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IHST Will Increase its Emphasis on Reducing Helicopter Accident Fatalities
Thursday, May 29, 2014 (1674 reads)General

WASHINGTON D.C. - Without shifting its focus away from the elimination of all civil helicopter accidents, the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) is asking its worldwide partners to establish an additional focus regarding the steps that can be taken to prevent fatalities in helicopter accidents. As a result, future IHST analysis will include the types of accidents that most frequently result in fatalities and the most cost-effective measures to improve helicopter crash survivability.



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Safety Analysis: Most Helicopter Accidents Occurring in U.S. West and South
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 (1782 reads)General

 

FORT WORTH, TX – As part of its ongoing accident analysis, the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), has categorized U.S. civil helicopter data by U.S. state for the period of 2008 through 2013.  It continues to see the West and the South as ground zero for the majority of accidents.  Fatal accidents, for the most part, also follow this western and southern trend.



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With Spring's Arrival, USHST Calls for More Helicopter Safety Vigilance
Thursday, April 24, 2014 (1922 reads)General


FORT WORTH, TX – The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), has gathered U.S. civil helicopter accident data for the 10-year period of 2004 to 2013 in order to determine year-to-year and month-to-month trends.

As expected, when warmer weather arrives during the spring and summer months, helicopter operations and missions increase and the number of accidents rise. For the 10-year period between 2004 and 2013, listed here are the average number of total accidents and fatal accidents occurring each month:



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USHST Releases New Helicopter Accident Analysis
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 (2291 reads)General

FORT WORTH, TX – The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), has completed a comprehensive follow-up report to its initial helicopter accident analysis released in 2011.  This new report analyzes U.S. civil helicopter accidents that occurred in 2009, 2010, and 2011 and compares them to the previous analysis that looked at accidents that occurred in 2000, 2001, and 2006.  The intent of the USHST effort was to find if any meaningful differences exist between the earlier and the later data and to pinpoint where improvement or regression emerged.



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IHST Sees 2014 as a Pivotal Year for Helicopter Safety
Friday, March 21, 2014 (2036 reads)General

IHST Sees 2014 as a Pivotal Year for Helicopter Safety;
U.S. Data Shows Decrease in Accidents, But Also a Recent Upward Spike


Fourteen years of accident data reveal that total U.S. civil helicopter accidents have decreased about 25 percent since the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST,org) was established in 2006.  From 2000 to 2005, an average of 186 to 190 helicopter accidents occurred each year in the United States.  That annual average decreased to 170 during 2006-2007, to 156 during 2008-2009, and to about 139 to 140 annual accidents during 2010 to 2013.



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