Monday, June 10, 2013

Drunk Pilot Lets Drunk Passenger Fly Helicopter, Guess What Happens?

An inquiry into a helicopter crash in Russia has revealed that the accident which killed all the three aboard occurred because a drunk passenger was allowed to fly the chopper by its drunk pilot.

The accident took place on a December afternoon northwest of Moscow.

An analysis of the pilot's blood after the crash revealed that he had a blood alcohol level of 0.9 per mil, while the passengers had a level of 1.6 and 2.2 per mil.

The pilot was in the helicopter's front-left seat at the time of the crash, not the front-right seat that is fully equipped for flying the aircraft, suggesting it was being flown by the passenger, the Interstate Aviation Committee said in a report released Friday.

The US-made Robinson R44 crashed into a forest near the town of Solnechnogorsk Dec. 8 after clipping some tree tops and spinning out of control, the report said. 


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