The Grounding Of Criquet Raises Industry Fears About FAA
Attitude Towards LSA
ANN RealTime Update, 09.08.11, 1121 ET:
The FAA has refused further comment on this story and our attempts
to interview staffers from AIR-200 have been politely turned away.
Questions about the specifics of the grounding order and the
reasons for its imposition remain unanswered.
reported the first known 'grounding' of an LSA
manufacturer, by the FAA, last week when a memo produced by the
FAA's AIR-200 was forwarded to us shortly after it was
prepared. The August 30th Memo sent to "All
Manufacturing Inspection Offices, All Manufacturing
Apparently Attempted To Grab Helo Skid Before It Was In Place
For The Stunt
The NTSB's preliminary report in the accident which fatally
injured air show stuntman Todd Green suggests he attempted to reach
for the skid of the helicopter before it was in the correct
position to complete the stunt. Green lost his footing on the
Stearman biplane in the attempt to transfer between it and a
helicopter flying overhead during an air show at Selfridge Air
National Guard Base on August 21st.