Let’s Talk Helicopter Crashes, Safety Improvements

By Amy Kluber | March 16, 2018
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The NTSB is currently investigating a fatal crash involving a Liberty Helicopters-operated helicopter in New York City. All five passengers were killed. The NTSB said it has conducted a number of activities regarding the crash, with more updates expected.


Last month, a Papillon Helicopters flight crashed in the Grand Canyon, resulting in deaths after its fuel system caught fire. Papillon said it will retrofit its fleet of helicopters with StandardAero's crash-resistant fuel system. Such systems are the topic of recent crashworthiness standards that apply to some helicopters.

We want to hear about your thoughts on preventing accidents and improving safety. How could these have been prevented? Let us know.



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