Helicopter Crashes Attempting to Land Atop Manhattan Building

Video coverage from CNN, CBS. Also embedded below.

More video at CNBC, as a commenter says he's blocked from watching the CNN feed.

To be honest, the video is crap. It's ground-level stuff. You just see some grey smoke atop the building, which is obscured by rainy haze.

The pilot has died.

The weather is poor in New York and the news media's helicopters are all grounded due to the weather. Why this helicopter was flying, we don't know.

Don't worry, I won't leave this at the top for long. I realize it's a pretty minor story -- apart from the dead man and his grieving family -- but... eh, it's briefly "grabby."

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 03:24 PM




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1 Sad.

Posted by: Emmie Oakley at June 10, 2019 03:25 PM (4HMW8)

2 Yeah. And Fat Jerry lost his TV spot.

Lol

Posted by: Redenzo at June 10, 2019 03:26 PM (14qvS)

3 I remember seeing more than a few city plans from the 1960's that were big on heliports. The idea was that people would commute from burb heliports and land on top of downtown skyscrapers.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 10, 2019 03:26 PM (ujg0T)

4 Who was/were the VIPs he was transporting?
Was it a case of "I don't care what you're telling me about the weather, I need to get to my Manhattan meeting NOW!!"?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 10, 2019 03:26 PM (W+vEI)

5 There are old pilots, there are bold pilots, there are no old bold pilots.

Posted by: blake - used sock salesman at June 10, 2019 03:27 PM (qC1Sy)

6 Trump's fault.

Give us a minute, we'll figure out why.

Posted by: The MFM at June 10, 2019 03:27 PM (O8WFE)

7 it's briefly "grabby."

That's a big effin' deal.

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 10, 2019 03:27 PM (t6MX/)

8 Not PC, but thoughts and prayers to family

Posted by: FrodoB at June 10, 2019 03:27 PM (6bOIV)

9
My God, that doesn't happen very often.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 10, 2019 03:27 PM (yNh/5)

10 3 I remember seeing more than a few city plans from the 1960's that were big on heliports. The idea was that people would commute from burb heliports and land on top of downtown skyscrapers.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 10, 2019 03:26 PM (ujg0T)

To be fair, who in hell would want to drive on the streets of that madhouse?

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 10, 2019 03:27 PM (vVOK2)

11
*Raises hand*


Why are we linking CNN?

Posted by: fixerupper at June 10, 2019 03:28 PM (8XRCm)

12 The Pan AM building?

Is this an old post....?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at June 10, 2019 03:28 PM (LWu6U)

13 Sorry for this person's loss of life, but Jerry (Mr. Creosote) Nadler couldn't get any traction on his fake wannabe Watergate redux hearing due to this crash, apparently.

Posted by: the Butcher at June 10, 2019 03:28 PM (DIosY)

14 Well NBC is hosting a "watch party" for this on Facebook, so....

Posted by: blaster at June 10, 2019 03:28 PM (9VeU0)

15 10 3 I remember seeing more than a few city plans from the 1960's that were big on heliports. The idea was that people would commute from burb heliports and land on top of downtown skyscrapers.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 10, 2019 03:26 PM (ujg0T)

To be fair, who in hell would want to drive on the streets of that madhouse?
Posted by: tcn in AK at June 10, 2019 03:27 PM (vVOK2)



It probably WOULD make more sense than the mass transit "light rail" white elephants they built in many cities.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 10, 2019 03:28 PM (ujg0T)

16 Yeah, accidents suck. People die in cars every day.

Is this going to lead NY to enact 'common sense helicopter controls'?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:28 PM (bcbK8)

17 The Pan AM building?



Is this an old post....?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest
>>
I guess nobody bought naming rights.

Posted by: FrodoB at June 10, 2019 03:29 PM (6bOIV)

18 Not Airwolf, I take it.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 10, 2019 03:29 PM (NWiLs)

19 Yep, and they thought blimps like the Hindenburg were just gonna tether up to big spires on top of skyscrapers and the happy passengers would just come bounding down the steps.

Posted by: The MFM at June 10, 2019 03:29 PM (O8WFE)

20
The pilot's last name wouldn't be "Kennedy" by any chance?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2019 03:29 PM (BWL+E)

21 Just glad, if that's the right word, that it's an accident and not enemy action.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:29 PM (bcbK8)

22 i had my next to last helicopter ride on my 30th birthday.

damn near died, holding a bag of urine samples.

took one more the next morning, to get back to Los Al, and never again.

F those deathtraps.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 10, 2019 03:29 PM (Zo3HG)

23 11-

It's possible Ace prefers CNN over Shep.

Hard call. Wouldn't want to make it.

Posted by: Ktgreat at June 10, 2019 03:30 PM (f8ilN)

24 16 Yeah, accidents suck. People die in cars every day.

Is this going to lead NY to enact 'common sense helicopter controls'?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:28 PM (bcbK

That'll confuse the hell out of established helicopter pilots.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 10, 2019 03:30 PM (NWiLs)

25 Bring back the zeppelins, sans hydrogen.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 10, 2019 03:30 PM (ufFY8)

26 To be fair, who in hell would want to drive on the streets of that madhouse?
Posted by: tcn in AK at June 10, 2019 03:27 PM (vVOK2)


I used to have a hard and fast rule about driving in Manhattan: don't. Then I lived in Athens, Greece for a year.

NYC? Pffft.

Posted by: blaster at June 10, 2019 03:30 PM (9VeU0)

27 The big next new thing in the 30's was transport by dirigible. The skyscrapers would have docking stations. I think a few were built.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 10, 2019 03:30 PM (KtcMg)

28 I liked the idea of airships serving the upper stories of buildings, sorta 5th Element style. Very sci fi, very cyberpunk.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:31 PM (bcbK8)

29 ace, you gonna piss off tommy s.

Posted by: E. Stan Bull at June 10, 2019 03:31 PM (B+t5k)

30 sounds like maverick forgot to do his pilot shit. helicopters are unforgiving. will never ride in one again.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 10, 2019 03:31 PM (KP5rU)

31 Helicopters crash quite a bit. Just like general aviation airplanes also crash quite a bit. The numbers of dead are always low per incident, so it isn't as dramatic as a big plane going down (or going lost) with hundreds of lives.

There have been some bad helicopter crashes in NYC involving traffic reporters.

Sad day for this pilot's family.

Posted by: Boots at June 10, 2019 03:31 PM (e9omi)

32 Just glad, if that's the right word, that it's an accident and not enemy action.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:29 PM (bcbK

This. Remember, back on 9/11, when the first plane hit the WTC, it was assumed to be a tragic accident.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 10, 2019 03:31 PM (WG6O9)

33 24 16 Yeah, accidents suck. People die in cars every day.

Is this going to lead NY to enact 'common sense helicopter controls'?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:28 PM (bcbK

That'll confuse the hell out of established helicopter pilots.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 10, 2019 03:30 PM (NWiLs)

They'll just label them as 'deplorables'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:31 PM (bcbK8)

34 27 The big next new thing in the 30's was transport by dirigible. The skyscrapers would have docking stations. I think a few were built.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 10, 2019 03:30 PM (KtcMg)
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I believe the Empire State Building had a mooring mast.

Posted by: blake - used sock salesman at June 10, 2019 03:32 PM (qC1Sy)

35
Airplanes naturally want to fly.

Helicopters naturally want to crash.

