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Subject: SAFETY IN AND AROUND Date: 6/2/97AC No: 9%32BHELICOPTERS Initiated By: AFS-820 Change:1. PURPOSE. This Advisory Circular (AC) provides afetyguidelinesor persons ssociated ith helicopteroperations nd suggests ays to avoid hazardsand reduce he risk of accidents. The information n this ACpertainsprimarily to helicopteroperations onducted nder he provisionsof Title 14 of the Codeof Federal
Regulations14 CFR) part 91; however, he safetyconsiderationsiscussedmay be applicable o all helicopter
operations.2; CANCELLATION. AC 91-324, Safety n andAroundHelicopters, ated /21/79, s canceled.3. RELATED CFR PARTS. Partsof the regulations elated o the information n this AC are 14CFRparts91,133,135,137, and 175.4. RELATED READING MATERIAL. The informationcontainedn this AC complementshe documents
listedbelow. Currenteditionsof the following AC’s may be obtained t no costby sending written request o
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75thAvenue, andover,MD 20785:a. AC 90-87, HelicopterDynamicRollover.b. AC 90-95, Unanticipated ight Yaw in Helicopters.c. AC91-42, Hazards f RotatingPropeller ndHelicopterRotorBlades.
d. AC 133-1, RotorcraftExternal-Load perationsn Accordance ith FAR Part 133e. AC 137-1, AgriculturalAircraft Operations5. BACKGROUND. Aviation personnel nd passengers ave been injured, some fatally, in helicopteraccidentswhich would not have occurredhad passengers eenproperly briefed and basic safety practices
observed.Someaccidentsnvolvepassengers ho, unawareof the danger,walk toward the aircraft’s ailrotor
afterdeplaning.Someaccidentsesult rom passengerseatedn the front of the aircraft nadvertently itting the
aircraftcontrols. In othercases, ilots eave he aircraftcontrolswhile theengines nd otorsare urning n order
to assist passengers r coordinate he aircraft loading. To be conductedsafely, any ground operationaccomplished ith engines nd otors urning equiresmeticulous bservation f recognizedafetyguidelines nd
strict enforcement f passengerontrolmures by trained rewmembers.