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Archive | March, 2011

Accidents & Incidents 02.13.11 – 02.28.11

Friday, March 18, 2011 — Admin

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Foreign Accidents (Part 129) Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 13 Feb Manus Island PAPUA NEW GUINEA Pacific Helicopters-operated Eurocopter AS 350B2 Ecureuil Reg:P2-PHL Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances. 1 Fatal Helicopter was destroyed. 17 Feb Les Diablerets SWITZERLAND Heliswiss-operated Aérospatiale AS 350B2 Ecureuil Reg:VH-ZHI Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances. 6 Minor Helicopter was destroyed. 18 […]

Crash Reveals Regulatory ‘Black Hole’

Friday, March 11, 2011 — David Evans

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Crash Reveals Regulatory ‘Black Hole’

For a picture of a sloppy operation which ended tragically, look no further than the takeoff crash of a firefighting helicopter in California in 2008. The case involves the intentional falsification of weight documents, the use of unapproved performance calculations, the flight crew’s failure to address issues relating to operating the helicopter at its maximum […]

Accidents & Incidents 02.01.11 – 02.12.11

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 — Admin

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Air Taxi and On Demand (Part 135) Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 4 Feb Sacramento CA Wilson Construction Co.-operated Hughes 369 Reg:N416WC Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances. 2 Minor Helicopter was destroyed.   Foreign Accidents (Part 129) Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 3 Feb Dusi Valley SOUTH AFRICA ELA 07 R-115 Reg:ZU-ESZ Gyrocpter lost power […]

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