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EHEST: How to stop crashing helicopters

EHEST: How to stop crashing helicopters

The analysis, by the IHST’s European branch – the European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) – reveals that there is as yet no real sign of progress towards the IHST’s ultimate objective of an 80% reduction in helicopter accidents by 2016.

Source: Flightglobal, 11-Oct-10

HAI moderates historic signing in support of International Helicopter Safety Team

HAI moderates historic signing in support of International Helicopter Safety Team

At the International Helicopter Safety Symposium in Cascais, Portugal, HAI President Matt Zuccaro, as Co-Chair of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), served as Moderator for the historic signing of a “Call to Action by and for Offshore Helicopter Operators” letter in support of the IHST and its mission to reduce helicopter accidents by 80… Read more »

Source: HAI, 11-Oct-10

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PHI Air Medical of Indiana reacts to FAA safety push

PHI Air Medical of Indiana reacts to FAA safety push

PHI Air Medical of Indiana says it has already been recognized for its safety practices, including Night Vision technology, Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems and extensive pilot and crew training.

Source: WIBC, 10-Oct-10

Helicopter sector to get its own version of the IS-BAO accreditation system

Helicopter sector to get its own version of the IS-BAO accreditation system

EBAA Chairman Brian Humphries said work has begun at the International Business Aviation Council to bring the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operation (IS-BAO) programme – already established for fixed-wing business aviation operations – to the rotary-wing sector.

Source: Flightglobal, 10-Oct-10

FAA proposes comprehensive new helicopter safety rules

FAA proposes comprehensive new helicopter safety rules

WASHINGTON–The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today proposed broad new rules for helicopter operators, including air ambulances, which, if finalized, would require stricter flight rules and procedures, improved communications and training, and additional on-board safety equipment. “This is a significant proposal that will improve the safety of many helicopter flights in the… Read more »

Source: FAA, 10-Oct-10

FAA Announces Major Gains in Runway Safety

FAA Announces Major Gains in Runway Safety

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Randy Babbitt announced today that the number of serious runway incursions at the nation’s airports dropped 50 percent from 2009, the second consecutive year that the number of serious incursions was cut in half. “We continue to make terrific progress in the area of… Read more »

Source: FAA, 10-Oct-10

Abandoned Mi-8 wreck found on mountain top

Abandoned Mi-8 wreck found on mountain top

Mountaineers have very recently found the wreck of a Russian military Mil Mi-8 at the peak of Mount Elbrus, nearly 16,000ft tall. This strikes the HeliHub.com team as being similar to the story of thousands of empty oxygen tanks at various points up Everest. Does the human race really care that little about our environment… Read more »

Source: Gizmodo, 07-Oct-10

Essex teen charged over shining laser at police helicopter

Essex teen charged over shining laser at police helicopter

A teenager has been charged after a laser beam was shone at the Essex police helicopter.

Source: BBC, 07-Oct-10

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Definitive textbook on helicopter crashes is published

Definitive textbook on helicopter crashes is published

Robb & Robb LLC announces that partner Gary C. Robb, a well known aviation lawyer, has just published a book, Helicopter Crash Litigation, which addresses critical safety issues in the aviation field. The book, published by Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc., is the definitive published work in the field of helicopter aviation. “by far… Read more »

Source: Robb & Robb LLC, 06-Oct-10

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Air Evac grounds whole fleet for two hours over pitch change rod connecting bolts

Air Evac grounds whole fleet for two hours over pitch change rod connecting bolts

Air Evac Lifeteam proactively grounded its entire fleet of medical helicopters on Thursday, after a bolt on one of its choppers was found to be wearing dangerously thin, way before it was scheduled to be changed out

06-Oct-10

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Apache and Sea King in separate near misses with UK military UAVs

Apache and Sea King in separate near misses with UK military UAVs

An Apache and a Sea King came close to hitting the much smaller drone spy aircraft – while it was being flown remotely by a soldier on the ground. The near collisions on Salisbury Plain in February involved the small Desert Hawk drone

Source: BBC, 05-Oct-10

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Med-Trans appoints new Director of Safety

Med-Trans appoints new Director of Safety

Med-Trans Corp is pleased to announce that Troy Boonstra has accepted the position of Director of Safety for Med-Trans Corporation (MTC). Mr. Boonstra is a proven aviation expert and senior safety professional and has earned numerous safety-related awards and certifications. Prior to joining the MTC leadership team, Mr. Boonstra served as a Systems Engineer and… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans Corp, 05-Oct-10

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Pennsylvania man indicted for hitting police helicopter with laser

Pennsylvania man indicted for hitting police helicopter with laser

A man is facing decades in prison for shining a laser into the cockpit of a Philadelphia police helicopter.

