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Apparently tail rotor drive shaft fail for now reason these days.

 

"Norman Wells helicopter crash not preventable: investigator.....Investigator Barry Holt told CBC News that it appears the helicopter's drive shaft in the tail rotor had become broken."

 

It looks like somethings don't change. Way to take the easy way out Mr. Holt. Im looking forward to reading the report when TSB releases it.

 

Perhaps the intent of the statement was that the crash was not preventable by the pilot. I suggest that you are right in waiting for the TSB report before making a coment.

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Apparently tail rotor drive shaft fail for now reason these days.

 

"Norman Wells helicopter crash not preventable: investigator.....Investigator Barry Holt told CBC News that it appears the helicopter's drive shaft in the tail rotor had become broken."

 

It looks like somethings don't change. Way to take the easy way out Mr. Holt. Im looking forward to reading the report when TSB releases it.

 

 

 

....what more about this do you know?

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Norman Wells helicopter crash not preventable: investigator
Last Updated: Friday, October 31, 2008 | 3:50 PM CT Comments2Recommend3CBC News 
A helicopter crash that killed one man near Norman Wells, N.W.T., earlier this year could not have been prevented, a Transportation Safety Board investigator said.

 

 

With all due respect to the people that have posted so far, I think you will find that the investigator was taken out of context by the reporter.

 

Yes, the accident was not preventable by the PILOT, due to tail rotor drive shaft failure.

 

There was definitely a communication problem somewhere.

 

The actual story is why did the tail rotor drive shaft fail?? Only further investigation will tell.

 

I personally know the Chief of the TSB in YVR and of all people (ex-helicopter pilot) would never let anything like that past his desk.

 

As for the reporter, "Stupid is as Stupid Was".

 

 

Don

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Aptly put Donald........and the same thing applied to power shafts on 205's that decided that they would shear-off for no apparent good reason years ago AND also for the 'pins & fittings escapade' that took place in the early 70's and caused all 206's to be grounded worldwide for a number of days. Neither was the fault of improper maintenance by any company or any card-carrying A & P or Engineer. It was determined that the fault for both belonged back at the 'Temples' where the a/c were produced and/or their sub-contractors that make parts for them.

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