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Helicopter Pilot Killed at Pennsylvania Fair

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An experienced helicopter pilot with a military background walked into the spinning blades while talking to his relief pilot - "The fair's superintendent of police and parking says the helicopter was refueling when Enlow went back to speak to the pilot who relieved him. Bill Barratt says Enlow's hat blew off his head and he was struck by the rotor when he reached for it." (www.katu.com) 기타...

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GaryinPennsylvania
Update: Man died. And go figure....He was one of the pilots with 50 years of flying experience. http://wnep.com/2013/09/27/man-hospitalized-after-being-hit-by-helicopter-blade/
WALLACE24
Had some friends in the Nam get it with blade strikes. They were pilots too. A Huey blade can dip to 4'. If you're not a midget better stay low. Tail rotors will get you too.
PhotoFinish
Looked like it was heading that way after yesterday's squawk. Rotor blade to the head would not normally be a survivable injury.

Condolences to the pilot's family.
bovineone
Anyone know if it was the main rotor or the tail rotor?
Lonewolf24
I did not know there was a duplicate squawk, my apologies for the duplicate. But you're right, how he managed to make it to the hospital alive is beyond my understanding. Condolences to family and crew members.

Lonewolf24
What I don't get is if the aircraft was refueling... Then why were the blades spinning???
PhotoFinish
Both need to happen, just not necessarily at the same time. So figure the fueling part may have been completed, or hasn't yet started.

The blades need to turn both when the helo lands for the fuel stop and again to take off again afterward.

So the pilot was either eager to reach the helo as it was arriving or before it departed. Either way, it's a sad loss.
GaryinPennsylvania
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Man is hospitalized in critical condition after being struck in the head with a helicopter blade.

Uggggh...... Dude's luck he MADE it to the hospital!

http://wnep.com/2013/09/27/man-hospitalized-after-being-hit-by-helicopter-blade/

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