Source: WPVI, 04-Oct-10

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Deadly news helicopter collision figure gets 25 years in prison

Deadly news helicopter collision figure gets 25 years in prison

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Cari Harrison sentenced him to a total of 303 years, but ordered that all but two of them be served concurrently, meaning Jones will have to serve 25 years.

Source: Arizona Republic, 02-Oct-10

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UK: Teen under curfew after shining laser into police helicopter cockpit

UK: Teen under curfew after shining laser into police helicopter cockpit

A teenager has been put under a curfew after admitting he put a police helicopter in jeopardy by shining a laser into its cockpit. [Note: Photo used in news article is way out of date – this force upgraded from AS355 to EC135 in 2003)

Source: Liverpool Echo, 01-Oct-10

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Cougar S92 safety report due October 25th

Cougar S92 safety report due October 25th

Officials with the Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry said Thursday that commissioner Robert Wells expects to be finished his report in early October and will have it printed and delivered to the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board by 25th of this month

Source: CBC, 01-Oct-10

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Air ambulance safety is focus of Air Medical Transport Conference

Air ambulance safety is focus of Air Medical Transport Conference

Medevac transport safety, and that of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) in particular, is a focal point of this year’s Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), which is set for October 11-13, 2010, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Not-to-be-missed HEMS safety regulatory-related conference highlights include details from Administration (FAA) officials regarding the FAA’s soon-to-be-released Notice of Proposed… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 01-Oct-10

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Oklahoma City man accused of shooting city police helicopter

Oklahoma City man accused of shooting city police helicopter

Police say they’ve arrested a man and charged him with shooting at the Oklahoma City Police Department’s helicopter in June.

Source: NewsOK, 01-Oct-10

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Man involved in Arizona news helicopter crash faces maximum 465 years in jail

Man involved in Arizona news helicopter crash faces maximum 465 years in jail

Christopher Jones pleaded guilty to 35 counts, including car theft and running from the police. He is not charged with the deaths of the four men who died when the KTVK and KNXV helicopters covering the chase collided.

Source: KFYI, 01-Oct-10

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Singapore suspends Apache training after tail-boom slice

Singapore suspends Apache training after tail-boom slice

Accident was reported in HeliHub.com’s safety data here – 30-Sep-10 069 Boeing AH-64 Sembawang, Singapore

Source: Asia One, 30-Sep-10

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Helicopter crash inquest hears victims were dead for 18 hours when found

Helicopter crash inquest hears victims were dead for 18 hours when found

Story relates to accident of Schweizer 300CBi registered EI-CZL (see HeliHub.com page for this accident)

Source: Leinster Leader, 30-Sep-10

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Mock helicopter crash staged at St. Patrick’s

Mock helicopter crash staged at St. Patrick’s

Three fire tankers and a ladder truck responded at 9 a.m., Missoula police sealed off a block of Owen Street on the east side of the hospital, and two crash victims – one deceased mannequin and a live volunteer – were rescued from the roof by ladder.

Source: Missoulian, 30-Sep-10

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Man sentenced for shining laser at CHP helicopter

Man sentenced for shining laser at CHP helicopter

A Glenn County resident has been sentenced for a year and a day in prison after being convicted of shining a high-powered laser at a California Highway Patrol helicopter, according to authorities.

Source: CBS13, 30-Sep-10

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Man in court for shining laser into Humberside Police helicopter

Man in court for shining laser into Humberside Police helicopter

A Humberside Police spokesman said the crew of Oscar 99 were attending a job near Grant Thorold Park when they experienced a series of bright green flashes which illuminated the inside of aircraft, putting them in danger.

