NTSB finds texting led to fatal crash of helicopter

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  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    April 10, 2013 8:45 a.m.

    You know all that stuff they tell you about powering down electronics prior to takeoff, don't use your cel phone, etc. on a commercial flight? Apparently it doesn't affect helicopters. Then again, it doesn't affect commercial aircraft, either. It's something they make up to scare us like the bogeyman or ronald reagan.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    April 10, 2013 4:38 a.m.

    Its about time, some official acknowledgment that multi tasking is a generous concept that is impossible to do. Its been a standard for 75 years and the inception of OSHA that focus in performing tasks is mandatory for safety to take place. Injured and dead workers are not very productive and costly to maintain.

    Maybe with the FAA and FCC now having to come up with some new regulations pertaining to cellphone and safety to public and individuals is in need of regulating at the federal level. Multitasking is a business owners nightmare that stalls the productivity and growth rate in this stalled economy.

    Uta got is half right by making it a crime for teenagers to multitask and drive, now they need to pass the law up a nothing or three to include all drivers. People seem to think cars can drive themselves and jobs will complete themselves and tasks don't requires attention and focus to completion. But the FCC laws and phone company rights block business and safety laws from enforcement. It kills more people every day than guns can kill in 10 years.