Safety Recommendation Report: Crash-Resistant Fuel Systems on Airbus Helicopters

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is providing the following information to urge the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to take action on the safety recommendations in this report. These recommendations address the need for owners and operators of existing AS350 B3e helicopters and similarly designed variants to incorporate a crash-resistant fuel system into their rotorcraft. These recommendations are derived from two 2015 accidents in which the impact forces were survivable for occupants but fatal and serious injuries occurred because of post crash fires that resulted from an impact-related breach in the fuel tanks. As a result of these investigations, the NTSB is issuing three safety recommendations to the FAA and one safety recommendation to EASA.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 4p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01599339
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASR-16-02, Accident Numbers: CEN15FA164, CEN15MA290
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 2016 9:33AM