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Desc:Helicopter hits a cable during Chernobyl cleanup in 1986
Category:Accidents & Explosions
Tags:helicopter, crash, Chernobyl, Pripyat
Submitted:NineEleven
Date:08/29/07
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Comment count is 13
Caminante Nocturno
Russia is a land of tragedy.
zatojones
Chernobyl is in Ukraine. Just sayin'

Camonk
Luckily, Ukraine is also a land of tragedy.

Well. It's not lucky for Ukrainians, I guess.

Scynne
Did they consider not flying in to the cable?
garcet71283
Owned!
mouser
These guys were dead anyhow. I suppose it's better off they dies fast, as hero, than slowly as discarded decomposing radiation victims.
teethsalad
all the other helicopter pilots and crews that flew over the reactor died within a matter of weeks

check out the book "voices from chernobyl" - it's an oral history of the disaster if this sort of thing interests you

Xiphias
You know, I can't help but feel that this accident could have been avoided.
Xiphias
Also, if I remember correctly, it was the firefighting efforts that made the whole thing so deadly in the first place.

Repomancer
Well, the reactor exploding might have had something to do with the danger factor.

Big Beef Burritos Supreme
It's really odd how I find your stating of the obvious so self-satisfied.

oncewhite
don't let those burritos give talk to you like that

Hooper_X
Holy shit - that chopper just CRUMPLED. That's terrifying.
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