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UK AAIB Bulletin – December 2016

UK AAIB Bulletin – December 2016

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-CDMG), loss of control during practice autorotation, Manston Airport, Kent, 25 July 2016 Rotorway Executive 90 (G-BVTV), heavy landing, Landmead Farm Airfield, Oxfordshire, 6 August 2016

Source: AAIB, 13-Dec-16

UK AAIB Bulletin – November 2016

UK AAIB Bulletin – November 2016

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- SA342J Gazelle (YU-HET), during a maintenance check the helicopter inadvertently became airborne and landed heavily, Stapleford Aerodrome, 6 July 2015. Robinson R44 (G-BZGO), birdstrike resulted in broken windscreen, approx 8 miles north of Manchester Barton Airport,… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 21-Nov-16

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UK AAIB Bulletin – October 2016

UK AAIB Bulletin – October 2016

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Bell 206B (G-OAMI), uncommanded loss in altitude resulting in autorotation and heavy landing, 3 miles WNW of Wycombe Air Park, Buckinghamshire, 10 February 2016  

Source: AAIB, 21-Nov-16

UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2016

UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2016

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Guimbal Cabri G2 (G-CILU), main rotors struck the ground, Cotswold (Kemble) Airport, Gloucestershire, 29 June 2016

Source: AAIB, 09-Sep-16

UK AAIB Bulletin – August 2016

UK AAIB Bulletin – August 2016

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness

Source: AAIB, 14-Aug-16

UK AAIB Bulletin – July 2016

UK AAIB Bulletin – July 2016

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness

Source: AAIB, 21-Jul-16

UK AAIB Bulletin – June 2016

UK AAIB Bulletin – June 2016

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Sikorsky SK92A (G-VINL), landed on the incorrect oil rig, Golden Eagle Complex, North Sea, 22 August 2014 Bell 206B (G-RAMY), loss of control in flight and rotor/fuselage contact, near Creg-Ny-Baa public house, Isle of Man, 6… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 09-Jun-16

UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2016

UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2016

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-EFON), tail rotor struck ground during lift off at Retford Gamston Airport, 25 February 2016

Source: AAIB, 12-May-16

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UK AAIB statement on EC225

UK AAIB statement on EC225

The AAIB is deploying a small team to assist the Norwegian AIBN in their investigation of a helicopter accident near Bergen. Air Accidents Investigation Branch Chief Inspector Keith Conradi said: “We were sad to hear of the loss of a helicopter west of Bergen, Norway. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has offered to assist the… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 03-May-16

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UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2016

UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2016

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- AAR 1/2016 AS332 L2 Super Puma, G-WNSB struck the sea on approach to Sumburgh Airport in the Shetland Islands, 23 August 2013 Agusta Bell 206B Jet Ranger III (G-OMDR), loss of control in flight, near Gamston… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 15-Apr-16

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UK Helicopter Industry gets Together to Improve Safety

UK Helicopter Industry gets Together to Improve Safety

Over 40 members of the UK onshore helicopter industry got together at the buildings of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), Farnborough on 10th March. Senior members of many of the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) operators and maintenance organisations, along with Airbus Helicopters UK, Finmeccanica UK, and Turbomeca UK all contributed to a busy schedule… Read more »

Source: Starspeed, 20-Mar-16

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UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2016

UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2016

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Correction: Agusta Bell 206B (G-SUEX), loss of engine power in a position from which it was not possible to conduct a safe landing, Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, 16 September 2014

Source: AAIB, 10-Mar-16

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UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2016

UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2016

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-DEFY), dynamic rollover, Elstree Aerodrome, Hertfordshire, 25 September 2015 Robinson R22 Beta (G-TIMH), heavy landing, Nottingham Heliport, 13 September 2015 Robinson R66 (G-LROK), dynamic rollover during takeoff, Denham Airfield, Buckinghamshire, 12 September 2015

Source: AAIB, 12-Feb-16

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UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2016

UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2016

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Agusta Bell 206B (G-SUEX), loss of engine power in a position from which it was not possible to conduct a safe landing, Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, 16 September 2014 Enstrom 480 (G-IGHH), wire strike, Aldbury, Hertfordshire, 9… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 17-Jan-16

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UK AAIB Bulletin – December 2015

