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

08-Oct-21 C-GSYN Guimbal G2 Chibougamau, Canada

8-Oct-2021

A Synergy Aviation Guimbal Cabri G2 (C-GSYN) crashed in a lake near Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT). The extent of the damage is unknown. The sole person on board was injured. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AOC), the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were... Read more

15-Oct-21 G-WIZZ Agusta-Bell 206B Humberston, UK

15-Oct-2021

Main rotor blades sliced tail boom during emergency landing on beach. Helicopter was moved quickly due to incoming tide Helicopters don’t bounce! @BBCNews @looknorthBBC pic.twitter.com/rDo8MSjsWS — Ruairidh Greig (@Argee48) October 15, 2021... Read more

16-Oct-21 N544AM Airbus AS350B3 Tucson, US-Arizona

16-Oct-2021

Tail strike on landing... 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 N7530E Robinson R44 Homer, US-Louisiana

18-Oct-2021

Emergency landing in field due to engine issues.  FAA report damage level “unknown”... 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

21-Oct-21 N442UK Robinson R44 Sevierville, US-Tennessee

21-Oct-2021

Emergency landing shortly after take-off.  FAA say damage level “unknown”... 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

26-Oct-21 V5-HOC Bell 206L1 Mhlambanyatsi, Eswatini (1F)

26-Oct-2021

Crashed into wooded area and consumed in post crash fire.  The pilot died in the accident and was later identified in this article as Gary Fox. A helicopter has crashed and burned at the Mhlambanyatsi forests in the early hours of Tuesday morning. #Eswatinihttps://t.co/OAMcCOAcpc — Independent News Eswatini (@inewseswatini) October 26, 2021  ... Read more

28-Oct-21 N4058C Robinson R22 Riverside, US-California

28-Oct-2021

Emergency landing on the shoulder of Interstate 15.  The helicopter is so new, it is still registered to the manufacturer and not yet to the first customer... Read more

28-Oct-21 N27TK Bell 206L3 Covelo, US-California

28-Oct-2021

Low level photo mission with door off.  Passenger removed jacket which was sucked out, caught on the stabilizer and then the tail rotor, causing helicopter to crash.  Pilot and three passengers reported as not injured, but helicopter reported as substantially damaged... Read more

31-Oct-21 N132BR Bell 47D.1 Zelienople, US-Pennsylvania

31-Oct-2021

Crashed into a field shortly after take-off... Read more

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