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Guidance Aviation upgrades to new flight simulator

Guidance Aviation upgrades to new flight simulator

9-Mar-2016Source: Daily Courier

The piece of equipment — which retails for $98,750 — is manufactured by X-Copter in Prescott and is used by Guidance Aviation for its helicopter pilot training program.  See full story... Read more

X-Copter and ForeFlight demo EFB integration with R22 simulator

X-Copter and ForeFlight demo EFB integration with R22 simulator

1-Mar-2016Source: X-Copter

X-Copter and ForeFlight invite attendees of Heli-Expo 2016 to a demonstration of the integration of the ForeFlight Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) with the X-Copter Robinson Helicopter Simulator. The demonstration will take place on Wednesday afternoon at Heli-Expo 2016 in Louisville, KY from 2:00 to 3:00 in the X-Copter’s Booth #8231. Please join us and Prepare... Read more

FAA approves R66 aux tank

FAA approves R66 aux tank

24-Feb-2016Source: Robinson

Robinson Helicopter Company announces an optional 43-gallon auxiliary fuel tank for its R66 Turbine helicopter, extending the helicopter’s range by as much as 200 nautical miles (230 statute miles). The fuel tank mounts on a fiberglass tray that installs in the forward section of the baggage compartment. The tank occupies two-thirds of the compartment, leaving... Read more

Heli-Expo 2016 Preview

Heli-Expo 2016 Preview

23-Feb-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Heli-Expo is almost upon us, and it is a good time to both reflect on the year since the last event and look ahead to the future – hoping that we can see an improvement to give us a warm feeling inside. We look for new models being revealed, contracts being announced, the camaraderie of... Read more

Frasca delivers R44 FTD to Chinese operator

Frasca delivers R44 FTD to Chinese operator

23-Feb-2016Source: FRASCA

Frasca International, Inc. announces that Sky Safari General Aviation Co, Ltd., Shanghai, China, has taken delivery of a new FRASCA R44 Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD). The FRASCA R44FTD is a high fidelity simulator for the Robinson R44 helicopter. The simulator cockpit accurately replicates the R44 aircraft, including panels, controls and instrumentation. Additional features... Read more

Robinson taking non-refundable deposits on new R44 Cadet

Robinson taking non-refundable deposits on new R44 Cadet

22-Feb-2016Source: RHC

Robinson is officially accepting orders for its new two-place R44 Cadet. The introductory price with standard equipment is $339,000 USD, the float equipped version is $367,000 USD, and the required non-refundable deposit is $40,000 USD. Serial numbers will not be assigned and delivery dates will not be confirmed until FAA certification is complete. The R44... Read more

20-Feb-16 VH-LYW Robinson R22 Roma, Australia

20-Feb-16 VH-LYW Robinson R22 Roma, Australia

20-Feb-2016

The ATSB is investigating a wirestrike and collision with terrain involving a Robinson R22 helicopter, VH-LYW, 88 km northeast of Roma, Queensland, on 20 February 2016. During aerial mustering operations, the helicopter struck powerlines and subsequently collided with terrain. The pilot sustained serious injuries, and the helicopter was destroyed.... Read more

Guimbal G2 Cabri overtakes Robinson R22, says GAMA

Guimbal G2 Cabri overtakes Robinson R22, says GAMA

15-Feb-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The annual factory production review has been released by GAMA, and confirms the Robinson R44 remains the dominant piston-engined helicopter type in the world.  However, looking at the detailed numbers, it confirms that French manufacturer Helicoptères Guimbal produced more of their G2 Cabri model in 2015 than Robinson produced R22s.  Guimbal produced 44 Cabris, and... Read more

14-Feb-16 VH-HXY Robinson R44 Hughenden, Australia

14-Feb-16 VH-HXY Robinson R44 Hughenden, Australia

14-Feb-2016

During the approach and landing, the pilot sighted powerlines strung across his landing point, and manoeuvred to remain clear of them.  While on the ground, the wind veered from a southwest to a southerly direction, so that to take off into wind, the helicopter would track perpendicular to the powerlines. After completing the pre-take-off checks,... Read more

