Helicopter Trade Group Had Fought Open-Door Tours for Years

Article 0 Comments The leading trade group for helicopter operators has, for at least two years, urged a halt to open-door tours such as the one that ended in the death of five people in the East River off Manhattan on March 11. The Helicopter Association International, which also represents […]

Fatal Copter Tour Flew Under Looser Rules of Crop-Dusters

Article 0 Comments The open-door helicopter tour in which five people died in a crash landing in the East River off Manhattan on Sunday was operating under safety restrictions reserved for photography flights that are looser than those for commercial air-tour rides. Federal regulations exempt certain operations, including crop-dusting and […]