitable. I think it's genetic.   Or maybe they're not as apathetic and jaded as their southern neighbors.

At any rate, good on them!
 
2021-12-01 7:30:20 AM  

Devolving_Spud: When people start dropping down from the sky, the Canadians just automatically start being all hospitable. I think it's genetic.   Or maybe they're not as apathetic and jaded as their southern neighbors.

At any rate, good on them!


The knife in the back after Yellow RIbbon was US Congress blaming Canada for allowing the terrorists in the United States (not a thing that actually happened) and the decades of heightened border paranoia between the two countries since. Never has a country so demonstrably proven to be xenophobic assholes.

Sorry. I know it's not you, or probably not even any Farker. But the fallout from 2001 is a malicious stain you guys don't know how to get past.
 
2021-12-01 7:32:37 AM  

Johnny_Canuck: Sorry


Sorry, eh
 
2021-12-01 7:45:08 AM  
Makes for a nice feelgood story, but why is the Canadian Armed Forces restricted to VFR...?
 
2021-12-01 7:46:35 AM  

LoneVVolf: Makes for a nice feelgood story, but why is the Canadian Armed Forces restricted to VFR...?


they are running rescue missions in the Fraser Valley - i would not fly rescues IFR in a canyon, would you?
 
2021-12-01 8:03:04 AM  

asciibaron: LoneVVolf: Makes for a nice feelgood story, but why is the Canadian Armed Forces restricted to VFR...?

they are running rescue missions in the Fraser Valley - i would not fly rescues IFR in a canyon, would you?


I wouldn't fly missions where visual confirmation of objective is needed, but they're not doing that from the side of the river, either. As a professional FARK pilot, I'd take my armchair up to 2,000AGL and return to base once the fog rolled in...
 
2021-12-01 8:15:29 AM  
I've seen gay pornos start this way
 
2021-12-01 8:24:19 AM  
They couldn't go up until there was no fog, or a canyon around them, and fly back to the airport / heliport?
 
2021-12-01 8:41:28 AM  

JaCiNto: They couldn't go up until there was no fog, or a canyon around them, and fly back to the airport / heliport?


Did you give that advice to Kobe Bryant too?
 
2021-12-01 8:49:08 AM  

optikeye: JaCiNto: They couldn't go up until there was no fog, or a canyon around them, and fly back to the airport / heliport?

Did you give that advice to Kobe Bryant too?


Maybe somebody should have?

I'm not a pilot, nor do I play one on TV.  It was an honest question....
 
2021-12-01 8:55:24 AM  

JaCiNto: They couldn't go up until there was no fog, or a canyon around them, and fly back to the airport / heliport?


They're military pilots I'm sure if they thought continuing on was a safer option than landing they would have done that.
 
2021-12-01 9:15:18 AM  
For you yanks, I am indirectly part of the response effort in BC.  You should understand that it is a f$cking mess.

This year, BC has been struck by the most extreme weather in Canadian history.  There are these rain events called atmospheric rivers.  Each dropping between 6 inches and a foot of rain and they are now getting the third one.  It is f$cked up and the Canadian Armed Forces are doing a great job under horrible conditions.

So many mudslides and washed-out highways - it is a bad situation.
 
2021-12-01 9:39:12 AM  

mrshowrules: so many mudslides and washed-out highways - it is a bad situation.


i was on the phone with a regional office in Abbottsford and we had a long conversation about the Coquihalla between Hope and Kamloops. our company is working to get the power restored and roads cleared, the crews have had a tough time up near Hope and the Othello Tunnels.  the river channel is now where the road was in many places.
 
2021-12-01 10:12:16 AM  

NEDM: Impressive.  We didn't get even ten posts into a thread discussing these Good Samaritans before people started insinuating Americans would have kidnapped and raped them in the name of Trump.

Classy, Fark.  You are the epitome of class.


People loosing faith in the US, I wonder what could have happened to cause that.
 
2021-12-01 10:37:49 AM  
SMB2811:

People loosing faith in the US, I wonder what could have happened to cause that.

a lack of education and shiatty parents making for even uglier Americans in their 20's and 30's i would suspect.  they think they are edgy but they are dull.  the vocal on the internet is not all of America, they are just the ones filled with self loathing and disdain. 

yeah, i loathe Americans too.
 
2021-12-01 11:04:46 AM  

asciibaron: mrshowrules: so many mudslides and washed-out highways - it is a bad situation.

i was on the phone with a regional office in Abbottsford and we had a long conversation about the Coquihalla between Hope and Kamloops. our company is working to get the power restored and roads cleared, the crews have had a tough time up near Hope and the Othello Tunnels.  the river channel is now where the road was in many places.


I hope they stay safe.  Seems like very dangerous work.
 
2021-12-01 11:19:26 AM  

maxandgrinch: The natives to the south would have attacked and held the crew hostage in the name of the Cheeto.

The helicopter would have been declared property of the local militia and been made to disappear.


I think you're talking about the Taliban.
 
2021-12-01 12:36:44 PM  

optikeye: JaCiNto: They couldn't go up until there was no fog, or a canyon around them, and fly back to the airport / heliport?

Did you give that advice to Kobe Bryant too?


Yes, lots of people did in the aftermath. Should have immediately climbed to get out of fog and diverted elsewhere, away from mountains.
 
2021-12-01 12:53:37 PM  
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2021-12-01 3:02:18 PM  
Yep, Canadians.

In the US, they'd have been in danger of "responsible gun owners" attacking them, and having to fight them off.
 
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