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Old 7th Feb 2020, 23:26
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rogercopy
 
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Originally Posted by Airbubba View Post
(This NTSB still image is from a drone video duplicating the flightpath of N72EX at position/altitude of last ADS-B target. NTSB image) [I don't think this caption is accurate, this is Google Earth, not a still from a drone video. - Airbubba]
The NTSB caption is correct. Figure 3 is not from Google Earth. It shows the wreckage and people standing around it.


Originally Posted by 377 Pete View Post
Figure 1a in the .PDF shows a possible swath cut in the vegetation ~100 feet before main impact site. Fox News guy just said rotor blade clipped a tree branch. There's NO TREES to be seen in the area. All tall grass and 4-5 foot high chaparral.
The NTSB Investigative Update said (page 3): "One piece of 2-inch diameter tree branch was cut cleanly in 3 locations (similar to saw cuts) about 30 feet prior to the initial impact crater."
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