Guidance Aviation successfully using R66 for charter and lifting

Guidance Aviation successfully using R66 for charter and lifting

2-Feb-2016Source: Guidance Aviation

In both its Arizona and Louisiana locations, Guidance Aviation offers helicopter charter services utilizing the Robinson R66. Applications range from construction deliveries, airport shuttles, executive transportation, scenic tours, pipeline/power line assessment, and external loads. “The Robinson R66 helicopter has one of the lowest operating costs and best safety records in the industry,” stated Cody Cooper,... Read more

Court dismisses Quantum Leasing R66 case against Robinson

Court dismisses Quantum Leasing R66 case against Robinson

27-Jan-2016Source: Holland & Knight

A federal court in the District of Arizona, applying Ninth Circuit precedent, has weighed in on the limitations of personal jurisdiction over a non-resident engine manufacturer in the context of tort claims alleging failure to warn about changes in a helicopter engine Operation and Maintenance Manual (“OMM”). See Full Story  ... Read more

Robinson production 5% up in 2015 over 2014

Robinson production 5% up in 2015 over 2014

22-Jan-2016Source: Robinson

Robinson Helicopter delivered 347 aircraft in 2015, made up of 117 R66s, 196 R44s, and 34 R22s – a steady gain over 2014, which was in itself a huge drop over 2013.  Looking at each model, the R22 production was the lowest in six years, R44s were marginally ahead and the main percentage gain was... Read more

All Metal MS launches Robinson maintenance stand

All Metal MS launches Robinson maintenance stand

12-Jan-2016Source: AllMetalMS

All Metal MS, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of solution-driven, custom “Safety First” maintenance stands, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, announced today the unveiling of its “Safety First” Robinson R22, R44, R66 Maintenance Stand (RW-SS-ROB66) which was delivered to 702 Helicopters located in Las Vegas. The Robinson R22, R44,... Read more

UK – Aeromega adds R66 to fleet

UK – Aeromega adds R66 to fleet

5-Jan-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Cambridge based Aeromega have recently announced the addition of a Robinson R66 to their fleet.  In a blog post, they have said that their customer Marfleet Civil Engineering have just purchased the helicopter and the owners have completed their R66 type ratings. They continue by announcing that Marfleet have agreed that G-RMAR can be added... Read more

Milestone 700th R66 rolls off the production line

Milestone 700th R66 rolls off the production line

4-Jan-2016Source: Robinson

Robinson’s 700th R66 Turbine rolled off the production line on December 18, 2015, five years after the 5-place helicopter was FAA certificated. Serial Number 700 is an R66 Turbine Marine, which is an R66 equipped with pop-out floats, and will be delivered to Robinson Dealer Air Technology Belgium. This will be the first Turbine Marine... Read more

09-Dec-15 N4427H Robinson R44 West Palm Beach, US-Florida

09-Dec-15 N4427H Robinson R44 West Palm Beach, US-Florida

9-Dec-2015

Accident reported on NTSB website without further details... Read more

Advance Helicopters widen fleet with an R66

Advance Helicopters widen fleet with an R66

8-Dec-2015Source: HeliHub.com

British training school Advance Helicopters have added a Robinson R66 to their fleet recently with a new customer-owned example delivered via Robinson dealer Heli Air.  Serial 0631 is registered G-FLOE and in an all-black scheme, and is based with Advance at Shoreham Airport on Britain’s south coast. The R66 joins a varied fleet.  Advance operates... Read more

FAA and Transport Canada approve R66 flights in snow

FAA and Transport Canada approve R66 flights in snow

7-Dec-2015Source: Robinson

On November 13th, in Spray Lakes, Canada, Robinson’s R66 Turbine passed the FAA’s and Transport Canada’s test to allow flight in snow conditions. The stringent test requires extended flight in weather conditions that are difficult to find even in Canada. When alerted by Canadian based dealer Eric Gould of Aerial Recon that the right combination... Read more

02-Dec-15 ZS-SDJ Robinson R44 II Musiva, South Africa (2F)

02-Dec-15 ZS-SDJ Robinson R44 II Musiva, South Africa (2F)

