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Category: Helicopter Crash

Excessive Aural Warnings in Cockpit Contribute to Crash of Jet Aircraft at London Area Airport

On July 4, 2015, a two-engine Embraer Phenom 300 business jet, with one pilot and three passengers aboard, crashed after the aircraft left the runway shortly after landing. The experienced pilot who had flown into the London-area airport on several prior occasions decided to continue a high-speed, steep visual approach to the runway instead of […]

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Enough Is Enough! Night EMS Helicoptors Should Be IFR-Certified And Flown By Two NVG-Equipped Pilots

There have been three fatal night air ambulance/emergency medical services (EMS) crashes since December 2015.[1]  From July 2014 – July 2015 there were six fatal EMS flights (not all at night).  In 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration published stricter regulations for helicopter air ambulance operators, and per its own background and statement of the problem: […]

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A Smartphone & A Boy’s Death in a Hawaii Helicopter Crash

(Image by Shawn Winrich via the AP) On February 18, 2016 a Bell-206 crashed into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The crash injured the four passengers and the pilot. The boy passenger tragically died after being transported to a hospital. According to the NTSB preliminary report, “The pilot reported to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge, […]

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