The Death and Life of Helicopter Commuting


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  • brt 123
    brt 123  1 months back

    Any idea how many lives could've been saved on 911 with 5 CH-47s and a pair of bolt cutters?

    • girlstorm09
      girlstorm09  2 months back

      this was way before my time but man I wish commuter helicopters and heliports still existed! way more fun and exciting than being stuck in traffic in your car or on a crowded bus. I live in Chicago and while L trains are cool in their own ways helicopter rides would be way more awesome!!!

      • SomeRants
        SomeRants  2 months back

        And then a helicopter crashed into the equitable building.

        • MrRandy494
          MrRandy494  2 months back

          A well tempered mini documentary. There are alot of gems within. Chopper crashes..... blimps... air balloon disaster!. There's alot about the future of the drone in this video. And flying cars therefore driverless cars.. The lawyers speak volumes. Try Space travel. Interesting article.

          • ThyGreek
            ThyGreek  2 months back

            Nothing happened, this is all bs. Where's the footage of the helicopter crashing into the building? Just actors portrayed as civilians.

            • Hawk Productions
              Hawk Productions  2 months back

              small airships with helium powered lift is much quieter than a rotor blade aircraft will ever be and safer

              • Lavalambtron
                Lavalambtron  2 months back

                nice pictures

                • James Walker
                  James Walker  2 months back

                  Helicopter pilot as just been killed today in a accident in new York it crashed landed on a high-rise apartment block!it's a good idea to have quiter machines if it was to be come reality!I think we look towards the future to much.we need to considerate on today. making flight even more safer!look at air travel today airplanes are crashing more because pilots can't over ride the new technology of computers and datea software.we need pilots to be able to fly manually as over ride the new technology.i think the future of flight is dead in the water before it's ever gets off the ground.

                  • Antóin Fox
                    Antóin Fox  2 months back

                    YouTube’s algorithm doing a great job 👍😂
                    Timing 100

                  • Jared McDaniel
                    Jared McDaniel  2 months back

                    To imagine that another crash happened just yesterday in New York...

                    • RogueYT-_-
                      RogueYT-_-  2 months back

                      I feel bad for that lady who got struck, it’s just her luck it landed right where she was walking

                      • ThomasG10mtn
                        ThomasG10mtn  2 months back

                        *The "elites" will NOT be able to escape the consequences of their genocidal immigration scheme.* Their electric "drones" will be shot out of the sky, and any survivors will be strung up and skinned alive to the cheers of the masses below. #SawNothingOfficer

                        • Jordon Smith
                          Jordon Smith  2 months back

                          Another heli crashed in New York today

                          • LugnutsK
                            LugnutsK  2 months back

                            Bad news today

                            • Sarah Marcia
                              Sarah Marcia  2 months back

                              Really, is this weird today ?

                              • Rodneytyson Tycam
                                Rodneytyson Tycam  2 months back

                                I was 10 years old I remember this

                                • Pablo Hernandez
                                  Pablo Hernandez  2 months back

                                  Another case where we traded freedom for public safety. What do we have now? Very low to NO helicopter commute, and a hell lot more than 5 deaths in car accidents because now everybody needs a car.

                                  • Mimon Yehuda Mamane
                                    Mimon Yehuda Mamane  3 months back

                                    New Yorkers hate the chopping sound of the helicopters overhead. This should be illegal. It ruins public spaces, and parks, with horrific noise.

                                    • Raditya Oe
                                      Raditya Oe  3 months back

                                      5 from 500k passengers? Maybe people died eaten by shark, wins a greater number, *if you compare apple to pizza.

                                      • NEXUS MINDWARPED AMERICA.

                                        5:56 "MANY", not "ANY."

                                        • dʒeɪms
                                          dʒeɪms  3 months back

                                          ok buddy retard, the world doesnt revolve around new york

                                          • Shadowwin 72
                                            Shadowwin 72  3 months back

                                            For a moment I thought it was gta v 😂

                                            • Aamir Tanoli
                                              Aamir Tanoli  3 months back

                                              One incident and heli rides are banned.
                                              So many mass shootings and guns aren't.
                                              US of A for you, ladies & gentleman 🤷‍♂️

                                              • Amal Dev U
                                                Amal Dev U  3 months back

                                                Yeah, boeing is Not Reliable. Even on past

                                                • Amal Dev U
                                                  Amal Dev U  3 months back

                                                  What a Co incidence this Got Recommended on 16 May 2019

                                                  • samuraijack1371
                                                    samuraijack1371  3 months back

                                                    Donald Trump started something and it FAILED??? 🙄 Tell me something new.

                                                    • Samara Weaving
                                                      Samara Weaving  3 months back

                                                      Statistically, it's safer than #Boeing 737 Max Jets.

