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Old 15th Jun 2018, 21:14
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Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Inverness-shire, Ross-shire
Posts: 1,198
Some people need to swot up on the raw numbers of rotorcraft accidents, and deaths.

Two types with a substantial period in service (14 yrs), shine out above all that has gone before in terms of the raw numbers concerning accidents and fatalities. These are the S-92 and EC225. Maybe the 7 and 8 tonne newbies will match and exceed the standards set by the 92 and 225 (let's hope they do), but that remains to be proven. Other comparable aircraft have had hundreds of accidents including hundreds of fatalities. In particular, doing 12 years of intense CAT service without a fatality is pretty outstanding.

The numbers are out there.

" when you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it"
William Thomson (Lord Kelvin)

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