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Doors-Off Helicopter Flights Under Scrutiny After East River Crash

The five passengers who were killed when a helicopter without doors splashed into the East River on Sunday night were cinched into heavy-duty harnesses and tied to the helicopter floor with only a knife to free themselves from frigid waters. ( More...

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Pilot made a good autorotation. But relying on untrained persons to cut themselves loose with a knife? Stupid. Those nylon straps are tough to cut even with an excellent knife.


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