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US Billionaire and 6 other Americans killed in crash

Discussion in 'Airplane, Aircraft & Jumbo Jet Talk' started by Richard Wyeroski, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Everett 757

    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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  2. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    I remember years ago attending accident investigation school with the FAA.

    They said there is a chain. It simply called the accident chain. Break a link and the accident does not happen.

    Looking at this situation with the limited information available, some red flags stick clearly out!

    1 A single pilot
    2 A remote location such as the owners private Island.
    3 2 AM departure
    4 An emergency and a must get there situation.
    5 Weather was not a factor, however a dark night departure
    6 Family waiting at the hospital.
    7 An emergency landing over water at night with some type of unknown failure!

    All these factors will be looked into including at what time the pilot first went on duty! Where was the Helicopter fueled?

    The chain never changes all that are added is additional factors.

    The investigation is cold hearted and the easy part is that 75% of all accidents are caused by the the pilot!

    Let the investigation begin.......

    One interesting area is that this is the third Billionaire killed in a G/A aircraft within a little more then a few years.

    Strange........
     
  3. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Whether it is important or not. Flying VFR at night in the Bahamas is strictly forbidden. However it was an emergency!

    They delay coulD have been fatal to the sick passenger. As it turned out the passenger was the Billionaires daughter.

    I would have went and did the paper work after..........

    May they all RIP!:(
     
  4. Exuma Guy

    Exuma Guy Hangar Silver Member VI

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    Humanitarian flights are excused. I've done a bunch of them- Landing in the dark of night with no guidance but a pair of car headlights. Landings were curtailed a few years ago after a landing Navajo struck the truck that was lighting the runway killing 2 persons in the truck, but take-offs are granted permission for humanitarian reasons.

    Looking at the few pics of the wreckage, it's apparent what happened.
    I suspect the pilot did not plan to fly at 2AM and wonder if he was at 100% operational capacity...
    However, I also notice a lack of rotor blades. None....
     
  5. Rotorruss

    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member IV

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    The skinny on the crew. Captain 12k total hours, unkn time in type. FO 2k total hours, unkn time in type. It was a two pilot crew. Both crew were typed. More to follow.

    Composite blades usually shatter when making water contact. Would lead one to believe that they were under power when they hit the water.
     
  6. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    To many accidents lately?
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    Way too many. :(
     
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