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01-13-2009 12:19 AM  9 years agoPost 1
AirWolfRC

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01-13-2009 12:28 AM  9 years agoPost 2
bosshoss

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WOW.

Why Hover a Yak, when a Heli does it better?

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01-13-2009 12:33 AM  9 years agoPost 3
Frank Bostwick

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I saw that. Looks like it dropped like a rock and had little or no energy left in the blades, most are in tact.
Sad

RIP ROMAN

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01-13-2009 12:35 AM  9 years agoPost 4
jgunpilot

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If he lost his tail rotor on takeoff and four people lived, he did something right. That's the one thing I don't like about Sikorsky's during a tailrotor malfunction, the non-flying pilot has to reach up and pull the "throttles" back. If the spin develops fully it's pretty hard to do.

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01-13-2009 12:37 AM  9 years agoPost 5
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that's terrible I cant believe only 1 killed those other 4 must of had angles to survive that

CRASH! GLUE! REPEAT!
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01-13-2009 12:40 AM  9 years agoPost 6
psawya

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I pray that the one that died in the crash had an angel also, to guide his soul to heaven.....my condolences to his family and friends.

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01-13-2009 02:16 AM  9 years agoPost 7
greg

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I graduated there, class of 96. This is very sad to hear. I always liked the frequent fly bys from all the armed forces. There was an airport nearby and all the aviators that graduated A&M seemed to find their way back at one time or another.

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01-13-2009 03:43 AM  9 years agoPost 8
axemanclint

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Yeah, quite sad! Sounds like Tailrotor failure from what witnesses were saying. Evidently shortly after takeoff as the heli was climbing out at around 100ft. it began to bank to the right and then began yawing very rapidly until it hit the ground.

Sounds like tail rotor failure. Hopefully they figure it all out and everyone that survived will be ok.

"what goes up must come down," hopefully in one piece!

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01-13-2009 03:54 AM  9 years agoPost 9
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From the looks of it, the way the door is now taller than the cabin section, it looks like it slammed pretty hard, flat down. I have to wonder if the person who died wasn't killed by the main mod coming down into the cabin area on top of them.

I heard it on the radio today... I was a little freaked out since we had a crew who flew out to pick up a blackhawk from texas today.

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