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Great Britain celebrates 10 years without a fatal Robinson accident

Great Britain celebrates 10 years without a fatal Robinson accident

6-Jan-2022Source: Mornington Sanford Aviation

[Editor Note: to put this article in context, the Robinson fleet in Great Britain is one of the largest in the world.  Today the Civil Aviation Authority records 99 R22s, 141 R44s and 29 R66s on their national register – a total of 269.  Ten years ago the fleet totalled 480, made up of 188... Read more

06-Jan-22 G-OVNR Robinson R22 Denham, UK

06-Jan-22 G-OVNR Robinson R22 Denham, UK

6-Jan-2022

Badly damaged in training accident... Read more

29-Dec-21 N544SC Robinson R44 Gatlinburg, US-Tennessee (1F)

29-Dec-21 N544SC Robinson R44 Gatlinburg, US-Tennessee (1F)

29-Dec-2021

Crashed east of Gatlinburg–Pigeon Forge Airport. Passenger Juli Wagner received fatal injuries and pilot Matthew Jones was 1 injured.  According to this press report, the U.S. Attorney’s office confirmed that Matthew Jones should not have been in Tennessee, or flying any aircraft, as he is facing a federal prosecution in Utah for mail fraud and... Read more

10-Dec-21 RA-07397 Robinson R66 Lake Karakul, Russia (1F)

10-Dec-21 RA-07397 Robinson R66 Lake Karakul, Russia (1F)

10-Dec-2021

Crashed in mountainous region near Lake Karakul on flight from Novokuznetsk (Kemerovo region).  Pilot received fatal injuries... Read more

Tier 1 Engineering picks magniX power for electric R44s

Tier 1 Engineering picks magniX power for electric R44s

8-Dec-2021

magniX, the company powering the electric aviation revolution, has been selected by Tier 1 Engineering, specialists in the design & development of electric aircraft, to provide magniX electric propulsion units (EPUs) for the clean delivery of life-saving organs. Tier 1 is developing the electric helicopter, by modification of the Robinson R44, for launch customer Lung Biotechnology... Read more

CCBC awarded $149,940 grant to purchase helicopter simulator

CCBC awarded $149,940 grant to purchase helicopter simulator

8-Dec-2021Source: CCBC

Community College of Baltimore County is the recipient of a $149,940 grant from the Maryland State Department of Education to purchase a Robinson R-22 Helicopter Simulator. The simulator will be used in CCBC’s Associate of Applied Sciences Helicopter Pilot degree program and select continuing education coursework. CCBC is one of only two not-for-profit, higher education... Read more

03-Dec-21 N7116L Robinson R22 Hachita, US-New Mexico

03-Dec-21 N7116L Robinson R22 Hachita, US-New Mexico

3-Dec-2021

Crashed during low level cattle operations on a ranch.  FAA report “unknown” injury level to the pilot, the only person on board. Noted that the same owner had a fatal Robinson R22 accident on 04-Dec-98 – see NTSB DEN99FA024... Read more

19-Nov-21 N221HG Robinson R22 Dayton, US-Ohio

19-Nov-21 N221HG Robinson R22 Dayton, US-Ohio

19-Nov-2021

Tail rotor struck ground on take-off... Read more

10-Nov-21 N3027W Robinson R44 Fort Davis, US-Texas

10-Nov-21 N3027W Robinson R44 Fort Davis, US-Texas

10-Nov-2021

FAA : Helicopter lost lift due to density altitude, crashed to the ground and rolled over.  Pilot and two passengers had minor injuries... Read more

Robinson to integrate automated flight control system into R66

Robinson to integrate automated flight control system into R66

1-Nov-2021Source: Skyryse

Skyryse announced $200 million in Series B funding led by Fidelity Management & Research Company and Monashee Investment Management. ArrowMark Partners, Republic Capital, Raptor Group, Infinite Capital, Embedded Ventures, Fortistar, K3 Ventures, Rosecliff, SV Pacific Ventures, former Blackstone CFO Laurence Tosi, and Dmitry Balyasny, founder of BAM Hedge Fund, also participated in the round along... Read more

