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Avionics Focus Is Helo Safety

Source: Avionics Magazine, 02-Feb-09

Crashes prompt search for safer ride to Gulf of Mexico oil rigs

Source: Houston Chronicle, 02-Feb-09

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01-Feb-09 N944U Robinson R44 Ogden, US-Utah

1-Feb-09 N944U Robinson R44 Ogden, US-Utah

01-Feb-09

AAMS Representatives to Testify in NTSB Helicopter Safety Hearings

Source: Vertical Magazine, 31-Jan-09

Improving Air Medical Safety – A Matter of Life or Death

Source: Vertical Magazine, 31-Jan-09

FAA AD 2009-22-10 – Eurocopter SA330, AS332

Source: FAA, 29-Jan-09

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NTSB Determines Pilot’s Failure to See and Avoid Caused 2007 News Helicopter Collision

Source: NTSB, 28-Jan-09

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Air Medical Service Industry Offers Safety Recommendations to NTSB

Source: AAMS, 23-Jan-09

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FAA Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arriel 2B and 2B1 Turboshaft Engines

Source: FAA, 23-Jan-09

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NTSB To Meet On Phoenix News Gathering Helicopters Accident

Source: NTSB, 22-Jan-09

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Bell Helicopter Delivers First Nine Safety Enhancement Program OH-58Ds Ahead of Contract

Source: Textron, 16-Jan-09

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NTSB To Release Public Dockets On Nine Fatal Helicopter EMS Accidents; Four Of Them Contain A Probable Cause

Source: NTSB, 13-Jan-09

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NTSB Investigating Crash Of Helicopter Flying To Oil Platform

Source: NTSB, 06-Jan-09

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23-Jun-08 HB-XWJ Agusta 109K2 Samedan, Switzerland

23-Jun-08

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31-May-08 N268SH Robinson R22 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:  The student’s improper use of the anti torque pedals during a practice hover autorotation, which resulted in the helicopter rolling over. Additional causes of the accident were the certificated flight instructor’s inadequate supervision of the maneuver and delayed remedial action.

31-May-08

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06-Apr-08 Eurocopter SA316 Panama City, Panama

Fell onto starboard side when landing. None of 5 POB seriously injured

06-Apr-08

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24-Mar-08 5N-BJF Eurocopter AS365N2 Bonny Airstrip, Nigeria

At 50 feet, during the demonstration of Class B landing by the training captain, the helicopter experienced a sudden drop in height, hitting the ground nine metres short of the runway. There was no fatality, but damage to the nose wheels, the left main landing gear forward structure and the tail guard.

24-Mar-08

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03-Aug-07 5N-BIQ Bell 412EP Eket, Nigeria (1F)

Crashed while manuevering over Qua Ibom Terminal Airfield (QUA) at Eket, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured. The helicopter was destroyed. There was no fire

03-Aug-07

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03-Aug-07 5N-BIQ Bell 412EP Eket, Nigeria (1F)

Very heavy landing on unauthorised flight.  Pilot died from his injuries

03-Aug-07

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18-Jun-07 N712U Robinson R22B Park City, US-Utah

21-year-old flight instructor on a cross-country training flight with a student .  The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:  The pilot’s failure to maintain rotor RPM during hover taxi. A contributing factor was the high density altitude weather condition.

18-Jun-07

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