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(BBC)   Being killed in a helicopter crash because you were suspended underneath it in a sling collecting crocodile eggs may mean you have reached peak Australia   (bbc.co.uk) divider line
    More: Scary, Crocodile, English-language films, Mr Wilson, Northern Territory, Indigenous Australians, William Shatner, 43-year-old, Australia  
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2022-11-30 7:33:59 AM  
Crikey!
 
2022-11-30 7:41:52 AM  
Known as the Outback Wrangler, Matt Wright is accused of perverting the course of justice, destroying and fabricating evidence, interfering with witnesses and unlawful entry.

Maybe he should have stuck with trying to find Subarus in this tough car market.
 
2022-11-30 7:51:42 AM  
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db2
2022-11-30 7:51:51 AM  
We should just start listing that as the cause of death. "He died of Australia."
 
2022-11-30 7:52:01 AM  
What did he do to deserve all those charges besides drop a helicopter on his partner collecting crocodile eggs?
 
2022-11-30 7:56:43 AM  

Gyrfalcon: What did he do to deserve all those charges besides drop a helicopter on his partner collecting crocodile eggs?


Crocomania
 
2022-11-30 7:57:54 AM  

Gyrfalcon: What did he do to deserve all those charges besides drop a helicopter on his partner collecting crocodile eggs?


He is not being charged for that.
 
2022-11-30 8:05:03 AM  
I'm trying to picture the conversation where they came up with this idea.
 
2022-11-30 8:19:05 AM  
Aussie Man: Florida Man with Spidey Superpowers.
 
2022-11-30 8:26:12 AM  

big pig peaches: I'm trying to picture the conversation where they came up with this idea.


You ever play one of those arcade hanging claw games and think "wtf is wrong with this claw, how hard can it be to just grab the thing and lift?"
 
2022-11-30 8:34:35 AM  
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NEVER FORGET
 
2022-11-30 8:37:32 AM  

db2: We should just start listing that as the cause of death. "He died of Australia."


I don't think you can blame Australia for this one.
 
2022-11-30 8:40:17 AM  
Not a mention of what he is accused of doing, just the charges.
 
2022-11-30 8:41:08 AM  
If you are dangling a guy from a helicopter Ober the banks of Australian rivers, are you collecting alligator eggs...or fishing for alligators?
 
2022-11-30 9:01:21 AM  

Mugato: db2: We should just start listing that as the cause of death. "He died of Australia."

I don't think you can blame Australia for this one.


Australia Man?
 
db2
2022-11-30 9:07:27 AM  

Mugato: db2: We should just start listing that as the cause of death. "He died of Australia."

I don't think you can blame Australia for this one.


I don't know, Australia is as much a mindset as it is a place.
 
2022-11-30 9:09:20 AM  
I am trying to figure out the economic viability of harvesting eggs with a helicopter.
 
2022-11-30 9:10:10 AM  
Robinson R-44.

There's your problem right there.
 
2022-11-30 9:33:45 AM  

big pig peaches: I'm trying to picture the conversation where they came up with this idea.


Well, there used to be a third guy, and they tried to grab the eggs on foot, and you know what they say about not having to run faster than the bear? Applies equally well to crocodiles.
 
2022-11-30 9:35:36 AM  

qorkfiend: you know what they say about not having to run faster than the bear? Applies equally well to crocodiles.


There's rarely only one.
 
2022-11-30 9:39:08 AM  

Old_Chief_Scott: Robinson R-44.

There's your problem right there.


Nothing wrong with the 44, 22 on the other hand is a death trap. Me personally, I'm not getting into a chopper anymore unless it's Marine One. Flew the 44 a few times until I saw one undergoing an annual, looked at the average IQ in the room full of trumper mechanics and realized it will never be put back together properly. It's simply not possible to do.
 
2022-11-30 9:54:16 AM  

db2: We should just start listing that as the cause of death. "He died of Australia."


Acute Australia poisoning, brought on by an aggressive infestation of "Crikey!"
 
2022-11-30 10:11:22 AM  

Paleorific: I am trying to figure out the economic viability of harvesting eggs with a helicopter.


You have no idea how much Elon Musk is willing to pay for real crocodile eggs for his ovipositor.
 
2022-11-30 10:16:06 AM  
either that or you are at a lake where Betty White has a house.
Crocodile vs. Helicopter - Lake Placid (1999)
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2022-11-30 11:55:18 AM  
Ok, it happened and it's bad

But he's being charged for lying and coverup

What they were doing was risky, and they had to know that, unless the chopper was not in compliance for whatever governs AUS aviation, why lie?
 
2022-11-30 11:56:07 AM  
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2022-11-30 1:51:42 PM  

tom baker's scarf: either that or you are at a lake where Betty White has a house.
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