In the obit, reading the rotorcraft portion of his life...then, the cat bomb!
Someone w/ a sense of humor there writing it!
He was test flying Brent Drake's Brantly and the engine quit at about 25'. That is in the dead man's zone on that model. You cannot gain enough airspeed and it banks to the right if I remember correctly, or the left. It landed so hard it drove the landing gear through the floor and fuel tank bursting into flames. His 1st words were engine out, then get me out of here. They did but he was too badly burned to survive and they unplugged the life support system and Gary left us.What kind of helicopter was he flying and what was the problem that cause the accident??