(Though the pastor of our parish, who worked in helicopter maintenance and has a pilot's license before he found his Vocation, would disagree)

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2019 03:32 PM (BWL+E)

36 Immigrant serial killer in Texas: local news story.

Hard landing on a NYC rooftop: STOP THE PRESSES, BIGGEST STORY IN THE WORLD.

Posted by: NY, City of Malignant Narcissism at June 10, 2019 03:32 PM (4Eo4+)

37 AIRMOBILE!!

too soon?

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at June 10, 2019 03:33 PM (4Qd8y)

38 32 Just glad, if that's the right word, that it's an accident and not enemy action.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:29 PM (bcbK

This. Remember, back on 9/11, when the first plane hit the WTC, it was assumed to be a tragic accident.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 10, 2019 03:31 PM (WG6O9)

Yep, I remember being at work when it happened.

The first hit and I thought, what a tragedy. Then the second hit and I went all cold all over. And my mind flashed back to Tom Clancy's 'Sum of All Fears'. And I thought someone has seriously fucked up.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:33 PM (bcbK8)

39 21 Just glad, if that's the right word, that it's an accident and not enemy action.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:29 PM (bcbK

Agreed.

Posted by: Jordan61, PNW MoMe Survivor & Awesome Mug Winner! at June 10, 2019 03:33 PM (Ez6QX)

40 BTW, Swedish cops shoot man at Malmo train station threatening to explode
bombs in his sports equipment bags. Claimed to have a pistol as well.
Spoke English with an "accent". Police release suspect photo...
https://tinyurl.com/kzs8565

Posted by: cumjeff at June 10, 2019 03:34 PM (Dh1wo)

41 The ending to the movie Coogan's Bluff gave me vertigo.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 10, 2019 03:34 PM (KtcMg)

42 >>The first hit and I thought, what a tragedy. Then the second hit and I went all cold all over.


Yup.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 10, 2019 03:34 PM (W+vEI)

43
The first hit and I thought, what a tragedy. Then the second hit and I went all cold all over. And my mind flashed back to Tom Clancy's 'Sum of All Fears'. And I thought someone has seriously fucked up.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:33 PM (bcbK
------------------

When I first saw the pictures of 9/11 I thought someone had hacked the newspaper web site.

Posted by: blake - used sock salesman at June 10, 2019 03:34 PM (qC1Sy)

44 A helicopter is a crash waiting to happen.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2019 03:34 PM (Tf/vJ)

45 #40 Reason-trolling sock off.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 10, 2019 03:34 PM (Dh1wo)

46 He told his wife he was going flying. Wife said, "Do what you want."

Posted by: Archer at June 10, 2019 03:35 PM (BWGJQ)

47 3
I remember seeing more than a few city plans from the 1960's that were
big on heliports. The idea was that people would commute from burb
heliports and land on top of downtown skyscrapers.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 10, 2019

*
*
. . .

There was an actual heliport atop the Pan Am Building in the Sixties. It closed I think in 1968; not many people used it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 10, 2019 03:35 PM (ClOmq)

48 De Blasio is gonna come up with some way to create a new tax and another regulation because of this.

Posted by: Roy at June 10, 2019 03:35 PM (Zct75)

49 I won't do helos anymore - had enough thank you very much. The only exception may be if someone loads my sorry ass onto a Med evac flight but if I need that, I'm only two steps away from mort anyway.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 10, 2019 03:35 PM (Y4EXg)

50 I flew in a helicopter once.

Posted by: klaftern at June 10, 2019 03:35 PM (RuIsu)

51 OT: They're starting robot deliveries near me in Snohomish County. The robots, 'Scout', are adorable.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:35 PM (bcbK8)

52 Not just bad weather, but close to zero vis most of the day.

Why this guy was flying is a mystery.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2019 03:36 PM (bILfz)

53 Too soon?

Posted by: Archer at June 10, 2019 03:36 PM (BWGJQ)

54 Airplanes naturally want to fly.

Helicopters naturally want to crash.
-------------------------------------------------

An old friend who is also an old pilot, calls helicopters "flying rocks".

Posted by: Boots at June 10, 2019 03:36 PM (e9omi)

55 10 3 I remember seeing more than a few city plans from the 1960's that were big on heliports. The idea was that people would commute from burb heliports and land on top of downtown skyscrapers.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 10, 2019 03:26 PM (ujg0T)

To be fair, who in hell would want to drive on the streets of that madhouse?
Posted by: tcn in AK at June 10, 2019 03:27 PM (vVOK2)

No one drives in NY, there's too much traffic

Posted by: josephistan at June 10, 2019 03:36 PM (7HtZB)

56 Imagine when we're all flying cars to work.

Posted by: t-bird at June 10, 2019 03:36 PM (g0Lfb)

57 No comment.

Posted by: Jane Dornacker at June 10, 2019 03:36 PM (75v8l)

58 51 OT: They're starting robot deliveries near me in Snohomish County. The robots, 'Scout', are adorable.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:35 PM (bcbK

Yeah, that's how it starts. "Deliveries." Then people start to disappear...

Posted by: Insomniac at June 10, 2019 03:36 PM (NWiLs)

59 Blackhawks are fun to ride in.

Chinooks, not so much.

Posted by: SMH at June 10, 2019 03:37 PM (RU4sa)

60 58 51 OT: They're starting robot deliveries near me in Snohomish County. The robots, 'Scout', are adorable.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:35 PM (bcbK

Yeah, that's how it starts. "Deliveries." Then people start to disappear...
Posted by: Insomniac at June 10, 2019 03:36 PM (NWiLs)

Ohhh...so negative. This could be the start of self-delivering fembots!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:37 PM (bcbK8)

61 >>>4 Who was/were the VIPs he was transporting?
Was it a case of "I don't care what you're telling me about the weather, I need to get to my Manhattan meeting NOW!!"?


WAS THE PILOT ACTING UNDER TRUMP'S ORDERS TO TRANSPORT THE SECOND SCOOP OF ICE CREAM?!!!

Posted by: The Conspiracy Queen Rachel Maddow at June 10, 2019 03:37 PM (PbpT7)

62 I remember a Clint Eastwood movie where Clint flies in from AZ and takes a CH-46 commercial chopper ride that lands on the Pan Am building. Then Clint goes all hardass on hippies in NYC.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 10, 2019 03:37 PM (2LelM)

63 44 A helicopter is a crash waiting to happen.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2019 03:34 PM (Tf/vJ)

With an airplane, at least you've got control surfaces of the engine seizes. With a helicopter, you're fucked.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at June 10, 2019 03:37 PM (J+mig)

64 Does the Fidelio joke in the side bar have to do with the 3 (2 state senators and a DA) getting murdered over the weekend, all of whom were investigating child exploitation/child trafficking/child sex trafficking? Or does it have to do with all the pedos being arrested beggining last week, that the media refuses to mention? Or dare I say both?

What's the 411 on the sidebar Eyes Wide Shut joke?

Posted by: wizard crusher at June 10, 2019 03:37 PM (v2ozf)

65 Ohhh...so negative. This could be the start of self-delivering fembots!
>>
Door to door service

Posted by: FrodoB at June 10, 2019 03:37 PM (6bOIV)

66 Video HyperLink Fail - TOS required first?

Posted by: MoJoTee at June 10, 2019 03:37 PM (O7t6I)

67

Well, that tears it. Helicopters are too unsafe for civilian use.

