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PART ONE - Four Helicopter Accidents and Seven Fatalities in Just Eight Days: These Grim Statistics Reflect the Need for a Culture Change Says the IHST
Thursday, October 25, 2012 (3194 reads)General

PART ONE
Four Helicopter Accidents and Seven Fatalities in Just Eight Days:
These Grim Statistics Reflect the Need for a Culture Change Says the IHST.

From Oct. 10th to Oct 17th, the U.S. helicopter community experienced four accidents that started out as “routine” general aviation/private flights, but each ended with fatal results.

  • On Oct. 10th, a helicopter carrying three businessmen returning from a golf outing crashed into a wooded area in northeastern Pennsylvania as it struggle to land in less than favorable weather.  Two people were killed.
  • On the same day, Oct. 10th, a low-flying helicopter struck a guy-wire supporting a radio tower near Crowley, Louisiana, killing the pilot.
  • On Oct. 12th, a helicopter crashed during an evening flight in a wooded area near Fredericksburg, Texas, killing all three onboard.
  • On Oct. 17th, a helicopter went down and caught fire in woods in Bucks County, Penn., after taking off in the early morning, killing the pilot.


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Call this one: PART TWO - Four Helicopter Accidents and Seven Fatalities in Just Eight Days: Helicopter Pilots Need to Take Ownership of These Tragic Numbers Says the IHST
Thursday, October 25, 2012 (3292 reads)General

PART TWO
Four Helicopter Accidents and Seven Fatalities in Just Eight Days:

Helicopter Pilots Need to Take Ownership of These Tragic Numbers Says the IHST.

From Oct. 10th to Oct 17th, the U.S. helicopter community experienced four accidents that started out as “routine” general aviation/private flights, but each ended with fatal results.

  • On Oct. 10th, a helicopter carrying three businessmen returning from a golf outing crashed into a wooded area in northeastern Pennsylvania as it struggled to land in bad weather.  Two people were killed.
  • On the same day, Oct. 10th, a low-flying helicopter struck a guy-wire supporting a radio tower near Crowley, Louisiana, killing the pilot.
  • On Oct. 12th, a helicopter crashed during an evening flight in a wooded area near Fredericksburg, Texas, killing all three onboard, killing all three on board.
  • On Oct. 17th, a helicopter went down and caught fire in woods in Bucks County, Penn., after taking off in early morning fog, killing the pilot.


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The Top 10 Ways You Can Prevent Helicopter Accidents
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 (5227 reads)General

CHICAGO - The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), a worldwide organization leading a multi-year effort to reduce the civil helicopter accident rate, has developed 10 key recommendations aimed at reducing accidents and injuries.  These proposals can help owners, pilots, instructors, mechanics, and all members of the helicopter community. 



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IHST Offering 11 Different “Toolkits” Aimed at Curtailing Helicopter Accidents
Monday, July 02, 2012 (4229 reads)General


CHICAGO - The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), a worldwide organization leading a multi-year effort to reduce the civil helicopter accident rate, has increased its library of safety tools, with 11 documents now available to operators, pilots, instructors, and mechanics. 

The safety tools that can be found on the group’s web site (www.IHST.org) offer practical advice and valuable expertise on a wide range of helicopter safety topics.  The toolkits and safety leaflets focus on four primary areas that need to be improved in order to reduce helicopter accidents: safety management, training, maintenance, and equipment/technology.  Eleven safety topics within these primary areas have been highlighted so far and more are being developed.



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Bristow CEO Bill Chiles and Capt. John Steel of the Irish Aviation Authority Named to the Executive Committee of the International Helicopter Safety Team
Friday, March 02, 2012 (4350 reads)General

CHICAGO - The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), a worldwide organization leading a multi-year effort to reduce the civil helicopter accident rate, has added two new members to its Executive Committee – Bill Chiles, president and chief executive officer of  Bristow Group, and Capt. John Steel of the Irish Aviation Authority.



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