Accidents: October 2021

01-Oct-21 N412TL Robinson R22 Chandler, US-Arizona (2F)

1-Oct-2021

Midair collision with fixed wing N2868H, causing helicopter to crash to the ground.  Both student pilot and instructor received fatal injuries – named here as 34-year-old Michael Papendick and 27-year-old Jessica Brandal... Read more

04-Oct-21 C-FZVM Kaman K-Max Killam Bay, Canada (1F)

4-Oct-2021

During logging operations, the helicopter crashed into the water and sank.  Pilot assumed drowned... Read more

05-Oct-21 N266RK Robinson R66 Delta, US-Missouri

5-Oct-2021

Helicopter was being used to spray creek banks in the area with weed killer and contacted powerlines, causing it to crash... Read more

06-Oct-21 N373SP Bell 206B Gonzales, US-Louisiana

6-Oct-2021

FAA state this was due to loss of tail rotor effectiveness The State Police pilot, who was not identified, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.  Press report says State Police report helicopter seriously damaged... Read more

06-Oct-21 N505TJ Bell 429 Batavia, US-New York

7-Oct-2021

Helicopter was inbound from Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.  Operator’s post on Facebook stated : Mercy Flight’s Batavia-based helicopter N505TJ was involved in a hard landing near the Genesee County Airport. No patients were onboard at the time of the incident, and all four of the Mercy Flight crew members involved sustained no injuries as a... Read more

17-Oct-21 D-HALR Robinson R44 Buchen, Germany (3F)

17-Oct-2021

Helicopter crashed in woodland area. Wreckage was found scattered across an area of several hundred meters. All three on board died.... Read more

18-Oct-21 N901EM Leonardo AW109E East Machias, US-Maine

18-Oct-2021

While on the ground picking up a patient at night, the ground ambulance struck the rotor blades. The helicopter was ferried back to base on 21-Oct-21 after assessment by maintenance team... Read more

20-Oct-21 PR-ITT Robinson R66 Ponta Porã, Brazil (2F)

20-Oct-2021

Brazilian airport authority Infraero refers to the flight as “illegal”. Helicopter was carrying 246kg of cocaine, crashed and burned out in an open field, killing both occupants, named here as Matheus Henrique dos Santos Venancio (aged 20) and Pedro Augusto Boim (aged 24).  Image issued by Police... Read more

23-Oct-21 LV-CVE Airbus Bo105 Buenos Aires, Argentina

23-Oct-2021

Medical helicopter had landed on the highway to assist at an accident involving two trucks.  The road had NOT been closed to traffic, and another truck drove past too close, causing the tips of the main blades to strike and damage the truck, with the impact moving the helicopter on its skids across the tarmac. ... Read more

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