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Robinson R44 – FAA AD 2020-18-08 – Engine Air Intake System

Robinson R44 – FAA AD 2020-18-08 – Engine Air Intake System

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 »

Source: FAA, 27-Aug-20

27-Aug-20 ??-????? Sikorsky MH-60M San Clemente Island, US-California (2F)

US special forces UH-60M crashed with two fatalities and three injuries. Two fatalities were named as Staff Sgt. Vincent Marketta, 33, and Sgt. Tyler Shelton, 22

27-Aug-20

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Leonardo AW109/AW119 – EASA releases Issue 22 of TCDS

Leonardo AW109/AW119 – EASA releases Issue 22 of TCDS

EASA has released Issue 22 of the Type Certificate Data Sheet for the Leonardo AW109 and AW119. Issue 22 can be viewed here

Source: EASA, 26-Aug-20

26-Aug-20 RA-04393 Robinson R44 Krasnaya Polyana, Russia

Details sketchy, but helicopter damaged and 2 of 4 POB were injured.

26-Aug-20

25-Aug-20 N276TH Sikorsky S76C West Palm Beach, US-Florida

Landing gear collapsed while taxying after landing. 2POB not injured

25-Aug-20

25-Aug-20 N160SH Airbus AS350B2 Tuxedni Bay, US-Alaska

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

25-Aug-20

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24-Aug-20 N314 Kaman K-Max Warmic, US-Oregon (1F)

Pilot killed in firefighting accident.  Pilot named here as Tom Duffy

24-Aug-20

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24-Aug-20 N280SG Enstrom 280FX Longmont, US-Colorado

FAA report unexplained field landing

24-Aug-20

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24-Aug-20 OH-HJH MD Helicopters MD500D Sarvisalo, Finland

Landed upright but tail boom got chopped by main blades during emergency landing

24-Aug-20

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24-Aug-20 C-GRCT Bell 206B Porcupine Plain, Canada

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 »

24-Aug-20

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24-Aug-20 N386HQ Bell 205A.1 Laverne, US-California

Tail rotor double delamination discovered during post flight inspection

24-Aug-20

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22-Aug-20 N41SJ Bell 206 Clifton, US-New Jersey

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.

22-Aug-20

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20-Aug-20 RA-????? Mil Mi-8 Khakassia, Russia

Heavy landing, damaging the landing gear.  No injuries to 17 POB Helicopter was en route from Tashtagol to Kemerovo

20-Aug-20

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19-Aug-20 N711GH Bell UH-1 Coalinga, US-California (1F)

Crashed during firefighting operations.  Pilot received fatal injuries – named here as Michael Fournier

19-Aug-20

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19-Aug-20 N95RZ Leonardo AW109E Wauseon, US-Ohio

Tail rotor struck lamp post on landing

19-Aug-20

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17-Aug-20 C-FAHC Airbus AS350B2 Stewart, Canada (1F)

Helicopter crashed while carrying out a long-line sling operation. The sole pilot was fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed in a post-crash fire.

17-Aug-20

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17-Aug-20 C-FAHC Airbus AS350 Stewart, Canada (1F)

Pilot killed in accident.

17-Aug-20

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16-Aug-20 VH-YMU Robinson R22 McArthur River Mine, Australia

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 »

16-Aug-20

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14-Aug-20 16???? Schweizer MQ-8B Point Mugu, US-California

Main blade clipped building, causing unmanned helicopter to crash

14-Aug-20

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UK AAIB Bulletin – August 2020

UK AAIB Bulletin – August 2020

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness.

Source: AAIB, 13-Aug-20

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