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Evidence is he turned them off


Evidence is he turned them off  

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Author: Anonymous   Date: 11/6/2019 6:05:00 PM  +1/-0   Show Orig. Msg (this window) Or  In New Window

When you get a light on one of them because fuel level has gone down, you are supposed to turn them off. That's correct and normal procedure. Probably he got both lights but he still had fuel in the tank because the front one and the rear one get uncovered and re-covered if you change attitude between forward flight and OGE hovering. Anyway, they were off, that was confirmed from the wreckage. When he started getting all the hey-dummy-you-are-just-about-to-run-outta-gas warnings (there are a bunch) and he looked up and saw some fuel indicating in the main tank my guess is he panicked and flipped switches but hit the wrong ones (prime pumps switches are right next to transfer pump switches and are made the same). Anyway, look: the Brits and Euros won't like this but here is the bottom line: The guy manifestly didn't understand the fuel system, he plainly let the time of flight and "mission Accomplishment!!" Pressures get to him, and he plainly didn't understand W  T  F  was happening and couldn't/didn't enter an auto (the MR blades were like, totally zero RPM when the aircraft hit the ground like an aerodynamic brick). So look, thousands and thousands of people have been tap dancing around the issue and trying to find all kinds of theories that involved everything from the man in the moon to crop circles about this fiasco, but in the end it's very simple: The guy screwed the pooch, he died, other people died. Don't be like the guy. 

 
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