Source: This Is Grimsby, 30-Sep-10

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CASA targets helicopter safety

CASA targets helicopter safety

Australia’s helicopter industry will be subject to an increased level of safety surveillance by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

Source: Aviation Business, 30-Sep-10

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Spring Hill man accused of shining light at Hernando County Sheriff’s helicopter

Spring Hill man accused of shining light at Hernando County Sheriff’s helicopter

The laser flashed directly into Schultz’s eyes, causing him to turn his head. It also momentarily affected his field of vision, deputies said

Source: Hernando Today, 29-Sep-10

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Helicopter accident analysis – August 2010

Helicopter accident analysis – August 2010

HeliHub.com maintains what we believe to be the most comprehensive record of helicopter accidents and incidents on the internet.  From this month onwards, we will produce montly summary reports, and we will also continue to produce our very comprehensive annual report. Useful Links * Civil Accidents * Military Accidents * Fatal Accidents – both civil… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Sep-10

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California man jailed for allegedly shining laser beam at police helicopter

California man jailed for allegedly shining laser beam at police helicopter

A 44-year-old South Bay man was behind bars Thursday for allegedly shining a laser pointer at an airborne police helicopter, a felonious act that can temporarily blind a pilot.

Source: KFMB, 25-Sep-10

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27,000 hour pilot talks about crash on Pike’s Peak

27,000 hour pilot talks about crash on Pike’s Peak

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed on Pikes Peak is still recovering. It was a dramatic crash. and now for the first time since the accident the pilot is talking on camera about what happened.  See also HeliHub.com accident page here

Source: KKTV, 25-Sep-10

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NLR’s Dutch helicopter safety day successful

NLR’s Dutch helicopter safety day successful

The National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) hosted its first helicopter safety day on Friday, 10 September 2010. Some 75 people attended this special event, devoted to improving helicopter flight safety. Each year helicopters are involved in too many unnecessary accidents. In the Netherlands, there is approximately one accident per year, which sometimes results in fatalities, as… Read more »

Source: NLR, 24-Sep-10

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St. Louis Helicopter Association presents Pilot Human Factors course this Saturday

St. Louis Helicopter Association presents Pilot Human Factors course this Saturday

Pilot errors are the main factor contributing to aircraft accidents. This program discusses why and how we humans make the decisions we do prior to a flight and how those decisions affect the pilot and others. This program applies to all pilots. This seminar qualifies for FAA WINGS credit. Please go to FAASafety.gov and then… Read more »

Source: St Louis Helicopter Association, 23-Sep-10

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California aviation lawyer discusses the rash of US EMS helicopter crashes

California aviation lawyer discusses the rash of US EMS helicopter crashes

An unexpected catastrophe is happening on the way from horrific accident scenes in California on the way to hospitals in EMS helicopters. The helicopters are crashing killing many of the occupants at an unacceptable rate. If you’ve been injured in Southern California, whether it is in Laguna Beach, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Orange,… Read more »

Source: Sebastian Gibson, 23-Sep-10

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2005 Copterline S76 accident will not lead to criminal prosecution in Estonia

2005 Copterline S76 accident will not lead to criminal prosecution in Estonia

The fatal August 2005 helicopter accident in the Gulf of Finland will not lead to criminal prosecution in Estonia, the country’s General Prosecution Office announced on Tuesday.

Source: Helsingin Sanomat, 23-Sep-10

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India: Dial-a-chopper service may become reality by 2020

India: Dial-a-chopper service may become reality by 2020

The ministry is working on a policy to kick off helicopter services in a big way as major Indian cities face ground congestion, making movement difficult even in cases of health and security-related emergencies.

Source: Economic Times, 23-Sep-10

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HAI President: Do We Have the Collective Will? (No Pun Intended)

HAI President: Do We Have the Collective Will? (No Pun Intended)

I wanted to thank the hundreds of people who have taken the time to email me their thoughts and ideas in response to my messages — I am sincerely grateful. In reading each email regarding safety topics, I noticed a common thread among respondents which appears to indicate a general agreement on what is causing… Read more »

Source: HAI, 21-Sep-10

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Man charged after laser targets police helicopter during papal visit

Man charged after laser targets police helicopter during papal visit

The incident happened after Pope Benedict XVI had celebrated Mass before 65,000 people in Bellahouston Park

Source: STV, 20-Sep-10

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NZ CAA force Palmerston North rescue helicopter to shift base

NZ CAA force Palmerston North rescue helicopter to shift base

The head of Palmerston North’s rescue helicopter service is disappointed about being forced to move from the hospital-based hangar because of newly enforced aviation rules.

