Kaman Aerospace orders mandatory inspection of K-MAX helicopters

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A K-MAX helicopter working the Myrtle Fire
A K-MAX helicopter working the Myrtle Fire in South Dakota, July 19, 2012. Photo by Bill Gabbert for Fire Aviation.

Kaman Aerospace has issued a mandatory action service bulletin requiring operators of K-1200 K-MAX aircraft within a specified range of serial numbers to conduct an inspection before their next flight. An issue with the planet carrier has appeared and must be checked with a borescope — and thereafter, every 100 hours.

It is unknown if this inspection is related to the August 24 K-MAX crash in which the pilot, Tom Duffy, 40, died.

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