Old 29th Apr 2016, 15:21
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zorab64
 
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speed dropped rapidly from around 140kts to 64kts within a few seconds.
. . . which, if the blades or XMSN separate at 140kts, would tie in with a rapid reduction in forward flight and a possibly short continuation of transponder/radar returns (depending on electrics lost) as forward speed translates quickly into vertical. It doesn't bear thinking about.

Another sad day - thoughts are with the families.

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