28-Oct-21 N4058C Robinson R22 Riverside, US-California

28-Oct-21 N4058C Robinson R22 Riverside, US-California

28-Oct-2021

Emergency landing on the shoulder of Interstate 15.  The helicopter is so new, it is still registered to the manufacturer and not yet to the first customer... Read more

21-Oct-21 N442UK Robinson R44 Sevierville, US-Tennessee

21-Oct-21 N442UK Robinson R44 Sevierville, US-Tennessee

21-Oct-2021

Emergency landing shortly after take-off.  FAA say damage level “unknown”... Read more

20-Oct-21 PR-ITT Robinson R66 Ponta Porã, Brazil (2F)

20-Oct-21 PR-ITT Robinson R66 Ponta Porã, Brazil (2F)

20-Oct-2021

Brazilian airport authority Infraero refers to the flight as “illegal”. Helicopter was carrying 246kg of cocaine, crashed and burned out in an open field, killing both occupants, named here as Matheus Henrique dos Santos Venancio (aged 20) and Pedro Augusto Boim (aged 24).  Image issued by Police... Read more

18-Oct-21 N7530E Robinson R44 Homer, US-Louisiana

18-Oct-21 N7530E Robinson R44 Homer, US-Louisiana

18-Oct-2021

Emergency landing in field due to engine issues.  FAA report damage level “unknown”... Read more

17-Oct-21 D-HALR Robinson R44 Buchen, Germany (3F)

17-Oct-21 D-HALR Robinson R44 Buchen, Germany (3F)

17-Oct-2021

Helicopter crashed in woodland area. Wreckage was found scattered across an area of several hundred meters. All three on board died.... Read more

05-Oct-21 N266RK Robinson R66 Delta, US-Missouri

05-Oct-21 N266RK Robinson R66 Delta, US-Missouri

5-Oct-2021

Helicopter was being used to spray creek banks in the area with weed killer and contacted powerlines, causing it to crash... Read more

01-Oct-21 N412TL Robinson R22 Chandler, US-Arizona (2F)

01-Oct-21 N412TL Robinson R22 Chandler, US-Arizona (2F)

1-Oct-2021

Midair collision with fixed wing N2868H, causing helicopter to crash to the ground.  Both student pilot and instructor received fatal injuries – named here as 34-year-old Michael Papendick and 27-year-old Jessica Brandal... Read more

Moog produces Robinson R44 autopilot

Moog produces Robinson R44 autopilot

30-Sep-2021Source: Moog

Recently, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have partnered in making safety recommendations to reduce fatigue related aviation accidents. While these recommendations have been primarily focused on reducing work hours for pilots, crews, mechanics, air traffic control operators and other key aviation personnel, there are ways that the aviation... Read more

30-Sep-21 N74706 Robinson R44 Phoenix, US-Arizona

30-Sep-21 N74706 Robinson R44 Phoenix, US-Arizona

30-Sep-2021

Sole occupant pilot seriously injured... Read more

28-Sep-21 N212HT Robinson R44 Miami, US-Florida

28-Sep-21 N212HT Robinson R44 Miami, US-Florida

29-Sep-2021

Blade struck fence on landing.  Minor injury to the 4 POB Helicopter destroyed... Read more

24-Sep-21 N3255H Robinson R44 Prescott, US-Arizona

24-Sep-21 N3255H Robinson R44 Prescott, US-Arizona

24-Sep-2021

FAA report – Emergency landing on golf course due to engine issues.  Image issued by Prescott Airport suggests no damage, although it is unknown how heavy the landing was... Read more

21-Sep-21 PP-NTB Robinson R66 Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil

21-Sep-21 PP-NTB Robinson R66 Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil

21-Sep-2021

Damaged beyond repair after hangar collapse in storm... Read more

16-Sep-21 N888DV Robinson R66 Monticello, US-Georgia (3F)

