Midair Collision of Electronic News Gathering Helicopters KTVK-TV, Eurocopter AS350B2, N613TV, and U.S. Helicopters, Inc., Eurocopter AS350B2, N215TV Phoenix, Arizona

Midair Collision of Electronic News Gathering Helicopters KTVK-TV, Eurocopter AS350B2, N613TV, and U.S. Helicopters, Inc., Eurocopter AS350B2, N215TV Phoenix, Arizona

by National Transportation Safety Board
     
 

This report explains the accident involving two electronic news gathering (ENG) helicopters,
N613TV and N215TV, that collided in midair while maneuvering in Phoenix, Arizona. The Eurocopter
AS350B2 helicopters, from local channels 3 and 15, had been covering a police pursuit. N613TV, the channel 3 helicopter, was operated by KTVK-TV, and N215TV, the channel… See more details below

Overview

This report explains the accident involving two electronic news gathering (ENG) helicopters,
N613TV and N215TV, that collided in midair while maneuvering in Phoenix, Arizona. The Eurocopter
AS350B2 helicopters, from local channels 3 and 15, had been covering a police pursuit. N613TV, the channel 3 helicopter, was operated by KTVK-TV, and N215TV, the channel 15 helicopter, was operated by U.S. Helicopters, Inc., under contract to KNXV-TV. The safety issues discussed in this report focus on the limitations associated with the primary method of separation used during ENG operations; methods for improving an ENG pilot’s awareness of other helicopters operating in the same area; and the need for (1) meetings of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and ENG personnel to discuss operational procedures and manage risk, (2) ENG best practices guidelines, and (3) flight recorder systems for smaller aircraft. Safety recommendations concerning these issues are addressed to the FAA.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148351924
Publisher:
ReadCycle
Publication date:
01/16/2014
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,176,164
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