As a result of its continuing investigation of the failure of the epicyclic reduction gearbox module on the Eurocopter Super Puma AS332L2 that crashed Apr. 1 into the North Sea killing the 16 people on board, the U.K. Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said it is possible the aircraft might have been pulled from service -- if the relevance of a metal chip found in the module days prior to the crash had been diagnosed differently. The AAIB has so far determined that the failure ...

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