May 2011

Contributing Factors In Helicopter Crashes

May 10, 2011

In February we began a series on the causes of helicopter crashes, so I consider it very timely that Katy Waldman from The Slate Magazine recently contacted me for an article on about the causes of helicopter crashes. As I discussed with Ms. Waldman, there is no simple answer to why the helicopter accident rate […]

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Ten Extra Knots and 100 Extra Feet — Always a good thing?

May 3, 2011

On the famous list of “Things That Do You No Good in Aviation” are the following: the airspace above you, and the airspeed you don’t have. There are more of course, but I want to focus on these because, in the past two decades of looking at controlled crashes following engine failures, I have come […]

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