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Helicopter crash probe calls for night vision goggles

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August 8, 2003


Helicopter crash probe calls for night vision goggles


Graeme Smith


EXPERTS investigating the crash of a police helicopter in Ayrshire have recommended that pilots on such operations should have night vision goggles and a higher level of training.


The report recommends that pilots operating in support of police operations at night should be equipped with helmet-attached night vision goggles.

It also suggests that the Civil Aviation Authority should review the Police Air Operators' Manual to ensure that training in the use of autopilot systems is required to be covered by the operator during initial and recurrent line training.


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