Source: Manawatu Standard, 18-Sep-10

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Russian regulator moots news rules for GA following R44 crash

Russian regulator moots news rules for GA following R44 crash

Among recommendations is that Russian aviation authorities organise training for light aviation enthusiasts for flying in winter conditions and that the need for a unified centre for raising training standards for light aviation flyers be assessed.

18-Sep-10

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Mount Rule helicopter crash remains a mystery

Mount Rule helicopter crash remains a mystery

Story refers to this accident 19-Mar-10 G-COLL Enstrom F280C East Baldwin, Isle of Man, UK (file photo)

Source: IOM Today, 16-Sep-10

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CHC Safety & Quality Summit 2011: 15 days left to submit abstracts

CHC Safety & Quality Summit 2011: 15 days left to submit abstracts

CHC have issued an update regarding the speakers that have already committed to their Summit 2011. To start the 2011 CHC Safety and Quality Summit, we have arranged something a little different. The plenary session of the Summit will be arranged like a presidential debate, where three Experts, each renowned in their field, will debate… Read more »

Source: CHC, 16-Sep-10

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Hong Kong Government publishes R22 helicopter accident report

Hong Kong Government publishes R22 helicopter accident report

The Government today (September 14) published a report on an investigation into a helicopter accident that happened on May 1, 2009.The accident involved a private flight by a Robinson R22 helicopter, registration B-LAT, of Hong Kong Rotor Company Limited operated by a pilot.As a result of the accident, the pilot, one passenger and one person… Read more »

Source: HKSAR Government, 15-Sep-10

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Interstate Aviation Committee find pilot error caused R44 accident in January

Interstate Aviation Committee find pilot error caused R44 accident in January

Refers to accident 02-Jan-10 RA-04244 Robinson R44 Chastie, Perm Region, Russia

Source: Aviation Explorer, 15-Sep-10

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Wharton copter crash report released

Wharton copter crash report released

Refers to fatal accident 22-Jul-09 N61735 MD Helicopters MD369D Wharton Township, US-Pennsylvania

Source: Pittsburgh Live, 15-Sep-10

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Australia: Laser pointed into police helicopter at Coburg

Australia: Laser pointed into police helicopter at Coburg

A Coburg teenager is expected to be charged on summons after allegedly shining a laser pointer at a police helicopter last month.

Source: Moreland Leader, 15-Sep-10

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FAA proposes sweeping new rule to fight pilot fatigue

FAA proposes sweeping new rule to fight pilot fatigue

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Randy Babbitt today announced a landmark proposal to fight fatigue among commercial pilots by setting new flight time, duty and rest requirements based on fatigue science. “This proposal is a significant enhancement for aviation safety,” said Secretary LaHood. “Both pilots and passengers will benefit… Read more »

Source: FAA, 14-Sep-10

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Next Gen aircraft emergency location system in demand

Next Gen aircraft emergency location system in demand

The recent spate of aircraft accidents in Alaska has heightened interest in alternative forms of aircraft location. Gary Bennett, Northern Lights Avionics, says he has quite a lot of inquiry for spidertracks, a tracking-based emergency location system. “The spidertracks system is rapidly gaining popularity as more folks are aware of the benefits the system has… Read more »

Source: Spidertracks, 14-Sep-10

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Australia: Action signalled on helicopter safety fears

Australia: Action signalled on helicopter safety fears

Chief flying instructors, helicopter company executives and safety officials congregated at Sydney’s Bankstown Airport this week to discuss ways of improving safety through training and communication.

Source: The Australian, 14-Sep-10

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US study shows wide variety of safety cultures in EMS helicopter operations

US study shows wide variety of safety cultures in EMS helicopter operations

The study, to be published in the October/December issue of Prehospital Emergency Care and now available online, analyzed survey results from 61 EMS agencies in the United States and Canada

Source: Occupational Health & Safety, 13-Sep-10

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FBI probes laser lights aimed at US Customs & Border Protection AS350

FBI probes laser lights aimed at US Customs & Border Protection AS350

The helicopter pilot of a white and blue U.S. Customs and Border Protection AS350  flying over Madison Heights two weeks ago immediately called police there when a beam came into the cockpit, customs spokesman Kris Grogan said

Source: freep.com, 13-Sep-10

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Baltimore County police blinded by laser

Baltimore County police blinded by laser

Authorities from several Maryland police agencies called attention to the problem on Wednesday, asking people to put down their lasers, some of which can project beams more than two miles.

