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14-Jun-15 N51778 Enstrom F28C Romeoville, US-Illinois

Rolled over on landing

14-Jun-15

12-Jun-15 CC-PTR Robinson R44 El Rosario, Chile

Crashed into a tree on approach to airport.  The pilot, Juan Manuel Urrutia was slightly injured, while his passenger was uninjured.

12-Jun-15

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UK AAIB Bulletin – June 2015

UK AAIB Bulletin – June 2015

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:-   Robinson R22 Beta (G-ECMC), rolled over during simulated tail rotor failure exercise at Goodwood Aerodrome, on 12 February 2015 Robinson R22 Beta (G-THLA), heavy landing following autorotation exercise, Romney Marsh, Kent, 13 February 2015

Source: AAIB, 11-Jun-15

Registration opens for LifeFlight Eagle 2015 Safety Symposium

Registration opens for LifeFlight Eagle 2015 Safety Symposium

Safety experts, crew members, pilots, mechanics and leaders from air-medical programs throughout North America are invited to converge at the 5th Annual LifeFlight Eagle Safety Symposium in Kansas City, Mo., September17-18. The symposium, which is provided free of charge, features presentations by world-class safety experts, as well as an opportunity for representatives from air-medical organizations… Read more »

Source: LifeFlight Eagle, 11-Jun-15

11-Jun-15 HB-ZOA Guimbal G2 Cabri Gruyère, Switzerland

During autorotation practice,  the main rotor blades contacted the tail boom after the helicopter bounced off the ground in a heavy landing

11-Jun-15

AHIA partners with CASA to streamline regulatory changes

AHIA partners with CASA to streamline regulatory changes

By a co-operative partnership with CASA, the AHIA and other industry members, CASA is moving forward with legislative changes to streamline regulatory provisions as a result of the post-implementation review of part 61. AHIA President Peter Crook see this as a positive step closer to the industry contributing at a high level to legislative content… Read more »

Source: AHIA, 09-Jun-15

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FAA and GA Community Launch Fly Safe Campaign

FAA and GA Community Launch Fly Safe Campaign

The FAA and general aviation (GA) groups are launching the Fly Safe national safety campaign to educate the GA community on how to prevent Loss of Control (LOC) accidents this flying season. FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker officially kicked-off the #FlySafe campaign on Saturday, June 6, at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA) Fly-In… Read more »

Source: FAA, 09-Jun-15

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09-Jun-15 Schweizer 300 Lac Central, Canada

A private Schweitzer 269C helicopter took off from a sandy beach at Lac Central for Lac Kénogami with a pilot and a passenger on board. During the initial climb, the aircraft (Lycoming HIO-360-D1A engine) experienced a loss of lift for an undetermined reason and crashed in the lake. The occupants were not injured in the… Read more »

09-Jun-15

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EASA announces date for Ninth Rotorcraft Symposium

EASA announces date for Ninth Rotorcraft Symposium

The Ninth EASA Rotorcraft Symposium will be held on 2-3 December at the Hilton Hotel in Cologne. If you are interested to be part of the European forum for the rotary wing community, please fill the online registration here. You will then receive a confirmation from EASA of your enrolment. Registration closes on 14 November 2015. Don’t… Read more »

Source: EASA, 08-Jun-15

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Helicopter mechanic killed while working on Bell 47

Helicopter mechanic killed while working on Bell 47

Helicopter mechanic Jeffrey Lee Graham died on Friday morning while working on a Bell 47G helicopter at Hudson, Iowa.  The press statement from Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office was brief but confirmed “a fatal workplace accident that occurred while maintenance was being done on a stationary helicopter”.  The address of the location matches that of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jun-15

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08-Jun-15 N501PH Bell 407 Fresh Water City, US-Louisiana

Emergency landing in marsh area.  Boom damaged

08-Jun-15

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08-Jun-15 N911NV Bell UH-1H Washoe Valley, US-Nevada

Main blades clipped trees.  Landed without further incident

08-Jun-15

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08-Jun-15 DQ-IHI Airbus AS350B2 Beqa Island, Fiji

08-Jun-15 DQ-IHI Airbus AS350B2 Beqa Island, Fiji

Helicopter crashed into shrubs after reportedly some debris struck the main rotor.  Helicopter was reported hired by Vodafone Fiji and had taken the company’s maintenance staff to a tower there.  3 POB

08-Jun-15

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08-Jun-15 ZD981 Boeing Chinook HC.2 Manchester, UK

Emergency landing at Manchester Airport and engineer called.

08-Jun-15

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06-Jun-15 G-RAMY Bell 206B Baldwin Valley, Isle of Man (1F)

Crashed in open field close to the Isle of Man TT motorbike race course.  Racing had been suspended for the whole day due to weather – quoted wind gusts of up to 60 mph.  1 fatality confirmed by Isle of Man Police in this statement.  Photos show wreckage confined to a small area, later named… Read more »

06-Jun-15

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05-Jun-15 Enstrom F280FX Harrison River, Canada

The privately owned Enstrom 280FX helicopter, was being flown from Bralorne to Langley. The pilot/owner ditched the aircraft in the Harrison River. The pilot was not injured but the aircraft was significantly damaged. CADORS 2015P0926

05-Jun-15

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Air Methods Sponsors Great American Safety Drive

Air Methods Sponsors Great American Safety Drive

Air Methods recently announced it will sponsor the 2nd Annual Great American Safety Drive – MedEvac Foundation International’s major fundraising initiative for 2015 – commencing in June during National Safety Month. “Air Methods is proud to say that we have supported the MedEvac Foundation since its inception,” said Howard Ragsdale, senior vice president at Air Methods. “Safety… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 02-Jun-15

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01-Jun-15 C-GRJI Safari 400 Conception Bay South, Canada

The Safari 400 homebuilt helicopter was being operated on the owner’s property. The engine was being tested to ensure the governor was correctly installed. The helicopter became airborne by 2-3 feet and the operator lost control. The helicopter went sideways and struck the ground rolling on its side. The helicopter was destroyed but the pilot… Read more »

01-Jun-15

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31-May-15 N462CC Bell UH-1B Minam Lodge Cove, US-Oregon

Substantially damaged in heavy landing

31-May-15

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31-May-15 OE-XJK Robinson R22 Kasten bei Böheimkirchen, Austria

Substantially damaged after hitting roof of a house and crashing in the front garden.  House unoccupied at the time.   Both occupants seriously injure.

31-May-15

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