2-Dec-2015

Both occupants suffered fatal injuries when this R44 went down in the Limpopo region of South Africa. The pair were named as De Klerk van Heerden and Roxanne van der Bank... Read more

01-Dec-15 Robinson R22A South Venice, US-Florida

01-Dec-15 Robinson R22A South Venice, US-Florida

1-Dec-2015

R22 went down on a training flight from Venice Regional Airport.  Female student named here as Agnus Jolumo was airlifted to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with head and facial injuries, while the male instructor Ronald Vasconcelos went by land ambulance with minor injuries to Venice Bayfront Health FAA quote this as N8560M but that R22 was... Read more

Santa Claus holds up pilot to steal R44 in Brazil

Santa Claus holds up pilot to steal R44 in Brazil

30-Nov-2015Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Brazilian police are hunting for a Sao Paulo Santa Claus who kicked off the Christmas shopping season by stealing a helicopter. See Full Story... Read more

Robinson confirm HeliHub story on new R44 Cadet

Robinson confirm HeliHub story on new R44 Cadet

18-Nov-2015Source: Robinson

Following HeliHub.com SCOOP stories last week and yesterday, Robinson have now put out the following press release which fills the gaps not previously available. Robinson Helicopter Company plans to debut the R44 Cadet, a two place R44, in the first quarter of 2016. While suitable for a wide variety of utilitarian applications, Robinson developed the... Read more

More details revealed of NEW Robinson R44 model

More details revealed of NEW Robinson R44 model

17-Nov-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Following the exclusive HeliHub.com story last week regarding the new R44 model being worked on, we are now in a position to provide further details. HeliHub.com reader Paddy Wills has published a blog post in which more details are revealed.  Paddy runs the excellent HeliPaddy – an app developed for the iOS, Android and web... Read more

Robinson working on new R44 model

Robinson working on new R44 model

12-Nov-2015Source: HeliHub.com

In the last few days, Robinson Helicopter Company have put a new R44 on the FAA register.  No big deal, many will think. HeliHub.com takes a different view and regularly reviews data at airframe level and we think it is a big deal. Big enough deal for all our sources to be sworn to secrecy,... Read more

12-Nov-15 VH-HWJ Robinson R22 Kiana Station, Australia

12-Nov-15 VH-HWJ Robinson R22 Kiana Station, Australia

12-Nov-2015

The ATSB is investigating a collision with terrain involving a Robinson R22, VH-HWJ, 90km S of McArthur River Mine, Northern Territory, on 12 November 2015. While conducting aerial mustering operations, the helicopter collided with terrain. The pilot sustained serious injuries and the helicopter was substantially damaged.... Read more

NZ doubles R22 and R44 solo training hours requirement

NZ doubles R22 and R44 solo training hours requirement

9-Nov-2015Source: NZ CAA

The CAA says new requirements for pilots flying Robinson helicopters will help prevent accidents. Graeme Harris, The Director of Civil Aviation (CAA) has determined that additional safety awareness training will be required for pilots flying Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters. In response to a Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) recommendation we reviewed the status of... Read more

06-Nov-15 VH-NCL Robinson R22 Newman, Australia

06-Nov-15 VH-NCL Robinson R22 Newman, Australia

6-Nov-2015

Shortly after take-off, the helicopter collided with terrain, resulting in substantial damage. The pilot and passenger were not injured.... Read more

05-Nov-15 F-GLSF Robinson R22  Andernos les Bains, France

05-Nov-15 F-GLSF Robinson R22 Andernos les Bains, France

5-Nov-2015

On return from a local flight, pilot stabilizes the hovering helicopter, turns round before starting a fast forward about 5 m height. After about 300m the pilot the helicopter pitched up to stop hovering. He then receives a uncontrolled increase in engine speed and fails to reduce power. He loses control in rotation, the right... Read more

EASA approves Robinson R66 floats – but check the limitations

EASA approves Robinson R66 floats – but check the limitations

2-Nov-2015Source: HeliHub.com

EASA has issued a “Major Change Approval” document dated 20th October 2015, approving pop-out floats for the Robinson R66 Turbine.  This model is known at Robinson Helicopter Co (RHC) as the R66 Turbine Marine, and was approved by the FAA on November 15, 2014. The R66 pop-out float option is similar to the R44 Clipper... Read more

