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This is a reconstruction of an actual incident where a helicopter malfunction forced the pilot to divert to an unfamiliar airfield. Autopilot mode confusion during the glide scope capture results in loss of control and breakdown in collective situation awareness.

Decision making and review, automation, communication, monitoring and intervention are all identified as contributory factors. These issues are discussed by Bristow Group's Director of Aviation Safety.

Four videos are provided below.

  1. Getting out of trouble
  2. Getting out of trouble: captions and interview removed
    This video has had the captions and interviews removed for training and discussion.
  3. Flashback 1
    This video illustrates how improved decision making and good TEM during the approach briefing could have prevented the incident.
  4. Flashback 2
    This video shows how effective monitoring and active intervention could have prevented the incident.

A set of facilitation questions for use by trainers is also available.