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Monday, April 20, 2009

Gearbox Failure Causes Fatal Bond Chopper Crash

UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) investigators say an accident that bought down a Super Puma helicopter in the North Sea killing 16 was caused by a 'catastrophic' main gearbox failure. The Bond Offshore Helicopters AS332L2 Super Puma (G-RED) crashed into the sea on April 1 as it returned from a...

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