I was there, I traveled with the team, and worked for Bob on and off for 22 years, I did not see his helmet, I do however recall when I purchased my first offshore helmets they were designed to seaperate as mentioned above, so in the event of a stuff it would not " bucket" and seaperate the head/brain from the vertebrea in the the event of a forward stuff, and in this case the force of the water acted in the same manner. I did however see JT's helmet and it showed no significant damage. I also have been hearing rumors of stuck throttles and malfunctioning equipment. The drives were straight and trimmed at a nuetral setting, all four throttles and linkage assemblies worked properly after the accident. I have also heard rumors of Bob having a stroke or heart attack prior to the accident, I have a close up photo that shows both men inside the cockpit and the speedo on the dash ( so yes its close, and no I could not read the speed ) both were upright and concious when they passed me, which was about 1000 feet prior to the accident. I was in the pits and crane area immediatly and the rumors were from one end of the spectrum to the other, the emotional roller coaster was crazy, in the end I spoke with someone from the hospital, she told me neither man suffered, and that is good enough for me.