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

Source: FAA, 23-Jan-09

NTSB To Meet On Phoenix News Gathering Helicopters Accident

Source: NTSB, 22-Jan-09

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

Source: Textron, 16-Jan-09

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

Source: NTSB, 13-Jan-09

NTSB Investigating Crash Of Helicopter Flying To Oil Platform

Source: NTSB, 06-Jan-09

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


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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.


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06-Apr-08 Eurocopter SA316 Panama City, Panama

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


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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.


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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


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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


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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.


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20-Apr-07 AgustaWestland A109E Owerri, Nigeria


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11-Nov-2006 5N-BHU Eurocopter AS350B2 Warri, Nigeria (1F)

One person died and three others were critically injured when a helicopter on a chartered flight crashed near the southwestern Nigerian oil city of Warri.  The helicopter was reported to be modifying its flight plan on account of bad weather in Port Harcourt before losing contact with air traffic controllers. It ran into high-tension power… Read more »


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08-Apr-06 N921U Robinson R22B Tooele, US-Utah

On a training flight, the helicopter struck the ground in a level attitude, the front of the left skid caught in the soft uneven ground, and the helicopter rolled left.  The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot’s failure to maintain control of the helicopter during the takeoff… Read more »


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02-Jan-06 OM-ATC Agusta 109K2 Janova Lehota, Slovakia


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09-Sep-05 N944U Robinson R44 Jackson, US-Wyoming

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:  the pilot’s failure to maintain aircraft control during initial takeoff climb resulting in an uncontrolled descent and impact with terrain. A contributing factor was the pilot’s encounter in settling with power.    


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04-May-05 JA11PC Agusta 109K2 Shizuola, Japan


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05-Aug-04 N7036J Robinson R44 Chesterfield, US-Missouri

Main blades hit folded-up hangar door on climb out from apron.  Main blades sliced tail boom, skids splayed.  One minor injury and 3 uninjured. Registration cancelled as “destroyed”


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03-Sep-03 ZS-RPB Agusta 109K2 Richards Bay, South Africa


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08-Jun-03 N123RX Agusta 109K2 Salt Lake City, US-Utah


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02-Apr-03 XA-TZZ Agusta 109K2 Mexico


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10-Jan-03 N601RX Agusta 109K2 Salt Lake City, US-Utah


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15-Jul-98 HB-XWF Agusta 109K2 Lodrino, Switzerland


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16-Feb-93 HB-XWE Agusta 109K2 Zugersee, Switzerland


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29-Apr-90 5H-TPF Bell 206L1 Ndanda, Tanzania (1F)

Passenger from another helicopter parked nearby ran/walked under the tail boom and was struck by the tail rotor and killed.  Minor damage to the helicopter


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26-Dec-66 D-HECY Brantly B-2


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??-Oct-1966 D-HAKO MBB Bo105


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16-Oct-65 D-HAFO Hughes 269A


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??-???-64 D-HODE Westland Whirlwind


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09-Dec-63 D-HADU Hiller UH-12B


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23-Jul-63 D-HADE Hiller UH-12B


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18-Jul-63 N8785F Hughes 300A Heckingham, UK (1F)

Crop Spraying accident


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01-Apr-63 D-HADO Brantly B-2A


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??-Apr-61 D-HABU Sud-Ouest SO1221S


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10-Jan-56 D-HABE Bell 47H-1


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dd-mon-yy AN-136 Eurocopter EC145 Mensabé, Panama

Tail rotors contacted trees. Date of accident not known and could have been any time between 2009 when the helicopter was delivered and February 2012 when the Panamanian military issued a tender for two new tail rotor blades


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