LONDON – U.K. air crash investigators have called for improvements to flight manuals, life rafts and testing of steel components following the ditching of two EC225 helicopters in 2012. In their final report into the two accidents – both involving Aberdeen-based EC225s flying oil and gas support missions in May and October 2012 – the U.K. Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) says that the contents of helicopter flight manuals need to be bought in line with those used in ...


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