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All 9 confirmed dead in helicopter crash in Gunma

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Full respect to search and rescue. All night long they were doing something outside my home until 5am. Heroes.

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HELICOPTER IS THE SAFEST

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It is not strange so many dead ? And no back box ? Normally, even if the motor bloc stop, helicopter have a system that allow pals to still rotate and a safe (may be rocky) grounding. All heli expert pilot in my country have the training for this kind of emergency grounding when they work for the state security or emergency services.

Do they not in Japan ? This is tuition important matter and the government could be deem responsible for the dead people if the pilot was not emergency formed.

Of was it the wind ? You just had a typhoon, no ?

Here, I feel, the article lack some specifics details.

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NCM

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It is not strange so many dead ?

No, it's a function of how many people were aboard. More people, more risk of multiple fatalities. Quite simple really.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/dec/28/2

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Why 9 people just to monitor trail ?

It had happened a lot those last years.

RIP

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Goodbye Haruna. I pray for comfort for their families.

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It said the helicopter was not carrying a flight data recorder.

How is that even legal? What other common requirements are non existent?

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@wipeout

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I can do the math too. It is not math logic problem. It is an empiric one.

Normally, helicopter crash do not make so many deaths when the pilot is well train. The rotor allow the helicopter to fly is way down. The main danger is to avoid the electric cables. There is always more survivors than dead in an helicopter crash.

So, why in Japan, you don't have the same numbers than in France ? in the world ?

It could be the undertrained pilot, may be he was under influence, may be the helicopter is flawed, may be it is terrorism... may be it is bad luck. But for me, the article was not an enough answer for so many deaths.

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MMF

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Nine people in this helicopter is probably overweigth.

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Sorry for the loss of life and to the familys their loved ones. From what i read it sounds like the pilot was flying too low and flew right into mountain. Sounds like this helicopter could only fly using visual flight rules (VFR) should have not flown unless has the ability to fly instrument flight rules (IFR).

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@JoeDuncan

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Thank you so much ! ^^

So the helicopter was flowed and should not have flied.

From here, it depends on who was supposed to decided to let it fly.

Mechanic ? Pilot ? Government procedure ?

Other Point

Missing a mountain through VFR is a bit strange. Did the pilot was formed for this ? when was his last manual fly check skills ?

Again, thank you. ^^

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NCM

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The (rotary wing) aircraft made a controlled flight into terrain after reversing course 180 degrees, then turning around to follow the original route. If visibility was poor due to fog, and if the pilot was operating under Visual Flight Rules, the question is why did he turn around?

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I can do the math too. It is not math logic problem. It is an empiric one.

Oh God.

Normally, helicopter crash do not make so many deaths when the pilot is well train. 

Normally, helicopters don't crash. But when they do, the results aren't pretty. This one crashed in the mountains. The results weren't pretty.

So, why in Japan, you don't have the same numbers than in France ? 

I doubt that many people have looked very closely at such a specific question. It's vaguely pointless, and likely built on an incorrect assumption as well.

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