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22 Feb 2013 07:29 PM   |   3496 clicks   |   CBS News
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the801     
it's like they got a death row pardon, but it was two minutes too late. reminds me of this wedding i went to. it rained, and the caterers messed up and brought far too many knives.

22 Feb 2013 06:43 PM
doglover    [TotalFark]  
Terrible, but is it a newsflash?

22 Feb 2013 07:01 PM
ArcadianRefugee     
Airwolf! Nooooooo!

22 Feb 2013 07:32 PM
lenfromak    [TotalFark]  
But where will they bury the survivor?

22 Feb 2013 07:32 PM
Jerseysteve22     

the801: it's like they got a death row pardon, but it was two minutes too late. reminds me of this wedding i went to. it rained, and the caterers messed up and brought far too many knives.


It's ironic that you don't know that none of those are examples are irony.

22 Feb 2013 07:33 PM
BronyMedic     

Jerseysteve22: the801: it's like they got a death row pardon, but it was two minutes too late. reminds me of this wedding i went to. it rained, and the caterers messed up and brought far too many knives.

It's ironic that you don't know that none of those are examples are irony.


I'm dissapointed. So much opprotunity for my fellow FARKers to engage in the fun past time of dogging on Nursing Home nurses.

Instead, we go the route of Alanas Morisette.

22 Feb 2013 07:37 PM
Popcorn Johnny     

ArcadianRefugee: Airwolf! Nooooooo!


Airwolf was a Bell 222, this was a Eurocopter.

22 Feb 2013 07:38 PM
Popcorn Johnny     

Popcorn Johnny: ArcadianRefugee: Airwolf! Nooooooo!

Airwolf was a Bell 222, this was a Eurocopter.


But funny that you mention Airwolf. After the series, it was sold to a German company that converted if for use as an air ambulance. It crashed during a thunderstorm, killing the three people on board.

22 Feb 2013 07:39 PM
Louisiana_Sitar_Club     

BronyMedic: Jerseysteve22: the801:

I'm dissapointed. So much opprotunity for my fellow FARKers to engage in the fun past time of dogging on Nursing Home nurses.


FTA: "Three nurses from St. Ann's Nursing Home rushed to help. They, along with several people passing by, pulled a third crew member from the wreckage just before an explosion. "

I would, but damn if they don't sound like farking action heroes.

22 Feb 2013 07:40 PM
traylor     

Popcorn Johnny: Popcorn Johnny: ArcadianRefugee: Airwolf! Nooooooo!

Airwolf was a Bell 222, this was a Eurocopter.

But funny that you mention Airwolf. After the series, it was sold to a German company that converted if for use as an air ambulance. It crashed during a thunderstorm, killing the three people on board.


Now that's ironic.

22 Feb 2013 07:40 PM
BafflerMeal     

BronyMedic: Jerseysteve22: the801: it's like they got a death row pardon, but it was two minutes too late. reminds me of this wedding i went to. it rained, and the caterers messed up and brought far too many knives.

It's ironic that you don't know that none of those are examples are irony.

I'm dissapointed. So much opprotunity for my fellow FARKers to engage in the fun past time of dogging on Nursing Home nurses.

Instead, we go the route of Alanas Morisette.



See, and here I was waiting for someone to go all 'but they aren't qualified to move an accident victim' on 'em.

22 Feb 2013 07:41 PM
traylor     

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: BronyMedic: Jerseysteve22: the801:

I'm dissapointed. So much opprotunity for my fellow FARKers to engage in the fun past time of dogging on Nursing Home nurses.

FTA: "Three nurses from St. Ann's Nursing Home rushed to help. They, along with several people passing by, pulled a third crew member from the wreckage just before an explosion. "

I would, but damn if they don't sound like farking action heroes.


The question is, these fasting-acting nurses, were they male or female.

/i know they were hot, but...

22 Feb 2013 07:42 PM
ArcadianRefugee     

Popcorn Johnny: Popcorn Johnny: ArcadianRefugee: Airwolf! Nooooooo!

Airwolf was a Bell 222, this was a Eurocopter.

But funny that you mention Airwolf. After the series, it was sold to a German company that converted if for use as an air ambulance. It crashed during a thunderstorm, killing the three people on board.


That's actually why I mentioned it.

22 Feb 2013 07:42 PM
Popcorn Johnny     

ArcadianRefugee: That's actually why I mentioned it.


In that case.....

LOL!!!

22 Feb 2013 07:46 PM
Maus III     
Where did they bury the survivors?

22 Feb 2013 07:47 PM
traylor     
Medical helicopter crashes in Oklahoma City. Two Dead, one survivor pulled from the burning wreckage by fast acting nurses from a near-by nursing home


It's OK that they are Dead, but are they alive?

