RIP John Nagle

Vance

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Typical Dan Gryder "Probable Cause" video.

The video seemed more focused on the FAA regulations that weren’t followed and the idea that someone was making money than anything about the probable cause of the accident.

Dan Gryder has been cited for breaking multiple FAA regulations and arrested for aggravated assault and obstruction in relation to the FAA violations.

I watched the video and saw very few facts related to the accident and no probable cause.

I still don’t know if it was an emergency landing or simply a low level wire strike.

I still don’t know how high the wires are.

The video of the flight I saw was not what I would define as NOE.

I doubt if anyone involved was doing it for the money.

It is my understanding that the Helicopter was particularly well maintained by well trained A&P mechanics.

There were two commercial helicopter pilots and one private helicopter pilot on board.

Rest in peace my friends.
 

bugflyer

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Yeah, that surprised me as well. We did it in the 60 and 70s while working out avionics for Cobras and LOHs.

Bobby
That's why TFR (terrain following radar) was developed.
smiles,
Charles
 

Tyger

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I had never seen one of that guy Gryder's videos before, but that one was just ludicrously BAD. His repeatedly saying "MarPar", even while explaining that he knew it was incorrect, and then saying "map of the earth" were really just laughable.
Even if some of what he says is true, why would I ever believe that he actually knows what he's talking about?

I do rather agree, though, that if you're going to fly NoE, you had better know exactly where you are going and what you'll be flying over.
 

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