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4th Nov 2018, 23:03
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Views: 951,796
Posted By henra

Salute gums! That was indeed a really harrowing...

Salute gums!
That was indeed a really harrowing accident. And one which was completely unrecoverable by the crew. I can't imagine a similar mechanical problem in an only 6 months old (read: brand...
4th Nov 2018, 21:22
Replies: 2,096
Views: 951,796
Posted By henra

I'm rather convinced that if all your assumptions...

I'm rather convinced that if all your assumptions had been fulfilled in this case we would not be having this Thread here.
And

wouldn't have applied had they been sufficiently prepared mentally...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2018, 19:57
Replies: 1,173
Views: 473,461
Posted By henra

Hmm, I'm not sure I quite understand what exactly...

Hmm, I'm not sure I quite understand what exactly is b*****ks with @Chopjocks remark? Reducing the time spent at zero forward speed will reduce the time spent in very unhelpful conditions when...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2018, 21:30
Replies: 1,173
Views: 473,461
Posted By henra

Fair point! A goose- "explosion" would probably...

Fair point! A goose- "explosion" would probably indeed have been visible in the video although the tail rotor will likely not generate quite the same effect as the main rotor..
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2018, 12:05
Replies: 1,173
Views: 473,461
Posted By henra

How should anyone know? That surely depends on...

How should anyone know?
That surely depends on what the last action/reaction before passing out was:
Could be stepping in one pedal.
Could be pulling/pushing/doing something else with the cyclic....
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2018, 12:00
Replies: 1,173
Views: 473,461
Posted By henra

In order to justify a grounding there would have...

In order to justify a grounding there would have to be an indication of a general design flaw. In order to identify this they have to analyse what broke and how. I guess they are simply not at that...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Oct 2018, 22:35
Replies: 1,173
Views: 473,461
Posted By henra

Did you watch the CCTV??? Survivable??? At...

Did you watch the CCTV???
Survivable???
At that RoD?
No way.
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Oct 2018, 22:31
Replies: 1,173
Views: 473,461
Posted By henra

Does neither look like it hit something on...

Does neither look like it hit something on climbout nor does it look like a tailwind hitting when leaving the 'Bowl' caused it.
What I find a bit strange is that it didn't seem to start accelerating...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st May 2018, 08:53
Replies: 28
Views: 5,869
Posted By henra

And how do you know that they are not asking him...

And how do you know that they are not asking him any questions?
I'm a bit puzzled that for you an existing Safety Management system manifests itself in publicly (in an internet forum) crucifying a...
20th May 2018, 12:00
Replies: 2,452
Views: 406,059
Posted By henra

Hmm, dunno. In the video you can clearly see a...

Hmm, dunno. In the video you can clearly see a second explosion quite some distance from the first big smoke plume. That smells rather like the result of an air strike.
OK, admitted an air strike...
14th May 2018, 21:16
Replies: 2,452
Views: 406,059
Posted By henra

In all honesty, anyone working in SAM Sites...

In all honesty, anyone working in SAM Sites should be clear that those are sure Death traps for all sitting in or close to them. They are always the first targets to be wiped out. And a superior...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Apr 2018, 09:19
Replies: 29
Views: 6,649
Posted By henra

If these assumptions are correct then indeed...

If these assumptions are correct then indeed those are not the standard ingredients for the typical CFIT accident.
That said, the pictures of the wreckage in the woods are really whispering CFIT....
15th Apr 2018, 13:00
Replies: 2,452
Views: 406,059
Posted By henra

With so many 'data sniffers' around they probably...

With so many 'data sniffers' around they probably kept them switched off. Not much to gain but a lot to lose. (Gaining wavelength and scan patterns of the S-400 would be invaluable and far exceed the...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Mar 2018, 09:03
Replies: 435
Views: 111,655
Posted By henra

That fact really left me speechless. How on Earth...

That fact really left me speechless. How on Earth can a system that needs both hands off the controls by the pilot in a Helicopter be considered a legal Emergency Device???

I'm still completely at...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Mar 2018, 18:18
Replies: 435
Views: 111,655
Posted By henra

I doubt they will really be able to prove Airbus'...

I doubt they will really be able to prove Airbus' fault for this. I'm not aware of any FAA/EASA requirement to protect levers against free floating lines/tethers in the cabin and Pax crawling around...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2018, 12:38
Replies: 435
Views: 111,655
Posted By henra

The to be expected result of the lawsuit in this...

The to be expected result of the lawsuit in this particular case might make you re- think this position.
And I also do not want to be in the shoes of the poor pilot. Sitting on top of the wreckage...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2018, 21:20
Replies: 435
Views: 111,655
Posted By henra

One would hope so. If that is the case for all...

One would hope so. If that is the case for all the professional photographers out there I accept your point.
Hell, me as not a professional photographer I would have refused being strapped to a...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2018, 18:02
Replies: 435
Views: 111,655
Posted By henra

Assumed that the timing is real time? I...

Assumed that the timing is real time?
I understand that it took between 30 and 60 minutes after the crash to get them out of the water. I somehow cannot imagine it took them 26 minutes to get the...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2018, 17:14
Replies: 435
Views: 111,655
Posted By henra

So, you think had that happened to professional...

So, you think had that happened to professional photographers instead of the touris, they would have been able to free themselves???

Yes I agree, this practice of tourist flights with feet...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2018, 16:25
Replies: 435
Views: 111,655
Posted By henra

Did you bother to check how to unleash the...

Did you bother to check how to unleash the harness by oneself?
The Harness was NOT designed for that.
The band-aid was to attach a small knive somewhere to the harness (did they even know where?...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2018, 16:16
Replies: 435
Views: 111,655
Posted By henra

But please not by a device that needs to be...

But please not by a device that needs to be unscrewed by someone else!
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2018, 09:48
Replies: 435
Views: 111,655
Posted By henra

Hmm, I'm not so sure. Helicopters will always...

Hmm, I'm not so sure.
Helicopters will always find ways to end in the drink upside down. People need to have a chance to egress. On land a situation with a fire on board after a mishap would have...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2018, 09:47
Replies: 72
Views: 16,715
Posted By henra

Thank you! Nothing beats a good schematic. Or: A...

Thank you! Nothing beats a good schematic. Or: A picture is worth a thousand words.
With that schematic the possible failure mechanism and consequence becomes very clear!
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2018, 08:55
Replies: 180
Views: 116,457
Posted By henra

Seems the H225 is coming back. Albeit in other...

Seems the H225 is coming back. Albeit in other Markets than NS O&G:...
14th Feb 2018, 19:35
Replies: 302
Views: 337,607
Posted By henra

Reading the quoted text I understand they didn't...

Reading the quoted text I understand they didn't even stall it. They just pointed the nose 30 down until impact!? Actively fighting and defeating an aircraft that would have probably happily...
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