FFA wants probe into South Peninsula helicopter crash reopened
The company claims new evidence has emerged that will challenge the CAAs findings.
CAPE TOWN Helicopter contractor, FFA Aviation, has requested the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) reopen its probe into a deadly South Peninsula helicopter crash.
The company claims new evidence has emerged that will challenge the CAAs findings from its investigation into last years incident in which a helicopter pilot involved in firefighting operations died.
In its response to a preliminary report into the fatal crash at Cape Point last year, FFA Aviation believes it has significant, new evidence to request the CAA review its findings.
The former military aircraft, now used to fight vegetation fires, have been the subject of a forensic probe following two devastating crashes in 2015.
Twenty-six Huey helicopters were also grounded due to maintenance concerns last July.
Following its own investigation into the incident, FFA believes it has sufficient evidence to disprove the aviation authoritys report regarding the crashes and the companys maintenance shortfalls.