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        


The National Transportation Safety Board recently called on the Federal Aviation Administration to prohibit commercial      systems that do not allow for easy release during emergencies.


The urgent recommendation stems from the ongoing NTSB investigation of a fatal            The helicopter impacted the East River during an autorotation maneuver after the pilot reported a loss of engine power. The helicopter subsequently rolled inverted. The pilot, who was not wearing a harness, only manufacturer-installed lap and shoulder belts, escaped from       passengers who wore the harnesses in addition to the safety belts remained inside the helicopter and drowned.


   move forward on banning these types of          NTSB Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt said.              operated by Liberty Helicopters under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.


The additional harness system consisted of a nylon fall-protection harness tethered via a lanyard to the helicopter. The harnesses allowed passengers to move securely within the helicopter, including sitting in the door sill, while airborne. The harness system was not installed by the  of off-the-shelf components that were  the company that sold the experience to the passengers. Under normal circumstances at the conclusion of each    a locking carabiner located on the back of 


       to remove these additional harnesses


using a provided cutting tool, none of the passengers were able to escape after the helicopter rolled over into the     restraint system was required to comply             have a combined safety belt and shoulder       The harness system provided to the  evaluated by the FAA.


The NTSB has a long-standing concern with safe egress for passengers aboard helicopters. As a result of a helicopter       NTSB found that three of the surviving     type of buckles on the restraints in the     ability to release their restraints when they attempted to evacuate the cabin       that described how to operate the rotary restraint, but the surviving passengers said they became confused with its release when the accident occurred.


   


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