Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Opinion/Letter: Helicopters are too dangerous

Published on Wed Jun 05 2013


Re: Helicopters grounded after ORNGE tragedy, June 1

It is time to end the use of helicopters in the ORNGE rescue service. The helicopter provides dramatic appeal but is simply too dangerous for practical daily use when any other alternative is available.

Flying at night may also have been a factor in the recent loss of four lives. The service should switch to fixed-wing aircraft and daylight flying only.

The government should build runways for those communities that don’t have them. Also, more medical training and equipment should be provided to remote communities.

Edward J. Farkas, Toronto 


Sikorsky S-76A, C-GIMY, Accident occurred May 31, 2013 in Moosonee, Ontario -Canada

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