Accidents: May 2021

02-May-21 HB-ZQQ Leonardo AW109S Padua, Italy

2-May-2021

Main blades struck canopy over fuel area at airport.  Rotor disc imbalance was serious enough for the main blades to slice the tail boom off The pilot had reportedly planned on refuelling at Ozzano but was unable to do so on arrival and flew on to Padua.... Read more

02-May-21 N4528T Robinson R44 Monroe, US-North Carolina (1F)

2-May-2021

Wire strike during low level agricultural work.  Pilot died in the accident... Read more

03-May-21 G-WNSG Sikorsky S92 North Sea, UK

3-May-2021

Aircraft went AOG on North Sea Platform Valaris 122.  Aircraft still present on rig 05-May-21 (image – Facebook)... Read more

05-May-21 N6068S MD Helicopters MD530F Mesa, US-Arizona

5-May-2021

Post-flight inspection found damage to the tail rotor... Read more

15-May-21 N134AM Airbus EC135 Jacksonville, US-Florida

5-May-2021

Emergency field landing after bird strike... Read more

06-May-21 N972BW MD Helicopters MD530F Palm Gardens, US-Nevada

6-May-2021

FAA : Substantially damaged during long-line work.  2 POB not injured... Read more

09-May-21 N8627J Enstrom F28F Palmer, US-Alaska

9-May-2021

Autorotation landing.  Skid stuck in ground during run-on landing, causing helicopter nose to hit ground and main blades to slice tail boom... Read more

09-May-21 N40YB Bell 206B Chino, US-California

9-May-2021

FAA : Aircraft made an off airfield landing for unknown reasons. Pilot and 3 passengers not injured... Read more

13-May-21 N432PH Bell 407 Midlothian, US-Texas

13-May-2021

Main blades struck port horizontal stabiliser during run-on landing on grass. No injuries to pilot or 2 passengers... Read more

17-May-21 RA-????? Robinson R44 Mudyug Island, Russia (1F)

17-May-2021

Russian Investigative Committee statement “According to preliminary data, the crash of a Robinson helicopter near the island of Mudyug in the Arkhanglesk region was reported at 21:25 Moscow time on May 17, 2021. The helicopter set off from the Vaskovo airport in the Arkhangelsk region. As a result of the crash, one person died, two were... Read more

26-May-21 VH-KLY Robinson R22 Hay, Australia (1F)

26-May-2021

The pilot, the sole occupant on board, was mustering cattle along a fence line on a property 75 km west of Hay, NSW, and had landed to open a gate at the entrance to a yard. Shortly after, a witness heard the helicopter take-off and, very soon after, a loud bang. Suspecting an accident, the... Read more

30-May-21 VH-TJK Leonardo AW139 Shelly Beach, Australia

30-May-2021

While conducting a single-pilot EMS flight, the aircraft was flown into a confined area and unimproved landing site with the aid of night vision goggles. During the later stages of the approach, the aircraft drifted towards terrain. The crew aborted the approach and elected to conduct a precautionary out-landing about 1 km away. Inspection of... Read more

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