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Apr
07
2021

HAI Statement on NTSB’s 2021 – 2022 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements

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Alexandria, Va. (April 7, 2021) – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) met April 6, 2021, to select the items for the agency’s 2021–2022 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements. Two of the 10 items on the list would affect the rotorcraft industry:

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Mar
24
2021

NTSB Calls for Enhanced Safety Standards in Some Revenue Passenger-Carrying General Aviation Operations

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WASHINGTON  — The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday asked the Federal Aviation Administration to enhance a series of safety requirements in regulations that allow some revenue passenger-carrying flight operations to be conducted as general aviation flights.

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Mar
24
2021

HAI Statement on March 23 NTSB Hearing

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Alexandria, Va. (March 23, 2021) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) appreciates and supports the work of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for their March 23 hearing to ensure the safety of flights for paying passengers in all aircraft.

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Mar
19
2021

Stricter Regulatory Requirements for Some Revenue Passenger-Carrying General Aviation Operations Subject of NTSB Meeting

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WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday its intent to hold a public board meeting March 23, 2021, 9:30 a.m. Eastern time, to consider a draft report on recommendations for the implementation of stricter regulatory requirements for some types of revenue passenger-carrying general aviation operations.

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Feb
16
2021

NTSB Preliminary Report: Horseshoe Bend, IL

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On February 5, 2021, about 1400 mountain standard time, a Hughes OH-6A, N6639R, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Horseshoe Bend, Idaho. The pilot sustained serious injuries and passenger sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a public use flight. 

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Feb
15
2021

NTSB Final Report: Hertford, North Carolina

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The pilot was conducting an air ambulance flight to transport a patient to another hospital located about 130 nautical miles away. About 8 minutes after takeoff, at a GPS altitude of about 2,500 ft mean sea level (msl) and a groundspeed of about 120 knots, the helicopter began a left turn toward the south. Although the precise timing and order of events could not be determined, the No. 2 engine experienced a bearing seizure; the engine continued to run. This likely resulted in several cockpit indications described below. It is likely that the pilot then errantly shutdown the No. 1 engine and continued to fly for a brief period utilizing the No. 2 engine. About 1 minute after the left turn began, the last data point was recorded, which indicated that the helicopter was at a GPS altitude of about 1,200 ft msl and a groundspeed of 75 knots. It is likely that the No. 2 engine subsequently lost all power. The helicopter then impacted a shallow turf drainage pathway between fields of tall grass on a farm, and a postcrash fire ensued, which consumed most of the helicopter structure. The lack of any ground scars leading toward or away from the main wreckage indicated that the helicopter was in a near-vertical descent before impacting the ground. One rotor blade was found intact resting in undisturbed 8-ft-tall grass, consistent with little or no rotation of the main rotor system. Neither engine exhibited damage consistent with rotation at the time of impact.

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Feb
10
2021

Helicopter Association International Addresses National Transportation Board Findings on January 2020 Helicopter Crash in Calabasas, Calif.

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Alexandria, Va. – The staff of Helicopter Association International (HAI) followed the findings and recommendations of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) related to the Jan. 26, 2020, helicopter crash near Calabasas, California. HAI extends its deepest sympathies to those who lost a loved one in this accident and is committed to the goal of zero fatal accidents in the aviation industry. We also want to thank the men and women of the NTSB for their hard work in investigating this crash.

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Feb
10
2021

AT Systems Spatial Disorientation Device meets NTSB Recommendation

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AT Systems patented device trains pilots for degraded visual environment conditions during routine training flights. This unique device is the latest technology in training for spatial disorientation and low visibility events such as Inadvertent IMC, brown-out, or white-out conditions. The NTSB has identified in aircraft spatial disorientation training as a key factor in preventing accidents where spatial disorientation is a factor.

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Feb
09
2021

Pilot’s Poor Decision Making, Spatial Disorientation, Led to Fatal Helicopter Crash

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WASHINGTON (Feb. 9, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board determined during a public meeting Tuesday, a pilot’s decision to continue flight under visual flight rules into instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in the pilot’s spatial disorientation and loss of control, led to the fatal, Jan. 26, 2020, crash of a Sikorsky S-76B helicopter in Calabasas, California.

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Feb
04
2021

Calabasas, California, Helicopter Crash Subject of NTSB Meeting

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WASHINGTON (Feb 4, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday its intent to hold a public board meeting Feb. 9, 2021, 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time, to determine the probable cause of the fatal, Jan. 26, 2020, helicopter crash near Calabasas, California.

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