All helicopters should be run by the military only. All current civilian airframes to be re-purposed by the military for... other purposes. IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 10, 2019 03:37 PM (AzW6q)

68 The margin of error for a helo is very small. It doesn't take much to end up like a lawn dart at a July 4th picnic.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2019 03:38 PM (bILfz)

69 "Hard Landing", sounds like he might have been attempting an auto-rotation.

You might wanna look that up in Wikipedia, but in short, it's a landing without power, using only the free-wheeling rotation of the rotor, as it's grabbing what air it can on the gravity-ride down to the landing (or in this case, crash) site.

That's a "you only get this one chance" situations, and there's a lot more ways to do it wrong than the one way to do it right.

Remains to be seen if this was an auto-rotation, and what necessitated it if so.

And if not? A basic navigational error ought not result in a hard landing, and running outta fuel would likely have precluded much of a fire in the first place.

Any word on passengers, beside the pilot hisself?

Finally, I'll add my voice the prayers going up for that pilot, and his family.

Respectfully,


Jim
Sunk New DAwn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 10, 2019 03:38 PM (QzJWU)

70 Schwarzenegger was in that building, and y'all know what he had to say.

Posted by: Roy at June 10, 2019 03:38 PM (Zct75)

71 61
>>>4 Who was/were the VIPs he was transporting?

Was it a case of "I don't care what you're telling me about the weather, I need to get to my Manhattan meeting NOW!!"?





WAS THE PILOT ACTING UNDER TRUMP'S ORDERS TO TRANSPORT THE SECOND SCOOP OF ICE CREAM?!!!

Posted by: The Conspiracy Queen Rachel Maddow at June 10, 2019 03:37 PM (PbpT7)

LOL

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 10, 2019 03:38 PM (ymnmz)

72 People are just lucky this copter didn't crash into the side of the building and end up falling to the ground on top of a crowd.

If this had been a car I would have guessed it was someone happily testing their Tesla autonomous driving program on a packed street full of unsuspecting lab rats ... us.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 10, 2019 03:39 PM (K1SGu)

73
Was it a case of "I don't care what you're telling me about the weather, I need to get to my Manhattan meeting NOW!!"?

Posted by: Lizzy


Better, in that case, for the pilot to survive and the passenger to die.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2019 03:39 PM (BWL+E)

74 With an airplane, at least you've got control surfaces of the engine seizes. With a helicopter, you're fucked.
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Auto rotate is your friend until you hit something hard.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 10, 2019 03:39 PM (2LelM)

75 >>>17 The Pan AM building?



Is this an old post....?

...

i forget, but don't they still call it that?

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2019 03:39 PM (PbpT7)

76 Say it with me, autorotation.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2019 03:39 PM (bILfz)

77 CNN has video of a large primate smacking that helicopter right out of the air.

Posted by: Roy at June 10, 2019 03:39 PM (Zct75)

78 It's the Met Life Building.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2019 03:40 PM (bILfz)

79 Link to CNN? Seriously?

Posted by: LASue at June 10, 2019 03:40 PM (wMHPW)

80 Why is the FBI investigating this crash?

Posted by: IrishEi at June 10, 2019 03:40 PM (NtglE)

81 CNN?

So it was Trump and the Russians who did this?

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2019 03:40 PM (bILfz)

82 Say it with me, autorotation.>>

MMMM, autorotation..

Posted by: HomerS at June 10, 2019 03:40 PM (6bOIV)

83
Why is the FBI investigating this crash?

Posted by: IrishEi


So they can never determine the motive.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2019 03:41 PM (BWL+E)

84 I hope CNN gives you a cash back reward for linking to them. This will easily quadruple their traffic for today, just in moron views alone

Posted by: Boots at June 10, 2019 03:41 PM (e9omi)

85 Clearly didn't know the first rule of flying, aim at the ground and miss.

Posted by: Someguy at June 10, 2019 03:41 PM (OPvjT)

86 amazon is starting the drone deliveries.

the first time i see one in my airspace, it's getting shot down.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 10, 2019 03:41 PM (d7Ww2)

87 Headwinds eat helicopter fuel like 14 year old kid.

Posted by: klaftern at June 10, 2019 03:41 PM (RuIsu)

88 >>WAS THE PILOT ACTING UNDER TRUMP'S ORDERS TO TRANSPORT THE SECOND SCOOP OF ICE CREAM?!!!


Or John Corzine?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 10, 2019 03:41 PM (W+vEI)

89 With an airplane, at least you've got control surfaces of the engine seizes. With a helicopter, you're fucked.

False. I've done hundreds of auto-rotations in training. The killer is aerodynamic stall of the main rotor due to low RPM. This is unrecoverable. You can still keep it "in the green" by finessing the collective even with no power.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at June 10, 2019 03:41 PM (uGHnY)

90 I guess he should have fast roped the passenger into the roof instead of attempting to land...

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2019 03:41 PM (bILfz)

91 87 Headwinds eat helicopter fuel like 14 year old kid.
Posted by: klaftern at June 10, 2019 03:41 PM (RuIsu)

14 year old kids eat helicopter fuel?

Posted by: Insomniac at June 10, 2019 03:42 PM (NWiLs)

92 79 Link to CNN? Seriously?
Posted by: LASue at June 10, 2019 03:40 PM (wMHPW)

Oh no, you didn't read the content did you?

Damn it Sue, you know better!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:42 PM (bcbK8)

93 A couple years ago I paid $20 to take a flight around the local airport on a Huey at an airshow here, they were raising money for something - damn, that was a hell of a ride. I'd say the difference between riding in an airplane and in one of those vintage Huey's is the difference between riding in a nice comfortable 4 door sedan and being on the back of a Harley. The side doors were open, we had only a lap belt holding us on the seat, and on the turns, that thing would lay over on its side and you'd be looking out the door, straight down at the trees below you. And the sound! I could have shouted as loud as I was able, and the person next to me couldn't have heard me. We were all sitting right underneath a big engine that was screaming at max rpm's.

I did it once, that was enough for me!

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 10, 2019 03:42 PM (k1TUh)

94 i forget, but don't they still call it that?

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2019 03:39 PM (PbpT7)


I don't care what anyone pays for advertising on a building .. I still call all famous buildings by their original names. It's always The Sears Tower to me. Same for the Pan Am building. ANd I will never call the Empire State Building, The Kotex Maxipad Place, no matter how much money Kotex pays for the name rights.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 10, 2019 03:42 PM (K1SGu)

95 One of the buildings at Princeton must have a rooftop heliport (a medical building) because there was a House M.D. where they had a rooftop helicopter landing.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 10, 2019 03:42 PM (Dh1wo)

96 86 amazon is starting the drone deliveries.

the first time i see one in my airspace, it's getting shot down.
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 10, 2019 03:41 PM (d7Ww2)

*fist bump*

Posted by: Jordan61, PNW MoMe Survivor & Awesome Mug Winner! at June 10, 2019 03:42 PM (Ez6QX)

97 BTW, Swedish cops shoot man at Malmo train station threatening to explode
bombs in his sports equipment bags. Claimed to have a pistol as well.
Spoke English with an "accent". Police release suspect photo...
https://tinyurl.com/kzs8565



Posted by: cumjeff at June 10, 2019 03:34 PM (Dh1wo)


Everyone in Sweden speaks English with an accent.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Own the Libs! Buy Ewok Brand Hobo Culls at The Outrage Outlet! at June 10, 2019 03:42 PM (hLRSq)

98 You can still keep it "in the green" by finessing the collective even with no power.

-----

Kinda like American Socialists..... no???

