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  1. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Lot of unanswered questions. The fog was so bad that planes were grounded at LAX. The copter pilot was flying at 800 feet trying to follow a road. Then he took it up to 2200 feet but must have either lost power or deliberately dropped altitude when it crashed into a mountain at 1700 feet.
     
  2. Frogleg

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    Very interesting. He was climbing to get over a cloud bank towards the end. Did he enter the cloud bank while climbing then once in the pea soup did not realize the chopper had veered South and down? I've ridden shotgun in many choppers, lots of these S-76ers, and you can easily see the altitude, orientation to the horizon (attitude indicator), and vertical speed i think. With all these instruments available with no visibility he - a pro - should not have descended into a mountain. It would seem, as a layman. (I always studied everything the pilot did just in case he had a stroke or heart attack. On most S-76 flights we had 2 pilots and i rode in the back).

    More likely, to me, some kind of mechanical failure. I was in a S-76 one time when one engine failed and the other red lined. The pilot got the chopper low as possible (potentially survivable if we suddenly drop) and we had to find a runway to land like a plane so we wouldn't stress the engine the way a normal chopper landing does.
     
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    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    It is reported that he was flying visual instead of instruments which makes no sense at all to me. Makes sense as to why he crashed beings he couldn't see
     
  4. Frogleg

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    He was flying special visual but he still had his instruments in front of him to read. He had to see his altitude dropping rapidly.

    Speculation is that he was turning around when he crashed, maybe trying to duck back under the cloud deck to gain a visual. When starting to turn around he thought the dangerous terrain was ahead of him, and didnt realize there were already mountains to the sides as well.
     
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  5. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    Man I'm just spouting off stuff I heard on the radio. I know a lot of things but the only thing I know about flying is I'd crash if I ever tried to do it. That and I hate helicopters
     
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  8. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    England.
     
  9. Jmg

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    maybe, but many states have royals. could be in bhutan or norway
     
  10. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    Confusion?
     

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