Sunday, January 27, 2013

Any landing you walk away from...

Seen at Pistol Two Live Oak men involved in helicopter crash in St. Lucie County » Local News » Suwannee Democrat
Live Oak — Two Live Oak men were involved in a helicopter crash in St. Lucie County around 9 a.m. Saturday morning, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.

Jonathan Strayer, 46, and Massad Ayoob, 64, were treated and released at Raulerson Memorial Hospital in Okeechobee, as was the pilot, William Harward, 55, Miami.
Apparently, Mas posted elsewhere that they were out hunting feral hogs, which is often done from a helicopter, as it is a recognized and effective means of controlling the population of an invasive species which is devastating to agriculture. (The fact that it's fun is a bonus.) Mr Ayoob also posted that the pilot's skill prevented the accident from being worse. There's a reason rotary-wing pilots practice auto-rotation. (I hated auto-rotation practice...)

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