UK AAIB Bulletin – December 2015

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Eurocopter (Deutschland) EC135 T2+ (G-SPAO), crashed in Glasgow City Centre, Scotland, on 29 November 2013

Source: AAIB, 10-Dec-15

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UK AAIB Bulletin – November 2015

UK AAIB Bulletin – November 2015

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness

Source: AAIB, 25-Nov-15

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UK AAIB Bulletin – October 2015

UK AAIB Bulletin – October 2015

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- AgustaWestland AW139 (G-LBAL), flight into terrain after takeoff in fog and at night, near Gillingham Hall, Norfolk, 13 March 2014 Robinson R44 II (G-CDXX), tipped over whilst on the ground, Leicester Airport, 25 June 2015

Source: AAIB, 14-Oct-15

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UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2015

UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2015

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness

Source: AAIB, 13-Sep-15

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UK AAIB Bulletin – August 2015

UK AAIB Bulletin – August 2015

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness

Source: AAIB, 13-Aug-15

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UK AAIB Bulletin – July 2015

UK AAIB Bulletin – July 2015

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness

Source: AAIB, 09-Jul-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

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UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2015

UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2015

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:-   Robinson R44 (G-CEDG), rolled over during a precautionary landing, near Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, on 25 February 2015 Robinson R44 II (G-HECK), collision with vehicle, Leeds Heliport, 5 December 2014    

Source: AAIB, 14-May-15

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UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2015

UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2015

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness

Source: AAIB, 13-Apr-15

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UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2015

UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2015

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Sikorsky S-76C (G-WIWI), unintentional descent towards trees, Peasmarsh, East Sussex, 3 May 2012

Source: AAIB, 19-Mar-15

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UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2015

UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2015

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Sikorsky S-76C (G-WIWI), unintentional descent towards trees, Peasmarsh, East Sussex, 3 May 2012  (update of the report AAIB issued in December 2014)  

Source: AAIB, 12-Feb-15

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UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2015

UK AAIB Bulletin – January 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-MOGY), contacted ground during circuit practice and rolled over, near West Chevington, 30 October 2014 Robinson R22 Beta (G-OKEY), struck ground following inappropriate cyclic input by student pilot, at Elstree Aerodrome, 21 September… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 14-Jan-15

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UK AAIB Bulletin – December 2014

UK AAIB Bulletin – December 2014

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Sikorsky S-76C (G-WIWI), unintentional descent towards trees, Peasmarsh, East Sussex, 3 May 2012  

Source: AAIB, 09-Dec-14

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UK AAIB Bulletin – November 2014

UK AAIB Bulletin – November 2014

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness

Source: AAIB, 17-Nov-14

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UK AAIB Bulletin – October 2014

UK AAIB Bulletin – October 2014

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Aircraft Accident Report 3/2014 – Agusta A109E (G-CRST), collided with a crane, St George Wharf, Vauxhall, London, 16 January 2013 Enstrom 280C (G-IDUP), Northampton/Sywell Aerodrome on 3 June 2014

Source: AAIB, 09-Oct-14

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UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2014

UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2014

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- AS355N (G-OLCP) Peterborough Conington Airport, Cambridgeshire, 21 March 2014 Robinson R22 (G-PACL) Liverpool Airport, 16 July 2014 Schweizer 300 (G-BWAV) Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey, 21 May 2014 Eurocopter EC155B1 (OY-HJJ)  North Sea, 6 November 2013

Source: AAIB, 18-Sep-14

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UK AAIB Bulletin – August 2014

UK AAIB Bulletin – August 2014

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Eurocopter EC155B1 (OY-HJJ), loss of control after departure, North Sea, 6 November 2013

Source: AAIB, 18-Aug-14

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UK AAIB Bulletin – July 2014

UK AAIB Bulletin – July 2014

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Eurocopter EC155B1 (OY-HJJ), loss of control after departure, North Sea, 6 November 2013 Bell 206B (G-BPWI), engine failure leading to forced landing, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, 4 October 2013 Hughes 369D (G-CCUO), loss of control and ground… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 10-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters responds to AAIB Final Report on EC225 North Sea accidents

Airbus Helicopters responds to AAIB Final Report on EC225 North Sea accidents

Today, the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) issued its final determination following its investigation into the causes linked to two controlled ditchings that occurred in the North Sea on May 10, 2012 and October 22, 2012 aboard EC225 helicopters. Airbus Helicopters affirms the conclusions drawn in the report concerning the causes of the two controlled… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Jun-14

