KUSA - Buried beneath a mix of federal bureaucracy and ambivalence is a story that explains why thousands of helicopters in use today remain vulnerable to the very same problem that doomed a Flight for Life crew in Frisco, Colorado in 2015.
For five months, 9Wants to Know analyzed hundreds of NTSB accident reports in an effort to better understand what's "fueling the fire." Based heavily upon a combination of interviews with victims and researchers, our conclusions have generated interest within the aviation industry and Congress, and will form the basis of a national discussion that is finally underway.
Fueling the Fire airs Saturday on 9NEWS at 4 p.m.
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