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The U.S. Attorney’s Office asked a federal judge Friday to order a default judgment of $55,000 against Whirlybird Helicopters in a case that stemmed from allegations the company did not adequately screen employees for drug use. See full story
Standard Examiner, 18-Apr-16
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $55,125 civil penalty against Whirlybird Helicopters, LLC of Ogden, Utah, for allegedly violating DOT’s drug and alcohol testing regulations. The FAA alleges Whirlybird failed to conduct pre-employment drug tests on eight employees prior to their being hired to perform safety-sensitive functions on… Read more »
“crashed under unknown circumstances” says the FAA. Pilot was solo student
Run on landing on wet mud performed which ended in the helicopter on its side, tail boom apparently severed by the tail which ended up close to the fuselage.