Episode 66 – Fatal Helicopter Accident in Alaska and More on NTSB Challenges
The NTSB preliminary report of a March 27 helicopter crash in Alaska that killed five people sheds little light on the cause. John, Greg, and guest Jason Lukasik explore the many factors that could have contributed to the fatal accident.
The onsite inspection is the most important part of the investigation. In this case, the investigation is stalled by poor weather conditions.
Speaking of Alaska, Where’s the Report from the 2019 Roundtable?
Greg and John are still looking for some kind of report from the “Most Wanted List Roundtable: Alaska Part 135 Flight Operations Charting a Safer Course” event hosted by the NTSB. Jason attended and found that there were many valuable discussions during the day.
Piper Woes Continue
The FAA issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin to address the wing spar bolt hole washer issue raised in Episode 65. Hear about the complications a manufacturer error adds to this already frustrating topic for Piper owners.
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