-T / T / +T | Comment(s)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

NTSB Names Pilot Fatigue, Internal Pressure as Crash Factors

During a public meeting on Tuesday, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its findings in the investigation of a June 2009 New Mexico State Police (NMSP) helicopter crash, pinning much of the blame on “poor decision making.” The AgustaWestland A109E was returning from a search and rescue mission after picking up a lost hiker when it went down, killing the pilot and hiker, and injuring another state police officer. Also listed as a contributing factor was an organizational atmosphere that “prioritized mission execution over aviation safety,” the report notes.
Full Story

[X] Dismiss Ad
Live chat by BoldChat