First R66 now flying in Indonesia

First R66 now flying in Indonesia

27-Oct-2015Source: Mornington Sanford Aviation

Richard Mornington-Sanford of Mornington Sanford Aviation conduct’s the first Indonesian Approved R66 and RR300 engine type training course to assist with certifying the first Robinson R66 Turbine in the country. The Robinson R66 Turbine, registration PK-JBD, serial number 0620, was shipped from RHC via airfreight to Solaire Helicopter’s facility at Subang Airport, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,... Read more

Spanish Police impound three helicopters and pilots on drug smuggling allegations

Spanish Police impound three helicopters and pilots on drug smuggling allegations

27-Oct-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Spanish Police have recently announced that they impounded three helicopters in the last year which they believe have been used in drug smuggling operations between Morocco and Spain – photos of two of these are shown below.  They believe they have broken two criminal organisations, and arrested a total of 15 and seized 810kg of... Read more

R66 production numbers speed past the H120 total

R66 production numbers speed past the H120 total

20-Oct-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Robinson Helicopter Co registered serial number 0690 on 9th October (it’s N959BC, if you want to check). This is a landmark achievement in the five-seat single-turbine world as it is the point where the total passes the production to date of the EC120 (now H120).  See also our comparison article between these two types from... Read more

First R66 Turbine arrives in Sweden

First R66 Turbine arrives in Sweden

18-Oct-2015Source: Nordic Rotors

Sweden’s very first Robinson R66 Turbine has arrived. The helicopter was imported from the Robinson Factory in Torrance, California, by Scandinavian Helicopter Center earlier this summer, and it is now becoming a frequent sight in Västerås. The R66 is owned by Roger Gudmundsäter, the original founder of iTell Helicopter and the previous owner of two... Read more

16-Oct-15 N443MM Robinson R44 II Lincoln Park, US-Illinois

16-Oct-15 N443MM Robinson R44 II Lincoln Park, US-Illinois

16-Oct-2015

Emergency landing in the parking lot outside a store after reported fuel problems.  No Damage apparent in press photos... Read more

07-Oct-15 ZS-HIG Robinson R44 Lephalale, South Africa

07-Oct-15 ZS-HIG Robinson R44 Lephalale, South Africa

7-Oct-2015

Helicopter crashed, injuring vet Niel Kriel and game keeper Dirk Uys... Read more

07-Oct-15 VH-ZWA Robinson R44 Darwin, Australia

07-Oct-15 VH-ZWA Robinson R44 Darwin, Australia

7-Oct-2015

During takeoff, the helicopter rolled over. The pilot, the only person on board, received minor injuries and the helicopter was substantially damaged.... Read more

05-Oct-15 N442RP Robinson R44 Parkston, US-South Dakota

05-Oct-15 N442RP Robinson R44 Parkston, US-South Dakota

5-Oct-2015

R44 with four POB crashed at the AgLand Cooperative fertilizer plant. Images show (1) tail boom sliced by main rotor blades and (2) heavy damage to the front of the cabin and all occupants injured, with two treated locally at Avera St. Benedict Hospital and two with more serious injuries transferred to a more equipped medical... Read more

Rotorcorp becomes official Helicopter Easy Wheels distributor

Rotorcorp becomes official Helicopter Easy Wheels distributor

29-Sep-2015Source: Rotorcorp

You can hate them, but you gotta’ have them.  You have probably bought more than one set of costly ground handling wheels for your Robinson Helicopter over the years and have likely felt that you are not quite getting your money’s worth.    The ground handling wheel market is flooded with variations of the same old... Read more

25-Sep-15 G-DEFY Robinson R22 Elstree, UK

25-Sep-15 G-DEFY Robinson R22 Elstree, UK

25-Sep-2015

Student pilot (reportedly on first solo), and helicopter ended on its side... Read more

