Flightfax: Army Aviation Risk-Management Information. Volume 25, No. 12
ARMY SAFETY CENTER FORT RUCKER AL
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This periodical deals with all aspects of army aviation. In this issue the emphasis is placed on an army aviator who routinely takes unnecessary risks, and eventually died in an accident. The mission was cross-country training. The aircraft took off around 0900, and the flight proceeded normally. After two stops for fuel and to eat lunch, the crew removed the doors from the OH-58 and again took off The PC was at the controls from the left seat. As the aircraft neared a large lake, he brought the helicopter to within 5 feet of the water and began flying along the long axis of the lake at 90 to 100 knots. After about 3 minutes, the aircraft hit the water with explosive force and immediately sank. This accident graphically illustrates what happens when there is a lack of of tough caring. People who new about the unnecessary risks that the PC took and never did anything about it, and it still continues. The periodical also talks about Aircraft recording devices. There is an article on Risk Management lessons learned and one on a New firefighting system authorized Compressed Air Foam System.
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