Control Linkage OK in Crashed Bell 206L

 - October 9, 2006, 6:53 AM

The NTSB said it confirmed throttle and flight control continuity, as well as fuel type and quantity, in the 1977 Bell 206L that crashed into the East River as it was taking off from Wall Street Heliport, N.Y., on June 14. The pilot and his six passengers were injured when the sightseeing helicopter, operated by New York-based Helicopter Flight Services, fell into the river and rolled inverted. Three days after this accident, an MBNA corporate S-76 carrying two pilots and seven passengers also crashed into the East River after taking off from New York’s 34th Street Heliport.