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Jun
18
2020

NTSB Opens Public Docket for Investigation of Calabasas, California, Helicopter Crash

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board opened the public docket Wednesday as part of its ongoing investigation of the fatal, Jan. 26, 2020, helicopter crash near Calabasas, California.

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Jun
08
2020

Helicopter Air Ambulance Operator’s Poor Safety Management, Inadequate Oversight Led to Fatal Crash

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON — An air ambulance helicopter crash that killed three crew members was caused by the operator’s “inadequate management of safety,” which led to a pilot departing on a flight without a thorough preflight weather evaluation, the National Transportation Safety Board announced in a public meeting Tuesday.

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Jun
08
2020

NTSB Asks Helicopter Manufacturers to Install Recording Systems FAA Refuses to Require

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​WASHINGTON ― The National Transportation Safety Board, in a safety recommendation report issued Tuesday called on helicopter manufacturers to equip turbine-powered helicopters with crash-resistant systems to record data, audio, and images.

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Feb
24
2020

NTSB Final Report: Santa Barbara, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On May 5, 2017, at 1402 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N981RR, lost engine power and landed hard following an autorotation near Santa Barbara, California. The flight instructor and two passengers sustained serious injuries, and the helicopter was destroyed by post impact fire. The helicopter was registered to Spitzer Helicopter LLC, and operated by Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours, as a revenue sightseeing flight under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The local flight departed Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, Santa Barbara, California, about 1345.

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Feb
10
2020

Sikorsky Statement Following NTSB Investigative Update

Posted by jhadmin

Our condolences remain with the family, friends and communities who lost loved ones. We continue working closely with the NTSB and are providing technical support during the investigation. Safety is always our top priority. We are aware of the preliminary report; if there are any actionable findings throughout the course of the investigation, we will inform our customers. Please refer any questions related to the investigation to the NTSB.

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Jan
02
2020

NTSB Final Report: Perryville, MO

Posted by jhadmin

On July 1, 2017, about 2036 central daylight time, an Airbus Helicopters Deutschland, MBB-BK 117 B-2, N238BK, helicopter, landed hard and rolled over during an emergency landing to a field near Perryville, Missouri. The pilot, three crew members, and a passenger received minor injuries, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was owned and operated by Air Methods Corporation, doing business as Kids Flight, as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 medical flight. Visual meteorological conditions (dusk) prevailed at the time of the accident, and a company visual flight rules flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the St. Francis Medical Center (MO50), Cape Girardeau, Missouri, about 2019 and was en route to the St. Louis Children's Hospital (2MU1), St. Louis, Missouri.

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