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UK AAIB Bulletin – June 2014

UK AAIB Bulletin – June 2014

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Robinson R44 II (G-ODAZ), near RAF Wittering, Peterborough, 26 March 2014

Source: AAIB, 12-Jun-14

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AAIB issues formal report on North Sea EC225 accidents

AAIB issues formal report on North Sea EC225 accidents

The formal report on the accidents to a Bond and a CHC EC225 in 2012 has now been released by the AAIB.  A further seven new Safety Recommendations have been made, including five related to the liferafts and one related to the fatigue performance  of components manufactured from high strength low alloy steel.  These are listed below… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Jun-14

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UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2014

UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2014

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Special Bulletin S3/2014: Agusta AW139 (G-LBAL), near Gillingham Hall, Norfolk, 13 March 2014

Source: AAIB, 11-May-14

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UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2014

UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2014

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Eurocopter EC135 T2+, G-SPAO, Glasgow City Centre, 29 November 2013 – investigation update Agusta A109S (G-IOOZ), tail rotor strike on landing, at a private site near Withypool, Somerset, 8 December 2013

Source: AAIB, 09-Apr-14

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UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2014

UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2014

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Special Bulletin S1/2014 – AS332 L2 Super Puma (G-WNSB), approximately 1.5 nm west of Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, 23 August 2013 – investigation update Eurocopter AS350B3e Squirrel (G-ECUK), loss of control following hydraulic failure, Private helicopter… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 13-Mar-14

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Fuel starvation key to Glasgow EC135 investigation, says AAIB

Fuel starvation key to Glasgow EC135 investigation, says AAIB

AAIB have released a new report on the fatal Eurocopter EC135T2+ accident on 29th November 2013 in Glasgow UK.  The summary ends with “In particular, the investigation will seek to determine why a situation arose that led to both the helicopter’s engines flaming out when 76 kg of fuel remained in the fuel tank group,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Feb-14

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UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2014

UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2014

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness

Source: AAIB, 13-Feb-14

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UK AAIB issues special bulletin on offshore pre-flight briefings

UK AAIB issues special bulletin on offshore pre-flight briefings

OThe AAIB has issued a Special Bulletin specifically referring to the CHC AS332L2 fatal accident of G-WNSB near Sumburgh on 23 August 2013.  The key information from this bulletin is shown below, but it is best taken in context of their full report. This Special Bulletin is published to highlight a safety concern relating to… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 24-Jan-14

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UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2014

UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2014

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Special Bulletin S9/2013 – Eurocopter EC135 T2+, G-SPAO, Glasgow City Centre, 29 November 2013 Sikorsky S-76C (G-XXEB), yaw control restriction on approach, Denham Aerodrome, 23 May 2013

Source: AAIB, 09-Jan-14

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UK AAIB Bulletin – December 2013

UK AAIB Bulletin – December 2013

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- AS350B (G-JESI), cockpit fire in flight, forced landing, Lindley Hall Farm nr Fenny Drayton, 3 August 2013

Source: AAIB, 12-Dec-13

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Glasgow EC135 Crash – Blades were not turning at impact

Glasgow EC135 Crash – Blades were not turning at impact

The AAIB has in the last three hours published an initial summary of their findings to date of the Scottish Police Eurocopter EC135 accident in Glasgow on 29th November. The accident killed the pilot from Bond Air Services, and the two police offciers in the helicopter – and a further six on the ground. The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-13

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UK AAIB Bulletin – November 2013

UK AAIB Bulletin – November 2013

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness

Source: AAIB, 14-Nov-13

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Statement from Oil & Gas UK on AAIB Special Bulletin

Statement from Oil & Gas UK on AAIB Special Bulletin

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has issued Special Bulletin S7/2013 as part of its on-going investigation into the tragic L2 helicopter accident on 23 August 2013 off Sumburgh Head, Shetland. The bulletin states that “to date, the wreckage examination and analysis of the recorded data have not found any evidence of a technical fault… Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 21-Oct-13

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HSSG response to AAIB special bulletin