Posted by: fixerupper at June 10, 2019 03:42 PM (8XRCm)

99 The big next new thing in the 30's was transport by dirigible. The skyscrapers would have docking stations. I think a few were built.

I got a list

Posted by: Airship Nadlerburg at June 10, 2019 03:43 PM (QzkSJ)

100 Say it with me, autorotation.
Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2019 03:39 PM (bILfz)

I had a helicopter pilot tell me that he had to make at least one auto-rotation landing in order to get his license.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 10, 2019 03:43 PM (WG6O9)

101 Shep is entertaining one and all with his chopper stories as a helicopter reporter..

He says the ceiling went from over 1000 feet earlier to 300-400 feet very quickly.

But still.. with buildings in Manhattan, he shouldn't have been flying with even 1000 foot ceiling.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 10, 2019 03:43 PM (so+oy)

102 Any word on passengers, beside the pilot hisself?

All the articles I've seen say the pilot was the only person on board.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at June 10, 2019 03:43 PM (7s3Gx)

103 Why is the FBI investigating this crash?

Posted by: IrishEi at June 10, 2019 03:40 PM (NtglE)


THey heard there might have been polygamists on board.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 10, 2019 03:43 PM (K1SGu)

104 So they can never determine the motive.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2019 03:41 PM
~~~~~

Heh!

Posted by: IrishEi at June 10, 2019 03:43 PM (NtglE)

105 91 87 Headwinds eat helicopter fuel like 14 year old kid.
Posted by: klaftern at June 10, 2019 03:41 PM (RuIsu)

14 year old kids eat helicopter fuel?

Posted by: Insomniac

I think he means headwinds eat children

Posted by: 2009Refugee at June 10, 2019 03:43 PM (SK37N)

106 I've replaced the CNN feed with a CBS feed that should work for people blocked from seeing CNN/

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2019 03:43 PM (PbpT7)

107 ...14 year old kids eat helicopter fuel?

Posted by: Insomniac at June 10, 2019 03:42 PM (NWiLs)




Only the ones with Helicopter Parents.


/duh!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 10, 2019 03:43 PM (QzJWU)

108 14 year old kids eat helicopter fuel?
Posted by: Insomniac at June 10, 2019 03:42 PM (NWiLs)

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Its like a Tide Pod Challenge.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 10, 2019 03:44 PM (8XRCm)

109 "...but... eh, it's briefly "grabby."

Isn't this really the story of Joe Bidet?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 10, 2019 03:44 PM (zBaqJ)

110
Turned the TV on to see what's up and it's Shep. I forgot. But Drama Boy is doing his thing.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 10, 2019 03:44 PM (vEIlU)

111 14 year old kids eat helicopter fuel?
Posted by: Insomniac

da

Posted by: gopniks at June 10, 2019 03:44 PM (QzkSJ)

112
So it was Trump and the Russians who did this?
Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2019 03:40 PM (bILfz)

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The HIND assault copper, loaded with eight prostitutes from Moscow, went off course and missed Trump Tower when several of them began complaining that "they couldn't hold it anymore."

The distracted pilot panicked when he realized orangeman would have him flayed alive by agents of the FSB if his hookers didn't arrive on time and loaded to maximum capacity with precious urine, causing the loss of control.

-----CNN

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 10, 2019 03:44 PM (AzW6q)

113 >>>99 The big next new thing in the 30's was transport by dirigible. The skyscrapers would have docking stations. I think a few were built.

I got a list

...

the radio mast of the Empire State Building was intended as a docking mast.

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2019 03:44 PM (PbpT7)

114

Pilot was Mohammed al... Pinochet?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 10, 2019 03:45 PM (zBaqJ)

115 72 People are just lucky this copter didn't crash into the side of the building and end up falling to the ground on top of a crowd. "

It would have been really awesome if it crashed into the side of the building just after dropping Morpheus and Neo on top of the building next door.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 10, 2019 03:45 PM (k1TUh)

116 Shep is entertaining one and all with his chopper stories as a helicopter reporter..

That ass needs to be in the DR right now testing all the drinks in the minibars at the resort to see which ones are killing people.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 10, 2019 03:45 PM (ptqGC)

117
They're falling out of the sky at an accelerating rate!! It's Helicopter Chaos!!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2019 03:45 PM (BWL+E)

118 yall are going to burn in hell.

you know that, right?

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 10, 2019 03:45 PM (d7Ww2)

119 >>>79 Link to CNN? Seriously?
Posted by: LASue

I sinned, but now I'm clean.

However, look, there aren't many good options for video like this, except fox, and fox is Suuuuuuper douchey about video.

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2019 03:45 PM (PbpT7)

120 But Drama Boy is doing his thing.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 10, 2019 03:44 PM (vEIlU)

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There are TWO T's in "Butt".....

Posted by: fixerupper at June 10, 2019 03:46 PM (8XRCm)

121 116 Shep is entertaining one and all with his chopper stories as a helicopter reporter..

That ass needs to be in the DR right now testing all the drinks in the minibars at the resort to see which ones are killing people.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 10, 2019 03:45 PM (ptqGC)


The'yre eating helicopters in the Superdome!!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 10, 2019 03:46 PM (zBaqJ)

122 yall are going to burn in hell.

you know that, right?
Posted by: nurse ratched
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Hold my place in line please.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 10, 2019 03:46 PM (Y4EXg)

123 amazon is starting the drone deliveries.


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In Canada. If there is a crash there is no one there to be injured. Probably.

Posted by: Undocumented at June 10, 2019 03:46 PM (5NMZN)

124 >>>They're falling out of the sky at an accelerating rate!! It's Helicopter Chaos!!
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Shep...?!?!

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2019 03:46 PM (PbpT7)

125 Helicopters are scary to be on even absent the threat of crashing. Some would call it "thrilling". I would call it "vomitorious".

Posted by: ... at June 10, 2019 03:46 PM (rJdYL)

126
Why is the FBI investigating this crash?


The helicopter had a drink with an Australian diplomat

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 10, 2019 03:46 PM (TAmPV)

127 All the articles I've seen say the pilot was the only person on board.

the Joos all got off at the previous stop.

Posted by: Roland THTG at June 10, 2019 03:46 PM (88+cf)

128 yall are going to burn in hell.

you know that, right?
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 10, 2019 03:45 PM (d7Ww2)

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keeps us warm

Posted by: fixerupper at June 10, 2019 03:46 PM (8XRCm)

129
If this happened anywhere but NYC, you'd never hear about it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2019 03:46 PM (BWL+E)

130 The'yre eating helicopters in the Superdome!!!
Posted by: J.J. Sefton

You mean the crocodiles.

Posted by: Brian Williams at June 10, 2019 03:46 PM (QzkSJ)

131 I sinned, but now I'm clean.

However, look, there aren't many good options for video like this, except fox, and fox is Suuuuuuper douchey about video.



Posted by: ace at June 10, 2019 03:45 PM (PbpT7)


At least you spared us Shep's! theatrics.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 10, 2019 03:47 PM (ptqGC)

132 No luck on the Supreme Court clearing the way on suppressors. They declined review.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:47 PM (bcbK8)

133 106 I've replaced the CNN feed with a CBS feed that should work for people blocked from seeing CNN/
Posted by: ace
_______

What browser blocks CNN? I'd like to install it.

