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THE INVESTIGATION IS REVEALING NEW QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT CRASH.

NEW QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT CRASH. TOM COSTELLO IS NEAR THE SCENE

TOM COSTELLO IS NEAR THE SCENE IN CALL ABASAS.

IN CALL ABASAS. THERE WERE LOTS OF CHOPPERS

THERE WERE LOTS OF CHOPPERS GROUNDED ON THAT DAY.

GROUNDED ON THAT DAY. WHY DID THIS ONE FLY?

WHY DID THIS ONE FLY? >> I THINK THATS GOING TO BE A

>> I THINK THATS GOING TO BE A KEY QUESTION FOR THE NTSB.

KEY QUESTION FOR THE NTSB. THE LAPD GROUNDED THEIR CHOPPER

THE LAPD GROUNDED THEIR CHOPPER FLEET YESTERDAY MORNING BECAUSE

FLEET YESTERDAY MORNING BECAUSE OF INCREDIBLY DENSE FOG, THICK

OF INCREDIBLY DENSE FOG, THICK FOG, LOW FOG AND LOW CEILINGS.

FOG, LOW FOG AND LOW CEILINGS. AS A RESULT OF THAT, WE BELIEVE

AS A RESULT OF THAT, WE BELIEVE THIS PILOT WAS FLYING UNDER

THIS PILOT WAS FLYING UNDER SPECIAL VFR, VISUAL FLIGHT

SPECIAL VFR, VISUAL FLIGHT RULES.

RULES. HE HAD TO CHECK INTO AIR TRAFFIC

HE HAD TO CHECK INTO AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL AND LOOKING AT LANDMARKS

CONTROL AND LOOKING AT LANDMARKS INCLUDING THE HIGHWAYS.

INCLUDING THE HIGHWAYS. BUT THEN THE FOG AND CLOUD COVER

BUT THEN THE FOG AND CLOUD COVER GOT THICKER AND THICKER AND HE

GOT THICKER AND THICKER AND HE BEGAN TO CLIMB INTO THAT CLOUD

BEGAN TO CLIMB INTO THAT CLOUD BASE WE BELIEVE AND THEN A VERY

BASE WE BELIEVE AND THEN A VERY SHARP TURN BEFORE SLAMMING INTO

SHARP TURN BEFORE SLAMMING INTO THE GROUND.

THE GROUND. NOW THE QUESTION -- EXCUSE ME --

NOW THE QUESTION -- EXCUSE ME -- THE QUESTION IS WHETHER SOMEHOW

THE QUESTION IS WHETHER SOMEHOW HE GOT SPATIALLY DISORIENTED IN

HE GOT SPATIALLY DISORIENTED IN THAT CLOUD COVER IN, THE FOG

THAT CLOUD COVER IN, THE FOG COVER, SIMPLY LOST HIS

COVER, SIMPLY LOST HIS ORIENTATION.

ORIENTATION. WE BELIEVE THIS HELICOPTER HAD

WE BELIEVE THIS HELICOPTER HAD NOT ONLY A COCKPIT VOICE

NOT ONLY A COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER WHICH WILL COME IN VERY

RECORDER WHICH WILL COME IN VERY HANDY BUT SHOULD HAVE ALSO HAD

HANDY BUT SHOULD HAVE ALSO HAD THE CAPABILITY TO FLY ON

THE CAPABILITY TO FLY ON INSTRUMENTS WITH GPS TRACKING.

INSTRUMENTS WITH GPS TRACKING. HE COULD HAVE, WE BELIEVE, HAVE

HE COULD HAVE, WE BELIEVE, HAVE GONE OFF INSTRUMENT FLYING,

GONE OFF INSTRUMENT FLYING, AUTOPILOT.

AUTOPILOT. WHY WAS HE FLYING ON VISUAL

WHY WAS HE FLYING ON VISUAL FLIGHT CONDITIONS WHEN THE LAPD

FLIGHT CONDITIONS WHEN THE LAPD HAD GROUNDED THEIR CHOPPERS IN

HAD GROUNDED THEIR CHOPPERS IN INCREDIBLY THICK FOG AND LOW

INCREDIBLY THICK FOG AND LOW CLOUD CEILINGS?

CLOUD CEILINGS? THIS CHOPPER ITSELF, A VERY GOOD

THIS CHOPPER ITSELF, A VERY GOOD TOP OF THE LINE HELICOPTER WITH

TOP OF THE LINE HELICOPTER WITH TWO ENGINES.

TWO ENGINES. AND REALLY A VERY GOOD TRACK

AND REALLY A VERY GOOD TRACK RECORD.

RECORD. THE PILOT ALSO HAD A GOOD TRACK

THE PILOT ALSO HAD A GOOD TRACK RECORD, WE BELIEVE.

RECORD, WE BELIEVE. SO ALL OF THIS -- ALL THE

SO ALL OF THIS -- ALL THE QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW, AT LEAST

QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW, AT LEAST THE FIRST IMMEDIATE QUESTIONS AS

THE FIRST IMMEDIATE QUESTIONS AS TO WHAT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED,

TO WHAT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED, VERY MUCH FOCUSED ON THE

VERY MUCH FOCUSED ON THE CONDITIONS AT THE TIME, THE FOG,

CONDITIONS AT THE TIME, THE FOG, THE CLOUDS, AND WHY WAS THIS

THE CLOUDS, AND WHY WAS THIS CHOPPER FLYING AT ALL IN THOSE

CHOPPER FLYING AT ALL IN THOSE CONDITIONS?

CONDITIONS? >> AND, TOM, JUST VERY QUICKLY,

>> AND, TOM, JUST VERY QUICKLY, ITS A VERY LARGE CHOPPER.

ITS A VERY LARGE CHOPPER. OFTEN, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THERE

OFTEN, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THERE ARE TWO PILOTS IN THAT

ARE TWO PILOTS IN THAT SITUATION.

SITUATION. BUT IN THIS CASE IT SEEMS THERE

BUT IN THIS CASE IT SEEMS THERE WAS ONLY ONE.

WAS ONLY ONE. >> YOU KNOW, THATS GOING TO BE

>> YOU KNOW, THATS GOING TO BE PART OF THIS INVESTIGATION AS

PART OF THIS INVESTIGATION AS WELL.

WELL. THE NTSB IS GOING TO LOOK ALSO

THE NTSB IS GOING TO LOOK ALSO AT THE PILOTS RECORD.

AT THE PILOTS RECORD. THEY HAVE TO DO A TOP SCREENING,

THEY HAVE TO DO A TOP SCREENING, BLOOD AND ALCOHOL, DRUG

BLOOD AND ALCOHOL, DRUG SCREENING.

SCREENING. THAT IS STANDARD.

THAT IS STANDARD. THEY ALSO HAVE TO LOOK AT THE

THEY ALSO HAVE TO LOOK AT THE MAINTENANCE OF THE HELICOPTER.

MAINTENANCE OF THE HELICOPTER. SO EVERY POSSIBLE FACTOR WILL BE

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