The Nationwide Transportation Security Board has introduced that it has recovered the wreckage from a helicopter crash north of Anchorage that killed 5 folks and is sending a crew of investigators to look at the proof, KTUU TV station reported.
On March 27, the helicopter carrying guides and company on a heli-skiing tour north of Anchorage slammed right into a mountain after which rolled downhill a whole bunch of ft, killing the pilot and 4 of the 5 passengers, officers mentioned.
Among the many useless within the crash was billionaire Petr Kellner, the richest man within the Czech Republic.
The wreckage, which was discovered on the Knik Glacier Friday, is “again in Palmer at a secure, safe location,” NTSB Alaska’s Clint Johnson informed the TV station on Friday. “A crew of six to eight folks might be arriving, initially engaged on the wreckage and doing different actions all through this subsequent week.”
The NTSB investigator in cost might be coming from Seattle on Saturday and might be adopted by the remainder of the investigative crew, Johnson mentioned.
There are additionally two helicopter specialists on their methods to Alaska, Johnson mentioned. That features one every from the producer of the air body — on this case, Airbus — and the producer of the engine, Safran Helicopter Engines.
“There”s going to be plenty of issues which are persevering with to progress so far as the accident investigation goes,” Johnson mentioned. “One key a part of that is clearly with the ability to lay arms on the wreckage with the engineers.” The wreckage was at about 6,00zero ft of elevation, Johnson mentioned.