Unqualified Nonpilot Crew Members Can Lead To Accidents

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It was a grim undertaking as we three accident investigators with the U.S. Forest Service started combing through the twisted metal of a Bell-Soloy 47 strewn across the side of a steep mountain in Utah. The helicopter operator had been contracted by the Forest Service to disburse grass seed over...

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