Drunk pax fly helicopter instead of pilot, fatal crash...

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stratofreighter
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Drunk pax fly helicopter instead of pilot, fatal crash...

Post by stratofreighter » 10 Jun 2013, 09:07

Well, it happened in Russia, so no surprises there... :roll:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... trols.html

http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/dru ... 53651.html

http://en.rian.ru/crime/20130607/181556 ... Crash.html
Helicopter smash in Russia that killed three caused by pilot letting drunk passenger take the controls

The pilot was also drunk, according to Russian aviation authorities

He was not in the usual pilot seat when it crashed

All three were killed as it clipped trees in a forest close to Moscow


A helicopter crash that killed three people in Russia was caused by the drunk pilot allowing an also-inebriated passenger to pilot the aircraft, according to an inquiry.

The US-made Robinson R44 went down in a forest near the town of Solnechnogorsk, northwest of Moscow, on the afternoon of December 8 after clipping some tree tops and spinning out of control.

An analysis of the pilot's blood after the crash revealed that he had a blood alcohol level of 0.9 per mil, above the UK legal driving limit of 0.8. The passengers had a level of 1.6 and 2.2 per mil.


Some businessmen... :roll:
http://www.nycaviation.com/2012/12/heli ... sinessman/

The helicopter involved:
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=151101
http://www.airnieuws.nl updated per 04 aug 2019: ;)

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