Pilot, Other Concerns Cited in Maryland Medevac Crash

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009  |  Updated 6:16 PM EDT
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Pilot, Other Concerns Cited in Maryland Medevac Crash

Maryland State Police

Maryland State Police helicopter Trooper 2 crashed in Forestville, killing four people.

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WASHINGTON -- Federal investigators are pointing to concerns with pilot and air traffic control operations and several other issues that likely caused the Maryland medevac helicopter crash that killed four people.

At a public hearing Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board determined various factors as the probable cause for the September 2008 Maryland crash in District Heights, Md.

The pilot lacked proficiency in the instrument landing approach he attempted to use when landing, investigators. Also, there were problems with how air traffic controllers handled certain communications.

Fatigue also may have contributed to the pilot's deficient performance, investigators said. Though it was part of an aging fleet, there were no maintenance issues with the helicopter.
 

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