Source: Baltimore Sun, 13-Sep-10

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Philippine Air Force grounds Huey fleet

Philippine Air Force grounds Huey fleet

The entire fleet of Philippine Air Force UH-1Hs has been grounded by following the incident last Friday wherein one of their choppers was engulfed in flames after making an emergency landing in Ilocos Norte (details here)

Source: Manila Bulletin, 12-Sep-10

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Third A160T Hummingbird accident; Where now for unmanned programs?

Third A160T Hummingbird accident; Where now for unmanned programs?

HeliHub.com has heard today of a third test flight accident in their unmanned A160T Hummingbird program – known in military circles as the YMQ-18.  During a 45 day test program in Belize, one example crashed at the Central Farm airstrip there on 4th September. [see details] Only weeks ago on 28th July, another Hummingbird crashed… Read more »

10-Sep-10

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US considered shooting down runaway Fire Scout

US considered shooting down runaway Fire Scout

US commanders considered shooting down an unmanned navy helicopter that flew out of control towards the US capital last month before communications were restored, a top US officer said Thursday.

Source: AFP, 09-Sep-10

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Concern in Venezuela after fourth Mi-17 accident

Concern in Venezuela after fourth Mi-17 accident

The most recent on 27th August was operating for the Venezuelan National Guard, and killed ten (see details in HeliHub’s Accident section)

Source: El Nacional, 09-Sep-10

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Victoria government reviews farm helicopter rules

Victoria government reviews farm helicopter rules

The Victorian Government has launched a rapid-fire review of restrictive planning laws limiting the use of helicopters on farms.

Source: Weekly Times, 09-Sep-10

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Man admits throwing stones at helicopter

Man admits throwing stones at helicopter

In a last minute change of plea, a Turangi man has admitted a charge of endangering life after throwing rocks at a helicopter, causing more than $20,000 worth of damage.

Source: Yahoo NZ, 09-Sep-10

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Agency defends review process of helicopter crash report

Agency defends review process of helicopter crash report

The federal agency charged with investigating the fatal crash of a helicopter ferrying workers to an oil rig off Newfoundland last year is defending its decision to exclude the victims’ families from the review process of the draft accident report.

Source: Vancouver Sun, 09-Sep-10

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Canada: IH and MoT respond to helipad questions

Canada: IH and MoT respond to helipad questions

Both Interior Health (IH) and the Ministry of Transportation (MoT) have responded to questions after four heliports were shut down in the East Kootenay earlier this summer.

Source: Invermere Valley Echo, 09-Sep-10

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UK: New inquiry into 1994 Mull of Kintyre Chinook crash announced

UK: New inquiry into 1994 Mull of Kintyre Chinook crash announced

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has confirmed a new independent legal inquiry into the 1994 Mull of Kintyre helicopter disaster.  RAF Chinook HC2 ZD576 crashed on the Mull of Kintyre in Western Scotland 16 years ago, killing all 29 abroad.

Source: Guardian, 09-Sep-10

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ITAM-AF supports Iraqis after Mi-17 crash

ITAM-AF supports Iraqis after Mi-17 crash

When an Iraqi Mi-17 helicopter crashed last month in Taji, killing five Iraqi Airmen, personnel from the Iraq Training and Advising Mission-Air Force moved quickly to provide a Critical Incident Stress Management team to support to the students and cadre at the joint training base. ITAM-AF has been training the Iraqi air force’s aircrews on… Read more »

Source: ITAM-AF, 09-Sep-10

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UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2010

UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2010

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accidents of:- Enstrom 280C Shark, G-COLL near Douglas, Isle of Man on 19 March 2010 Robinson R22 Beta, G-OTOY atWellesbourne on 28 April 2008 Robinson R44 Astro, G-PIDG at Skipton, North Yorkshire on 26 June 2010 Robinson R44… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 09-Sep-10

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NTSB: Helicopter may have played role in plane crash

NTSB: Helicopter may have played role in plane crash

In their preliminary report of the Aug. 10 crash that injured two men, NTSB investigators say the small Piper Cub from Park City was coming in for a landing when it apparently flew into the rotor wash of a large helicopter.

