AW169 Accidents

22-Nov-21 N307TC Leonardo AW169 Bastrop, US-Texas

Bird strike on climb-out from hospital helipad, damaging windscreen and beam.  ADSB data shows helicopter continued its 12 minute flight back to base... Read more

27-Mar-21 MM81970 Leonardo AW169 Bolzano, Italy

Substantially damaged in ground running incident prior to take-off (see video below).  The explanation is approximately as follows:-  Nose wheel is locked (should have unlocked in pre-taxi check list).  Pilot then tries to taxi and turn left but the aircraft doesn’t respond as expected.  After a pause, the nose wheel is unlocked, but without first... Read more

15-Apr-20 N51NL Leonardo AW169 Philadelphia, US-Pennsylvania

Copilot window fell out at 1000 ft agl.  Corporate part 91 operation... Read more

27-Oct-18 G-VSKP Leonardo AW169 Leicester, UK (5F)

Helicopter took off from Leicester City FC stadium and crashed shortly after in the adjacent car park.  Five fatalities named by police as Club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and passenger Izabela Roza Lechowicz.... Read more

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