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Rescue Gone Wrong

Accident Case Study

For most pilots, the world of helicopter search and rescue is a far cry from everyday flying—but the fundamentals of aeronautical decision making still apply. Come along as we re-create one pilot's final mission, and seek to understand the circumstances that led him down a path to disaster.
Tablet: Compatible
Length: 11:26 mins
Topic: Aeronautical Decision Making, Flight Planning and Preflight, VFR into IMC
FAA WINGS: Eligible
Accident Forgiveness: Eligible

Join the AOPA Air Safety Institute in examining the circumstances that led to tragedy. Then, please share lessons learned to help others avoid a similar fate.

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This video qualifies for AOPA Accident Forgiveness.