Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

Welcome to Airline Pilot Forums - Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. Join our community today and start interacting with existing members. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free.


User Tag List

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-21-2020, 08:11 AM   #1  
Line Holder
Thread Starter
 
takingmessages's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Mar 2017
Posts: 76
Default Fly-By-Wire Helicopter Fatal Crash

This terrifies me...
https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/...e-fatal-crash/

Fly-By-Wire Helicopter, Military Pilot Had ‘Conflict’ Before Fatal Crash

Russ Niles
June 21, 2020
0


Canadian military authorities say the pilot of a Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone anti-submarine helicopter was apparently overruled by the aircraft’s fly-by-wire flight director and autopilot just before the aircraft crashed in the ocean off Greece on April 30. Preliminary assessment of the flight data recorder information recovered from the wreck of the helicopter, a military version of the S-92, showed the pilot had a “conflict” with the aircraft’s computer and the computer won. He and five other crew members were killed. Lt.-Gen. Alain Pelletier, commander of 1 Canadian Air Division, said the aircraft’s flight director ended up “in competition with the inputs that the pilot was trying to actually induce in order to set the recovery. That element of conflict resulted because of the flight-control inputs.”
Pelletier said the series of inputs from the pilot created a scenario that had not been tested during development of the sophisticated control system but did not elaborate on what, exactly, the computer disagreed with. Those intricacies will be dealt with in a thorough investigation of the accident but in the meantime, Canada’s Cyclones have been cleared to resume flying. Pilots have been trained in the “very narrow band” of flight conditions they need to be aware of to avoid a repeat of the circumstances that caused the fatal crash. The flight manuals have also been amended. The ship-borne helicopter was returning to HMCS Fredericton after a NATO exercise when the crash occurred. The wreckage was recovered by an underwater drone from water more than 10,000 feet deep in the Ionian Sea and the remains of all the crew members have been identified.
takingmessages is online now  
 
 
 

 
Post Reply
 



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So, you want to be an airline pilot? captain_drew Flight Schools and Training 38 12-05-2012 08:29 AM
Passenger Planes Sit Idle Because No Pilots Want To Fly Them. Ellen Regional 82 12-17-2011 11:52 AM
Fly the Helicopter! ERJ135 Hangar Talk 7 03-20-2008 04:56 PM
MDW Crash Pad "POLICE" on the prowl! GravellyPointer Major 17 04-08-2007 07:05 AM
Any insight into fixed wing v. rotary? miker1 Flight Schools and Training 13 03-25-2006 01:12 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:42 AM.