Posted by: Furious George at June 10, 2019 03:47 PM (9vQJW)

134 ::godblessallthempygmiesdowninnewyorkcity::

Posted by: eleven at June 10, 2019 03:47 PM (tH5fk)

135 I would call it "vomitorious".


Pffffft. The word is "vomitaceous".

Posted by: pep at June 10, 2019 03:47 PM (T6t7i)

136 I used to always look for Fox video I could link, but they tended not to have it, or they'd have video that you could only see if you signed up with your cable subscription ID number.

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2019 03:47 PM (PbpT7)

137 yall are going to burn in hell.

you know that, right?


I've come to grips with it.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at June 10, 2019 03:47 PM (7s3Gx)

138 113 >>>99 The big next new thing in the 30's was transport by dirigible. The skyscrapers would have docking stations. I think a few were built.

I got a list

...

the radio mast of the Empire State Building was intended as a docking mast.

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2019 03:44 PM (PbpT7)


Ace, you may recall the former Pan Am Building behind Grand Central Station used to land large passenger carrying copters that ferried people to JFK. Then, a crash in '77 killed a number of people and that was the end of that.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 10, 2019 03:47 PM (zBaqJ)

139 80
Why is the FBI investigating this crash?

Posted by: IrishEi at June 10, 2019 03:40 PM (NtglE)



All the alphabet agencies will investigate to make sure nothing nefarious was going on.

Kind of the same reason local homicide officers will investigate every suicide to just make sure it truly was a suicide.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper at June 10, 2019 03:47 PM (fdTrp)

140 Back in the 50s, some French guy reached 45,000 feet in a helicopter. Then the engine flamed out, and he autorotated all the way down for like an hour.

Posted by: Chris M at June 10, 2019 03:48 PM (eAZVt)

141 They found out what happened. Someone put a banana in the tailpipe. Or was that an apple?

Posted by: ... at June 10, 2019 03:48 PM (rJdYL)

142 >>>At least you spared us Shep's! theatrics.


oh right I forgot about that -- Fox is a no-go for stories like this because of Mr. They're Eating Babies and Raping The Baby Leftovers.

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2019 03:48 PM (PbpT7)

143 Headwinds eat helicopter fuel like 14 year old kid.
Posted by: klaftern at June 10, 2019 03:41 PM (RuIsu)
+++++++++++
Headwinds eat children?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 10, 2019 03:48 PM (I2dne)

144 There are pygmies in NYC?

I mean, I knew about the CHUDS...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:48 PM (bcbK8)

145 amazon is starting the drone deliveries.

Bezos should have to travel by nothing but drone - stuffed into a big package - for a ten year testing period before they even think of unleashing this shit on the public.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 10, 2019 03:48 PM (K1SGu)

146 Or is the Fidelio joke about pretty e-thots like Lauren Southern banging any dudes who would right their "Conservative" scripts and speeches for them?

Come on.... what's in the box?!?!

Posted by: wizard crusher at June 10, 2019 03:48 PM (v2ozf)

147 #95 Sorry, forgot the question mark after "medical building?"

Posted by: andycanuck at June 10, 2019 03:48 PM (Dh1wo)

148

What does John Dean think about this crash?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 10, 2019 03:48 PM (aKsyK)

149 Kind of the same reason local homicide officers will investigate every suicide to just make sure it truly was a suicide.

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Or shoot them again to make sure it was a suicide.

Posted by: Undocumented at June 10, 2019 03:48 PM (5NMZN)

150 Headwinds eat helicopter fuel like 14 year old kid.

Posted by: klaftern at June 10, 2019 03:41 PM (RuIsu)

+++++++++++

Headwinds eat children?>>>>
You're not paying attention, we covered that.

Posted by: FrodoB at June 10, 2019 03:49 PM (6bOIV)

151
Everyone in Sweden speaks English with an accent.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Own the Libs!

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I think the deal is, he didn't speak Swedish. He communicated in the next best thing, which was English, which was accented in a non-Swedish way.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 10, 2019 03:49 PM (yNh/5)

152 140 and he autorotated all the way down for like an hour.
Posted by: Chris M at June 10, 2019 03:48 PM (eAZVt)


Isn''t this the story of most adolescent boys alone at home with a sock and a tub of Vaseline?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 10, 2019 03:49 PM (zBaqJ)

153 What does John Dean think about this crash?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


Now to the big question. Is his wife still hawt? Given the times involved, I'm thinking no.

Posted by: pep at June 10, 2019 03:49 PM (T6t7i)

154 Ace, you may recall the former Pan Am Building behind Grand Central Station used to land large passenger carrying copters that ferried people to JFK. Then, a crash in '77 killed a number of people and that was the end of that."

There's always one guy who ruins it for everyone.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 10, 2019 03:49 PM (k1TUh)

155 Did the helicopter have information on Hillary's missing emails?

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper at June 10, 2019 03:49 PM (fdTrp)

156 118 yall are going to burn in hell.

you know that, right?

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 10, 2019 03:45 PM (d7Ww2)

I'll have you know I'm way more saintly in person than when I post alongside you degenerates.

Posted by: Someguy at June 10, 2019 03:49 PM (OPvjT)

157 I'm gonna go with hard landing and bet the pilot somehow managed to misjudge aircraft distance from the pad. Either that or he was off the pad and tried to adjust too quickly. There had to be zero visibility at the time, and why he didn't divert to the West or East heliports or even Teterboro is a mystery.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2019 03:50 PM (VpIIl)

158 Bring back the zeppelins, sans hydrogen.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 10, 2019 03:30 PM (ufFY



Yes, but only if they play Black Dog, Rock n Roll and Kashmir

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 10, 2019 03:50 PM (OLCnA)

159 152 140 and he autorotated all the way down for like an hour.
Posted by: Chris M at June 10, 2019 03:48 PM (eAZVt)


Isn''t this the story of most adolescent boys alone at home with a sock and a tub of Vaseline?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 10, 2019 03:49 PM (zBaqJ)

Well if they have the Playboy channel, yeah

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:50 PM (bcbK8)

160 140 Back in the 50s, some French guy reached 45,000 feet in a helicopter. Then the engine flamed out, and he autorotated all the way down for like an hour.
Posted by: Chris M at June 10, 2019 03:48 PM (eAZVt)



THAT high? IIRC, the air gets too thin for a "rotary wing aircraft", as they used to call them, past a certain point.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 10, 2019 03:50 PM (ujg0T)

161
140 and he autorotated all the way down for like an hour.
Posted by: Chris M at June 10, 2019 03:48 PM (eAZVt)


Isn''t this the story of most adolescent boys alone at home with a sock and a tub of Vaseline?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 10, 2019 03:49 PM (zBaqJ)

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Ummm.

No.

Posted by: Zombie David Carridine at June 10, 2019 03:50 PM (8XRCm)

162 What does John Dean think about this crash?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 10, 2019 03:48 PM (aKsyK)


More important, what does Mayor Buttgiggy think? After all, he's a yuge war veteran. The dinner line in the mess hall is seared in his mind.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 10, 2019 03:50 PM (ptqGC)

163 Also I miss the 1990's Playboy channel.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:50 PM (bcbK8)

164 News conference "any moment"

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 10, 2019 03:50 PM (vEIlU)

165 a crash in '77 killed a number of people and that was the end of that."

There's always one guy who ruins it for everyone.
Posted by: Tom Servo