Source: Billings Gazette, 09-Sep-10

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14-year old British boy loses ‘laser pen’ appeal

14-year old British boy loses ‘laser pen’ appeal

A 14-year-old youth accused of shining a laser pen at a police helicopter in Leicester has failed to convince the High Court he should not be prosecuted

Source: BBC, 08-Sep-10

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Westchester man charged with shining laser at police helicopter

Westchester man charged with shining laser at police helicopter

Leonard Petruzzi, 45, was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, a felony, and second-degree obstructing governmental administration, a misdemeanor.

Source: Mid Hudson News, 08-Sep-10

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Fog may have led to Bell 47G5 crash outside Salinas

Fog may have led to Bell 47G5 crash outside Salinas

Refers to this accident – 03-Sep-10 N4427F Bell 47G5 Salinas, US-California

Source: The Californian, 07-Sep-10

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Maryland State Police crews targeted by laser pointers

Maryland State Police crews targeted by laser pointers

Maryland State Police said Monday that one of its helicopter crews was recently targeted while trying to land in Ocean City to pick up a trauma patient.

Source: WBAL, 07-Sep-10

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Cougar S92 crash probe review unfair, says lawyer

Cougar S92 crash probe review unfair, says lawyer

The Transportation Safety Board probe into a deadly helicopter crash off Newfoundland is flawed and unfair, say lawyers for the victims of Cougar Flight 491.

06-Sep-10

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Global Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring Steering Group to sponsor HFDM Workshop at IHSS 2010

Global Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring Steering Group to sponsor HFDM Workshop at IHSS 2010

In response to an invitation from the International Helicopter Safety Symposium, the Global Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring Steering Group is pleased to announce that they will present an HFDM workshop at IHSS 2010, scheduled to coincide with the HeliTech tradeshow in Estoril, Portugal. The IHSS will be held on October 3rd and 4th, with HeliTech running… Read more »

Source: IHST, 04-Sep-10

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Laser shined at Osceola Sheriff’s helicopter

Laser shined at Osceola Sheriff’s helicopter

Deputies say someone was shining a laser that could have blinded the pilot of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office helicopter. The pilot was OK, but now deputies are hunting for the person who flashed the laser.

Source: WDBO, 04-Sep-10

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Two arrests after laser pointed at Cambridgeshire Police helicopter

Two arrests after laser pointed at Cambridgeshire Police helicopter

The pair allegedly aimed the shaft of light at the cockpit of the Cambridgeshire force’s aircraft while it was on a call

Source: Cambridge News, 04-Sep-10

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Safety board cites pilot error in 2008 Med Flight crash

Safety board cites pilot error in 2008 Med Flight crash

The 2008 crash of a UW Hospital Med Flight helicopter that killed three people was due to human error and the lack of an on-flight instrument, said NTSB (see report)

Source: Wisconsin State Journal, 04-Sep-10

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Kannad and Eurocopter awarded for world’s first aviation distress beacon with integrated antenna and GPS

Kannad and Eurocopter awarded for world’s first aviation distress beacon with integrated antenna and GPS

The joint development by Eurocopter and Kannad of a new-generation emergency distress beacon for helicopters was recognized today with an award presented during a conference of industry managers, entrepreneurs, agencies, and managers in the economic and technology sectors. The trophy was bestowed on Eurocopter, a worldwide leader in the production of helicopters, and Kannad, a… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 04-Sep-10

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NLR to host helicopter safety day

NLR to host helicopter safety day

The National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) will host a Helicopter Safety Day in Amsterdam on Friday, 10 September 2010. This day (to be held in Dutch language) will centre on safety improvements in helicopter use. It will also be possible to have a look at the NLR helicopter simulator. The annual number of (avoidable) helicopter accidents… Read more »

Source: NLR, 03-Sep-10

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NTSB concerned over FAA delay in helicopter safety

NTSB concerned over FAA delay in helicopter safety

The board wants the FAA to require EMS helicopter operators to install Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS) on helicopters

Source: JEMS, 02-Sep-10

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HeliHub.com adds Twitter feed for accidents and incidents

HeliHub.com adds Twitter feed for accidents and incidents

HeliHub.com has recently been trialling a second Twitter feed for the accident and incident data provided on the website and is today formally launching this to the industry.  This is the next development in what we already provide by way of accident/incident data, and we believe we have the most comprehensive record available online.  We… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Sep-10

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