Clutha crash: AAIB says fuel switches in 'off' position before tragedy

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Clutha crash: AAIB says fuel switches in 'off' position before tragedy

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Postby Les Nessman » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:32 am

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Relatives of the 10 people who died in the Clutha helicopter tragedy in Glasgow have been told fuel switches were in the off position when they should have been on.

Air accident investigators have been briefing families ahead of official publication of their final report.

The police helicopter crashed onto the busy Clutha bar on 29 November 2013.

An earlier interim report said the engines had shut down even though there was fuel in the reserve tank.

Some relatives said the briefing had left many questions unanswered, and underlined the need for black box flight recorders to be fitted in all passenger-carrying aircraft.

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Re: Clutha crash: AAIB says fuel switches in 'off' position before tragedy

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Postby bmused55 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:29 am

Basically no new findings since the interim report said exactly the same thing.
Pretty basic mistake from the pilot. So sad it was fatal.


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