Great ep, but I'm sorry, from what I understand, there's absolutely no way a non-pilot can be talked down in a helicopter. Fixed wing aircraft, sure, but operating a helicopter is a balancing act involving you doing something completely different with each hand (as well as some stuff with your feet, I think). It's a death trap even for experienced pilots. It should have spun out of control as soon as the pilot went out. A pilot friend of mine told me once that in training for fixed-wind aircraft they teach you emergency techniques in case you are going to crash, and in helicopter training they teach you emergency techniques for when you are going to crash.