The pilot was named Todd.

Posted by: Miklos, recollecting at June 10, 2019 03:50 PM (QzkSJ)

166 There was an actual heliport atop the Pan Am Building in the Sixties. It closed I think in 1968; not many people used it.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 10, 2019 03:35 PM (ClOmq)

That is where they shot the Coogan's Bluff scene.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 10, 2019 03:50 PM (KtcMg)

167 93 A couple years ago I paid $20 to take a flight around the local airport on a Huey at an airshow here, they were raising money for something - damn, that was a hell of a ride. I'd say the difference between riding in an airplane and in one of those vintage Huey's is the difference between riding in a nice comfortable 4 door sedan and being on the back of a Harley. The side doors were open, we had only a lap belt holding us on the seat, and on the turns, that thing would lay over on its side and you'd be looking out the door, straight down at the trees below you. And the sound! I could have shouted as loud as I was able, and the person next to me couldn't have heard me. We were all sitting right underneath a big engine that was screaming at max rpm's.

I did it once, that was enough for me!
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 10, 2019 03:42 PM (k1TUh)

I flew in a Vietnam War Huey a few weeks ago at a military show. That's pretty much how I would describe my experience, too. I would love a ride on a WWII warbird, but I don't have those kinds of bucks to throw around.

Posted by: josephistan at June 10, 2019 03:50 PM (7HtZB)

168 The John Dean testimony is awesome right now.

A lot of the fireworks are over, but I've got the time stamp of 3:35 in my head. I'll try to find the video later, on Grabien or something.

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2019 03:50 PM (PbpT7)

169 amazon is starting the drone deliveries.

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That's gonna go over well in rural areas.

Posted by: SMH at June 10, 2019 03:51 PM (RU4sa)

170 Who will be the first idiot liberal to tastelessly compare this to Trump running the country?

Posted by: ... at June 10, 2019 03:51 PM (rJdYL)

171 RIP pilot.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2019 03:51 PM (VpIIl)

172 Why is the FBI investigating this crash?

Posted by: IrishEi at June 10, 2019 03:40 PM (NtglE)

Damn crime tip hotline has been ringing off the hook and we just needed to get out of the office.
Anybody seen my car keys?

Posted by: FBI at June 10, 2019 03:51 PM (v0R5T)

173 164 News conference "any moment"
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 10, 2019 03:50 PM (vEIlU)



Mercifully, De Bolshevik is in Iowa with a 0% polling number in 2020.

Nelson Muntz is ROFL.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 10, 2019 03:51 PM (zBaqJ)

174 146 Or is the Fidelio joke about pretty e-thots like Lauren Southern banging any dudes who would right their "Conservative" scripts and speeches for them?

Come on.... what's in the box?!?!
Posted by: wizard crusher at June 10, 2019 03:48 PM (v2ozf)

Is that what it takes to get Lauren Southern? Cuz I will write the hell out a script for her.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:51 PM (bcbK8)

175 Old piston Hueys, hover felt like hanging on a cable. Blackhawks, instant you're up, you're flying - tremendous power. Also fun to not warn newbie passengers they'll be testing the guns - very loud, even in the noise, and brass can fly back into the passenger area. Great hilarity ensues.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 10, 2019 03:52 PM (QDnY+)

176 oh right I forgot about that -- Fox is a no-go for stories like this because of Mr. They're Eating Babies and Raping The Baby Leftovers.

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2019 03:48 PM (PbpT7)


I find him hilarious, tbh. He's so over the top.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 10, 2019 03:52 PM (vEIlU)

177 I'm gonna go with hard landing and bet the pilot somehow managed to misjudge>>>
One story said he had already radioed that he was having handling problems

Posted by: FrodoB at June 10, 2019 03:52 PM (6bOIV)

178 Ride on the helo skid. You'll never forget it...

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2019 03:52 PM (VpIIl)

179 Helicopters shouldn't aerodynamically be able to fly.

Posted by: The Bees at June 10, 2019 03:52 PM (r+sAi)

180

De Blah-zio talking

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 10, 2019 03:52 PM (vEIlU)

181 I don't like to order anything from Amazon anyway. I'd like it even less if they deliver by drone.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2019 03:52 PM (ahS0B)

182 For the children we need to ban helicopters flying anywhere near cities.
Same for all aircraft.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at June 10, 2019 03:52 PM (37IEG)

183
Mayor, surrounded by sirloin-faced hacks:

"Let me start by saying I'm still relevant..."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2019 03:53 PM (BWL+E)

184

no evidence of terrorism
pretty much nothing from De Blah blah

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 10, 2019 03:53 PM (vEIlU)

185 175 Old piston Hueys, hover felt like hanging on a cable. Blackhawks, instant you're up, you're flying - tremendous power. Also fun to not warn newbie passengers they'll be testing the guns - very loud, even in the noise, and brass can fly back into the passenger area. Great hilarity ensues.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 10, 2019 03:52 PM (QDnY+)

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*grins*

yep

Posted by: SMH at June 10, 2019 03:53 PM (RU4sa)

186 A lot of the fireworks are over

Don't tease us. Did he identify Trump as the eminence grise behind Lenin?

Posted by: pep at June 10, 2019 03:53 PM (T6t7i)

187 Helicopters always crash. They are the motorcycles of the sky.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 10, 2019 03:53 PM (NFEMn)

188 Nevermind -- I'll have the John Dean vid soon. Fox is running a live feed. But I can't be specific about when to start watching, I can just say "Go to Louis Gohmert, then Jim Jordan, then Matt Gaetz."

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2019 03:53 PM (PbpT7)

189 "THAT high? IIRC, the air gets too thin for a "rotary wing aircraft", as they used to call them, past a certain point."

Yup. I thought that was pretty amazing too. OK, it was actually about 41,000 feet, and it was in the 1972, not the 50s.

Posted by: Chris M at June 10, 2019 03:53 PM (eAZVt)

190 51 OT: They're starting robot deliveries near me in Snohomish County. The robots, 'Scout', are adorable.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:35 PM (bcbK

Well, they're always cute until the metallic tentacles come out.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 10, 2019 03:53 PM (RD7QR)

191 De Blahblah looks like he just got out of his pajamas. Lazy dunce.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2019 03:53 PM (VpIIl)

192 If a hunter is a person who loves to hunt, WTF is a Nadler ?

Posted by: REDACTED at June 10, 2019 03:54 PM (DPjeO)

193 BTW, Florida man riding a motorcycle killed by a lightning strike on an interstate highway today too.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 10, 2019 03:54 PM (Dh1wo)

194 De Blahblah looks like he just got out of his pajamas. Lazy dunce.
Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2019 03:53 PM (VpIIl)


kept licking his lips like he was drooling

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 10, 2019 03:54 PM (vEIlU)

195 I still remember the day of a sinkhole in Manhattan or maybe it was a sewer explosion and Bloomberg got on TV like it was his 9/11. It was just pathetic.

Posted by: ... at June 10, 2019 03:54 PM (rJdYL)

196 Gliders are the paper airplanes of the sky.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 10, 2019 03:54 PM (r+sAi)

197 Earthquake in Cleveland.

4.0

huh

Posted by: SMH at June 10, 2019 03:54 PM (RU4sa)

198
De Blahblah looks like he just got out of his pajamas. Lazy dunce.

Posted by: Marcus T


Democrat: "comfortably tousled"

Republican: "slob"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2019 03:55 PM (BWL+E)

199 come on, ace, spill - more of a tease on the John Dean thing


I recall watching the Watergate hearings that summer.


