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Aviation safety suffers further setback after Helios conviction

Jueves, 3 de mayo de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis 1 comentario

A Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer has received a 10 year prison sentence by an ¬†Athens court for allegedly not resetting a cockpit switch following maintenance on the Helios Airways Boeing 737-300 which crashed into a mountain near Athens in 2005 after its oxygen supply failed and the pilots and most of the passengers fell unconscious. It is difficult to grasp how aviation safety can be improved if the legal process surrounding an aircraft accident allows an engineer to be condemned to a prison sentence based on an “assumption” that a cockpit Switch (critical to flight safety) was set in the incorrect position….

 

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Air Accident: Ghost plane “Helios 522″

Lunes, 14 de diciembre de 2009 admin Sin comentarios

Helios Airways Flight 522¬† was a Boeing 737-31S flight that crashed on 14 August 2005 at 12:04 EEST into a mountain north of Marathon ¬†and Varnavas ,Greece. The leading explanation for the accident is that the cabin pressurisation did not operate and this condition was not recognised by the crew before they became disabled….

If you want read more about this accident  with evident aeromedical implications >> Helios Airways Flight 522