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Farnborough 2016: MGB failure ‘likely’ cause of H225 crash

29th June 2016 - 16:00 GMT | by Tony Skinner in London

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The investigation into the 29 April crash of an Airbus Helicopters H225 has taken a fresh twist, after it was discovered the aircraft’s main gearbox (MGB) was involved in a 2015 road accident.

A 28 June report outlining what may have brought down the CHC-operated H225 (LN-OJF) near Bergen, Norway revealed that the crash of the helicopter was ’most likely’ the result of a fatigue fracture in the MGB.

However, what initiated the fatigue fracture in one of the MGB’s second stage planet gears had yet to be determined.

The Accident Investigation Board of Norway (AIBN) had previous centred its

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