Grand Canyon helicopter crash: Safety loophole means crashes still lead to fatal fires
CLOSE A crashed helicopter burns in a remote section of the Grand Canyon on Feb. 10, 2018. Video courtesy of Teddy Fujimoto
In March 2015, a medical helicopter approached a private landing pad in St. Louis, crashed and caught fire. The pilot died.
In July of that year, another medical copter slammed into a parking lot near a Colorado hospital, then caught fire. Two nurses aboard were severely injured, and the pilot died.
Investigators would later attribute both crashes at least in part to piloting errors. But they would also conclude the impact, in both cases, would probably have been... read more
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