Five killed in crash may have lived if different fuel system used

Five British tourists who died when their helicopter crashed and burst into a fireball in the Grand Canyon would have SURVIVED if it had used a crash resistant fuel system, coroner rules

  • The five tourists died when their helicopter erupted in flames in Grand Canyon
  • A sixth passenger and the pilot survived, but suffered life-changing injuries
  • Victims survived initial crash, but died when helicopter caught fire seconds later
  • Helicopter was not required to use crash resistant fuel that may have saved lives
  • Jonathan Udall and his wife Ellie, 레베카 돕슨, 그녀의 남자 친구 스튜어트 힐, 그리고 그의 동생 제이슨 힐, died in crash on February 10, 2018
  • Five British tourists who died when their helicopter burst into a fireball seconds after crashing in the Grand Canyon would have survived if it had used a ‘crash resistant fuel system’, a coroner has ruled.

    조나단 우달, 31, 그의 29세 아내 엘리는 레베카 돕슨과 함께 사망했습니다., 26, 그녀의 남자 친구 스튜어트 힐, 29, 그리고 그의 동생 제이슨 힐, 31, when their Airbus EC130 B4 crashed near the 콜로라도 River in 애리조나 2 월 10, 2018.

    None of the five victims suffered any trauma following the initial impact, but they died of thermal injuries and smoke inhalation after the helicopter caught fire ‘within a matter of seconds’.

    If there had not been a fire, ‘it was more probably than not that they would have survived’, 보고서는 말했다.

    The aircraft was not required to be fitted with a Crash Resistant Fuel System (CFRS) – a fuel that delays or decreases the likelihood of a post-crash fire.

    여섯 번째 친구, 39-한 살 제니퍼 도리콧, 변호사, 생존했지만 사고로 인생을 바꾸는 부상을 입었습니다..

    파일럿 스콧 부스, of the tour operator Papillon, also lived, but had to undergo a double leg amputation after suffering catastrophic injuries.

    West Sussex Senior Coroner Penelope Schofield penned a prevention of future deaths report on Monday.

    She said the deaths could have been prevented while citing concerns there are ‘still aircraft in UK airspace without CRFSthat pose a danger to the public.

    Ellie Milward와 그녀의 남편 Jonathan Udall (그들의 결혼식 날 왼쪽 사진) 친구 Becky Dobson과 Stuart Hill을 죽인 헬리콥터 추락 후 병원에서 사망 (권리) 그랜드 캐년에서 2018

    Ellie Milward와 그녀의 남편 Jonathan Udall (그들의 결혼식 날 왼쪽 사진) 친구 Becky Dobson과 Stuart Hill을 죽인 헬리콥터 추락 후 병원에서 사망 (권리) 그랜드 캐년에서 2018

    Mr Udall and wife Ellie (둘 다 사진) died of their injuries a fortnight later at the University Medical Centre Hospital in Las Vegas

    Mr Udall and wife Ellie (둘 다 사진) died of their injuries a fortnight later at the University Medical Centre Hospital in Las Vegas

    Ms Dobson her boyfriend Mr Hill (위 사진 둘 다) 강한 순풍으로 인해 Airbus EC130 B4가 통제 불능 상태가 된 후 목숨을 잃은 사람, 충돌을 일으키는

    Ms Dobson her boyfriend Mr Hill (위 사진 둘 다) 강한 순풍으로 인해 Airbus EC130 B4가 통제 불능 상태가 된 후 목숨을 잃은 사람, 충돌을 일으키는








    Victim Jason Hill, 32, was a solicitor at Shoosmiths Solicitors and was about to become a partner

    Victim Jason Hill, 32, was a solicitor at Shoosmiths Solicitors and was about to become a partner

    An inquest, which concluded on November 17, heard the helicopter was taking the group on a tour of the Grand Canyon before a strong tailwind caused it to crash at around 5.19pm.

    An investigation carried out by the National Transportation Safety Board found the probable cause was ‘a loss of tail rotor effectiveness, the pilot’s subsequent loss of helicopter control, and collision with terrain during an approach to land in gusting tail wind conditions in an area of potential downdrafts and turbulence’.

    레베카, Stuart and Jason died in the subsequent blaze while, Jonathan and his new wife Ellie died of their injuries a fortnight later at the University Medical Centre in Las Vegas.

    None of the victims had suffered any trauma in the crash and medical evidence suggested ‘had there not been a fire it was more probably than not that they would have survived’, 보고서는 말했다.

    The helicopters in Papillon’s fleet were not required to have the fire resistant fuel fitted, but the company has since retrofitted the aircraft with tanks that expand and seal upon impact instead of rupturing.