16-Sep-21 N888DV Robinson R66 Monticello, US-Georgia (3F)

16-Sep-2021

Helicopter went down in forested area in poor weather.  All three on board received fatal injuries – they were named here as Alister Pereira, 42; Charles Ogilvie, 46; and Carson McElheney, 40.  Helicopter had taken off from Thomasville in south Georgia near the Florida border Photo: Jasper County Sheriff... Read more

12-Sep-21 RA-06238 Robinson R44 Zheleznodorozhny, Russia

12-Sep-21 RA-06238 Robinson R44 Zheleznodorozhny, Russia

12-Sep-2021

Reportedly due to instrument issues, helicopter landed in shallow river in four feet of water 2 people on board exited without injury... Read more

Sloane Helicopters celebrate 50 years in business

Sloane Helicopters celebrate 50 years in business

10-Sep-2021Source: HeliHub.com

There are very few companies in our industry who can proudly point to 50 years in business. Sloane Helicopters in the UK is one of these, and today they are holding a party to celebrate the landmark. Just five years after the company was founded by David George, he had the foresight to become the... Read more

30-Aug-21 N779DZ Robinson R44 Elfin Cove, US-Alaska

30-Aug-21 N779DZ Robinson R44 Elfin Cove, US-Alaska

30-Aug-2021

Rolled off the side of the landing pad... Read more

27-Aug-21 N544SH Robinson R44 Prescott, US-Arizona

27-Aug-21 N544SH Robinson R44 Prescott, US-Arizona

27-Aug-2021

FAA : Low Rotor RPM, Emergency landing.  Damage level not known... Read more

ATSB seeks info from Robinson owners and operators

ATSB seeks info from Robinson owners and operators

18-Aug-2021Source: Australian Government

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is asking for pilots, operators, and engineers with knowledge of aft tail cone bulkhead or tail rotor gearbox input cartridge damage involving Robinson R22, R44 and R66 helicopters to make contact. The call for information comes as the ATSB releases an investigation update from its ongoing investigation of a... Read more

01-Aug-21 N7000J Robinson R66 Colusa, US-California (4F)

01-Aug-21 N7000J Robinson R66 Colusa, US-California (4F)

1-Aug-2021

The Colusa County Sheriff’s Office named the four individuals as William Bernard Vann, 67, Suzanne Marie Vann, 60, and Bobbie Lee Keaton, 62, all of Williams, and Charles Thomas Wilson, 71, of Rocklin.... Read more

Robinson R66 Police Helicopter on Display at APSCON

Robinson R66 Police Helicopter on Display at APSCON

30-Jul-2021Source: Robinson

Robinson Helicopter Company attends this year’s New Orleans’ Airborne Public Safety Association Convention (booth #613). Robinson proudly displays Polk County Sheriff’s newly acquired R66 Police Helicopter equipped with a Wescam MX-10 EO/IR imaging system and an HD infrared sensor, Spectrolab’s SX-7 Starsun searchlight system, Aerocomputer’s UC-6000 digital mapping system, and Garmin’s G500H 1060 TXi with... Read more

Heli Austria to operate two VR Helicopter Flight Simulators

Heli Austria to operate two VR Helicopter Flight Simulators

21-Jul-2021Source: VRM Switzerland

Heli Austria Flight Academy is going to operate a Robinson R22 and an Airbus H125 Training Device from VRM Switzerland. The Robinson R22 Training Solution will be utilized to modernize basic helicopter pilot training within the Academy. Students can benefit from state-of-the-art training up to commercial operations. The Airbus H125 Simulator will enable training and... Read more

Rotorcorp Marks 10 Years Serving Global Helicopter Parts Market

Rotorcorp Marks 10 Years Serving Global Helicopter Parts Market

20-Jul-2021Source: Rotorcorp

From a two-man operation to the world’s first online marketplace for Robinson Helicopter parts, Rotorcorp LLC – celebrating 10th anniversary in business in 2021 – has grown into a savvy international exporter providing first-class service to a diverse portfolio of operators in more than 45 countries. “Robinson Helicopter Company, Inc. congratulates Rotorcorp LLC on their... Read more

