RSS Feed For this Search

Safety

24-Nov-20 YN-CIQ Continental Copters Tomcat Chinandega, Nicaragua (1F)

The Tomcat helicopter (Bell 47 adaption) was involved in agricultural work.  Unclear what happened but helicopter ended up on the ground on its skids but without its rotor mast or main blades This report states that “Jose Daniel Avelarez Gálea – aviation mechanic was killed and citizen Edward José Flores Padilla, who works as an aviation… Read more »

24-Nov-20

25-Nov-20 RF-38376 Mil Mi-8MTV1 Volgograd, Russia

Airport ramp floodlight mast fell onto boom, possibly caused by main blades striking it first.  Video shows tail rotor separating from boom prior to the mast falling 3POB not injured

24-Nov-20

HeliHub.com advertising space - 240x100 Pixels
Visit our website - www.sloanehelicopters.com

18-Nov-20 N442JP Robinson R44 Austell, US-Georgia

Training accident – FAA report loss of control followed by ground impact.  2 POB reported not injured

18-Nov-20

16-Nov-20 ZS-MCC Bell 407 (Location tba), Tanzania

Photos posted online show helicopter significantly damaged by landing in two feet of water in a lake, although it remained upright on its skids.  Second image shows the person who took the photos, sat in the water of the lake with leg injuries strapped up in a rudimentary way

16-Nov-20

15-Nov-20 Airbus EC135 Williamport, US-Pennsylvania

Bird strike left six inch hole in chin bubble window Helicopter type to check.  FAA just reported this as “Stat 13” which is a callsign and not a registration.  Almost all of this operator’s fleet are EC135s

15-Nov-20

14-Nov-20 N712CA Airbus AS355F2 Hammonton, US-New Jersey

While attempting to decouple from dolly, rudder pedal became stuck and helicopter briefly became airborne.  The tail rotor separated from the aircraft, resulting in a hard landing

14-Nov-20

Tags: , , , , , , ,

13-Nov-20 LV-??? Robinson R22 Santo Tomé, Argentina

Incident was reportedly caused by the helicopter hitting powerlines shortly after take-off.  Heavily damaged

13-Nov-20

Tags: , , , , ,

UK AAIB Bulletin – November 2020

UK AAIB Bulletin – November 2020

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Robinson R44 Raven II (G-WTWT), rolled over during a precautionary landing, Herne Bay, Canterbury, Kent, 26 July 2020

Source: AAIB, 12-Nov-20

Tags: , , , ,

11-Nov-20 HB-ZVN Guimbal G2 Sion, Switzerland

Landed too close to the parked Bell 505 HB-ZYN, striking and breaking its tail fin.  This helicopter, with student and instructor, then crashed from a lower hover, breaking its skids and damaging its boom close to the fenestron (which ended up approx 90 degrees twisted on the boom axis)

11-Nov-20

Tags: , , , , ,

11-Nov-20 HB-ZYN Bell 505 Sion, Switzerland

Tail broken off while parked after Guimbal G2 Cabri HB-ZVN landed too close

11-Nov-20

Tags: , , , , , ,

Heart for transplant survives crash on hospital rooftop helipad

Heart for transplant survives crash on hospital rooftop helipad

A Leonardo AW109S Grand carrying a heart for transplant from Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa crashed on Friday on the rooftop helipad of Keck Hospital of USC in the Boyle Heights district of Los Angeles.  Helicopter N109EX is seen in this video to be spinning just prior to touching down heavily and rolling onto its port… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Nov-20

Tags: , , , , , ,

08-Nov-20 9M-HCB Guimbal G2 Taman Melawati, Malaysia (2F)

Two Guimbal G2 Cabris were conducting training flights. Both took off from Subang’s Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport bound for Genting Sempah. Each helicopter was carrying an instructor and and a student.  It is reported that the two helicopters contacted each other in some way before each making separate landings. This blue-livery helicopter descended vertically into… Read more »

08-Nov-20

Tags: , , , , , , ,

08-Nov-20 9M-HCA Guimbal G2 Taman Melawati, Malaysia

Two Guimbal G2 Cabris were conducting training flights. Both took off from Subang’s Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport bound for Genting Sempah. Each helicopter was carrying an instructor and and a student.  It is reported that the two helicopters contacted each other in some way before each making separate landings. This red-livery helicopter managed to make… Read more »

08-Nov-20

Tags: , , , , , ,

08-Nov-20 N123NC Bell 206A Raleigh, US-North Carolina

Highway Patrol helicopter landed in the street on final approach to its base after striking trees.  The helicopter remained upright, but landed heavily and the skids splayed out – other damage included main blades and bom.  Sole occupant pilot B.K. Jones was injured Approx latlong 35.731181, -78.629324

08-Nov-20

Tags: , , , , , , ,

08-Nov-20 TG-GEA Airbus AS350B3 Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

Tail rotor and stabiliser damaged by hitting a tree during an emergency landing

08-Nov-20

Tags: , , , , , ,

08-Nov-20 N139PD Bell 407 Piñones, Puerto Rico

Emergency landing on beach as the tide was coming in.  Skids sank into the soft sand.

08-Nov-20

Tags: , , , , , , ,

07-Nov-20 N2081G Schweizer 300C Bowman, US-North Dakota

Helicopter tipped over on landing.  2 POB, not injured

07-Nov-20

Tags: , , , , ,

05-Nov-20 N505AJ Bell 505 Chino, US-California

Aircraft sustained heavy autorotation landing.

05-Nov-20

Tags: , , , , ,

06-Nov-20 N109EX Leonardo AW109S Boyle Heights, US-California

Landing accident on hospital roof top pad, bringing in a donated heart for transplant from Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa.  3 POB all got themselves out of the wreckage.  Each needed medical attention. This video shows the helicopter spinning just prior to touch-down, suggesting a tail rotor issue.  Another video here, different angle.

04-Nov-20

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

04-Nov-20 N3191 Bell 407 Little Rock, US-Arkansas

Heavy autorotation landing.  Sole occupant pilot not injured

04-Nov-20

Tags: , , , , ,

HeliHub.com advertising space - 240x100 Pixels
Visit our website - www.sloanehelicopters.com