    Crash-resistant fuel systems – which cost around $75,000 (£55,557) to fit – should be made ‘mandatory’ Mr Healy-Pratt said.

    Ms Schofield added that it cannot be said for sure if the type of terrain played a part in the penetration of the helicopter’s fuel tank, nor whether this terrain would have had a similar impact on a CRFS if it had been installed.

    In her report, she highlighted eight areas of concern that need addressing in order to prevent similar deaths occurring in the future.

    The coroner said current regulations in the UK for small and large helicopters ‘do not appear to be fit for purpose as they do not require retrofit to all previously certified rotorcraft’.

    A survivor (lower right) walks away from the scene of a deadly tour helicopter crash along the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon in Arizona

    A survivor (lower right) walks away from the scene of a deadly tour helicopter crash along the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon in Arizona

    Pilot Scott Booth fractured his lower left leg, and passenger Jennifer Barham had a spinal fracture. They also suffered severe burns but survived

    Pilot Scott Booth fractured his lower left leg, and passenger Jennifer Barham had a spinal fracture. They also suffered severe burns but survived

    베키 돕슨의 어머니, 여자, 말했다: '우리 베키, 우리는 당신이 너무 그리워. 넌 정말 놀라운 딸이었어, 자매와 놀라운 아줌마' (베키 사진)

    베키 돕슨의 어머니, 여자, 말했다: '우리 베키, 우리는 당신이 너무 그리워. 넌 정말 놀라운 딸이었어, 자매와 놀라운 아줌마’ (베키 사진)

    산드라 힐, 두 아들의 어머니 (위 사진) 누가 죽었어, 말했다: '우리는 모든 부모의 악몽을 대표합니다, 엄마 아빠를 그만두고 돌봐줄 사람이 없는 것. 우리는 제이슨과 스튜어트와 함께하는 축복을 받았습니다'

    산드라 힐, 두 아들의 어머니 (위 사진) 누가 죽었어, 말했다: '우리는 모든 부모의 악몽을 대표합니다, 엄마 아빠를 그만두고 돌봐줄 사람이 없는 것. 우리는 제이슨과 스튜어트와 함께 너무 축복받았어’

    There is also ‘no mandatory requirement for the CRFS to be fitted on aircraft’.

    Flying in helicopters without CRFS ‘adds significant risk in the event of a crashif the fuel system is penetrated, the coroner said.

    Ms Schofield added the risk of a post-crash fire ‘remains very high with the likelihood of loss of life’.

    Despite the associated risks, 그러나, there ‘does not appear to be any way of knowing whether a particular aircraft has been fitted with CRFSfor the public, who ‘cannot make an informed decision on whether to fly on that aircraft’.

    The eight matters of concern highlighted by a coroner following the death of five British tourists in a Grand Canyon helicopter crash

    Senior Coroner Penelope Schofield has highlighted eight areas of concern that need addressing in order to prevent similar deaths occurring in the future.

    The coroner said current regulations in the UK for small and large helicopters is ‘do not appear to be fit for purpose as they do not require retrofit to all previously certified rotorcraft.

    There is also ‘no mandatory requirement for the CRFS to be fitted on aircraft’.

    Flying in helicopters without CRFS ‘adds significant risk in the event of a crashif the fuel system is penetrated

    Ms Schofield added the risk of post-crash fire ‘remains very high with the likelihood of loss of life’.

    Despite the associated risks, 그러나, there ‘does not appear to be any way of knowing whether a particular aircraft has been fitted with CRFSfor the public, who ‘cannot make an informed decision on whether to fly on that aircraft’.

    There also remains aircraft flying in British airspace without fire resistant fuel, posing a ‘high riskto both passengers and ‘the general public who could find themselves in close proximity’.

    She said ‘serious consideration needs to be givenon whether ‘an airworthiness directiveshould be issued ‘to prevent further tragedies’.

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    There also remains aircraft flying in British airspace without fire resistant fuel, posing a ‘high riskto both passengers and ‘the general public who could find themselves in close proximity’.

    She said ‘serious consideration needs to be givenon whether ‘an airworthiness directiveshould be issued ‘to prevent further tragedies’.

    After the crash, Papillon placed new satellite phones with better coverage, trauma kits and a collapsible metal stretcher in unlocked metal containers in the canyon for emergencies.

    It also added a wind sock near the accident site. The helicopter manufacturer, Airbus, updated its safety information for pilots.

    The inquest heard the families read out statements paying tribute to the crash victims.