Alexander Butterfield. Modified limited hang-outs. One-armed Japs. "Eleemosynary". Very good times.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 10, 2019 03:55 PM (QDnY+)

200
amazon is starting the drone deliveries.

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I love it. I was stopped in traffic one day and I thought a drone pizza would be perfect.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 10, 2019 03:55 PM (yNh/5)

201 Helicopters shouldn't aerodynamically be able to fly.


Posted by: The Bees>>Like bees know anything.

Posted by: The Whirleybirds at June 10, 2019 03:55 PM (6bOIV)

202 We don't have a drone problem in my neck of the woods. We have a problem with people valuing their privacy and, ahem, taking the drones out.

I'm pretty sure we're a drone NFZ on FAA maps.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2019 03:55 PM (VpIIl)

203 160 140 Back in the 50s, some French guy reached 45,000 feet in a helicopter. Then the engine flamed out, and he autorotated all the way down for like an hour.
Posted by: Chris M at June 10, 2019 03:48 PM (eAZVt)


THAT high? IIRC, the air gets too thin for a "rotary wing aircraft", as they used to call them, past a certain point.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 10, 2019 03:50 PM (ujg0T)

I read an article in Air & Space about a drone being built for the next Mars rover mission, and how challenging it was to design one for the thin atmosphere of Mars

Posted by: josephistan at June 10, 2019 03:55 PM (7HtZB)

204 If a hunter is a person who loves to hunt, WTF is a Nadler ?

Someone who is searching for his nads?

Posted by: LGoPs at June 10, 2019 03:56 PM (c3RnB)

205
Earthquake in Cleveland.


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OMIGAAAWWWWWDDD!!!!


ITS THE FRACKING!!!! MOTHER GAIA IS *PISSED* AND SHE'S GOING TO KILL US ALL!!!!!!!

Posted by: Zombie David Carridine at June 10, 2019 03:56 PM (8XRCm)

206 amazon is starting the drone deliveries.

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I love it. I was stopped in traffic one day and I thought a drone pizza would be perfect.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 10, 2019 03:55 PM (yNh/5)


A chocolate drop would be nice.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 10, 2019 03:56 PM (vEIlU)

207 205
Earthquake in Cleveland.

Trump's fault

heh

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 10, 2019 03:56 PM (d7Ww2)

208 BTW, drive-by shooting in St Louis sees 3-year-old girl killed and another child critically wounded.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 10, 2019 03:56 PM (Dh1wo)

209
One sock in Bangkok makes groan man humble....

Posted by: fixerupper at June 10, 2019 03:56 PM (8XRCm)

210 Has anyone jumped from the building and landed on deblasio yet?

Posted by: NCKate at June 10, 2019 03:57 PM (cWedi)

211
Well, they're always cute until the metallic tentacles come out.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 10, 2019 03:53 PM (RD7QR)
That's why we're developing artificial flesh tentacles, to relieve the stress metallic tentacles can cause.

Posted by: Groppy Joe President of Tentacle Pron Inc at June 10, 2019 03:57 PM (37IEG)

212 We can dance if we want to.

Posted by: The Bees at June 10, 2019 03:57 PM (r+sAi)

213
De Blahblah looks like he just got out of his pajamas. Lazy dunce.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2019 03:53 PM (VpIIl)



kept licking his lips like he was drooling

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 10, 2019 03:54 PM (vEIlU)


Has Cuomo the elder idiot made an appearance? Honestly, a crane crashed through the roof of an apartment building in Dallas yesterday, killing a woman and injuring another person, and it got about a nano-second of coverage.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 10, 2019 03:57 PM (ptqGC)

214 Honestly, De Blahblah lookls like he piked that outfit out of a hamper.

How NYC keeps electing Sleepy the Slovenly Indolent Clown as mayor is astonishing

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2019 03:57 PM (VpIIl)

215
BTW, drive-by shooting in St Louis sees 3-year-old girl killed and another child critically wounded.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 10, 2019 03:56 PM (Dh1wo)


#BlackLivesMatter

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2019 03:57 PM (BWL+E)

216
My mom calls Cleveland "The Mistake on the Lake."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 10, 2019 03:57 PM (AzW6q)

217
A chocolate drop would be nice.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette

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Or a coffee drop! I could go on and on.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 10, 2019 03:57 PM (yNh/5)

218 Tomorrow we have primary elections. So I go to get some info from the County GOP.

No primaries. Likely because there are so many places they can't even get ONE candidate. Much less two. So no relevant elections.

But I guess I can vote in the Dem primary. Well, only 1 race there, as the County Board chair retired, so all the other Dems are running for it. Well, 4. So I go to try to find out who is the least communist out of that crowd. Only one has not signed on to a pledge to end cooperation with ICE.

So that is who I am going to vote for.

Posted by: blaster at June 10, 2019 03:58 PM (9VeU0)

219 If a hunter is a person who loves to hunt, WTF is a Nadler ?

Posted by: REDACTED at June 10, 2019 03:54 PM (DPjeO)
..........

lover of Old Man Balls

Posted by: wth at June 10, 2019 03:58 PM (v0R5T)

220 Make sure you get the password for the house too, though.

Posted by: some NYC doctor at June 10, 2019 03:58 PM (sZRzw)

221 205
Earthquake in Cleveland.


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OMIGAAAWWWWWDDD!!!!


ITS THE FRACKING!!!! MOTHER GAIA IS *PISSED* AND SHE'S GOING TO KILL US ALL!!!!!!!
Posted by: Zombie David Carridine at June 10, 2019 03:56 PM (8XRCm)

I work with people who believe this.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:58 PM (bcbK8)

222 Not the bees.

Posted by: eleven at June 10, 2019 03:59 PM (tH5fk)

223 Meh... Helicopters are a fact of life for those of us who work the offshore oil and gas industry. Flew out over the Gulf of Mexico to land on a postage stamp sticking up out of the water.

Pilots used to largely be military guys who flew in 'Nam or other .mil venues. Most of that pile of talent has aged out of flying due to FAA age restrictions.

Posted by: mostly cajun at June 10, 2019 03:59 PM (g5+Dm)

224 ...Honestly, a crane crashed through the roof of an apartment building in
Dallas yesterday, killing a woman and injuring another person, and it
got about a nano-second of coverage.


Why can't a house fall on Pelosi? I saw it in a movie once and that one fell on a nicer person, in comparison.

Posted by: LGoPs at June 10, 2019 03:59 PM (c3RnB)

225 Cuomo is still searching for what he can take away or tax on this tragedy. He'll show up once he can use the dead pilot to grandstand on.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2019 03:59 PM (VpIIl)

226 We have maple trees, so helicopters crash on our roof all the time.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 10, 2019 03:59 PM (ufFY8)

227
f a hunter is a person who loves to hunt, WTF is a Nadler ?

Posted by: REDACTED at June 10, 2019 03:54 PM (DPjeO

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I don't know how the term came about, but it refers to someone who subsists on industrial-sized containers of suet and bull-semen.

One of those quirks of English.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 10, 2019 03:59 PM (AzW6q)

228 >> Back in the 50s, some French guy reached 45,000 feet in a helicopter. Then the engine flamed out, and he autorotated all the way down for like an hour.




There's a high altitude helicopter training center outside of Vail. Only one in the world.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 10, 2019 04:00 PM (W+vEI)

229 The pilot was named Todd.
Posted by: Miklos, recollecting at June 10, 2019 03:50 PM (QzkSJ)
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Freakin' Todd. Ruins everything.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 10, 2019 04:00 PM (NtglE)

230
Cuomo is still searching for what he can take away or tax on this tragedy. He'll show up once he can use the dead pilot to grandstand on.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2019 03:59 PM (VpIIl)


