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.”
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