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No more than 10 seconds after beginning my descent, I saw in my peripheral vision my canopy door started to move outward. By the time I recognized what was happening, it was already too late.

The End State

This goes to show that the mission is not over simply because the aircraft have landed. The task force had set out on one mission and created a new one. The end state was never met.

  • 13 May 2022
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For the Birds

Striking a 150-pound deer with your vehicle can cause substantial damage, maybe even resulting in a total loss. Now imagine what a 5-pound bird impacting an aircraft traveling at 120 knots or greater can do.

  • 24 April 2022
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Oil Leak over the Andes? No Problemo!

My co-pilot and I were on the final leg of a three-leg mission. We’d taken off from Barranquilla on the northern coast and were flying south to Bogota. Just about halfway along the 1.5-hour route at 26,000 feet, I looked out my right-side window and noticed streaks of fluid around the No. 2 engine.

  • 27 March 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Near-miss Review: UH-72A Aircrew Coordination Failure

It is critical for aviation safety officers and instructor pilots to familiarize aircrews with mission-specific hazards and effective aircrew coordination during aircrew calls and safety days.

  • 12 March 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Attention to Detail

As a medevac pilot serving a tour in Iraq, I found myself flying into, around and through some very tight and scary situations. During one of my many flights, I had a “there-I-was” moment.

  • 6 March 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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