Midair Collision Over Hudson River Piper PA‐32R‐300, N71MC and Eurocopter AS350BA, N401LH Near Hoboken, New Jersey

Midair Collision Over Hudson River Piper PA‐32R‐300, N71MC and Eurocopter AS350BA, N401LH Near Hoboken, New Jersey

by National Transportation Safety Board
     
 

This accident summary report discusses the August 8, 2009, accident involving a Piper
PA-32R-300 airplane, N71MC, and a Eurocopter AS350BA helicopter, N401LH, operated by Liberty
Helicopters, which collided over the Hudson River near Hoboken, New Jersey. The pilot and two
passengers aboard the airplane and the pilot and five passengers aboardthe… See more details below

Overview

This accident summary report discusses the August 8, 2009, accident involving a Piper
PA-32R-300 airplane, N71MC, and a Eurocopter AS350BA helicopter, N401LH, operated by Liberty
Helicopters, which collided over the Hudson River near Hoboken, New Jersey. The pilot and two
passengers aboard the airplane and the pilot and five passengers aboardthe helicopter were killed, and both aircraft received substantial damage from the impact. The airplane flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations(CFR) Part 91, and the helicopter flight was operating under the provisions of 14 CFR Parts 135 and 136. No flight plans were filed or were required for either flight, and visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The safety issues discussed in this report address changes within the recently designated special flight rules area (SFRA) surrounding the Hudson River corridor, vertical separation among aircraft operating in the Hudson River SFRA, the see-and-avoid concept, and helicopter electronic traffic advisory systems. Five new safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration are included in the report.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148311751
Publisher:
ReadCycle
Publication date:
01/06/2014
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