Fly-by-Wire Phenomenon Led To Cyclone Crash

Credit: Sikorsky
An accident probe into the loss of a Canadian Sikorsky Cyclone anti-submarine warfare helicopter has concluded that a bias in the fly-by-wire flight control system prevented the pilot from making a corrective input, resulting in the aircraft crashing into the Mediterranean Sea. All six Canadian...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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