16-Jul-21 G-WHGA Robinson R44 Halfpenny Green, UK

16-Jul-21 G-WHGA Robinson R44 Halfpenny Green, UK

16-Jul-2021

Student solo flight.  Helicopter ended up on its port side in a wide open flat grass area... Read more

06-Jul-21 SP-CCC Robinson R44 Mikołajki, Poland

06-Jul-21 SP-CCC Robinson R44 Mikołajki, Poland

6-Jul-2021

3 POB escaped from this helicopter after it crashed heavily into the water of Lake Tałty – CCTV footage in this video from YouTube... Read more

05-Jul-21 N4945F Robinson R44 Portland, US-Oregon

05-Jul-21 N4945F Robinson R44 Portland, US-Oregon

5-Jul-2021

FAA report “struck a large bird on take off, damaging the door frame”.  Helicopter had not long taken off from Portland-Troutdale Airport... Read more

Lycoming announces major mid-year price rise

Lycoming announces major mid-year price rise

28-Jun-2021Source: Rotorcorp

On Friday, June 24th 2021 aircraft engine Manufacturer Lycoming announced a significant mid-year price hike to take effect next month on 24 July, 2021.  The company cited “inflation costs associated with components, surcharge increases, and ongoing availability” as the primary drivers for the sudden increase which was made even more unexpected by the timing of the increase well... Read more

14-Jun-21 N443SH Robinson R44 Sylva, US-North Carolina

14-Jun-21 N443SH Robinson R44 Sylva, US-North Carolina

14-Jun-2021

FAA report “Aircraft nose and rotor struck the ground” and no reported injuries to 3 POB  ... Read more

University of North Dakota adds fifth R44 Cadet

University of North Dakota adds fifth R44 Cadet

10-Jun-2021Source: Robinson Helicopter Company

In May, the University of North Dakota (UND) took delivery of its fifth R44 Cadet helicopter. This Cadet, like the University’s other four Cadets, will be used for flight training at UND’s helicopter division located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. “The acquisition of the fifth Cadet attests to how much UND approves of the aircraft.... Read more

10-Jun-21 N857TL Robinson R66 Destin, US-Florida

10-Jun-21 N857TL Robinson R66 Destin, US-Florida

10-Jun-2021

FAA report “hard landing”... Read more

07-Jun-21 N4162M Robinson R44 Boise, US-Idaho

07-Jun-21 N4162M Robinson R44 Boise, US-Idaho

7-Jun-2021

FAA “Aircraft landed in a field”... Read more

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

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

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

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

New Robinsons Include Enhanced Audio Alerts

New Robinsons Include Enhanced Audio Alerts

12-May-2021Source: Robinson

Recent updates to onboard instruments and audio systems have allowed Robinson to incorporate enhanced audio alerts across its model lineup. All new Robinson helicopters now provide the low-RPM horn as an audio alert through crew headsets rather than instrument-panel-mounted speakers. In addition, a headset audio alert for high RPM has been added. New R66s also... Read more

Rotorcorp Announces Ecommerce Manager Hire

Rotorcorp Announces Ecommerce Manager Hire

6-May-2021Source: Rotorcorp

Rotorcorp is pleased to announce the addition of Cody Stidham as the newest member of our leadership team.  Cody will serve as Rotorcorp’s E-commerce Manager and will report directly to the CEO.   In this position, Cody will be responsible for the overall website and e-commerce performance of the company serving Robinson customers world-wide. Cody... Read more

Helitowcart introduces R44 Clipper ground handling wheels

Helitowcart introduces R44 Clipper ground handling wheels

5-May-2021Source: Helitowcart

Helitowcart is pleased to announce the recently designed ground handling solution for R44 Clipper operators. The Dual Clipper Wheels are designed to allow Clipper operators a safe and practical way to move their aircraft on all types of surfaces, such as grass, gravel, dirt and asphalt. The kit includes dual 10” wheels for the best... Read more

