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NTSB Eyes Key Errors In Troy Gentry Helo Crash

NTSB Eyes Key Errors In Troy Gentry Helo Crash

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In a preliminary report, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded that the New Jersey helicopter accident that killed country music singer Troy Gentry may not have been “accidental” at all. Several hours before a scheduled concert, Mr. Gentry went up in a Schweizer 269C helicopter “to provide an orientation/pleasure flight to the passenger who…Read the article
Two Killed In NJ Airplane Crash

Two Killed In NJ Airplane Crash

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During a recent airplane crash, an “out of control” Learjet toppled into several cars and buildings during a crash landing at a Carlstadt airport. Federal investigators have yet to determine fault, but Jim Silliman with the National Transportation Safety Board indicated that winds gusting up to 30mph may have been responsible. In fact, based on…Read the article
Senate Hearing Looks at Primary Issues Concerning Drones

Senate Hearing Looks at Primary Issues Concerning Drones

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While unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, are currently in use by the military, there is debate on the benefits and ramifications expanding this technology for uses by the general public could have. A recent Senate hearing on the topic of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) was held to determine not only the viability of expansion, but…Read the article
Many Aviation Accidents in 2016: The worst for CIS Travel

Many Aviation Accidents in 2016: The worst for CIS Travel

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Whether you rely on international flights regularly as a part of your business or use foreign carriers mostly for travel, a new report on the frequency of aviation accidents throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) provides cause for alarm. While these accidents occur overseas, they often involve U.S. citizens. For those who are injured…Read the article
Riverside Plane Crash Leaves 3 Dead: Investigation Ongoing

Riverside Plane Crash Leaves 3 Dead: Investigation Ongoing

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On Monday, February 27, 2017, a small plane crashed into a Riverside home (image source), leaving three people dead and two more injured. According to reports, the twin engine, six seat Cessna was only airborne for a short time after taking off from the Riverside airport, and was scheduled to fly to San Jose when…Read the article
More Than Pilot Error Caused Airbus/Eurocopter Crash

More Than Pilot Error Caused Airbus/Eurocopter Crash

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I see more than pilot error here. The main rotor turns in the opposite direction in French helos (when compared to US helos). One effect is that pedal inputs (for tail rotor anti-torque) are also opposite. In a difficult situation, pilots revert to muscle memory. Here, proper control inputs for a US helo would exacerbate loss of control in this French helo. Opposite/incorrect pedal input is a recurring problem and has been a casual factor in multiple helicopter crashes.Read the article
Aviation Accidents: Who’s At Fault?

Aviation Accidents: Who’s At Fault?

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AVIATION SAFETY & ACCIDENTS Aviation accidents are tragic, and while they occur with less frequency than do accidents involving cars and trucks, the results of an aviation accident can be catastrophic. In many cases, aviation accidents are completely preventable and occur as a result of general aviation safety breaches, ranging from acts of human error…Read the article
Robinson Helicopter Crash Kills 2, Not Manufacturer First

Robinson Helicopter Crash Kills 2, Not Manufacturer First

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San Pedro Helicopter Crash Not the Manufacturer’s First A preliminary report for the January 4th Robinson R22 helicopter crash released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) states that a part of the main rotor blade was not recovered but that the point where it broke off was jagged and angular. Robinson Helicopter Company released…Read the article
Kyrgyzstan Boeing 747 Cargo Plane Crash

Kyrgyzstan Boeing 747 Cargo Plane Crash

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Early reports indicate that 37 people died in the crash of a cargo plane in Kyrgyzstan, citing health ministry officials.Read the article
Robinson Helicopter to Investigate San Pedro Crash

Robinson Helicopter to Investigate San Pedro Crash

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Robinson Helicopters Company and Lycoming Engines are Participating in the NTSB Investigation of the fateful Sunset Helicopter Crash that took the life of LA Photographer Michael Justice and Pilot Christopher Reed The following is by Napoli Shkolnik PLLC Aviation Attorney and Lieutenant Colonel, US Marines Reserve, F. Phillip Peche, Air, Land, Sea & Space Trial Lawyer (Contact) On…Read the article

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