19-Oct-2011 Source: HeliHub.com
Pilots: Are you landing too close?Â Do you really have a good idea of the radius of your downwash effect?
With three accidents in the last week attributed to downwash effects, this is a timely opportunity to remind pilots of the effects.Â Each of these reports are taken from our Accident report pages
Seven children hurt after hovering helicopter caused billboards to be blown over the crowds at a stadium.Â Helicopter was demonstrating troops rapelling to the ground
Downdraft during take off from Havelock Chili Festival caused widespread damage and some injuries to people
Law enforcement helicopter in non-emergency situation made urban area landing too close to buildings and downwash caused damage
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com