PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

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PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by La Mouette » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:25 pm

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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by Colonel Sanders » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:29 pm

How did they smuggle the R44 into the prison?

Lucky for the prisoners that one of them was a
helicopter pilot.
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by La Mouette » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:38 pm

Sounds like a pretty good plan indeed. 2 guys signin up for a chopper ride at Mt-Tremblant. Once in the air pull out a gun on the head of the poor bastard that was flying and told him to fly toward the prison. The pilot skawk 7700 but the guy on is left smelled a rat while listening the chat the pilot had with Mirabel FSS. He pulled is headset out of his head and that's it. They flew to the prison, got the prisonners, got dropped and the pilot flew back to Tremblant...
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by shamrock104 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:07 pm

Nothing new, has been done in Ireland with IRA prisoners exercising in prison yard.
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by blue thunder » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:40 pm

Pilot, two hijackers picking up two prisoners in an R44...........Now that's a load. The media could have reported a 'crash' instead of a prison break if anything went amiss there.
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by learcapt » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:49 pm

Nothing new Shamrock?? Maybe not for Ireland. Geesh
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by Colonel Sanders » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:24 pm

The old Irish Rope Ladder trick!

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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by Siddley Hawker » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:59 pm

CTV was reporting one of the prisoners was shot in the leg, so the exercise wasn't all bad news.

This isn't the first time this sort of thing has happened around Montreal. It was in the spring of 1975 or 76, we were waiting for takeoff clearance when this guy called on the tower frequency that he'd been hijacked. Two crooks had called the company and booked a chopper ride, then when they were airborne they pulled a gun on the guy and landed in the parking lot at the Place Vertu shopping center. They went inside and robbed the Royal Bank, then came out and took off. They had handcuffed the pilot to the collective or something while they robbed the bank. The poor $%^&* was screaming on the radio, scared shitless.
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by I WAS Birddog » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:00 pm

Do you understand how lucky that pilot is to be alive right now?
He seen the hijackers faces...and those of the escaped prisoners.

Jokes aside...this dude is so lucky they didn't off him upon landing in Mt-Tremblant. I can't believe the cops are still holding him for questioning. He dialled 7700. I'd be livid if they held me for questioning this long.

Glad it ended all well for him.
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by Siddley Hawker » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:08 pm

He seen the hijackers faces...and those of the escaped prisoners.
??? So have I, the mug shots were on the news.
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by I WAS Birddog » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:20 pm

Siddley Hawker wrote:
He seen the hijackers faces...and those of the escaped prisoners.
??? So have I, the mug shots were on the news.

:lol:

Look awaaaay! :D
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by Krimson » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:39 pm

I WAS Birddog wrote:Do you understand how lucky that pilot is to be alive right now?
He seen the hijackers faces...and those of the escaped prisoners.
I think you've seen too many movies :D
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by The Mole » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:56 pm

A similar hijacking happened in Abbotsford years ago.


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http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1 ... 33,2504600
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by bverwegen » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:02 pm

Sounds like some type of mission that should be in a GTA game. Glad the pilot is safe though!
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by 47guy's » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:20 pm

Not the first time in Quebec Province

Quebec City In the 80' a women had a 357 has jewels,She show it to my boss and ask for the prison.

Her boyfriend was in slammer just north of the city.

Finally she abandon and back at YQB the mounties get a hand on her and the gun

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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by North Shore » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:29 pm

'Twas always my understanding that prison yards had wires stretched across above them to guard against such eventualities? Perhaps Quebec didn't get the memo, or I'm mistaken?
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by Dash-Ate » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:31 am

Hope he can fly again, the PTSD and all.

Yes they could have easily shot him after landed. With this in mind, what if he'd told them while in the air look you kill me you'll likely crash trying to land. Or I drop this thing now killing all 3 of us I dare ya. Assuming they aren't afraid of dying but you are? Make them toss their guns out the door now or you auger it in with all 3 of you. Simple demand. Who blinks first.
Not something anyone is really trained for unless you are a hostage negotiator.

As a precaution let's place all jailed Quebec gang members in solitary confinement 24/7 for while. :smt093 Collective punishment - no pun. Take away their exercise yard rights.
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by SherpaT » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:15 am

Hijack You squawk 7500, 7700 is emergency just saying...
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by MrWings » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:24 am

Dash-Ate wrote:Yes they could have easily shot him after landed. With this in mind, what if he'd told them while in the air look you kill me you'll likely crash trying to land. Or I drop this thing now killing all 3 of us I dare ya. Assuming they aren't afraid of dying but you are? Make them toss their guns out the door now or you auger it in with all 3 of you. Simple demand. Who blinks first.
There was nothing wrong with what the pilot did. He played it cool, followed their demands and lived.

This wasn't a 9/11 situation where thousands of innocents could have died. Why antagonize the guys with guns?
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by RatherBeFlying » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:47 am

These were not smart criminals. It's hard to sneak a helicopter through Class C airspace if there's any primary radar -- and yes, gliders without transponders get spotted. Looks like he left the transponder on; so, ATC kept the cops updated. Even with the transponder off, helos really show up well on primary.
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by co-joe » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:27 pm

Dash-Ate wrote:...
As a precaution let's place all jailed Quebec gang members in solitary confinement 24/7 for while. :smt093 Collective punishment - no pun. Take away their exercise yard rights.

Better yet let's just put all Quebec'ers in jail. :lol:
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by bizjets101 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:45 pm

The escape was from a Quebec Jail - jails don't have guns - so they don't have any way to shoot at a helicopter.

Prisons have guns, America's favourite ARF-15's - that helicopter would have got shot up if it landed near a Quebec Prison.
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by pelmet » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:40 am

Colonel Sanders wrote:How did they smuggle the R44 into the prison?
Piece by piece in the same way they smuggle in drugs. :shock: :bigscared:
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by Siddley Hawker » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:17 am

How did they smuggle the R44 into the prison?
The guards performing the cavity searches will undergo more training.
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Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

Post by MrWings » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:02 am

bizjets101 wrote:The escape was from a Quebec Jail - jails don't have guns - so they don't have any way to shoot at a helicopter.

Prisons have guns, America's favourite ARF-15's - that helicopter would have got shot up if it landed near a Quebec Prison.
Ironic, isn't it? The bad guys had guns, the good guys didn't and the pilot lives. Had the good guys had guns, the pilot probably dies.
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