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« Last Edit: January 29, 2018, 09:01:28 AM by jackelope »
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Re: Helicopter crash in Garfield County. WDFW bio’s involved.
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2018, 07:21:50 PM »
Prayers sent for those involved.  Sad day.
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Re: Helicopter crash in Garfield County. WDFW bio’s involved.
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 07:25:42 PM »
Sad deal.
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Re: Helicopter crash in Garfield County. WDFW bio’s involved.
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2018, 08:03:08 PM »
Very sad to hear...prayers for all.
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Re: Helicopter crash in Garfield County. WDFW bio’s involved.
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2018, 08:09:40 PM »
so sorry to hear this
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Re: Helicopter crash in Garfield County. WDFW bio’s involved.
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2018, 08:11:58 PM »
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Re: Helicopter crash in Garfield County. WDFW bio’s involved.
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2018, 10:39:43 PM »
Looks like that bird was getting a lot of flight time looking at the companies facebook page.... Wonder if it was the same one at Oak Creek last Monday. An old neighbor said it kinda looked familiar
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Re: Helicopter crash in Garfield County. WDFW bio’s involved.
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2018, 10:42:25 PM »
A little more than ten years since WDFW bio Rocky Spencer was killed in a helicopter incident in the Yakima Canyon
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Re: Helicopter crash in Garfield County. WDFW bio’s involved.
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2018, 10:56:32 PM »
Prayers to the family & friends affected by this terrible accident.

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Re: Helicopter crash in Garfield County. WDFW bio’s involved.
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2018, 12:00:14 AM »
Young man that passed was 19yo...ugh...so sad.

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Re: Helicopter crash in Garfield County. WDFW bio’s involved.
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2018, 04:07:41 AM »
Very sad prayers sent
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Re: Helicopter crash in Garfield County. WDFW bio’s involved.
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2018, 05:11:12 AM »
Sad news

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Re: Helicopter crash in Garfield County. WDFW bio’s involved.
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2018, 05:12:29 AM »
Horrible.
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Re: Helicopter crash in Garfield County. WDFW bio’s involved.
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2018, 07:14:06 AM »
So sad.........
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Re: Helicopter crash in Garfield County. WDFW bio’s involved.
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2018, 07:21:30 AM »
Young man that passed was 19yo...ugh...so sad.

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Re: Helicopter crash in Garfield County. WDFW bio’s involved.
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2018, 07:27:10 AM »
I think they might of got the story wrong. I dont think there was any wdfw bios on board or any wdfw employees. I do believe the 3 on board were private contractors but regardless its a shame. They shouldn't of even been flying that day with how hard the wind was blowing

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« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2018, 07:44:03 AM »
I think they might of got the story wrong. I dont think there was any wdfw bios on board or any wdfw employees.

Yes, this mornings Seattle Times does not mention their employment status.  I think if they were state employees, that would have been stated.

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Re: Helicopter crash in Garfield County. WDFW bio’s involved.
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2018, 07:48:17 AM »
They were contractors for the WDFW, not employees.  Really sad deal,  Kiwi is a top notch outfit, I'm curious to see what happened to the aircraft.

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Re: Helicopter crash in Garfield County. WDFW bio’s involved.
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2018, 08:05:16 AM »
Horrible accident. You couldn't pay me enough to get in an R22 or 44.
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« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2018, 08:11:16 AM »
It kind of looks like an MD though, doesn't it?
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« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2018, 08:17:10 AM »
It kind of looks like an MD though, doesn't it?

Sure does.  And their website says they only have Robinson craft
http://www.kiwiairhelicopters.com/home.html

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Re: Helicopter crash in Garfield County. WDFW bio’s involved.
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2018, 08:18:49 AM »
It kind of looks like an MD though, doesn't it?

Sure does.  And their website says they only have Robinson craft
http://www.kiwiairhelicopters.com/home.html

They may only use Robinsons for the tourists and have the 500 for gov't work. It's really sad, either way.
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Re: Helicopter crash in Garfield County. WDFW bio’s involved.
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2018, 08:26:02 AM »
The Federal Aviation Administration said the Hughes 369D aircraft crashed due to “unknown circumstances.”

The National Transportation Safety Board, WSP and FAA are leading the investigation.

A previous version of this story erroneously stated three Department of Wildlife biologists were on board the helicopter, due to a source’s error.
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« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2018, 08:30:31 AM »
Thanks Bob.
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