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Old 11-05-2018, 07:38 PM   #1
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Default Uvalde Co helo crash

90 minutes after wedding kills bride and groom. Sad!!
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:40 PM   #2
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That's terrible.Prayer sent
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:45 PM   #3
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My condolences to the families.

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Old 11-05-2018, 07:52 PM   #4
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:53 PM   #5
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Read about this today...horrible. Prayers.
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:54 PM   #6
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My daughter’s high school friend’s dad was the pilot.
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:55 PM   #7
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Oh no. So sad.
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:55 PM   #8
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Terrible story.
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Old 11-05-2018, 08:06 PM   #9
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Old 11-05-2018, 08:08 PM   #10
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I heard the chopper between 10 and 11 Saturday night while I was walking my dog.
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Old 11-05-2018, 08:09 PM   #11
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90 minutes after wedding kills bride and groom. Sad!!
...and veteran pilot. Yes very sad indeed.
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Old 11-05-2018, 08:19 PM   #12
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I go to Sam with them, lots of mutual friends and I knew both of them. Very very sad and extremely unfortunate. Theyíre enjoying their honeymoon with the Good Lord, thatís the only positive way to look at a terrible situation. The parents got dropped off at the crash site that next morning. I canít imagine the images, thereís no words.


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Old 11-05-2018, 08:23 PM   #13
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Sad deal. Sam Houston State and Bear Kat rodeo lost a team member and friend. A friend Prayers to the family and friends. Just a horrible turn of events
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:26 PM   #14
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Sad deal. Prayers for everyone involved. Any news on what caused the crash?
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:26 PM   #15
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Prayers up for the families
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:35 PM   #16
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Very sad deal.

76 is too dang old to be flying passengers in rotary aircraft. So many things to go wrong, even for such a high time, accomplished pilot such as this one.

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Old 11-06-2018, 08:12 PM   #17
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:22 PM   #18
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Very sad deal.

76 is too dang old to be flying passengers in rotary aircraft. So many things to go wrong, even for such a high time, accomplished pilot such as this one.
I Dont think age has anything to do with it
I'm certain that the pilot did not do good planing OR being a very dark night he got spacial disorientation and could not tell if he was going up or down. 2nd leading cause in aviation accidents and anyone who flies can get it.
No real good reason that aircraft should have been flying that night.
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:32 PM   #19
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I Dont think age has anything to do with it
I'm certain that the pilot did not do good planing OR being a very dark night he got spacial disorientation and could not tell if he was going up or down. 2nd leading cause in aviation accidents and anyone who flies can get it.
No real good reason that aircraft should have been flying that night.
I would think medical conditions are much more likely to affect a 76 year old. Just simple biology. Also at 76 you just aren't as sharp and fast reacting as younger experienced pilots.

I was curious why fly out late at night like that also? I'm not a pilot, but it just seems like unnecessary risk.

NTSB preliminary should be out 2 weeks from the date of the accident.
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:45 PM   #20
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I would think medical conditions are much more likely to affect a 76 year old. Just simple biology. Also at 76 you just aren't as sharp and fast reacting as younger experienced pilots.

I was curious why fly out late at night like that also? I'm not a pilot, but it just seems like unnecessary risk.

NTSB preliminary should be out 2 weeks from the date of the accident.
Trust me, I ain't trying to argue but there are thousands of pilots in this country who are that age or older. I lost a friend in an aircraft accident. The pilot had thousands of hours of experience and still ran into a hillside outside of Alpine. Some pilots get complacent, they have thousands of hours and have flown in some very difficult situations. Complacency tells a pilot he does not need to look at his instruments, he does not need to plan.
Sure, a medical issue is a valid possibility, but statistically, the report will say " pilot controlled flight into terrain" due to spacial disorientation.
Fog, dark night, clouds, over water on clear skies...many things lead to complete loss of control of an aircraft. And it's hard to believe but while the pilot is completely out of control they think they are in full control.
This accident is not unique in any way. But it is tragic and very sad.
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:48 PM   #21
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Trust me, I ain't trying to argue but there are thousands of pilots in this country who are that age or older. I lost a friend in an aircraft accident. The pilot had thousands of hours of experience and still ran into a hillside outside of Alpine. Some pilots get complacent, they have thousands of hours and have flown in some very difficult situations. Complacency tells a pilot he does not need to look at his instruments, he does not need to plan.
Sure, a medical issue is a valid possibility, but statistically, the report will say " pilot controlled flight into terrain" due to spacial disorientation.
Fog, dark night, clouds, over water on clear skies...many things lead to complete loss of control of an aircraft. And it's hard to believe but while the pilot is completely out of control they think they are in full control.
This accident is not unique in any way. But it is tragic and very sad.
I'm kinda leaning this way. Also heard there was fog..
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:07 PM   #22
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