Stuck in a spiral, Black Hawk pilot Jay Pofcher yelled over the radio that his crew was in trouble.
He knew the UH60 Black Hawk’s tail rotor had failed, preventing him from straightening the aircraft for landing. The Black Hawk went into a rapid spin for three rotations, nearly disorienting Pofcher as he tried to regain control.
“I may have blurted, ‘loss of tail rotor’ over the air tower,” Pofcher said. “It happened so fast.”
You can read the story here: http://www.fayobserver.com/6ba91d71-a211-5af5-aa1c-d8349f5107d8.html
Behind the byline
Here's an inside look at how some of my favorite stories came together.
All Bergdahl Beyonce Civilian In The Barracks Ebola Enterprise Green Beret Hearing Humanitarian Mission Hurricane Relief Inactivation Iraq ISIS Mall Gunman Operation Toy Drop President Obama Profiles Public Records Realignment Short-notice Deployment Training Deaths Training Exercises VA Videos