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Control system failure caused copter crash

Update: February, 02/2015 - 08:07
The US-built UH-1 "Huey" chopper crashed in Binh Chanh District last Wednesday, soon after taking off from Tan Son Nhat Airport while on a training flight. — Photo songmoi

HCM CITY (VNS) — The January 28 military helicopter crash that killed four crew members was caused by a control system failure, military officials have said.

According to investigators, all pre-flight procedures were carried out according to regulations and the weather was not a factor. However, a malfunction in the control system caused the helicopter to descend too quickly and the crew did not have time to counter their reduced altitude, as the helicopter was flying at 300 meters.

The US-built UH-1 "Huey" chopper crashed in Binh Chanh District last Wednesday, soon after taking off from Tan Son Nhat Airport while on a training flight.

All four crew members died on active duty. — VNS

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