(SB-09-59) Pilot’s Failure To Maintain Altitude Caused Maryland State Police Helicopter Crash In Maryland, NTSB Finds

(SB-09-59) Pilot’s Failure To Maintain Altitude Caused Maryland State Police Helicopter Crash In Maryland, NTSB Finds

Washington, DC – The National Transportation Safety Board today determined that the probable cause of the crash of a Maryland State Police (MSP) helicopter emergency medical services flight was the pilot’s attempt to regain visual conditions by performing a rapid descent and his failure to arrest the descent at the minimum descent altitude during a nonprecision approach.