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HelicopterMain Discussion › Chopper pilot killed doing loop-the-loop
08-09-2010 07:31 PM  7 years agoPost 1
ssrobzoom

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08-09-2010 07:43 PM  7 years agoPost 2
Steff Giguere

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Seemed to be much too low to do a loop with a full size heli, no?

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08-09-2010 07:48 PM  7 years agoPost 3
Rogman88

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Should've kept pulling back on the stick. It looks like he kept his descent going to long trying to pull out at the bottom at the last minute.

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08-09-2010 07:53 PM  7 years agoPost 4
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The pilot left zero room for errors.

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08-09-2010 09:32 PM  7 years agoPost 5
bcopters500

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Amazing how quickly the fuel jumped out the rear fuel cell section and on to his head, almost as if he left floor open! Above all Helicopters save lifes!

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08-09-2010 10:28 PM  7 years agoPost 6
Wave

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yep he should have kept pulling cyclic and he would have pulled through smoothly.

Condolences to the family.

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08-09-2010 10:29 PM  7 years agoPost 7
Doublah

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That is hard to watch.

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08-09-2010 10:58 PM  7 years agoPost 8
rcjon

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Witnesses say he didn't have enough height as he came out of the manoeuver
That's stating the obvious.

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08-09-2010 11:08 PM  7 years agoPost 9
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I would hope he didn't feel a thing...........

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08-09-2010 11:40 PM  7 years agoPost 10
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This was brought up at work this morning, I work at American Eurocpter on the LUH line (UH-72A Lakota), one of our German counterparts is over for 3 months to help us out. A lady in Germany who builds the doors for the EC-145 is the daughter of the gentleman killed.

RIP....Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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08-09-2010 11:46 PM  7 years agoPost 11
Gary Jenkins

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Do those helicopter have any negative pitch?

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08-10-2010 12:24 AM  7 years agoPost 12
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i'm curious since i don't fly full scale; what are the g-loads like near the top of the loop. because it sure seemed like he held that downline vertical a long time. any chance he blacked out for a second? looks like he jerked on the cyclic/collective at the bottom in a panic.

condolences to the family. that is quite difficult to watch and know someone lost their life.

if it ain't broke, break it.

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08-10-2010 12:35 AM  7 years agoPost 13
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O he was going slow enuff to be burned alive. I hate it for his family.


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08-10-2010 12:44 AM  7 years agoPost 14
Aaron29

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It's unfortunate because were it not for the fire I believe he could survive that.

He hit pretty hard. He might have gotten knocked unconscious, we can hope.

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08-10-2010 01:22 AM  7 years agoPost 15
jbdww

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It looked like on the downside he hesitated on the elevator for a second or so which closed the gap on the time where he could have safely pulled out.

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08-10-2010 01:24 AM  7 years agoPost 16
Aaron29

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Maybe he did pass out for a second in flight? I mean who could just point the nose down?

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08-10-2010 01:43 AM  7 years agoPost 17
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He looked like he ran out of power. God Bless him and his family.


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08-10-2010 01:46 AM  7 years agoPost 18
Aaron29

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Maybe control binding?

I hope we find out. I assume they do investigations like the NTSB does?

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08-10-2010 01:47 AM  7 years agoPost 19
GimbalFan (RIP)

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I work at American Eurocpter on the LUH line (UH-72A Lakota)
Was it a Lakota that crashed?

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08-10-2010 02:15 AM  7 years agoPost 20
WrenFlyer

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Was it a Lakota that crashed?
Nope, I can't really tell.....most likely a BO-105.

Mr. Haney

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