COMMENT: DEBORAH HART

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission's new report on the 2015 helicopter crash in which seven people perished might as well have been an old report on another local helicopter tragedy in 1987.

Here, for those who may have missed it on either occasion, is the increasingly familiar timeline: A helicopter crashes. People die. The air investigation report is critical of the regulatory body charged with aviation safety. It will reveal that for many years they had, without intercession or reprimand, been flying in contravention of the regulations. The regulatory body vows to do better.

At least until

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