Helicopters Flying Over

It looked like a state police helicopter flying around Allen Rd and Alexandria Apts very low like they were looking for something. Does anybody know why?

Patti Patti
Aug '18

Probably checking for pot plants.

Botheredbyuu2 Botheredbyuu2
Aug '18

There were multiple incidents in Mansfield Village around 7-8 PM, saw 3 different groups of squad cars in three different areas on my drive up the hill last night.

htownguy12 htownguy12
Aug '18

Man, the police are taking these escaped animals WAY to seriously.
One might say that Fred the goat, and that Pig are on the Lam(b).

alpha1beta alpha1beta
Aug '18

I think the helicopter yesterday was inspecting power lines! It wasn’t a state police chopper

Michael Michael
Aug '18

Yup, inspecting the power lines. They do this every few years.

Rob Durana Rob Durana
Aug '18

Inspecting power lines? How boring. I'm sure the masses were hoping for a good escaped convict story or something of that ilk. LOL

Calico696 Calico696
Aug '18

they're on a beer hunt

Yup, inspecting the power lines. They do this every few years.

Rob Durana

And every time they do the power line inspecting, someone on HL ALWAYS PANICS as if we are under attack. There's NYC, Boston, Philly, LA, Chicago and other major cities here in the US, so why would they choose Hackettstown/ Mansfield? Unless they want to stop the chocolate production in America :)

Clyde Potts Clyde Potts
Aug '18

Clyde, c’mon now. You know as well as I do that it’s the Russians searching for voting machines to hack!

justintime justintime
Aug '18

I can confirm. Russian bear hunters.

Aug '18

... They are now hovering over an area that is believed to be the location of Hillary's missing e- mails, Donald's tax returns, and a bunch of menus with prices...

Spring fever Spring fever
Aug '18

Russian River makes some really good beer!!

Must be Russian Beer hunters tired of Vodka and trying to look into the local brew scene.

Phil D. Phil D.
Aug '18

FYI - From the Oxford Twp. FB page:

Please be advised that on Monday 2/25, weather permitting, Haverfield will be mobilizing and will begin performing routine patrols on all 500kV and 230kV transmission lines. The patrols are expected to take 7-10 days to complete but as always, completion can be impeded due to inclement weather and any patrol work related to outages and/or storm restoration. The following helicopter will be used for the routine patrols:

Black Hughes MD500 with tail registration: N5027P.

A routine patrol is a general, overall look at the transmission line, right-of-way, structures, and all associated hardware where the inspection crew is trying to look for any obvious/outstanding maintenance conditions. A Routine Patrol is typically flown around 25-30 knots (30-35mph) but the helicopter may be seen hovering or circling structures or spans of a transmission line to get a better look at any conditions found during the patrol(s).

It should be noted that the contractor has been authorized to patrol the transmission circuits in their entirety (i.e. "breaker-to-breaker"), so patrols on certain lines may therefore extend into the neighboring regions. The flight crew provides information on their daily location to both Transmission Lines Maintenance and the FCC, and the pilot will be in communication with any local airports when in their airspace.

Calico696 Calico696
Feb '19

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