Russia – new heliport to be built at Kaluga

Russia – new heliport to be built at Kaluga

16-Sep-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Heliports of Russia have recently announced plans for a new heliport in Kaluga, to open in the second half of 2016.  Russian website ATO.ru reports that the announcement, made recently at the JetExpo 2015 event in Moscow, identifies a site on the bank of the river Oka, and a cost of “over 300 million roubles”... Read more

14-Sep-15 N442CF Robinson R44 Kingsville, US-Texas

14-Sep-15 N442CF Robinson R44 Kingsville, US-Texas

14-Sep-2015

Force landing in field... Read more

12-Sep-15 G-LROK Robinson R66 Denham, UK

12-Sep-15 G-LROK Robinson R66 Denham, UK

12-Sep-2015

Take-off accident, ended on its starboard side with creased tail boom, destroyed rotor mast and blades.  One of the two occupants needed first aid only.... Read more

09-Sep-15 C-GZFX Robinson R44 Foleyet, Canada (2F)

09-Sep-15 C-GZFX Robinson R44 Foleyet, Canada (2F)

9-Sep-2015

Helicopter crashed into trees, dropping vertically nose-first between the trees down to the ground, killing both on board – named as 24-year-old Jeremie Belanger and 41-year-old Ken Mielke – both were pilots were pilots for Apex Helicopters, which was performing aerial spraying for a forestry company in the area. CADORS 2015O2625... Read more

07-Sep-15 RA-04151 Robinson R44 Baltasinsky, Russia

07-Sep-15 RA-04151 Robinson R44 Baltasinsky, Russia

7-Sep-2015

During a hard landing in a field with low-level crop (presumably an emergency landing?), the helicopter rocked back onto its tail, resulting in the tail rotor gearbox and tail shearing off.   Rest of helicopter appears unscathed, apart from the skids being splayed out as a result of the heavy landing.... Read more

Robinson expands R44 & R66 Autopilot and Aspen package

Robinson expands R44 & R66 Autopilot and Aspen package

4-Sep-2015Source: Robinson

The same Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS (Helicopter Stability Augmentation System) and autopilot that was FAA approved on the R66 earlier this year is now available on Robinson’s top selling R44. The R44 autopilot option has all of the same modes and functionality as the R66 including basic stability augmentation, heading hold, altitude hold, navigation signal tracking,... Read more

28-Aug-15 N440SA Robinson R44 Cheyenne, US-Wyoming

28-Aug-15 N440SA Robinson R44 Cheyenne, US-Wyoming

28-Aug-2015

The helicopter landed hard from an altitude of about 15 feet and slid about 8 to 10 feet. Both skids were spread apart and broken and the helicopter came to rest on its fuselage. Both tail rotor blades separated and the vertical stabilizer was damaged. There was some buckling of the fuselage. The tail boom... Read more

25-Aug-15 N444KD Robinson R44 Ketchum, US-Oklahoma

25-Aug-15 N444KD Robinson R44 Ketchum, US-Oklahoma

25-Aug-2015

Pilot John Marcotte suffered minor injuries. Tail boom sliced in two places, helicopter ended on its starboard side in a hay field – approx one mile out after departing local airfield... Read more

22-Aug-15 Robinson R44 College Station, US-Texas

22-Aug-15 Robinson R44 College Station, US-Texas

22-Aug-2015

Clipped tree and crashed to the ground during filming operations.  Wayne Bomstad received minor injuries.  Pilot Jacob Oliver was still in hospital four days later according to this report.... Read more

18-Aug-15 N5VH Robinson R22 Prescott, US-Arizona

18-Aug-15 N5VH Robinson R22 Prescott, US-Arizona

18-Aug-2015

Training accident.  Recording of ATC transmissions on this YouTube video.... Read more

17-Aug-15 G-LHXL Robinson R44 Goodwood, UK

17-Aug-15 G-LHXL Robinson R44 Goodwood, UK

17-Aug-2015

Large taildragger fixed wing (Boeing Stearman N56200) taxied directly into the parked and unattended R44, causing extensive damage to cabin, avionics etc.... Read more

