HFDM

Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring

Vision
Routine and effective utilisation of Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring (HFDM) in a just culture environment across the global helicopter industry.

Mission
Improve helicopter safety through provision of focus and leadership on issues concerning the manufacture, provision, support and operation of HFDM systems

Goals

Co-ordinate users requirements for HFDM systems and support and advise aircraft & equipment manufacturers in meeting those requirements.

Provide a source of expertise, information and advice for users wishing to adopt HFDM systems.

Development and communication of industry best practice on HFDM matters.

NTSB releases documents on Alaska State Troopers helicopter crash that killed 3

WASILLA --A video camera mounted inside Helo-1 captured the last minutes of an Alaska State Troopers rescue helicopter's last flight before a deadly crash in March 2013.

The crash killed well-known pilot Mel Nading along with passengers Trooper Tage Toll and Carl Ober, the injured snowmachiner the men flew out to rescue in the area of Larson Lake.

A description of what investigators saw on that video is among the 2,200 pages of documents based on interviews with 34 people released Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The release of such a deluge of documents marks an unusual practice reserved only for major investigations such as the crash that killed U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens.

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