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FAA formally bans particular harnesses in doors-off operations after East River crash

The FAA in the US has formally banned harnesses that cannot be quickly released in doors-off operations following the East River crash involving a helicopter a few weeks ago.

On March 11, a Airbus helicopter crashed into Manhattan’s East River causing the drowning of five passengers.

It was said that such harnesses that cannot be released quickly prevent passengers from quickly exiting the aircraft.

The FAA stated that a restraint which requires the use of a knife or any other tool to cut through is to be banned.