Skip to comments.Massad Ayoob, firearms expert, was in helicopter that crashed in St. Lucie County on Saturday
Posted on 02/04/2013 6:43:52 PM PST by Nachum
ST. LUCIE COUNTY A small helicopter that crashed Saturday in far western St. Lucie County was carrying an internationally known firearms expert who was hunting wild hogs from the air using a handgun.
Live Oak resident Massad Ayoob, 64, his hunting companion Jonathan Strayer, 46, and pilot William Harward, 55, were above the tree tops, at about 100 feet, when the Hiller helicopter lost power and plunged to the ground around 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Ayoob said Monday.
A few minutes into the flight, as we were zoning in on an oinker that had run under the canopy of some tall pines, the engine lost power, he said.
The helicopters main rotor hit the trees, shattering the blades, said Ayoob. His home of Live Oak is east of Tallahassee in Suwannee County.
Ayoob, Strayer and Harward walked away with cuts, bruises and some bleeding and used a cellphone to call for help.
(Excerpt) Read more at wptv.com ...
Seems to be a lot of prominent firearm experts dying these days.
Okay. I’m all in now. Conspiracy? Damn right.
Looks like he survived this crash, though.
Sounds fun but if he was a real man he’d hunt hogs with a knife.
Now people are ACTIVELY hunting for any story having anything remotely to do with anyone involved in firearms having anything bad happen to them.
3 months ago this story probably wouldn't have been posted to FR, and you never would have known about it.
“if he was a real man hed hunt hogs with a knife”
While I admit to carry a butter knife as backup,
my primary weapon is a fly swatter.....
writes columns for NRA magazines. relieved he’s semi-ok.
It’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt.
This part of Fairfax county has about 50,000 deer. The Northern part has maybe 65,000 or more. Otherwise it's fairly urban. The government continues to dither on a way to reduce these herds ~ it was so bad the last three years I only needed to mow my lawn about 6 times since it was getting cropped nicely by deer.
No fatalities this time. Ayoob walked away from the crash.
Yep, kind of like the anti-frackers looking for any tiny earthquake as proof of the evils of fracking. Suddenly you see 1.1 earthquakes in the news even though in the past, they wouldn’t even make a USGS monitor report.
Yes, this story would have been posted. He’s not a nobody. He’s well known and respected around here.
That’s the thing: all of these guys are. Noveske, Kyle, FPSRussia, Ayoob, 1-2 others ... They’d all garner multiple FR threads. They all went (Ayoob’s honorable mention included) within days of each other. And they’re all names which some non-shooter tasked with identifying “insider leaders” would come up with. The list might seem a bit odd to those of us inside this box, but makes a certain sense as viewed from outside by someone looking to disrupt.
Odd coincidence I hope.
I’m not one for conspiracy theories (fond of shredding them instead).
Keep an eye on the news; one more such incident and methinks things will get very ugly very fast.
I am glad they walked away.
Ain't nuttin. I have a cousin who hunts bear with a switch. Big ole gal, that one ;-)
Ya, first liar doesn’t stand a chance....
Here at FR, apparently, neither does the second....
Two might be a coincidence. More, not so much.
Ugh Oh!.... not another “accident”...
Many of the right people will notice “this”....