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Accident Investigation, Helicopter Safety, News
An AS350 encountered a whiteout and struck a ridgeline during an attempted landing in an Alaska heli-ski area, killing the pilot and four passengers.
by Linda Werfelman
The risks at a hospital landing site in Plymouth, England, had not been identified before an S-92’s downwash knocked over three people, killing one.
Accident Investigation, Human Factors, News
The pilot of an aerial survey helicopter was injured when the Cabri G2 struck a Canadian lake’s glassy water and sank.
Accident Investigation, Maintenance Matters, News
A missing lock ring allowed a clamp nut to unthread, resulting in the fatal crash of a DHC-3, the NTSB says.
Accident Investigation, In-depth Feature, Maintenance Matters, Runway Safety
Jammed elevators stopped the MD-87 from rotating for takeoff, leading to a fiery runway overrun, the NTSB says.
Accident Investigation, Helicopter Safety, Maintenance Matters, News
The NTSB cited a mechanic’s likely failure to correctly install attaching hardware as the probable cause of the fatal crash of an S-61N during a training flight.
A bearing failure in the tail rotor of an AW169 caused a loss of yaw control that led to the fatal crash, the AAIB says.
Accident Investigation, loss of control, News
The NTSB faulted actions by a Challenger flight crew that led up to the fatal loss-of-control crash.
Accident Investigation, Helicopter Safety, News, Safety Tools
The fatal R-22 crash near an Australian swamp prompted the ATSB to call on single-pilot operators to keep a PLB close by.
Accident Investigation, News, Safety Recommendation
The TSB has closed the last three open recommendations stemming from its investigation of the 1998 crash of Swissair Flight 111.