Loophole limited scrutiny before deadly NYC helicopter crash
By MICHAEL R. SISAK
NEW YORK (AP) - Federal investigators say the helicopter company whose doors-off flight crashed in a New York City river last year exploited a regulatory loophole to avoid stricter safety requirements. All five passengers were trapped in their harnesses and drowned in the March 2018 crash that was the subject of a National Transportation Safety Board hearing Tuesday. The NTSB chairman says the company operated under the least stringent standards “to the detriment of their customer's safety" because it described the purpose of its flights as photography, not sightseeing. The agency vice chairman says it was a loophole big enough to “drive a truck through.”
Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Demonstrators peacefully protest for justice in Edinburg
UTRGV offers free counseling services to those mentally impacted by current events
Harlingen hospital to reopen to visitors with restrictions
UPDATE: Officials waiting for coronavirus test results for inmates, staff at Willacy...
Spike in COVID-19 cases across Valley due to slow turnaround of results