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Why if thePuma helicopters are so dangerous and unreliable do they still use them ?

Asked by sandystrachan (4387points) April 21st, 2009

Yet another Puma helicopter had problems today . Start of this month two maybe three crashed , in one of these crashes ALL 16 onboard died . Yet they are back in use and today one of them had to abort and return before anything bad happened ( gearbox problems again ) . Would it not be safer and better to get a different helicopter to do the work ?

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EnzoX24's avatar

Never forget that your weapon (or in this case, vehicle) is made by the lowest bidder.

sandystrachan's avatar

The Puma is used to transport workers too and from oil rigs .

EnzoX24's avatar

My first answer is a quote from an unknown source (as far as I know) and holds true to this. All aircraft and vehicles (military or civilian) are made for the absolute lowest price possible. When you make a shoddy product you get a shoddy result. And people wonder why I hate flying….

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