SURVIVAL! Photos of Crashed Helicopter in Palo Alto

Pics and video from helicopter crash in Palo Alto.

On Thursday March 15, a helicopter developed engine trouble, so the female pilot . The area is called the Baylands Nature Preserve.

The pilot walked away from the crash with maybe minor injuries. As of 9 a.m. on Friday March 16th the wreckage remained in the marsh, in about 4 feet of water.

Phyllis McArthur March 16, 2012 at 10:46 PM
It's a miracle.
Aaron Selverston March 16, 2012 at 10:55 PM
I agree, Phyllis. Definitely a miracle she survived.
w water March 17, 2012 at 10:09 AM
I watched the helicopter fly overhead and when i heard the engine stop i knew she was in trouble . and as i saw the helicopter rotor blade rpm decay i knew that she was in deep shit. being a helicopter pilot myself I would Never fly in a Robinson helicopter due to the low inertia blades .Thats why no practice autorotations are allowed
David Thomson May 01, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Autorotations (no power/engine-out, "gliding" landings) are practiced routinely in Robinson helicopters. I've done hundreds of them in R22's and R44's. They are even done at the Robinson factory at the Torrance airport (TOA). Stop by and watch, they're done all day long by students, and pilots like myself who attend the Robinson Safety School. True, the Robinson family of Helicopters have low inertia rotor systems, but that's something you have to be aware of.


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