Not a crash.......... Lol. Could have fooled me.That's not a crash, it's a successful off airport emergency landing. As 530 said, it appears the helo had lost power, and the pilot performed an autorotation. That's like the gliding equivalent of an airplane engine out.
The pilot did a good job of getting it down safely.
Insurance on the aircraft covers damage and complete loss, just like car insurance.still looks like a crash to me!!!!!! I’m guessing his insurance company will think so as well.
Look at the large amount of dirt that was displaced by the skids when the helicopter touched down with lateral movement. That collapsed the skid and resulted in the rollover. But for that, the helicopter would have been undamaged.Since wild speculation isn't a thing here, I won't suggest that maybe the missing gear is a culprit as opposed to a victim.
Yes, great analogy.Ok, for us non-flying kind of people, I'll ask a stupid question.
Is "auto rotation" basically disengaging the rotor assembly, and letting it freewheel for drag/resistance on the fall? Like putting your foot in on the clutch and coasting?
Flying in helicopters I've reserved for medical purposes only. Been in one, that's enough for me.