The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued its report regarding the 2015 Flight for Life crash of an Airbus Helicopters AS350 helicopter, which killed the pilot and seriously injured two nurses on board. After an investigation of the tragedy, the NTSB has concluded that a hydraulic issue linked to a preflight maintenance check caused the survivable crash, but the lack of a crash-resistant fuel system allowed the post-crash fire that killed the pilot.
The fourth victim of the Riverside plane crash has died, despite multiple surgeries to save her life. The crash occurred on February 27 shortly after a Cessna 310 carrying five people took off from Riverside Airport in California, then crashed into two homes. Stacey Pierce, who was 46-years-old, died of her injuries a week later in hospital.
The small town of Chatham, New Jersey, was stunned when a helicopter crash-landed in the parking lot of an apartment off Main Street on Friday, February 24, 2017. A pilot and one passenger were on board the aircraft, which hit one of the complex's community garages as it came down. Despite the proximity to numerous dwellings, there were no fatalities in the R44 helicopter crash, and the only person to sustain injuries was the helicopter's passenger.