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2010 FSF Press Releases, Accident Investigation, Helicopter Safety, In-depth Feature
The TSB cited a weak steel pin in the fatal crash tied to the separation of a Bell 212’s rotor blades and assembly.
by Linda Werfelman
Helicopter Safety, News
A pilot without recent underwater escape training was trapped inside an EC135 that crashed into the water during a marine pilot transfer operation, the ATSB says.
The NTSB says FAA inaction on several safety recommendations contributed to the fatal 2019 crash of an AS350 on a Hawaii mountainside
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.