Search Continues for Clues in Chopper Crash

Search Continues for Clues in Chopper Crash


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(KSL TV) Search teams were back at the site of this month's fatal Life Flight helicopter crash Saturday, searching for more clues.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board asked the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Department to search Mt. Olympus for broken pieces of the trunion-- the crucial piece of the helicopter found last weekend, thought to have caused the crash.

Searchers Saturday found nothing.

"WE SEARCHED A LARGE AREA AROUND WHERE THE PIECES WE FOUND LAST WEEKEND AND UNABLE TO FIND THESE."

Investigators say the trunion, which is essential to the tail rotor, broke in half.

Searchers found the two main pieces, which have been flown to Washington, D. C. for analyzation.

The trunion logged over a million hours of flight-time over the past 25 years on the helicopter that crashed.

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