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

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

Robinson Delivers 13,000th Helicopter

Robinson Delivers 13,000th Helicopter

30-Apr-2021Source: Robinson

On April 23, 2021 Robinson Helicopter delivered it’s 13,000 helicopter, R44 S/N 14438 to longtime Robinson dealer SKY Helicopters of Dallas, Texas. S/N 14438 shows off a brand-new paint scheme and is equipped with the latest in R44 options; a Lithium-ion battery, heated seats, and a 4K cockpit video camera. The aircraft also includes a... Read more

22-Apr-21 N4055N Robinson R44 Wilkes-Barre, US-Pennsylvania (1F)

22-Apr-21 N4055N Robinson R44 Wilkes-Barre, US-Pennsylvania (1F)

22-Apr-2021

Helicopter crashed in woodland under unknown circumstances at approx 9pm in evening.  The sole occupant pilot was named as the FAA-registered owner Sanjay Kansara, a doctor... Read more

Robinson R66 Police Helicopter Joins Polk County Sheriff’s Aviation Fleet

Robinson R66 Police Helicopter Joins Polk County Sheriff’s Aviation Fleet

7-Apr-2021Source: Robinson

On April 2nd, Robinson Helicopter Company delivered R66 Police Helicopter serial number 1025 to Florida’s Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO). PCSO’s R66 Police helicopter is the first R66 Police helicopter configured with a Wescam MX-10 EO/IR imaging system and an HD infrared sensor, a system widely used by homeland security and law enforcement agencies. In... Read more

05-Apr-21 N8348X Robinson R44 Johnson, US-Kansas

05-Apr-21 N8348X Robinson R44 Johnson, US-Kansas

5-Apr-2021

Loss of control while hovering (FAA).  2POB not injured... Read more

03-Apr-21 N577DD Robinson R66 Riegle, US-Pennsylvania

03-Apr-21 N577DD Robinson R66 Riegle, US-Pennsylvania

3-Apr-2021

Helicopter was inbound from Harrisburg, PA and ended upright after a very heavy landing.   The tail boom chopped off and the floats had popped out, the latter likely due to the landing impact. Pilot was the only POB. Image from Pennlive report... Read more

03-Apr-21 N74347 Robinson R22 Baltimore, US-Maryland

03-Apr-21 N74347 Robinson R22 Baltimore, US-Maryland

3-Apr-2021

FAA report “tail rotor strike during hover manoevres”... Read more

Robinson’s Cockpit Camera Now Available

Robinson’s Cockpit Camera Now Available

15-Feb-2021Source: Robinson

Robinson’s Cockpit Video Camera introduced at Heli Expo 2020 is now optional on R22/R44 helicopters and standard on R66 helicopters ordered after 15 January 2021. Securely mounted in the ceiling for minimal vibration and optimal field of view, the 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels) video camera records video, intercom audio, radio communications, and... Read more

11-Feb-21 VH-HKC Robinson R22 Hughenden, Australia (1F)

11-Feb-21 VH-HKC Robinson R22 Hughenden, Australia (1F)

11-Feb-2021

The pilot was conducting a positioning flight between two stations when the aircraft was reported missing on Thursday evening. The helicopter wreckage was located following a search coordinated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority around 1130am Friday morning. The pilot, the sole occupant of the helicopter, was fatally injured.... Read more

Lithium-Ion Battery Now Available for Robinson R44

Lithium-Ion Battery Now Available for Robinson R44

3-Feb-2021Source: Robinson Helicopter Company

Robinson Helicopter Company recently added the TB17 Lithium-ion battery to its R44 options. TB17 by True Blue Power, a division of Mid-Continent Instrument, offers substantial weight savings, improved starter performance, and longer life. At 16 pounds, the TB17 is substantially lighter than the R44’s standard 29.5-pound battery, reducing the helicopter’s overall weight by 13.5 pounds.... Read more