22 Feb 2013 07:52 PM
Nem Wan     
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22 Feb 2013 07:54 PM
tenpoundsofcheese     

Jerseysteve22: the801: it's like they got a death row pardon, but it was two minutes too late. reminds me of this wedding i went to. it rained, and the caterers messed up and brought far too many knives.

It's ironic that you don't know that none of those are examples are irony.


Ironically you are partially correct!

22 Feb 2013 07:57 PM
tenpoundsofcheese     

Maus III: Where did they bury the survivors?


Survivors don't get buried
You probably meant to ask where the dead would get buried

They would probably be buried in their home towns. They wouldn't nessisarily be buried at the crash site.

22 Feb 2013 07:59 PM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

Popcorn Johnny: Popcorn Johnny: ArcadianRefugee: Airwolf! Nooooooo!

Airwolf was a Bell 222, this was a Eurocopter.

But funny that you mention Airwolf. After the series, it was sold to a German company that converted if for use as an air ambulance. It crashed during a thunderstorm, killing the three people on board.


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22 Feb 2013 08:02 PM
DanZero    [TotalFark]  
Man I'm sure gonna miss Two. he's Dead now.

22 Feb 2013 08:03 PM
spmkk     
Popcorn Johnny: "Popcorn Johnny: ArcadianRefugee: Airwolf! Nooooooo!

Airwolf was a Bell 222, this was a Eurocopter.

But funny that you mention Airwolf. After the series, it was sold to a German company that converted if for use as an air ambulance. It crashed during a thunderstorm, killing the three people on board."



"In peacetime there is no thunderstorm worth penetrating." - old (and very true) aviation motto.

22 Feb 2013 08:04 PM
Government Fromage     
That seems to be happening a lot lately. We had one go down here a couple months ago, and there was another shortly after that (maybe in Central IL?)

22 Feb 2013 08:12 PM
evaned     

spmkk: "In peacetime there is no thunderstorm worth penetrating." - old (and very true) aviation motto.


If you ask me, making an air ambulance run is a much more worthwhile reason for penetrating a thunderstorm than most wartime things.

22 Feb 2013 08:13 PM
Takeshi6400     
The nurses were just glad to be able to help someone with an actual injury, rather than old people complaining about their constipation or that it burns when they pee.

22 Feb 2013 08:17 PM
doglover    [TotalFark]  

evaned: spmkk: "In peacetime there is no thunderstorm worth penetrating." - old (and very true) aviation motto.

If you ask me, making an air ambulance run is a much more worthwhile reason for penetrating a thunderstorm than most wartime things.


Also kind of a pussy thing to say when you have scientists who study hurricanes by flying into them. Their only flying is into storms during peacetime.

I wouldn't want a passenger plane to brave a thunderhead, but there's plenty of storms worth flying into.

22 Feb 2013 08:17 PM
RottenEggs     
Thats too bad : ( RIP

22 Feb 2013 08:39 PM
Molavian     
How is this even news?

22 Feb 2013 08:43 PM
Charlie Freak    [TotalFark]  

doglover: evaned: spmkk: "In peacetime there is no thunderstorm worth penetrating." - old (and very true) aviation motto. If you ask me, making an air ambulance run is a much more worthwhile reason for penetrating a thunderstorm than most wartime things. Also kind of a pussy thing to say when you have scientists who study hurricanes by flying into them. Their only flying is into storms during peacetime. I wouldn't want a passenger plane to brave a thunderhead, but there's plenty of storms worth flying into.


Not really. Hurricanes don't have the same kind of thunderstorms that you find near a front. Frontal thunderstorms are airplane killers, whether it's from extreme turbulence, severe downdrafts, microbursts, hail, heavy rain, icing conditions, or, rarely, lightning. There isn't an aircraft out there that is completely invulnerable to the meat of a strong thunderstorm. Best to avoid at all costs.

22 Feb 2013 08:57 PM
Earl of Chives     
These medical helicopters crash all the time. If it wasn't such a moneymaker for hospitals the death they cause wouldn't be allowed.

22 Feb 2013 09:06 PM
doglover    [TotalFark]  

Charlie Freak: There isn't an aircraft out there that is completely invulnerable to the meat of a strong thunderstorm.


Make one.

I propose a sphere that uses magnets.

22 Feb 2013 09:09 PM
Charlie Freak    [TotalFark]  

Earl of Chives: These medical helicopters crash all the time. If it wasn't such a moneymaker for hospitals the death they cause wouldn't be allowed.


I think that goes for nearly everything in life.

22 Feb 2013 09:12 PM
doglover    [TotalFark]  
If we scale up the sphere to about 12,000km in diameter, and put the magnets on the inside, we can even use it as a space ship.

22 Feb 2013 09:29 PM
Glendale     

Earl of Chives: These medical helicopters crash all the time. If it wasn't such a moneymaker for hospitals the death they cause wouldn't be allowed.


