if kobe's helicopter had engine trouble why didn't the pilot autorotate safely to the ground?
military pilots train for that all the time, I guess civilian pilots know nothing about autorotation
- USAFisnumber1Lv 73 weeks ago
It appears he did not know he was in trouble.
- MercuryLv 73 weeks ago
It would be a hard to autorotate in fog.
- MysticLv 53 weeks ago
It seems to ME that the helicopter should have NEVER flown due to the bad weather conditions. Apparently, there was some pretty bad fog in the area. Fog is NOT a good thing to be trying to fly (OR DRIVE) in. If you're in the air, fog can EASILY hide things like mountains, hillsides, etc. until it's TOO LATE. The pilot should have said "nope" and stayed on the ground.
And just an FYI - both the military and civilian pilots get special training for things. The military is a bit different compared to the civilian world because they have different aircrafts... BUT their aircrafts ARE NOT PERFECT. Unfortunately, they crash too. How about the ones who have went down stateside during routine/basic training missions? Whether you're a military pilot or a civilian pilot is irrelevant in some cases.
- StarryskyLv 73 weeks ago
If the rotors don't turn (transmission jams) or are not present (they do fail), then auto-rotation will not help.
All copter pilots, if properly trained, know about auto-rotation and may practice it to some extent.
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- 3 weeks ago
who is Kolbe... Was he one of the Kardashion bunch...
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
No one knows yet what the cause of the crash likely is genius.
- zipperLv 63 weeks ago
It does not always work even in the military, there are a lot of things that can cause engine trouble and the end result can very widely! CRASH!
- Ron AkiaLv 63 weeks ago
Although final details haven't been given, today I read that his copter flew into the side of a mountain in the dense fog.
- ANDRE LLv 73 weeks ago
Shortly after 9:40 a.m., the helicopter turned again, toward the southeast, and climbed to more than 2,000 feet above sea level. It then descended and crashed into a hillside at about 1,400 feet, according to data from Flightradar24.
When it struck the ground, the helicopter was flying at about 160 knots (184 mph) and descending at a rate of more than 4,000 feet per minute (45 mph), the Flightradar24 data showed.
NO sign of engine trouble, and so autorotation would not have done anything.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
And yet, military helicopters still crash.