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by Brock_Landers
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane registered to Roy Halladay crashes in Gulf off Florida
Replies: 60
Views: 6109

Re: Plane registered to Roy Halladay crashes in Gulf off Florida

I read an accident report once where a helicopter was hovering at an airport and a bee flew in the window and stung the pilot in the face. He took his hand off the collective to smack the bee and the helicopter descended and rolled over. I’ve also had a big bumble bee get stuck in my pitot tube and ...
by Brock_Landers
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane registered to Roy Halladay crashes in Gulf off Florida
Replies: 60
Views: 6109

Re: Plane registered to Roy Halladay crashes in Gulf off Florida

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttf_EzEkxBk clearly no body - pilot was flying recklessly and trapped in mangled inverted cockpit. You can hear the guys say “there he is right there, you can see his shirt”. The water looked like it was kinda murky still, maybe after it cleared he was more visible. ...
by Brock_Landers
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: October 1, 2017 - Helicopter down near Campbell River
Replies: 5
Views: 1754

Re: October 1, 2017 - Helicopter down near Campbell River

The helicopter was an R44. No idea what the cause of the crash was. The female passenger that died was also a helicopter pilot. She was pretty well known and well respected in the industry. I worked with her about 7 years ago.
by Brock_Landers
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Troy Gentry dies in helicopter accident
Replies: 26
Views: 2335

Re: Troy Gentry dies in helicopter accident

cncpc wrote:
I can't imagine a type of mechanical problem where you'd stay in the air waiting for CFR.

Maybe a tail rotor failure of some kind.

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