Accidents: October 2020

03-Oct-20 C-FSSU Robinson R44 II Nottawasaga, Canada

3-Oct-2020

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was first called around 1700Z regarding a helicopter in the Orangeville, ON, area due to an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal that was going off. It was confirmed that there had been a crash approximately 12NM Northeast (NE) of Orangeville, near a private strip. It was reported that... Read more

04-Oct-20 N24AE Bell 206 Jackson, US-Mississippi

4-Oct-2020

Bird strike which broke the windshield on the pilot’s side and ended up in the cabin... Read more

09-Oct-20 N3181F Bell UH-1F Willets, US-California

9-Oct-2020

FAA – AIRCRAFT DURING PRE-FLIGHT INSPECTION DAMAGE WAS DISCOVERED TO RUDDER AND A MISSING BOLT TO TAIL BOOM, WILLITS, CA.... Read more

10-Oct-20 N899RT Enstrom 480B Putnam, US-Connecticut

10-Oct-2020

Helicopter was attempting to land on a trailer/dolly.  One skid got caught, causing helicopter to come to rest on its side.  The two passengers got out OK.  Fire Brigade said it took crews about 50 minutes to extricate the pilot... Read more

16-Oct-20 N777CP Bell 206 Lakeland, US-Florida

16-Oct-2020

Autorotation into a green swamp wilderness due to engine issues.  Tail boom separated and blades struck trees... Read more

16-Oct-20 N500DL Robinson R44 Pahrump, US-Nevada

16-Oct-2020

Skid struck water causing helicopter to crash into it.  Helicopter ended inverted and mostly under water.  Pilot out safely... Read more

19-Oct-20 N31136 Robinson R44 Washington Island, US-Wisconsin

18-Oct-2020

Gust of wind caught helicopter on take-off, causing it to land and tip over onto its starboard side... Read more

18-Oct-20 N566BC Robinson R22 Winder, US-Georgia

18-Oct-2020

Crashed into a wooded area.  Further info awaited... Read more

20-Oct-20 RA-04327 Robinson R44 Bobrovskoye, Russia (4F)

20-Oct-2020

The helicopter was en route Vologda – Veliky Ustyug and crashed into the Sukhona River near the Bobrovskoye settlement of the Nyuksensky District, after flying into powerlines.  Three villages suffered power failure. Operated by Aerosoyuz, the four occupants on board all died in the accident.  They included Oleg Vasiliev, the general director of JSC “Ded Moroz”,... Read more

21-Oct-20 N716VL Bell 206B Jones Inlet, US-New York

21-Oct-2020

Helicopter ditched in three feet of water in poor visibility.  Fuselage cracked by impact.  Sole occupant pilot got out and appeared OK... Read more

26-Oct-20 N530H Airbus AS350B3 Arenas Valley, NM

26-Oct-2020

The helicopter sustained substantial damage and the sole occupant pilot was seriously injured.... Read more

27-Oct-20 N58251 MD Helicopters MD500D Nuuanu, US-Hawaii

27-Oct-2020

Emergency landing in a ravine after experiencing engine problems.  Helicopter was working for Hawaiian Electric.  Some reports say “hard landing”.  Extent of damage not known. Pilot not injured “A contractor for Hawaiian Electric was transporting material near the Nuuanu Reservoir off Pali Highway when the helicopter lost power and made a hard landing,” according to... Read more

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