Can someone help me with understanding how this happens exactly?? The plane was at 12,000 feet. It cruises around 510-540 miles per hour but perhaps
slower at that altitude in what? landing or taking off?...however, still? I mean obviously this DID happen. The proof is right there. How though? I
looked up an MI-8 as one example and it tops out at 160 mph. So....The helicopter was not simply 'flying too close'. The speeds aren't possible.
for them to have been flying together..like the helicopter playing games the way jets do to each other.
So...thinking a bit more...the rotors are..what? 8-10 feet off the ground or height of the landing gear/skids of the helicopter? ....and looking at
pictures of A-320's...the level of these blade cuts pose a real interesting mental image, Not just wings...but the horizontal areas of the tail. This
got me so curious I looked up a few things.
This is an A340...the best I could find for detail..
and a comparison to the A320 for sense of the difference.
This has to rank as a freak accident to set the standard. The only way I can possibly see this is a near nose-on collision from the Helicopters
perspective....after basically aiming or inadvertently being headed directly for where the plane was ABOUT to be...not where it was, in flight. I mean
the speed differences for a side approach? What are the odds?? ...and how ELSE could this have happened? Ya got me OP. I'm stumped.