God how awful. Why did this happen? I know there are some serious helicopter pilots here. Yes the reports will come out, but if it is as simple as the age old "flying when you should'nt", how does this happen? With today's technology I wrongly would have thought they were systems to help prevent this. I know the helicopter was a 1991 model but usually technology is updated. There have been a few of these crashes lately like the Cline crash. https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2019/07/24/billionaire-chris-clines-helicopter-spun-out-of-control-before-fatal-bahamas-crash/ Assuming it is spatial disorientation do we not have the technology to help in this situation? A helicopter can hover. I did see a video that said auto pilot would not work under 60 knots? Not sure if that is true. If there is a "wing leveler emergency button" for fixed winged offered by Garmin, and auto land then why not a hover and recover for the most sophisticated helicopters? From preliminary reports it just seems to be a senseless lost of life and that they should not have even been in the air. It is tragic.