HSSG response to AAIB special bulletin

The AAIB  has issued a second special bulletin as part of its on-going investigation into the tragic helicopter accident on 23rd August off Sumburgh Head. Step Change in Safety’s Helicopter Steering Group (HSSG) welcomes this second bulletin and acknowledges the additional information that it contains. The first bulletin from the AAIB issued on 5th September… Read more »

Source: Step Change in Safety, 21-Oct-13

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North Sea CHC AS332 accident – AAIB point firmly at pilot error

North Sea CHC AS332 accident – AAIB point firmly at pilot error

The crash of a CHC Eurocopter AS332L2 Super Puma 1.5 nm west of Sumburgh Airport on 23 August 2013 as drawn a lot of comment and speculation. The British aircraft investigators – the Air Accicent Investigation Branch (AAIB) have issued a second bulletin on the accident – S7/2013 – AS332 L2 Super Puma, G-WNSB  – now come… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Oct-13

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UK AAIB Bulletin – October 2013

UK AAIB Bulletin – October 2013

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness

Source: AAIB, 10-Oct-13

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UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2013

UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2013

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness

Source: AAIB, 12-Sep-13

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AAIB reports CHC AS332L2 was “intact and upright” when it hit the water

AAIB reports CHC AS332L2 was “intact and upright” when it hit the water

At 1717 hrs UTC on 23 August 2013, an AS332 L2 Super Puma helicopter crashed into the sea whilst on approach to Sumburgh Airport in the Shetland Islands. Four of the 18 occupants lost their lives. The AAIB immediately despatched a team of investigators and support staff to Aberdeen and the Shetland Islands. In accordance… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 02-Sep-13

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UK AAIB Bulletin – August 2013

UK AAIB Bulletin – August 2013

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-EROM), whilst taking off, the helicopter rolled onto its right side at Redhill Aerodrome, Surrey, 11 April 2013 Robinson R44 II Raven II (G-MRRY), loss of control on the ground, Denham Airfield, Buckinghamshire,… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 08-Aug-13

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UK AAIB Bulletin – July 2013

UK AAIB Bulletin – July 2013

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness.

Source: AAIB, 11-Jul-13

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UK AAIB Bulletin – June 2013

UK AAIB Bulletin – June 2013

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness

Source: AAIB, 13-Jun-13

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UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2013

UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2013

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness.

Source: AAIB, 09-May-13

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UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2013

UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2013

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Hiller UH-12 B (N38763), tail struck ground during landing, Elstree Aerodrome, Hertfordshire, 4 August 2012

Source: AAIB, 11-Apr-13

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UK AAIB issues EC225 investigation update

UK AAIB issues EC225 investigation update

This Special Bulletin contains information on the progress of the investigation into the emergency lubrication systems and the Crash Position Indicators (CPI) for the accidents to G-REDW on 10 May 2012 and to G-CHCN on 22 October 2012. This follows the publication of previous Special Bulletins S2/2012, S3/2012, S5/2012, S6/2012 and S7/2012. Download report:  S2-2013… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 18-Mar-13

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UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2013

UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2013

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness.

Source: AAIB, 14-Mar-13

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UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2013

UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2013

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-CHZN), in-flight separation of main rotor blades, near Ely, Cambridgeshire, 6 January 2012 Sikorsky S-76C (G-CGOU), precautionary landing following smell of smoke in flight, 19 nm east-north-east of Humberside Airport, 26 September 2012… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 14-Feb-13

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UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2013

UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2013

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Agusta Bell 206B Jet Ranger II, (G-SUEZ), engine failure and a forced landing, Perthshire, 20 February 2012

Source: AAIB, 10-Jan-13

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UK AAIB Bulletin – December 2012

UK AAIB Bulletin – December 2012

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness.

