It has materialised that power lines could be the cause of the helicopter crash in which a pilot lost his life.
On Saturday 27th April 2013, the Bell 206B helicopter crashed by a set of power lines in a small suburb of Montana, US. The vehicle was being piloted by an unnamed individual who unfortunately did not survive the incident. He was the only person on board.
Now, 2 days since the fatality, a Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) spokesman has announced that initial information suggests that the helicopter got caught on the power cables before going down.
Identifying at least 2 pylons a pilot may help a pilot to work out the likely location of wires, if visibility isn’t great. Although in this case the cause was the cables, tall infrastructure like pylons or masts can be an aviation hazard when located near an airfield/ airport by penetrating imaginary Obstacle Limitation Surfaces (OLS).
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