Commonsense helicopter control? Banning high-capacity tail rotors? Congestion flying?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2019 04:00 PM (BWL+E)

231 190 51 OT: They're starting robot deliveries near me in Snohomish County. The robots, 'Scout', are adorable.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:35 PM (bcbK

Well, they're always cute until the metallic tentacles come out.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 10, 2019 03:53 PM (RD7QR)

You have to pay extra for that 'service', after Eichenwald molested his.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 04:01 PM (bcbK8)

232 I don't know how the term came about, but it refers
to someone who subsists on industrial-sized containers of suet and
bull-semen.



One of those quirks of English.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 10, 2019 03:59 PM (AzW6q)


Heh. That made me chortle. And I laughed a little too.

Posted by: LGoPs at June 10, 2019 04:01 PM (c3RnB)

233 I don't know how the term came about, but it refers to someone who subsists on industrial-sized containers of suet and bull-semen.

One of those quirks of English.




It's from the Norman: Chomps de Nads.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2019 04:01 PM (Tf/vJ)

234 175 Old piston Hueys, hover felt like hanging on a cable. Blackhawks, instant you're up, you're flying - tremendous power. Also fun to not warn newbie passengers they'll be testing the guns - very loud, even in the noise, and brass can fly back into the passenger area. Great hilarity ensues.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 10, 2019 03:52 PM (QDnY+)


Err, Hueys have been turbine powered since 1960.

Posted by: blaster at June 10, 2019 04:01 PM (9VeU0)

235
Pilots used to largely be military guys who flew
in 'Nam or other .mil venues. Most of that pile of talent has aged out
of flying due to FAA age restrictions.

Posted by: mostly cajun at June 10, 2019 03:59 PM (g5+Dm)


We had to fly from ATL to Savannah three years ago in a bad storm. The pilots announced they were both former Navy pilots who had flown off carriers.


They told us to be chill and they'd get us to Savannah. And then the pilot snarked, "But we can't guarantee the landing." Heh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 10, 2019 04:01 PM (ptqGC)

236 Freakin' Todd. Ruins everything.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 10, 2019 04:00 PM (NtglE)

Todd really is an asshole.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 10, 2019 04:01 PM (ufFY8)

237 118 yall are going to burn in hell.

you know that, right?
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 10, 2019 03:45 PM (d7Ww2)

Yeah, probably. And I haven't even done anything especially eeeeevil.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 10, 2019 04:01 PM (NWiLs)

238 A much smaller percentage of the guys flying helo's in the NYC area are vets, or people whose MOS had anything to do with flying. There is much more of a friend of a friend type stuff, especially the tourist flights and some of the business stuff.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2019 04:01 PM (VpIIl)

239 ITS THE FRACKING!!!! MOTHER GAIA IS *PISSED* AND SHE'S GOING TO KILL US ALL!!!!!!!
Posted by: Zombie David Carridine at June 10, 2019 03:56 PM (8XRCm)

I work with people who believe this.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at June 10, 2019 03:58 PM (bcbK

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Suggest to them that fracking might actually "lubricate" the tectonic plates and that all the little quakes relive plate pressure and ensure that major destructive earthquakes dont happen anymore.

Then watch the looks on their faces.

Of course its bullshit. But they gobbled up global warming .... right?

Posted by: fixerupper at June 10, 2019 04:02 PM (8XRCm)

240 Ortiz had gallbladder removed and some intestine.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 10, 2019 04:02 PM (Dh1wo)

241 229 The pilot was named Todd.
Posted by: Miklos, recollecting at June 10, 2019 03:50 PM (QzkSJ)

The helicopter's name was Brad.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 10, 2019 04:02 PM (NWiLs)

242 Todd really is an asshole.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 10, 2019 04:01 PM (ufFY


My best friend's name is Todd.

He's a pilot.

Posted by: blaster at June 10, 2019 04:02 PM (9VeU0)

243 Yeah, probably. And I haven't even done anything especially eeeeevil.
Posted by: Insomniac

I'll be there at the end of the week, my pet/

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 10, 2019 04:02 PM (d7Ww2)

244

I'm sure someone will blame Trump.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 10, 2019 04:02 PM (vEIlU)

245
Suggest to them that fracking might actually "lubricate" the tectonic plates and that all the little quakes relive plate pressure and ensure that major destructive earthquakes dont happen anymore.

But... but... secret unregulated fracking fluids!!!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2019 04:03 PM (BWL+E)

246 Has Cuomo the elder idiot made an appearance? Honestly, a crane crashed through the roof of an apartment building in Dallas yesterday, killing a woman and injuring another person, and it got about a nano-second of coverage.

Posted by: Jane D'oh

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Number 3 son lives in that apt. complex. Called last night and was still trembling. All's well with him - the crane and storm also knocked down power lines so, no power, crane down, electric wires arcing all over the place. Scary shit.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 10, 2019 04:03 PM (Y4EXg)

247 Ortiz had gallbladder removed and some intestine.
Posted by: andycanuck at June 10, 2019 04:02 PM (Dh1wo)

And part of his liver and some nice farva beans

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 10, 2019 04:03 PM (FwN37)

248 NOOOOOOD

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 10, 2019 04:04 PM (vEIlU)

249 >>I'm sure someone will blame Trump.



Doesn't de Blasio like to take helicopters instead of being driven? If I'm remembering this correctly, then that would explain why this is upsetting for him.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 10, 2019 04:04 PM (W+vEI)

250 Number 3 son lives in that apt. complex. Called last
night and was still trembling. All's well with him - the crane and
storm also knocked down power lines so, no power, crane down, electric
wires arcing all over the place. Scary shit.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 10, 2019 04:03 PM (Y4EXg)


Good grief! I'm glad he's okay. He can at least be thankful Shep! didn't show up to grandstand.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 10, 2019 04:04 PM (ptqGC)

251 I flew into ATL on a flight that I swear landed sideways. I wasn't sure because I was mostly sleeping, since the pilot was a Navy vet who flew off carriers in the worst conditions.

Some people were actually crying. I was like, "oh, we're here as I wiped the sleep out of my eyes".

He was probably checking his emails when he landed.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2019 04:05 PM (VpIIl)

252 FTSB - To you know who about you know what: The password is "Fidelio." Bring a cloak.




Is this in code?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2019 04:05 PM (Tf/vJ)

253 Yeah, probably. And I haven't even done anything especially eeeeevil.

Posted by: Insomniac


Today, or in general?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 10, 2019 04:05 PM (AM1GF)

254 151
Everyone in Sweden speaks English with an accent.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Own the Libs!

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I think the deal is, he didn't speak Swedish. He communicated in the next best thing, which was English, which was accented in a non-Swedish way.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 10, 2019 03:49 PM (yNh/5)

Bork, Bork, Bork?

Posted by: Hikaru at June 10, 2019 04:12 PM (sm6Pk)

255 friend of mine flies Robinson 44's, had to do autorotation for certification.
Helicopters do not fly, they beat the air into submission

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 10, 2019 04:18 PM (5l6gb)

256 You want a navy pilot for landing at LaGuardia.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 10, 2019 04:34 PM (KtcMg)

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