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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

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

Taiwan Police seize unregistered Robinson R22

Taiwan Police seize unregistered Robinson R22

22-Oct-2020Source: Taipei Times

Taitung County police on Friday seized an unregistered helicopter and held its owner for questioning on suspicion that he had been flying without a license, a prosecutor said on Saturday. See Full Story.... Read more

20-Oct-20 RA-04327 Robinson R44 Bobrovskoye, Russia (4F)

20-Oct-20 RA-04327 Robinson R44 Bobrovskoye, Russia (4F)

20-Oct-2020

The helicopter was en route Vologda – Veliky Ustyug and crashed into the Sukhona River near the Bobrovskoye settlement of the Nyuksensky District, after flying into powerlines.  Three villages suffered power failure. Operated by Aerosoyuz, the four occupants on board all died in the accident.  They included Oleg Vasiliev, the general director of JSC “Ded Moroz”,... Read more

18-Oct-20 N566BC Robinson R22 Winder, US-Georgia

18-Oct-20 N566BC Robinson R22 Winder, US-Georgia

18-Oct-2020

Crashed into a wooded area.  Further info awaited... Read more

19-Oct-20 N31136 Robinson R44 Washington Island, US-Wisconsin

19-Oct-20 N31136 Robinson R44 Washington Island, US-Wisconsin

18-Oct-2020

Gust of wind caught helicopter on take-off, causing it to land and tip over onto its starboard side... Read more

16-Oct-20 N500DL Robinson R44 Pahrump, US-Nevada

16-Oct-20 N500DL Robinson R44 Pahrump, US-Nevada

16-Oct-2020

Skid struck water causing helicopter to crash into it.  Helicopter ended inverted and mostly under water.  Pilot out safely... Read more

03-Oct-20 C-FSSU Robinson R44 II Nottawasaga, Canada

03-Oct-20 C-FSSU Robinson R44 II Nottawasaga, Canada

3-Oct-2020

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was first called around 1700Z regarding a helicopter in the Orangeville, ON, area due to an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal that was going off. It was confirmed that there had been a crash approximately 12NM Northeast (NE) of Orangeville, near a private strip. It was reported that... Read more

12-Sep-20 N537BC Robinson R44 Willow, US-Alaska

12-Sep-20 N537BC Robinson R44 Willow, US-Alaska

12-Sep-2020

Struck tree during landing.  Sole occupant pilot was not injured... Read more

29-Aug-20 B-7537 Robinson R44 Longnan, China (1F)

29-Aug-20 B-7537 Robinson R44 Longnan, China (1F)

29-Aug-2020

Hit lines while on low level agricultural spraying ops.  Pilot died... Read more

29-Aug-20 HC-CVB Robinson R66 Manta, Ecuador

29-Aug-20 HC-CVB Robinson R66 Manta, Ecuador

29-Aug-2020

Heavy landing which resulted in the starboard skid ripped off, main blades damaged, tail strike which destroyed tail blades Registration to be confirmed as HC-CVB is also reported as a Bell 505... Read more

28-Aug-20 C-____ Robinson R44 New Liskeard, Canada

28-Aug-20 C-____ Robinson R44 New Liskeard, Canada

28-Aug-2020

As the helicopter was touching down on the helipad, it bounced and then drifted laterally. A main rotor blade contacted a tree and the helicopter rolled over onto its side. The two occupants were not injured; the helicopter was destroyed.... Read more

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

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

27-Aug-2020Source: FAA

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

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

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

26-Aug-2020

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

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

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

16-Aug-2020

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

13-Aug-20 SP-SVW Robinson R44 Sady, Poland

13-Aug-20 SP-SVW Robinson R44 Sady, Poland

13-Aug-2020

Helicopter ditched in river on a training flight.  Both instructor and student were injured... Read more

13-Aug-20 OK-??? Robinson R44 Zamberk, Czech Republic

13-Aug-20 OK-??? Robinson R44 Zamberk, Czech Republic

13-Aug-2020

Helicopter contacted tree on take-off, which caused it to fall to the ground from 5m altitude and it fell onto its side.  1 of 4 POB injured... Read more

Robinson Delivers R66 Serial Number 1000

Robinson Delivers R66 Serial Number 1000

12-Aug-2020Source: Robinson

Robinson delivered R66 Turbine serial number 1000 to Robinson dealer Les Gillespie of Gardner Aviation (Peachtree City, GA). FAA-certified in October 2010, the first production R66 was delivered the following month. Since then, the R66 has proven itself on a daily basis. Powered by the Rolls Royce RR300 turbine engine, the R66 recently surpassed 1.2... Read more

08-Aug-20 N89LA Robinson R44 Logan, US-Iowa

08-Aug-20 N89LA Robinson R44 Logan, US-Iowa

8-Aug-2020

Aircraft crashed in a field.  Sole occupant pilot seriously injured.  Helicopter was involved in aerial application work... Read more

06-Aug-20 N61MX Robinson R44 Ashton, US-Idaho

06-Aug-20 N61MX Robinson R44 Ashton, US-Idaho

6-Aug-2020

Emergency landing on a highway... Read more

31-Jul-20 VH-HNF Robinson R22 Steam Plains, Australia (1F)

31-Jul-20 VH-HNF Robinson R22 Steam Plains, Australia (1F)

31-Jul-2020

During agricultural spraying operations, the helicopter struck powerlines and collided with terrain, resulting in substantial damage. The pilot sustained fatal injuries.... Read more

Estonian Air Force starts retirement of the Robinson R44

Estonian Air Force starts retirement of the Robinson R44

27-Jul-2020Source: HeliHub.com

At last week’s Victory Parade to mark the 101st anniversary of the Estonian Air Force, the announcement was made that the R44 is to be retired, which will leave the country without any military helicopters. The first has been donated to Lennundusmuuseum (the Estonian Aviation Museum) eight miles south of Tartu, and the other three... Read more

26-Jul-20 G-WTWT Robinson R44 II Herne Bay, UK

26-Jul-20 G-WTWT Robinson R44 II Herne Bay, UK

26-Jul-2020

Helicopter landed on its side in an open field.  4 POB not seriously injured... Read more

FAA Approves Lycoming’s Electronic Ignition System on Robinson Helicopters

FAA Approves Lycoming’s Electronic Ignition System on Robinson Helicopters

22-Jul-2020Source: Robinson Helicopters

R22 and R44 helicopters purchased after January 15th will be outfitted with Lycoming’s recently certified Electronic Ignition System (EIS). The EIS offers increased reliability, improved starting characteristics, and reduced maintenance. The EIS installation replaces the left starting magneto. The remaining right magneto provides redundant ignition and eliminates the need for a backup power supply. EIS... Read more

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