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Helicopter goes down off the coast of Louisiana

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The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a civilian helicopter with two people aboard that went down approximately 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay on Wednesday. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

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WithnailANDi
WithnailANDi 2
Am I the only one wondering why copters and planes are not equipped with outside airbags that deploy on contact with water? Large airliners usually break up on ditching, so they could have airbags fore and aft, so the pieces would float... and small private craft could be kept afloat at least long enough for any survivors to get out.
yr2012
matt jensen 1
For one thing if they deploy early it'll rattle your noggin.
bentwing60
bentwing60 1
Think cost, weight, and space. Not necessarily in that order. But probably close.

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