FAA helicopters News

Cause of Kobe Bryant Copter Crash Unclear; Flight Approval Under Review

The helicopter carrying retired basketball star Kobe Bryant and eight others had been cleared to operate in deteriorating weather but not the dense clouds into which it apparently flew shortly before crashing, according to investigators and flight data. The Sikorsky …

FAA Grounds ‘Doors-Off’ Helicopter Tours After New York Crash

Federal aviation regulators are grounding “doors-off” helicopter tour flights in which passengers are tethered to the aircraft as a result of the March 11 crash in New York that killed five people. The Federal Aviation Administration is taking immediate actions …