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Black Hawk military helicopter crashes near Alabama highway, no survivorsA military helicopter crashed Wednesday near Highway 53 near Huntsville, Alabama, leaving no survivors, Fox News Digital has confirmed. The Madison County Sheriff's Office said the fatal crash occurred at 3:00 p.m. near the intersection of Burwell Road and Highway 53 near Huntsville, Alabama. (www.foxnews.com) More...
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Terrible conclusion to this flight. Whatever the failure was, it seems catastrophic, with no pilot intervention possible. It literally fell out of the sky in a tail spin. So sad for those who are affected by this tragic loss of life. RiP.
From the look of video, it appears that he lost his tail rotor. He was falling straight down. I flew UH1 helicopters in the Army and that was a real concern for me. You can land if you have forward speed and a runway (run on landing) but in this case it was not possible. I was not rated in the Blackhawk as they came into the inventory as I was leaving the service.