We dropped into Burns, Oregon on Thursday 25th August and got talking to some guys at the airport about a Boeing 234 Vertol that was on the ramp and flying around the circuit. It was being worked on after becoming damaged and had cost $5 million just to get it airworthy again. It flew out the next day on a ferry permit to Aurora, Oregon where it will be completely stripped down and rebuilt again. It had six new blades fitted, as well as many other expensive parts.
A nice helicopter.....
How did it get damaged? It taxied up to the fuel pump and slightly misjudged the position of a hangar!
A few more pictures of the helicopter.