Helicopter crash

The cause of an air ambulance helicopter crash that occurred in Zaleski at the beginning of 2019 has been ruled to be the cause of the operator’s inadequate management of safety.

ZALESKI — After an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) regarding a helicopter crash that occurred in Vinton County on Jan. 29, 2019, it has been determined that the accident was caused by the operator’s inadequate management of safety, which led to a pilot departing on a flight without a thorough preflight weather evaluation.

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