    베키 돕슨의 어머니, 여자, 말했다: '우리 베키, 우리는 당신이 너무 그리워. 넌 정말 놀라운 딸이었어, 자매와 놀라운 아줌마. 당신에 대한 모든 것을 사랑하는 친구들이 너무 많았습니다..

    '당신의 격렬한 미소는 모든 방을 밝힐 수 있습니다. 당신의 사랑스럽고 재미있는 방법은 항상 우리를 웃게 만들 것입니다.. 우리의 삶은 결코 같지 않을 것이지만 Becky는 항상 우리 마음에 영원히 남을 것입니다.’

    산드라 힐, 죽은 두 아들의 어머니, 말했다: '우리는 모든 부모의 악몽을 대표합니다, 엄마 아빠를 그만두고 돌봐줄 사람이 없는 것. 우리는 제이슨과 스튜어트와 함께 너무 축복받았어. 그들은 처음부터 매우 활동적이었고 깨어 있는 동안 한 순간도 멈추지 않았습니다..

    '그들은 이제 어떻게 되었습니까?? 잘, 거의 4년 후, 우리는 여전히 그들이 나타날 것으로 기대합니다. 아직 카드가게 못가서, as if I see a card with the word “아들” 그것에 기록 나는 분해.

    '그들의 죽음 이후로 나는 크리스마스 트리를 세울 수 없었습니다.’

    데이비드 힐 목사, 두 형제의 아버지, 그의 추모에서 분노의 질주 영화 시리즈의 한 구절을 인용했습니다., explaining the two brothers’ 관계.

    그는 말했다: '어디에 있든, 1/4마일 떨어져 있든 지구 반대편에 있든, 당신은 항상 나와 함께 할 것입니다. 그리고 당신은 항상 내 형제가 될 것입니다.’

    Ellie의 부모를 대신하여 말하기, 테리와 매기 밀워드, Sarah Stuart는 검시관에게 자신의 진술서를 읽어줍니다., 속담: “우리 가족의 상실감은 말로 다 할 수 없습니다.’








    데이비드 힐 목사 (위 사진), 두 형제의 아버지, 그의 추모에서 분노의 질주 영화 시리즈의 한 구절을 인용했습니다., 두 형제의 관계를 설명

    데이비드 힐 목사 (위 사진), 두 형제의 아버지, 그의 추모에서 분노의 질주 영화 시리즈의 한 구절을 인용했습니다., 두 형제의 관계 설명

    Philip과 Marlene Udall의 성명서는 다음과 같이 말했습니다.: '존은 단지 31 그 운명적인 날에 비극이 닥쳤을 때 2018.

    '우리는 최근에 결혼식을, 정말 중요한 기회 2018 우리의 세계는 우리 주변에서 무너지고 우리는 아들을 잃은 충격에 휩싸였습니다..

    '조나단은 친절하고 배려하는 사람이었습니다.. 우리는 그가 된 남자가 자랑스럽습니다.. 우리는 그가 그 청년으로 성장하는 것을 보았을 때의 기억을 붙잡았습니다.. 우리는 다시는 그의 얼굴을 볼 수 없을 것이다, 그를 안아줘, 또는 그가 웃는 것을 보기 위해. 조나단의 31년으로는 충분하지 않았습니다.’

    ‘Our only comfort is they died together’: Tearful vicar pays tribute to his ‘incredibly closesons killed in Grand Canyon crash saying ‘a light has truly gone out

    Brothers Stuart and Jason Hill died in a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon

    Brothers Stuart and Jason Hill died in a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon

    The vicar father of two brothers killed in a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon has paid tribute to his ‘wonderful boys’.

    Stuart, 30, and Jason, 32, were 'inseparable', their father said

    Stuart, 30, and Jason, 32, were ‘inseparable’, their father said

    Reverent David Hill described his two sons, Stuart, 30, 제이슨, 32, as ‘inseparable’.

    The pair had been saving for the trip with a group of friends for over a year, to celebrate Stuart’s 30th birthday on Friday.

    Mr Hill, a chaplain, Worthing에서, West Sussex, 말했다: ‘The boys had been saving for over a year for this trip and they were really looking forward to it.

    ‘They and a group of friends had all flown out to celebrate Stuart’s birthday and it was part of the trip for them to all go on a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon.

    ‘We found out yesterday about the crash and me and their mother, Sandra, are truly devastated.

    ‘The boys were so close, they were born 22 months apart and were like twins. They were just inseparable.

    ‘Jason worked as a solicitor and Stuart worked as a car salesman, they both lived very successful lives, we were so proud of them.

    ‘We are so lucky to have had our boys for 30 연령. We are so heartbroken.

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