I was the safety office at my first squadron and at the NARF test facility. Yes, you could say the pilot demonstrated some poor headwork there. The behavior in the Navy is called "Flathatting." The result, if you don't die, is permanent loss of flight status, if not court marshal. There is no exception, no excuses, no do over. It is really clear in OPNAV regs. The reason for the harsh punishment is it is more a disease and it is incurable. Folks who do it, will do it again until they kill themselves or somebody else. This is based on long running statistics.
Now this will sound very politically incorrect, but it is unfortunately true. My first squadron VR-24, had the first group of female Naval Aviators. Most where fine, but a few where hopeless. They didn't apply any standards, either size, or qualifications to the first group. If they couldn't master a task, like instrument flying, you had to keep training them, and training them and training them. We had one that could never pass an instrument check, almost twenty check rides, never passed. We had another, we shall just use her first name, Suzanne. She was one of the first female graduates of the Naval Academy. Now she had no problems with the flying, was of proper size and physical strength. She had a fatal flaw, she was extremely arrogant and quite the show off. She earned the nickname, "Catwoman" due the way and amount of makeup she wore flying. Anyhow, there is a pretty strict rule about flying formation with passengers on board or un-breifed formation. Well she liked to do both. The time I wrote her up on it nearly cost me my commission, heavy heat from DC. Women do no evil and suffer no consequence or you are an evil woman hating male bigot. Well that message had barely cooled off, when Suzanne collided with her boyfriend's aircraft in an almost exact repeat of what I had cited before, killing all 22 people on board both. First accident in my squadron in 22 years. Funny, that disciplinary letter disappeared from my service jacket within 48 hours and was never mentioned from then on.
It was really sad, I lost some really good friends there, and it basically ruined it for qualified and excellent female Naval Aviators from then on. They always had to prove they where not there because of some PC agenda.
Back to the Army Helo pilot. I know the Army has similar rules to that of the Navy. I'll put it like a skipper did waiting for one of his pilots that did a gear up takeoff(!) from Rota Spain (really dumb). The captain of the carrier asked if the pilot was hurt? The skipper replied "not yet!"