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Helicopter Safety, News
The NTSB says FAA inaction on several safety recommendations contributed to the fatal 2019 crash of an AS350 on a Hawaii mountainside
by Linda Werfelman
The ‘sudden displacement of the cyclic stick’ began a chain of events that led to the crash of a Bell 206B, the NTSB says.
Accident Investigation, Helicopter Safety, News
Helmets are crucial for pilots on low-level flights, the ATSB says after investigating a fatal R44 crash.
Helicopter Safety, Laser Strikes, News, Unmanned Aircraft
FAA Plans Field Tests for Drone Traffic Management
by FSF Editorial Staff
Before the fatal crash, an Agusta A109E pilot said the helicopter’s owner told him to make the flight despite marginal weather conditions that deteriorated after takeoff.
The ATSB wants to hear about certain unreported ground handling problems involving Robinson helicopters.
The PIC of a fatal AW139 night flight from the Bahamas had said he did not like flying after dark.
Investigators of the 2018 fatal accident in New Zealand say the pilot’s training did not include correct use of the auto/manual switch on the MD 600N’s FADEC system.
The pilot of the EMS helicopter shut down the wrong engine on the BK117 shortly before the fatal crash.
The S-76 pilot likely did not want to disappoint the client, who had specifically requested his services, the NTSB says.