The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-12-18 for Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson) Model R44 II helicopters. AD 2019-12-18 required inspecting certain engine air induction hoses (hoses) and replacing any hose that was not airworthy. AD 2019-12-18 also prohibited the installation of certain hoses. This AD continues to require inspecting those previously affected hoses and… Read more »
Engine failed while hovering over mountainous terrain. Heavy landing and helicopter rolled onto its side. Pilot not injured Helicopter was being operated for HighGold Mining, who issued this related press release
Helicopter was applying herbicide to a wheat field with only the pilot on board. After clearing a row of trees, the helicopter began a slight descent. While rounding out to continue the application pass, the spray boom made contact with the crop and the pilot lost directional control of the helicopter. The helicopter veered to… Read more »
Precautionary landing in baseball field. Eyewitness reports suggest there was something on fire in the cockpit which was taken out of the helicopter and extinguished. With rotors still turning, the one person who got out then got back in and the helicopter took off again.
On 16 August 2020, a Robinson R22 Beta, registration VH-YMU, was being utilised for cattle mustering operations in remote country, from the Rocky Point Yards, Northern Territory, south of the McArthur River Mine Aerodrome. At about 1200 Central Standard Time, the pilot was required to conduct an emergency forced landing. The helicopter landed heavily, resulting… Read more »