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The Nation

November 23, 1986

A New York helicopter company has been grounded because a chopper that plunged into the Hudson River last month, killing a traffic reporter, was unsafe to fly, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The FAA charged that Spectrum Helicopters Inc. of Ridgefield, N.J., conducted faulty repairs on the three-seat helicopter 20 days before the Oct. 22 crash in which radio reporter Jane Dornacker, 40, was killed and the pilot critically injured. It also charged that Spectrum failed to train its pilots properly, failed to maintain proper operations and maintenance records and had operated a second helicopter that also was unsafe to fly. A Spectrum official said the company would appeal the order.

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