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Safety first became a core value in the early 1930s because of the number of fatalities and permanent disabling injuries we were experiencing both among our own workforce and our contractors.

Proper Post-flight Inspections

While conducting daily maintenance on an AH-64D, a crew chief discovered a 2-inch hole in the No. 5 driveshaft cover (tail rotor driveshaft). Upon opening the cover, he found a 30 mm round lodged underneath the driveshaft. He notified production control, his commander and the safety officer, and an investigation started immediately.

  • 16 March 2020
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The Risks are Still Real

While we operate on these ranges to learn how to stay alive on the battlefield, why, as experienced aviators, do we not fear these activities?

  • 10 March 2020
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Perhaps the worst thing a Soldier can hear in a vehicle during training is someone yelling, “Rollover!” What usually follows is a discombobulated few seconds where only gravity and momentum have control of everything left unsecured inside the vehicle — including its occupants.

  • 10 March 2020
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Managing the Transitions in Aviation Operations

We’ve all heard that there’s no such thing as a “routine mission” in Army Aviation. Time and again, mishap investigations have proven this to be true. The devil is often in the transitions before and after the primary mission. The paragraphs below detail the most common findings in recent Class A aviation mishap investigations.

  • 1 March 2020
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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