                                                      • Christopher Hamm
                                                        Christopher Hamm  3 months back

                                                        Tragic as that accident was, many more people die every day in car accidents, yet we haven't ended automobiles. There are bus accidents too, we still have those. Nothing in life is 100% safe, and while what happened is horrible, it also seems foolish to completely end a promising use of transportation technology because of it. Maybe it's the optics of it or something. I sure would love to have the option though. 42 years later...think of how many more places would have helicopter transport which is actually affordable, and how extensive it would be in the big, big cities. A lost opportunity after a decade of presumably safe operation, all because of one accident. Talk about giving up! Seems like this would have been the opportunity to change some designs and make it safer.

                                                        • Guero Rodriguez
                                                          Guero Rodriguez  3 months back

                                                          Let's open that shit up!

                                                          • ulysses1904
                                                            ulysses1904  3 months back

                                                            This video looked like a 9th grader made it for his homework assignment. Nothing but cliches in the narration and the editing.

                                                            • Flak Jack Ed
                                                              Flak Jack Ed  3 months back

                                                              Some aircraft of all kinds will sometimes crash. It’s as old as aviation itself since 1903.

                                                              • pdxthriftking 503
                                                                pdxthriftking 503  3 months back

                                                                Not surprising that helicopter crashed. They looked like tuna cans. Technology has come along way in rotor technology. I'm betting crashes would be rare.

                                                                • nytom4info
                                                                  nytom4info  3 months back

                                                                  Too many accidents!

                                                                  • chakur25
                                                                    chakur25  3 months back

                                                                    I’d give this new ride service a shot.....but, you first.

                                                                    • Esmeralda Robles
                                                                      Esmeralda Robles  3 months back

                                                                      Sounds like it’s not feasible anymore because prices would be inflated ;like $100 a ride.

                                                                      • Mirza Ahmed
                                                                        Mirza Ahmed  3 months back

                                                                        Plenty of people can afford that.

                                                                    • Arthur MacAlpine
                                                                      Arthur MacAlpine  3 months back

                                                                      Classic case of progress being stifled by NIMBYs, hysterics, and government regulators.

                                                                      • CityKids
                                                                        CityKids  3 months back

                                                                        Yup we keep that up China will surpass us in no time smh

                                                                    • john hartman
                                                                      john hartman  3 months back

                                                                      Nothing changes stupid over-head. Most all accidents ARE some form of stupid, whether it was maintenance or pilot error. It was and is always avoidable if someone pays attention beyond the money.

                                                                      • Alex Snitzer
                                                                        Alex Snitzer  3 months back

                                                                        Something something eat the rich.

                                                                        • Frank Musico
                                                                          Frank Musico  3 months back

                                                                          Original thoughts for commercial helicopters was to have one in every drive way. Can you imagine that?

                                                                          • Adam Buentello
                                                                            Adam Buentello  3 months back

                                                                            Why go through the hassles & take the risks? All that air traffic for 500,000 passengers per year when annual Subway ridership in 2018 was 1,727,366,607 (source: ). Forget it. It's dangerous & it's dumb. Yes subways are dangerous but I believe the risks of helicopters and people falling from the sky is a little worse & not worth it until we develop technology to transport a larger fraction of commuters.

                                                                            • Gunninforyaa
                                                                              Gunninforyaa  3 months back

                                                                              Oh look, another failed Trump business....

                                                                              • wasabi boi
                                                                                wasabi boi  3 months back

                                                                                had the company been more focused on providing a better service for the people, and not so focused on the money, maybe the industry actually would’ve grown into something. or maybe there are just too many inevitable problems and rooftop travel will remain an idea of the future (for now)

                                                                                • Very Nice
                                                                                  Very Nice  3 months back

                                                                                  When you die because a helicopter falls on you in New York lol

                                                                                  • Psychotic Bob
                                                                                    Psychotic Bob  3 months back

                                                                                    No thank you.

                                                                                    • Eduardo L
                                                                                      Eduardo L  3 months back

                                                                                      And the maxxxxxxx

                                                                                      • Tom Poster
                                                                                        Tom Poster  4 months back

                                                                                        Have flown in many helicopters...don't like them. Don't trust them. Now the sky will be jammed up. So some app. creator can make $$$.

                                                                                        • Daniel D11MAC
                                                                                          Daniel D11MAC  4 months back

                                                                                          Just some people died, it doesn't matter

                                                                                          • Ben Parkinson
                                                                                            Ben Parkinson  4 months back

                                                                                            What the hell terrorists the hayday of helicopter comuting would have been a way better time to crash into a building or two... Way easier to aim than a passenger jet for sure...