30-Jan-21 N660TN Robinson R66 Arline, US-Tennessee

30-Jan-21 N660TN Robinson R66 Arline, US-Tennessee

31-Jan-2021

Crashed 5 minutes after taking off from McGhee Tyson Airport  ... Read more

26-Jan-21 N474AT Robinson R22 West Palm Beach, US-Florida

26-Jan-21 N474AT Robinson R22 West Palm Beach, US-Florida

26-Jan-2021

Heavy autorotation landing.  FAA report damage as Substantial... Read more

16-Jan-21 UR-ASD Robinson R44 Borispol, Ukraine

16-Jan-21 UR-ASD Robinson R44 Borispol, Ukraine

16-Jan-2021

Details unclear, apart from ending up on its port side as below Source... Read more

30-Dec-21 N442VB Robinson R44 Bronson, US-Florida (4F)

30-Dec-21 N442VB Robinson R44 Bronson, US-Florida (4F)

11-Jan-2021

A family of four died in a helicopter crash, named in this press story as Ronald Hicks, 36, Shelly Hicks, 32, Parker Hicks, 8, and Jaylyn Hicks, 5, of Bell, Florida.  The helicopter was registered to Hicks Seal Coating & Striping LLC. A father, mother, and their two children were killed Thursday night when their private... Read more

09-Jan-21 N322SH Robinson R44 Albany, US-Texas

09-Jan-21 N322SH Robinson R44 Albany, US-Texas

9-Jan-2021

Loss of power on take off, autorotation into field.  FAA report substantially damaged.  No injuries to 3POB... Read more

06-Jan-21 PR-WVW Robinson R44 Vila Velha, Brazil (2F)

06-Jan-21 PR-WVW Robinson R44 Vila Velha, Brazil (2F)

6-Jan-2021

Helicopter was on final approach to land at its base airport Vila Velha en route from Guarapari and suddenly lost height from 200ft to the ground.  Both occupants in the helicopter received fatal injuries.  They were named in this report as pilot Octavio Schneider Guieroz (68) and his girlfriend Lucimara Poleto (52). Video of accident... Read more

01-Jan-21 C-FBGT Robinson R44 Eaglesham, Canada (4F)

01-Jan-21 C-FBGT Robinson R44 Eaglesham, Canada (4F)

1-Jan-2021

Helicopter collided with terrain, killing all four on board – the owner, his wife and two of their five children – named in this report as Wade Balisky, 45, and Aubrey Balisky, 37, and two of their children, Jewel, 8, and Fleur, 2.  They were survived by their oldest three children. Location was a wide open... Read more

01-Jan-21 9M-SAW Robinson R66 Port Klang, Malaysia

01-Jan-21 9M-SAW Robinson R66 Port Klang, Malaysia

1-Jan-2021

Badly damaged in dynamic rollover on a training flight.  Pilot named here as Kharudin Dahlan, 72, and his co-pilot was, Moithu Kutti Mohamad, 52... Read more

30-Dec-20 JA77AR Robinson R66 Ojiro, Japan (1F)

30-Dec-20 JA77AR Robinson R66 Ojiro, Japan (1F)

30-Dec-2020

Helicopter had taken off from the Isewan Helipad in Tsu City.  Circumstances of accident unclear but it is noted that high winds were recorded around that time and a local weather observatory had issued a gale advisory.  Pilot named here as Kotaro Demura, 46, was taken to a hospital but died later the same day Accident... Read more

20-Dec-20 N3264U Robinson R44 Morris, US-Illinois

20-Dec-20 N3264U Robinson R44 Morris, US-Illinois

20-Dec-2020

Substantially damaged – during a touch-and-go, helicopter touched down and fell onto its side 1 minor injury... Read more

16-Dec-20 ZK-IAY Robinson R44 Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