Source: AAIB, 11-Dec-12

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UK AAIB Bulletin – November 2012

UK AAIB Bulletin – November 2012

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Special Bulletin S4/2012: Sikorsky S-76C++, G-WIWI, East Sussex, 3 May 2012 Bell 206L-3 Longranger III (G-LVDC), forced landing near Silverstone, Northants, 8 July 2012

Source: AAIB, 08-Nov-12

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UK AAIB Bulletin – October 2012

UK AAIB Bulletin – October 2012

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Aerospatiale SA.341G Gazelle (HA-LFB), collision with terrain, Honister Slate Mine, Keswick, Cumbria, 9 March 2011

Source: AAIB, 11-Oct-12

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UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2012

UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2012

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accidents of:- AgustaWestland AW109E M-EMLI  near Northolt, Middlesex, 2 May 2012 Agusta AW109SP, G-STGR Helsby, Cheshire, 4 May 2012 Enstrom 280FX Shark G-OJMF Manchester Barton Airport, 8 February 2012 Robinson R44 II Raven II  G-ROAD  near Corby, Northamptonshire,… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 13-Sep-12

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UK AAIB Bulletin – August 2012

UK AAIB Bulletin – August 2012

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accidents of:- SA341G Gazelle 1 (G-WDEV), crashed during landing, Salisbury, Wilsthire, 10 January 2012

Source: AAIB, 04-Sep-12

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UK AAIB Bulletin – July 2012

UK AAIB Bulletin – July 2012

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accidents of:- Robinson R22 (G-FIRS), loss of control on approach, Lake Vyrnwy, Powys on 16 January 2012 Westland Scout AH1 (G-BXRR), tail strike on landing, near Collingtree, Northamptonshire, 24 March 2012

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UK AAIB Bulletin – June 2012

UK AAIB Bulletin – June 2012

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accidents of:- Robinson R44 (G-SRPH), loss of control on takeoff, Crossmaglen, Northern Ireland on 11 February 2012 Special Bulletin S2/2012, EC225 LP Super Puma (G-REDW), controlled ditching, 20 nm east of Aberdeen, 10 May 2012

Source: AAIB, 20-Jun-12

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UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2012

UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2012

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accidents of:- MD900 Explorer (G-CEMS), landing gear failure at Leeds Bradford Airport on 29 July 2011 Robinson R22 Beta (G-BXUC), loss of control after landing at Gloucester Airport on 22 September 2011 Robinson R44 II, Raven II (G-ROTG),… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 20-May-12

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Helicopter Safety Steering Group meets over North Sea EC225 ditching

Helicopter Safety Steering Group meets over North Sea EC225 ditching

The Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) met today, Monday 14 May, to share preliminary information on the recent helicopter ditching incident in the North Sea. Making up the HSSG are helicopter operators, oil and gas operators and contractors, offshore trade unions, the pilots’ union BALPA, the regulators HSE and CAA and Oil & Gas UK…. Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 15-May-12

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UK – Instructor denies charge of false representing student skills in flight test

UK – Instructor denies charge of false representing student skills in flight test

Iain King, of Wetherby, appeared at York Crown Court on Monday where he denied making false representations to procure a private pilot’s licence for Mr Spencer, who was flying the helicopter. (see press story). This relates to the accident of Gazelle YU-HEW on 26 January 2008 which resulted in the fatal injuries of the pilot… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-May-12

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Bond EC225 ditching – AAIB report consistent with Bond analysis

Bond EC225 ditching – AAIB report consistent with Bond analysis

Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd., one of the UK’s leading providers of energy support services concur with the initial findings of the AAIB interim Service Bulletin S2/2012 issued which indicates component failure. The bulletin states that, “An initial visual inspection of the main gearbox has identified a 360° circumferential crack on the bevel gear vertical shaft,… Read more »

Source: Bond Aviation Group, 15-May-12

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UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2012

UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2012

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accidents of:- AS332L2 Super Puma (G-PUMS), Automatic Flight Control System disconnect on 29 July 2011 near Aberdeen. AS365N3 Dauphin II (G-REDG), engine fire at Norwich Airport, 18 April 2011

Source: AAIB, 20-Apr-12

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UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2012

UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2012

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accidents of:- Agusta A109C (N109TK), emergency landing after bird strike near Kew Bridge, London, 5 July 2011 Guimbal Cabri G2 (G-UIMB), heavy landing, Cotswold Airport (Kemble), 26 October 2011

Source: AAIB, 20-Mar-12

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UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2012

UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2012

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accidents of:- Agusta A109E (G-GCMM), tail rotor strike, Fiveways Trading Estate, Corsham, Wiltshire, 19 July 2011 Hughes 369E (G-KSWI), partial tail rotor control failure, Somerset, 19 June 2011 (1 serious injury)

Source: AAIB, 20-Feb-12

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UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2012

UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2012

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness.

Source: AAIB, 12-Jan-12

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