It's a liability thing too. Say you must to transfer a patient from a rural ER to a trauma center and their local ground ambulance can make the trip in 1 hour. The helicopter takes 1.5 hours including dispatch time since it's not based at the rural ER. Chances are they'll require the helicopter because it's more of a guaranteed time while the ground ambulance has more unknowns i.e. could get stuck in traffic and take longer than the helicopter.

22 Feb 2013 09:34 PM
fugeeface     
The nurses are sued/fired for helping their fellow humans in 5...4...3...2...

22 Feb 2013 09:37 PM
Cerebral Infarktion     
Do you realize...that everyone...you know...someday will die?  Still, tragic.

22 Feb 2013 10:13 PM
Ontos     
Try and stay in the middle of the air, guys.

22 Feb 2013 10:30 PM
BronyMedic     

evaned: spmkk: "In peacetime there is no thunderstorm worth penetrating." - old (and very true) aviation motto.

If you ask me, making an air ambulance run is a much more worthwhile reason for penetrating a thunderstorm than most wartime things.


Making an air ambulance run into a thunderstorm, unless you're in a dual-engine equipped, IFR certified bird, is suicide and a violation of FAR Parts 91, 121, and 135 depending on what model the air ambulance service uses. Most medical aircraft in the United States are only IFR rated, and single-engined, twin bladed JetRangers or LongRangers are the most common. The bird in the article is an AS350, which is the same kind we fly. They are single pilot and not rated for IFR flight. The only good thing is that they have three or four blades, and a hell of a lot more power than a 206 or 210.

I'd cream my pants if I got to fly an EC145 or Dolphin. Imagine being able to walk around a patient in the compartment in flight.

22 Feb 2013 10:47 PM
BronyMedic     

22 Feb 2013 10:48 PM
Fecal Conservative    [TotalFark]  

doglover: Charlie Freak: There isn't an aircraft out there that is completely invulnerable to the meat of a strong thunderstorm.

Make one.

I propose a sphere that uses magnets.


But how would it work?

22 Feb 2013 11:32 PM
jimmyjackfunk     
this was all over the news this morning on the way in.  had the streets shut down around it.  and it seemed as if that whole part of OKC was having problems with traffic.  some asshat ran over some power poles knocking out power to OG&E customers.  one report said the chopperwas between two buildings and speculated they hit one of them.

23 Feb 2013 12:01 AM
lenfromak    [TotalFark]  

BronyMedic: Making an air ambulance run into a thunderstorm, unless you're in a dual-engine equipped, IFR certified bird, is suicide and a violation of FAR Parts 91, 121, and 135 depending on what model the air ambulance service uses.


Not to mention industrial-strength stupid. You'd risk killing the crew as well as the patient. What good is that?

23 Feb 2013 12:03 AM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

Fecal Conservative: doglover: Charlie Freak: There isn't an aircraft out there that is completely invulnerable to the meat of a strong thunderstorm.

Make one.

I propose a sphere that uses magnets.

But how would it work?


I'm not sure how magnets would protect you from thunderstorm meat either.

23 Feb 2013 12:10 AM
change1211    [TotalFark]  

BronyMedic: Ahem - most are only VFR rated, meaning that they can only fly in very specific weather conditions depending on what class airspace they're traversing through.

Correcting myself.


Seriously? Here in Canada we use S76's, BK117's and AW139's and I believe they're all IFR machines. Why does the US constantly wreck their 206's and Astars on Medivac missions?

On a related note, a helicopter in a thunderstorm is god damn suicide, they're a pain in the ass without the severe turbulence and down/updrafts that come with thunderstorms.

23 Feb 2013 12:12 AM
CBFLATLINE     
As an EMS provider I must say that "fast acting nursing home nurses" is a miracle in itself.

As an EMS provider...

Thank you nursing home nurses.

23 Feb 2013 02:07 AM
MollyMalone74     
BronyMedic:
I'd cream my pants if I got to fly an EC145 or Dolphin. Imagine being able to walk around a patient in the compartment in flight.

Just started flying in an EC145.  Sweetest thing ever.  So much room it's almost silly.

23 Feb 2013 08:36 AM
Dictatorial_Flair     

evaned: spmkk: "In peacetime there is no thunderstorm worth penetrating." - old (and very true) aviation motto.

If you ask me, making an air ambulance run is a much more worthwhile reason for penetrating a thunderstorm than most wartime things.


Not really. Running a high risk of sacrificing a highly-specialized piece of equipment and three highly-trained crew members, possibly killing the patient as well, is a very poor use of resources. It sucks that sometimes people can't be saved due to the weather, but most professionals aren't suicidally brave enough to take a risk like that.

23 Feb 2013 09:20 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
And when they pulled the pilot's body from the twisted, burning wreck. It looked like this...

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23 Feb 2013 11:37 AM
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