16-Dec-20 ZK-IAY Robinson R44 Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

16-Dec-2020

43 year old pilot injured in accident while involved in ag spraying work, after hitting wires and crashing on a steep hillside.  Helicopter came to a halt further down the slope, but apparently still on its skids.  Airlifted to Gisborne Hospital Registration has been assumed on the basis of this being the only R44 on the... Read more

15-Dec-20 ZK-??? Robinson R44 Te Anga, New Zealand

15-Dec-20 ZK-??? Robinson R44 Te Anga, New Zealand

15-Dec-2020

The helicopter’s main rotor blade struck electricity supply wires and then landed in a clearing. The pilot was uninjured. Power was disrupted to around 18 homes.  Low level agricultural spray operations.... Read more

10-Dec-20 N7085Z Robinson R44 Colorado City, US-Texas (2F)

10-Dec-20 N7085Z Robinson R44 Colorado City, US-Texas (2F)

10-Dec-2020

Sketchy details but both occupants received fatal injuries, named here as pilot Zane Whitesides, 31, and passenger Zack Pfeuffer, 32... Read more

05-Dec-20 N371MP Robinson R44 II Marietta, US-Texas

05-Dec-20 N371MP Robinson R44 II Marietta, US-Texas

5-Dec-2020

Helicopter clipped powerlines during the take-off phase and made a heavy emergency landing on highway 77.  Nearby neighbours moved the helicopter off the road onto the grass verge.  Skids splayed out, but rotor blades seemingly untouched and helicopter remained upright.  3 POB not injured... Read more

02-Dec-20 VH-HGU Robinson R44 Marulan South, Australia (2F)

02-Dec-20 VH-HGU Robinson R44 Marulan South, Australia (2F)

2-Dec-2020

Helicopter collided with terrain during a training flight.  The pilot and instructor on board were fatally injured and the helicopter was destroyed by fire.  The student pilot was named as Andrew Goldman... Read more

Mornington Sanford Aviation adds EASA Part 147 approval for Robinson maintenance training

Mornington Sanford Aviation adds EASA Part 147 approval for Robinson maintenance training

26-Nov-2020Source: Mornington Sanford Aviation

In readiness for the UK formally leaving the European Union on 1st January 2021 (BREXIT), Mornington Sanford Aviation Training Ltd. are delighted to announce that they have gained EASA Part 147 Third Country Approval for their Robinson Helicopter Type Training Capabilities. The approval is issued under the EASA Third Country Approval and will allow us... Read more

18-Nov-20 N442JP Robinson R44 Austell, US-Georgia

18-Nov-20 N442JP Robinson R44 Austell, US-Georgia

18-Nov-2020

Training accident – FAA report loss of control followed by ground impact.  2 POB reported not injured... Read more

13-Nov-20 LV-??? Robinson R22 Santo Tomé, Argentina

13-Nov-20 LV-??? Robinson R22 Santo Tomé, Argentina

13-Nov-2020

Incident was reportedly caused by the helicopter hitting powerlines shortly after take-off.  Heavily damaged... Read more

R44 Cadet Enters Service with ICE Helicopters

R44 Cadet Enters Service with ICE Helicopters

10-Nov-2020Source: ICE Helicopters

ICE Helicopters, a leading helicopter training provider. Has introduced the Robinson R44 Cadet into the most diverse ab intio training fleet in the country. The newest edition to the fleet, the Robinson R44 Cadet which first flew with ICE on the 1st of October, has already proven popular with students. Neil Day, head of training... Read more

Air Florida Helicopter Charters voluntarily files for Chapter 11 protection

Air Florida Helicopter Charters voluntarily files for Chapter 11 protection

9-Nov-2020Source: HeliHub.com

The Orlando Business Journal has reported that Air Florida Helicopter Charters has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on 23rd October 2020.  The company operates Robinson R44s on tour flights out of a site at 8990 International Drive in Orlando, and is still active with this posting on their Facebook page on 25th October. Further... Read more

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