Accidents: April 2021

02-Apr-21 G-JDHN Rotorway Exec Ledbury, UK

2-Apr-2021

Press image shows helicopter on its side in an open field.  2POB, injuries reported as “not serious”  ... Read more

03-Apr-21 N74347 Robinson R22 Baltimore, US-Maryland

3-Apr-2021

FAA report “tail rotor strike during hover manoevres”... Read more

03-Apr-21 F-HPTI Guimbal G2 St-Georges-de-Reneins, France

3-Apr-2021

Training flight – sloping ground –  student hovers and places the helicopter facing the wind. At fifteen meters above the ground, a clicking sound is heard by the crew and the instructor takes over. He made a U-turn to land where he had just taken off. During landing, landing slid downwind, the helicopter bounces then... Read more

03-Apr-21 N577DD Robinson R66 Riegle, US-Pennsylvania

3-Apr-2021

Helicopter was inbound from Harrisburg, PA and ended upright after a very heavy landing.   The tail boom chopped off and the floats had popped out, the latter likely due to the landing impact. Pilot was the only POB. Image from Pennlive report... Read more

04-Apr-21 N145SD Airbus EC145 Sioux Falls, US-South Dakota

4-Apr-2021

During positioning flight back to base, VFR at night, the co-pilot’s door sliding window fell out.  Pilot diverted from intended route and landed at Sioux Falls Regional Airport without further incident.... Read more

05-Apr-21 N8348X Robinson R44 Johnson, US-Kansas

5-Apr-2021

Loss of control while hovering (FAA).  2POB not injured... Read more

07-Apr-21 N830AC Airbus AS332L1 Sherwood, US-Oregon

7-Apr-2021

Helicopter dropped load, pinning person to the ground.  Load was a swimming pool shell weighing 2000lb (907kg), which fell 50 ft onto a person standing below. Canadian operator Coldstream Helicopters reported four weeks ago on their Facebook that they had purchased this aircraft.  Victim to hospital by road ambulance... Read more

07-Apr-21 B-70S5 Bell 407GXi Lingbao City, China

7-Apr-2021

Emergency landing in a car park, landed heavily and skids splayed out after the helicopter started spinning in the air, suggesting a tail rotor issue (see video below) 2 minor injuries of 4 POB.  This was a training flight by a company intending to use the helicopter for sightseeing.  One report said that they do... Read more

08-Apr-21 N258LE Bell OH-58A Naples, US-Florida

8-Apr-2021

Successful emergency landing made on football pitch, following a possible governor failure that happened shortly after the aircraft left Naples Municipal Airport... Read more

08-Apr-21 N9274 Enstrom 28A Springdale, US-Arkansas

8-Apr-2021

FAA – Skid stuck in mud while hover training, bending the skid... Read more

09-Apr-21 N421PB Airbus H120 LeRoy, US-Kansas

9-Apr-2021

Heavy landing in a garden on grass.  Skids splayed out.  Press report states pilot was Tereso T Orozco, 64, of Topeka, and passenger was Kenneth David Norman, 48, of Sunnyvale, Texas.  Neither were injured... Read more

11-Apr-21 VT-YMA Leonardo AW109SP Madavana, India

11-Apr-2021

Corporate helicopter owned by LuLu International who issued this statement (from Outlook India) regarding the incident, which involved their CEO “Yusuff Ali, currently in Kerala, was on a short trip from his home in Kochi to visit a relative at a nearby hospital. Due to the sudden deterioration of weather conditions and heavy rains, the... Read more

13-Apr-21 148825 Sikorsky CH-148 Halifax, Canada

13-Apr-2021

Precautionary off-airfield landing in a local park on a training flight.  No apparent damage.  Helicopter was towed back to base by road (10 kilometers)... Read more

14-Apr-21 N369PD MD Helicopters 500E Atlanta, US-Georgia

14-Apr-2021

Emergency landing on golf course.  FAA report did not supply any further details.  ... Read more

17-Apr-21 RA-20977 Mil Mi-2 Ilsky, Russia (1F)

17-Apr-2021

Helicopter crashed during low level agricultural spraying operations.  Pilot received fatal injuries  ... Read more

19-Apr-21 N516MT Bell 407 Columbia, US-South Carolina

19-Apr-2021

FAA report emergency field landing for this air ambulance helicopter... Read more

20-Apr-21 (serial TBC) Airbus UH-72A New Brockton, US-Alabama

20-Apr-2021

Training accident, further details awaited.  Two POB both to hospital... Read more

21-Apr-21 HL9285 Sikorsky S76C+ Munmun-myeon, Korea (1F)

21-Apr-2021

Firefighting helicopter ditched in a lake.  Copilot was found unconscious in 10m of water, transferred to hospital in Cheongju, but died.  Pilot survived Pictured here two days later during the recovery task.  [segye image]... Read more

22-Apr-21 G-TAAS Leonardo AW109SP Carsington, UK

22-Apr-2021

Bird strike took out port windscreen.  Safe field landing.  EMS helicopter was on a positioning flight back to base and there was no patient on board... Read more

22-Apr-21 N4055N Robinson R44 Wilkes-Barre, US-Pennsylvania (1F)

22-Apr-2021

Helicopter crashed in woodland under unknown circumstances at approx 9pm in evening.  The sole occupant pilot was named as the FAA-registered owner Sanjay Kansara, a doctor... Read more

23-Apr-21 N119AA Leonardo AW119 Apodaca, Mexico (1F)

23-Apr-2021

Helicopter came to rest nose down, tangled in overhead lines over a road.  Shortly after, it caught fire and was consumed. Reports say 3 POB with at least 1 fatality.  Image from Protección Civil Protection department of the state of Nuevo Leon, who also posted these images of the aftermath once the fire was extinguished.... Read more

28-Apr-21 N53DE Bell 429 Eden, US-North Carolina (1F)

28-Apr-2021

Helicopter was involved in a routine powerline inspection when it went down on the edge of a wood close to the lines, then burning out.  Two passengers were seriously injured, and the pilot was fatally injured... Read more

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