Pilot In Fatal CA Helicopter Accident Had Been Disciplined Twice By The FAA | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 11.24.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.24.14 **
** Airborne 11.21.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.21.14 **
** Airborne 11.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.19.14 **

Thu, Feb 21, 2013

Pilot In Fatal CA Helicopter Accident Had Been Disciplined Twice By The FAA

Both Suspensions Had Come Since 2003

FAA records indicate that the pilot of a helicopter that went down filming a TV reality show in California earlier this month had twice had his flying privileges suspended since 2003. The pilot and two other persons on board the aircraft were fatally injured.

Pilot David Gibbs of Valencia, CA, had been grounded for 30 days by the agency in December, 2003, after the NTSB found he had flown a helicopter into a power line while filming an episode of the television show "Ripley's Believe It or Not" in November of 2002. The FAA said the 59-year-old Gibbs had operated the helo in a "careless an reckless manner."

United Press International reports that Gibbs was suspended again in 2007 for an incident which occurred while filming an installment of "The Amazing Race" for not staying in radio communication. That grounding lasted 45 days.

There was another incident involving Gibbs. He was piloting a helicopter that rolled over onto its side while landing in 2004, but the NTSB said the probable cause of that incident was a power loss and not pilot error.

FMI: www.faa.gov, www.ntsb.gov

Advertisement

More News

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.26.14)

FAA Aviation Safety Information Analysis And Sharing System (ASIAS) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) promotes the open exchange of safety information in order to continuou>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.26.14): Density Altitude

Pressure altitude corrected for nonstandard temperature. Density altitude is used in computing the performance of an aircraft and its engines.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.26.14)

“We hope to never see an event like this again, but, we must be prepared." Source: FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, on the release of the agency's 30 report on the fire at t>[...]

ANN FAQ: It's Alive! ANN REALTIME NewsBug Headlines for YOUR Desktop!

It's For Real! ANN REALTIME NewsBug Released To ANN Readers, Worldwide For those of you using a windows PC (MAC version in the works... we promise), a new REALTIME News Service fro>[...]

Helicopters Still Flying Tourists Over Hudson River

But Activists Continue To Call For A Ban On The Flights A group of activists in New York and New Jersey are still working to have sightseeing flights over New York City and the Hud>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC