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Leaping elk crashes low-flying research helicopter

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An elk leaped into the tail rotor of a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities said Tuesday. (kutv.com) More...

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RadBaron
RadBaron 7
"Kieffer says they will review the incident and make any changes necessary in order to prevent it from happening again."

Like making sure the elk is really sedated and not faking it... (also, not landing next to any elk)
TorstenHoff
Torsten Hoff 9
More like Elk: 0 / Helo: 0. The poor elk didn’t survive the encounter.
AAaviator
AAaviator 4
That’s what happens when you play in their yard.
showellgreg
Greg Showell 4
I bet the first few minutes on the phone with the insurance company were interesting. "An elk hit your helicopter? How the hell did that happen?"
Decibel
Jim Nasby 1
FA needs a laughter thumbs up 😂
K9VGJ
And we were worried about drones...
hwh888
Sounds like a total blotched job by everyone involved. Go back and relearn your skill set.
loadie39
dawn baker 1
i did not know that there were kamikaze elk yet lurking around here...next time keep them away from your tech toys...
saskip
But what the heck: If the Elk took the helicopter down, then the helicoter wasn't at such a big altitude...
saskip
Great that the crew survived the encounter. The elk and the helicopter are considered victims.
gageaa
Gage Anderson 0
A quick way to make ground elk.
wd73383
WD Rseven 0
Anyone else does this and they get charged with animal harassment.

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