British R44 pilot fined for downwash incident

British R44 pilot fined for downwash incident

10-Aug-2015Source: Torquay Herald Express

TORBAY millionaire hotel owner Keith Richardson has been fined £3,000 after his helicopter caused a parasol to take off and strike a teenage guest. See Full Story... Read more

08-Aug-15 RA-04383 Robinson R44 Alehnovo, Russia (4F)

08-Aug-15 RA-04383 Robinson R44 Alehnovo, Russia (4F)

8-Aug-2015

Mid-air with Cessna U206F Floatplane RA-67523 killing all four in the R44 and five in the Cessna.  Initial reports say the Cessna pilot was taking off in the evening into the sun and likely did not see the helicopter... Read more

07-Aug-15 N20KD Robinson R44 Dover, US-Wisconsin

07-Aug-15 N20KD Robinson R44 Dover, US-Wisconsin

7-Aug-2015

Agricultural helicopter hit wire and crashed into cornfield.  Pilot injured and to hospital... Read more

Aberta Dinosaur Museum premiers helicopter tours

Aberta Dinosaur Museum premiers helicopter tours

6-Aug-2015Source: Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum

Leading up to the September 3rd soft opening, the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum will begin offering helicopter tours from August 5th throughout the summer over one of the world’s densest dinosaur bone-bed sites. The tours will showcase stunning aerial views of the museum, Pipestone Creek and Wapiti River, snaking through heavily wooded terrain to the mass gravesite of... Read more

06-Aug-15 N800BP Robinson R22 Hollywood, US-Florida

06-Aug-15 N800BP Robinson R22 Hollywood, US-Florida

6-Aug-2015

Precautionary landing on golf course. Later cleared for onward flight... Read more

01-Aug-15 OO-KMN Robinson R44 Belgium

01-Aug-15 OO-KMN Robinson R44 Belgium

1-Aug-2015

Date is estimated, and may be any time in the range 23-Jun (last known flight) to 05-Aug, when the helicopter was seen damaged on a trailer in the insurance compound at Fairoaks Airport in the UK. Helicopter looks mostly complete, but tail boom a little bent and the lower part of the tail is bent... Read more

Robinson Upgrades R66 Police Helicopter

Robinson Upgrades R66 Police Helicopter

29-Jul-2015Source: Robinson

Robinson Helicopter Company announced its R66 Turbine Police Helicopter with the FLIR Systems Ultra 8000 Infrared Camera and the Spectrolab SX-7 searchlight with 30-million candlepower has been reconfigured to include a multitude of upgrades. This high performance 4-place police helicopter comes standard with a Garmin G500H Primary and Multifunction Display System (PFD/MFD), a Garmin GTN... Read more

Onboard Systems R66 cargo hook approved by FAA

Onboard Systems R66 cargo hook approved by FAA

29-Jul-2015Source: Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its cargo hook kit for the Robinson R66 aircraft has been STC certified by the FAA. Onboard will also submit this system to Transport Canada and EASA for certification in Canada and Europe, respectively. The R66 cargo hook kit... Read more

Solo R22 pilot rescued after 32 hours on ice floe

Solo R22 pilot rescued after 32 hours on ice floe

28-Jul-2015

Russian pilot Sergey Ananov was most of the way to completing a solo circumnavigation in a Robinson R22. He had refuelled in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and was on a 500 mile leg to Nuuk in Greenland when contact was lost. He was reported overdue at 3.20pm Eastern time on Saturday 25th July. Weather conditions were hazardous... Read more

27-Jul-15 5Y-HCC Robinson R44 Karuga, Kenya

27-Jul-15 5Y-HCC Robinson R44 Karuga, Kenya

27-Jul-2015

Landing accident with helicopter ending on its starboard side.  3 POB not serious injured... Read more

Solo R22 round-the-world missing

Solo R22 round-the-world missing

26-Jul-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The update from the project Facebook page says so much and our hearts go out to the support team at this time “With heavy hearts we have to write that unfortunately yesterday we lost contact with Sergey during his flight over Davis Strait … Almost immediately after receiving the last Delorme tracking message with 0... Read more

