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The TH-180 helicopter incident update. A second aircraft nearly ready. Towards the certification
Menominee, Usa - The event has provoked only a minimal delay on the project
On February 12th, Enstrom Helicopter N-180TH, the prototype TH-180 experienced a mechanical problem and made a forced landing. During the landing, the rotor struck a wooden utility pole, cutting off the pole and destroying the main rotor blades. The pilot, the only person on board, was uninjured. Preliminary investigation indicates that a piece of flight test instrumentation in the main drive system...
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