/ What happens when the rescue helicopter needs a rescue?

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Camm on 21 Apr 2013
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7493547.stm



Apologies if it's been posted before, I did use search.
browndog33 - on 21 Apr 2013
In reply to danrock101: Yea its been done before but it is a good un.
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Camm on 21 Apr 2013
In reply to browndog33:
oh well haha, I even searched the URL!
mypyrex - on 21 Apr 2013
In reply to danrock101: I saw an identical operation in the Lakes about ten years ago. A Sea King had caught its rotors "on" the Langdale Pikes and did an emergency landing. A Chinook came in and gave it a lift.
Trangia - on 21 Apr 2013
In reply to danrock101:

Look at the date and the year!
Jack B on 21 Apr 2013
In reply to danrock101:

But what happens if the Chinook needs rescuing?

http://www.chinook-helicopter.com/news/Afghanistan/Afghan_MH-47E_airlift_1a.jpg

That's a MI-26, rescuing an american chinook which was forced down in afganistan. It's huge!
no_more_scotch_eggs - on 21 Apr 2013
In reply to Jack B:

good grief, that must be truly *massive*....!
Camm on 21 Apr 2013
In reply to Jack B:
haha, that's awesome!
OwenM - on 21 Apr 2013
In reply to danrock101: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikorsky_S-64_Skycrane
These are quite big as well.
Blue Straggler - on 21 Apr 2013
In reply to Jack B:
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But what happens if the MI-26 needs rescuing? It's like that infant school thing about the spider and the bird and the cat and all that :-)

Or as Qui Gon Jinn might say, "there's always a bigger fish"
Blue Straggler - on 21 Apr 2013
In reply to OwenM:
> (In reply to danrock101) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikorsky_S-64_Skycrane
> These are quite big as well.

Look at this bad boy!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil_Mi-6

Payload 50% more than the Skycrane and first flew nearly 60 years ago
There's another with a higher payload but this Mi-6 looks more brutal :-)
Blue Straggler - on 21 Apr 2013
Blue Straggler - on 22 Apr 2013
In reply to Jack B:

"The tail rotor has about the same rotor diameter and thrust of the four-bladed MD 500 main roto" from Wikipedia :-)
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NickD - on 22 Apr 2013
Didn't a Seaking get lifted out of Twll Mawr in the slate quarries once? The turbulence in the quarry meant that the Seaking couldn't develop any lift so it had to sink very gingerly to the bottom of the quarry. Must have been pretty hairy for all concerned.

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