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Archive | December, 2010

Accidents & Incidents 12.12.10 – 12.25.10

Thursday, December 30, 2010 — Admin

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Accidents and incidents for 12-25 December.

Accidents & Incidents 12.01.10 – 12.11.10

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 — Admin

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Accidents and incidents 1-11 December 2010.

Windshield Not Resistant to Bird Strikes in Fatal Helicopter Crash

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 — David Evans

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Windshield Not Resistant to Bird Strikes in Fatal Helicopter Crash

A bird weighing about 2.4 pounds hitting a cruising helicopter can inflict fatal damage, especially if the windshield isn’t certified to resist bird strikes. Such is the case involving a PHI-operated Sikorsky S-76C++ struck by a red tailed hawk on 4 January 2009 at an altitude of 850 feet over Louisiana marshland. The report of […]

Accidents & Incidents 11.14.10 – 11.30.10

Monday, December 13, 2010 — Admin

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Accidents and incidents for 14-30 November.

Significant Regulatory & Related Activity

Thursday, December 2, 2010 — David Evans

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Among the recent regulatory actions: (1) continued problems with B737 cockpit warnings, (2) more SFAR 88-related work on electrical systems, (3) a special condition for B787 fuel tank safety, (4) an AD affecting more than 4,000 Robinson helicopters, and (5) an emergency AD concerning Bell helicopters.

Significant Regulatory & Related Activity

Thursday, December 2, 2010 — Admin

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Among the recent regulatory actions: (1) continued problems with B737 cockpit warnings, (2) more SFAR 88-related work on electrical systems, (3) a special condition for B787 fuel tank safety, (4) an AD affecting more than 4,000 Robinson helicopters, and (5) an emergency AD concerning Bell helicopters.

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