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Eurocopter Fuel Gauge Safety Alert

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
By George Hatcher
Eurocopter Fuel Gauge Safety Alert

No one is saying that the recently discovered Eurocoptor problem with the low fuel level warning system had anything to do with Clutha ——leased police Eurocopter crashed thru the roof of the Clutha pub in Glasgow killing three crew members and seven people inside the pub——but it is out there on the table and... »

Clutha Helicopter Crash

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
By George Hatcher
Clutha Helicopter Crash

The preliminary investigation of the Clutha helicopter crash revealed … 95 liters left in the police helicopter no evidence of engine failure no evidence of gearbox failure all significant components were present all rotor grades were attached at the time of the crash neither main blades nor tail blades were rotating Other than ruling... »

Glasgow Helicopter Crash Update

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
By George Hatcher
Glasgow Helicopter Crash Update

The “Bond Air Services Ltd. for Police Scotland” Eurocopter EC135 T2+ registration #G-SPAO with three aboard crashed in the Clutha Pub, Stockwell Street, Glasgow. Three of the victims were aboard, six on the ground. Two witnesses Billy and Michael Byrne were inside the Clutha Vaults pub when the police helicopter crashed into it. The... »

Chopper Crashes in Kidnap Rescue Attempt

Thursday, May 23, 2013
By George Hatcher
Chopper Crashes in Kidnap Rescue Attempt

On 23-MAY-2013 two engineers were being held hostage. A Venezuelan police MBB Bo 105M a survey chopper was on a surveillance mission as part of “a new anti-crime initiative”. The chopper was engaged to surveil a car with two engineers being held hostage when the helicopter crashed on a road in El Junquito in... »

Borrowed Heli Hit by Wind

Friday, February 1, 2013
By George Hatcher
Borrowed Heli Hit by Wind

On Jan 30, 2013, a Pennsylvania State Police Bell B206 was returning from searching for a missing snowmobiler at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe when strong 60 mph winds blew it over. The helicopter had landed and had been tied down for fueling when the wind blew it over. The chopper was borrowed... »

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