Helicopter drops A/C unit - Oakland

GucciGucci

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An huge industrial air conditioning unit fell roughly 40 feet onto a downtown Oakland Street from a helicopter Saturday morning.

The incident, which shook Clay Street near 14th Street, occurred at about 10:15 a.m. when cables lifting the cooling tower broke as the helicopter was rising, sending the metal equipment, roughly the size of a truck, slamming into the middle of what would normally be a busy downtown street and sending construction workers running for cover.

There were apparently no injuries.

“By the time we got there, this helicopter had just arrived,” said Rudi Tcruz, an eyewitness. “It picked up the air conditioning unit, and then the cables snapped. The helicopter is so loud that when it hit the ground you couldn’t even hear the impact.”........................




 

Asdf1

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Oct 11, 2005
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Had an A/C unit like that slide off a flatbed truck on the freeway a few cars ahead of me. Scary shit
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Wolf

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Mar 23, 2003
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It almost looks like where the cables attached to the helicopter either broke or were released.
So maybe not the cables themselves, but the mounting point? 🤔
 

couchlock

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An huge industrial air conditioning unit fell roughly 40 feet onto a downtown Oakland Street from a helicopter Saturday morning.

The incident, which shook Clay Street near 14th Street, occurred at about 10:15 a.m. when cables lifting the cooling tower broke as the helicopter was rising, sending the metal equipment, roughly the size of a truck, slamming into the middle of what would normally be a busy downtown street and sending construction workers running for cover.

There were apparently no injuries.

“By the time we got there, this helicopter had just arrived,” said Rudi Tcruz, an eyewitness. “It picked up the air conditioning unit, and then the cables snapped. The helicopter is so loud that when it hit the ground you couldn’t even hear the impact.”........................





Sikorsky Skycrane ftw :tbow:
 

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