Helicopter down in AZ

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by pmanton, Apr 16, 2019 at 7:36 PM.

  1. pmanton

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    News showed the remains of a helicopter down. Very compact wreckage with no signs of any rotor blades that I could see.

    So very sad.
    RIP
     
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    Wow, he was pretty big in the helicopter community. Worked at XP Services out in KTHA. Appears he was in charge of developing / testing new composite blades for the B206.

    Lost a good one. Sad.
     
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    Sorry to read this.
     
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    Whatever happened he lost the entire M/R drivetrain at altitude to get that type of debris spread and the fuselage intact in one place. XP performs flight testing for 3rd parties and hopefully the onboard sensors survived the fire or the data was live streamed somewhere. RIP.