Norwegian authorities stated Wednesday the manufacturer of the helicopter that crashed very last thirty day period in Arctic Norway killing 6 persons is contacting for “quick visual inspection” of not long ago delivered choppers of the similar kind pursuing preliminary findings.
Norway’s Incident Investigation Board claims “the relationship amongst the engine and the most important gearbox has led” Airbus Helicopters to situation an warn as “a precautionary evaluate to make sure the ongoing airworthiness of the helicopter kind.”
The influenced styles are lately sent Airbus AS350, AS550 and EC130 helicopters.
The Airbus AS350 helicopter, which was transporting 5 Norwegian youth and a Swedish pilot to and from a close by audio pageant, crashed southwest of Alta on Aug. 31.
The company mentioned that the helicopter that crashed in Norway experienced “considerably less than 73 flight several hours,” introducing that it “has, at this phase, not concluded no matter whether, or not, failure of the link among the engine and the key gearbox is a causal factor.”
It additional that its probe was still ongoing.
Soon after the crash, the Norwegian company Helitrans AS straight away grounded its twenty five-robust fleet out of respect for the family of the victims and its staff members. The firm mentioned at the time that there was no technological rationale for grounding the aircraft.