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How to Make Helicopter Sightseeing Tours Safer

Re “Crash Exposes Perils of Rides for Sightseers” (front page, March 13): Five passengers died when a New York City sightseeing helicopter crashed into the East River on Sunday night. Some thoughts on preventing further senseless deaths: Such ... read more

How safe are helicopter tours?

A helicopter tour carrying six people crashed into New York ... Though, there is still a way to go to make the private helicopter sector as safe as commercial flights. The FAA is tackling the problem by educating the civil helicopter community about ... read more

Feds probing helicopter crash examine passenger restraints

Three incidents ended in safe landings ... for banning sightseeing copter flights over Manhattan and Brooklyn. Some Democratic New York city council members are pressing the city to take its own steps to crack down on helicopter tours, though it’s ... read more

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NY: NTSB: Three Crashes for Liberty Helicopters in 11 Years

Another Liberty helicopter carrying eight people on a sightseeing tour in 2007 had to make an emergency landing on the Hudson ... with passengers before flights and had a reputation for safe travel. "They've been looked at as a model for how to do this ... read more

How Safe Are You? Tour Helicopter Safety

But, even those pontoons don't guarantee safety. Months ago, five people died in two separate air-tour crashes in Hawaii. And recently, a New York television helicopter went down. Sightseeing helicopters will fly around Manhattan again today. read more

Local Reaction to Hudson Helicopter Crash

The deadly crash over the Hudson River made an impact on pilots throughout the sightseeing business. Panhandle Helicopter Tours Pilot ... The FAA also placed more regulations on tour aircraft to make tour flights safer. Dean said, "Gives us a little ... read more

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