25-Jul-15 D-HDIM Robinson R22 Davis Strait, Canada

25-Jul-15 D-HDIM Robinson R22 Davis Strait, Canada

25-Jul-2015

Helicopter was operating VFR from CYFB Iqaluit, NU to BGGH Nuuk, Greenland as part of a solo circumnavigation attempt. The pilot (Sergey Ananov from Russia) autorotated and ditched the aircraft in the Davis Strait, 204 nm east of CYFB, reportedly due to a broken drive belt. He was wearing an immersion suit and managed to... Read more

24-Jul-15 C-FRAP Robinson R44 Strathroy, Canada

24-Jul-15 C-FRAP Robinson R44 Strathroy, Canada

24-Jul-2015

Helicopter was being used to spray fungicide on fields of corn. The pilot approached and overflew one field checking for hazards and wind conditions, and then began a spray swath across the field. Midway through the first swath, the pilot heard the low rotor horn sound. Manually rolling the throttle up did not prevent the... Read more

23-Jul-15 N520NS Robinson R22 Corona, US-California

23-Jul-15 N520NS Robinson R22 Corona, US-California

23-Jul-2015

Substantially damaged after “force landing in the dirt” (FAA)... Read more

16-Jul-15 N804DF Robinson R44 Fentress, US-Texas

16-Jul-15 N804DF Robinson R44 Fentress, US-Texas

16-Jul-2015

Force landing in field.  3 POB.  Minor damage... Read more

15-Jul-15 N8337Z Robinson R44 Sandusky, US-Michigan

15-Jul-15 N8337Z Robinson R44 Sandusky, US-Michigan

15-Jul-2015

Helicopter landed at a manufacturing business, severing powerline.  After brief stop on the ground – and “the authorities had arrived at the scene“, the helicopter took off again and departed the area... Read more

New Kentucky operator at Hopkinsville-Christian County Airport

New Kentucky operator at Hopkinsville-Christian County Airport

14-Jul-2015Source: Kentucky New Era

Taking off at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Airport is a new business that’s the product of a 51-year-old Clarksville woman’s passion for aviation, a little bit of luck and a light utility helicopter that could easily fit on a large flatbed trailer. See full story... Read more

14-Jul-15 VH-VOH Robinson R44 Alice Springs, Australia

14-Jul-15 VH-VOH Robinson R44 Alice Springs, Australia

14-Jul-2015

During mustering operations, the helicopter collided with terrain, resulting in substantial damage (photo). The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the helicopter, sustained minor injuries. Final report says “According to the Carburettor Icing Probability chart, the conditions indicated a high probability of serious carburettor icing at descent power.”... Read more

13-Jul-15 N184SH Robinson R22 Caldwell, US-Idaho

13-Jul-15 N184SH Robinson R22 Caldwell, US-Idaho

13-Jul-2015

Main blade struck tail boom on landing... Read more

12-Jul-15 N441MM Robinson R22 Panguitch, US-Utah

12-Jul-15 N441MM Robinson R22 Panguitch, US-Utah

12-Jul-2015

Pilot Duane Fielding, of St. George, and his 14-year-old son/passenger were not seriously injured.  Gust of wind while in a low hover led tail to touch the ground, causing the helicopter to become unstable and crash... Read more

12-Jul-15 N577AT Robinson R44 Viola, US-Tennessee

12-Jul-15 N577AT Robinson R44 Viola, US-Tennessee

12-Jul-2015

Substantially damaged after hitting wires during agricultural operations... Read more

10-Jul-15 C-FTJG Robinson R44 Canmore, Canada

10-Jul-15 C-FTJG Robinson R44 Canmore, Canada

10-Jul-2015

There were no reported injuries among the 4 souls on board. Search and rescue located the site via emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal and extracted the occupants. Unknown damage to the aircraft. CADORS 2015C2524... Read more

01-Jul-15 N824DK Robinson R44 Gettysburg, US-South Dakota

01-Jul-15 N824DK Robinson R44 Gettysburg, US-South Dakota

1-Jul-2015

Clipped a power line on climb-out at 9.30pm, landed and skidded on a highway and came to a stop in a ditch... Read more

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