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Dwight Hard Landing Incident
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I was informed by Gary Junkin this morning that while performing one of his standard test flights of a newly completed helicopter, Dwight encountered problems with the drive train which ended in a very hard landing. Although he was walking around after the incident he was later taken to the hospital with severe back pain. I don't know a lot of details at this point but it appears that he may have one or more cracked vertebrae. I'll let you know more about his condition as I find out.
I won't have a lot of information on the cause until I talk with Dwight. In discussions with Gary it appears that there may have been a clutch slippage issue. This could have been due to some form of contamination permitting the clutch to slip slowly and eventually overheat and lose grip. This is purely speculation at this time. I will provide updates as I find out more.

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Dwight Hard Landing Incident - mosquito - 05-23-2011, 07:51 PM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - Steve - 05-23-2011, 08:10 PM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - Fireman - 05-23-2011, 09:30 PM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - FlyGuy - 05-23-2011, 10:19 PM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - Skeeter - 05-24-2011, 07:06 AM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - rsm - 05-24-2011, 07:50 AM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - Baja - 05-24-2011, 07:56 AM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - ldiebel - 05-24-2011, 10:15 AM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - regis - 05-24-2011, 10:35 AM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - rv7guy - 05-24-2011, 11:03 AM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - Quax - 05-24-2011, 11:20 AM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - JRL - 05-24-2011, 01:09 PM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - cjb5591 - 05-24-2011, 06:23 PM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - rsm - 05-24-2011, 06:50 PM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - Skeeter - 05-25-2011, 09:31 AM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - jffili - 05-25-2011, 02:24 PM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - Skeeter - 05-26-2011, 06:12 AM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - garyd - 05-26-2011, 06:31 AM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - ldiebel - 05-26-2011, 04:37 PM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - Pfranc - 05-31-2011, 05:38 PM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - cjb5591 - 06-01-2011, 05:57 AM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - Pfranc - 06-01-2011, 03:57 PM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - rv7guy - 06-01-2011, 05:03 PM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - cjb5591 - 06-01-2011, 07:07 PM
RE: Dwight Hard Landing Incident - cjb5591 - 06-02-2011, 11:21 AM
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