Rotorway Accidents

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

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

05-Nov-18 F-WSPM Rotorway Exec 162F Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, France

The helicopter takes off in the wind. It reaches the altitude of about 20m and makes a 180 ° to head south. Shortly after this U-turn, the aircraft tilts to the left about 45 °, falls rapidly and hits the ground violently.... Read more

06-May-16 C-FLRQ Rotorway Exec 162F Delburne, Canada

The privately owned Rotorway 162F, C-FLRQ, was enroute from the manufacturer’s facility in Red Deer, AB (CYQF), to a private strip near Big Valley, AB. In the vicinity of Delburne, AB, the FADEC controlled engine (RI162) began to lose power, and then came back on. The pilot decided to conduct an autorotation in a field.... Read more

27-Jun-15 F-PPCO Rotorway 162F Montséret, France

Engine failed, and  helicopter fell onto its side during autorotation landing. Pilot and his passenger/wife got out OK... Read more

12-Feb-15 N111ZP Rotorway A600 Bohusovice nad Ohri, Czech Republic (1F)

Test flight of newly imported helicopter.  Pilot killed... Read more

31-Jan-15 N162RB Rotorway Exec 162F Seadrift, US-Texas

Hard landing after engine failure.  Photos suggest tail hit ground in field with metre high grass. Two people were on board, the pilot William Butler of Port Lavaca and Victoria Schultz of Needville – both walked away uninjured... Read more

20-Sep-14 Rotorway Exec 162F Pitt Meadows, Canada

Helicopter experienced a power loss and landed hard in a field adjacent to the airport CADORS 2014P1639... Read more

21-Jun-14 N6828D Rotorway Exec 162F Mount Comfort, US-Indiana

Landed in a field of crop and fell onto its side.  2 POB walk away... Read more

03-Jun-14 N78291 Rotorway Exec 162F Merced, US-California

Crashed into field and landed on its side in crop over 1m tall.  Only skids visible in photos... Read more

24-Apr-14 N43691 Rotorway Exec 162F Magnetic Springs, US-Ohio

Emergency landing in cornfield, which got set alight and several acres were burned.  Both occupants airlifted to hospital – owner 81-year-old Henry Brecher of Columbus and 50-year-old Todd Cramer of Dublin.... Read more

29-Nov-13 F-PMRA Rotorway Exec 162F Bédoin, France

When showing off by the instructor, the motor stops at height of about 4 m. The instructor makes a running landing. The helicopter rolled onto its side.... Read more

13-Oct-13 ZK-HUO Rotorway A600 Seddon, New Zealand

Lifting into a hover the pilot noticed the needles were at the bottom of the green range, and while more power was added, the pilot also applied pedal to face into wind. This resulted in a faster decay of power available, with the aircraft loosing height, then landing heavily and rolling over. The main rotor blades and tail... Read more

05-Oct-13 N104BJ Rotorway Exec 162F Nampa, US-Idaho

Force landed and rolled over.  Sole occupant pilot walked away from crash.... Read more

05-Aug-13 Rotorway Exec 162F Curtis Lake, Canada

Details to follow. CADORS 2013P1182... Read more

02-Jun-13 N999RF Rotorway Exec Saledo, US-Texas

Force landed in field.  No injuries to 2 POB... Read more

20-Dec-12 N828X Rotorway Exec Crossville, US-Tennessee

Pilot Douglas Barnett told investigators he was practicing take off and landings when the helicopter became uncontrollable.  He said the governor on the engine became stuck while hovering at 12 feet, and he lost control – helicopter rolled over on landing... Read more

22-Jun-12 C-FVPP Rotorway 162F Red Deer, Canada

The helicopter began to rotate and the pilot entered auto rotation, however, while avoiding high tension power lines, landed with sideways motion resulting in a roll over. There were no injuries to the pilot or passenger. The helicopter was substantially damaged. The middle/centre Kevlar tail rotor drive belt was found to have split in two. ... Read more

30-May-12 Rotorway Exec Smoketown, US-Pennsylvania

Heavily damaged.  Sole occupant was injured... Read more

06-Aug-11 Rotorway Exec 162F Chino Hills, US-California

At touchdown, the helicopter had some forward speed, the landing skids dug into the terrain, and the helicopter pitched nose down. The main rotor struck the ground and also severed the tail boom, and the helicopter rolled onto its left side.... Read more

23-Apr-11 N614S Rotorway Exec Lawrence Township, US-Ohio

Pilot Jay Dubert, 46, sustained very minor injuries when attempting an emergency landing at 3:47 p.m. The helicopter tipped, causing damage to the rear of the aircraft and the rotors, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol... Read more

19-Mar-11 N192AB Rotorway Exec 162F Lincoln, US-Alabama

Engine failure in flight, heavy landing, ended up on its side... Read more

15-Mar-11 N602RW Rotorway A600 Talon Chandler, US-Arizona

Development aircraft – report of jolt while in cruise flight – entered autorotation but heavy landing and helicopter ended up on its side.... Read more

24-Oct-10 TF-EXI Rotorway 162F Mount Esja, Iceland

Crashed during landing attempt on mountain... Read more

25-Sep-10 N520RW Rotorway Exec 90 Pattison, US-Texas (1F)

Eyewitness reported seeing smoke coming from helicopter as it was flying.... Read more

30-Aug-09 SP-YSA Rotorway 162F Swidnik, Poland

30-Aug-09 SP-YSA Rotorway 162F Swidnik, Poland... Read more

31-Jul-09 N Rotorway Exec 162F Cobb County Airport, US-Georgia

31-Jul-09 N Rotorway Exec 162F Cobb County Airport, US-Georgia... Read more

28-Jul-09 N Rotorway Exec 162F Arlington, US-Iowa

28-Jul-09 N Rotorway Exec 162F Arlington, US-Iowa... Read more

15-Jul-09 N3213K Rotorway Exec 162F Sequim Valley Airport, US-Washington

15-Jul-09 N3213K Rotorway Exec 162F Sequim Valley Airport, US-Washington... Read more

14-Jun-09 G-JONG Rotorway Exec 162F Micheldever, Hants, UK

14-Jun-09 G- Rotorway Exec 162F Micheldever, Hants, UK... Read more

07-Jun-09 N162RY Rotorway Exec 162 Berlin, US-Vermont (1F)

7-Jun-09 N162RY Rotorway Exec 162 Berlin, US-Vermont... Read more

20-Apr-09 G-ESUS Rotorway Exec 162F Takeley, UK

20-Apr-09 G-ESUS Rotorway Exec 162F Takeley, UK... Read more

16-Apr-09 N Rotorway 162F Chandler, US-Arizona

16-Apr-09 N Rotorway 162F Chandler, US-Arizona... Read more

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