posted on May, 24 2017 @ 08:30 AM
a reply to: Discotech
I was in a Navy helicopter that lost power at about 3000 ft. We were out over the water near our base. The pilots told us to strap in because they
were going to auto-rotate us in. They angled the auto-rotation so we landed right on the end of the runway near the water. As a result we hit hard
totaling the aircraft, but, no one was hurt. The pilots sounded calm cool and collected over the ICS, but, once we were down and they knew that
everybody was OK they lost it for a few minutes.
I'll bet the same thing happened on that C-5, training takes over and you really don't get scared until the emergency is over and you have time to
think about it.
By the way, our pilot was one of the first women helicopter pilots in the Navy. I'd fly with her any time, she was that good.