posted on May, 14 2015 @ 06:47 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58
From your NBC source...
"Whatever happened to them, it had to have happened quickly," said Weatherill, a pilot during the Vietnam War who has experience with Huey
If there was no flat surface to touch down on, the crew could have made an emergency landing on water, Weatherill said, in which case hearing the
emergency beacon would be much more difficult depending on how submerged the aircraft became.
"The helicopter doesn't float," Weatherill added, "so the guys would have had to prepare for the emergency landing and have the doors open so they
could swim out."
Zaphod it's not easy getting out of a five point harness in a scuff in a hurry... ( from experience )(but the helicopter I was on landed in trees)
doing so underwater would be bad. I hope Chris kept his cool head focused on getting out.
Soon with deep terrain and water possible getting a transmission out.... SAR ( search and rescue ) on foot is the slowest and best chance to find
Just thinking how long it took to find the A-10 that crashed in the south west years ago..