CareFlite 222 crash evidence points to mechanical failure

CareFlite 222 crash evidence points to mechanical failure 17 Jun, 10, Source: Star Telegram

The rotor mast was fractured in two places — up high, several inches below the rotor hub, and farther down, just above the transmission.  Investigator Tom Latson declined to offer possible explanations for the mast to have fractured in such a way, but noted that the tailboom, which was also found intact and 400 feet from the fuselage, showed no evidence of having been struck by the main rotor blade.

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