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UK AAIB Bulletin – August 2022

UK AAIB Bulletin – August 2022

14-Aug-2022

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Rotorway Executive 162F (G-JDHN), autorotation landing following an exhaust after fire, Near Ledbury, Herefordshire, 2 April 2021 Agusta A109C (G-HBEK), loss of control during approach to land, private landing site, Organford, Dorset, 15 July 2021... Read more

25-Jul-22 SX-HEJ Bell 407 Spata, Greece (1F)

25-Jul-22 SX-HEJ Bell 407 Spata, Greece (1F)

25-Jul-2022

22-year old British tourist (named here as Jack Fenton) received fatal injuries after being struck by the tail rotor after alighting from the helicopter. This report suggests that one of the other three passengers on the helicopter disputes the statement made by the head of the Greek aviation accident investigation board.... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – July 2022

UK AAIB Bulletin – July 2022

14-Jul-2022Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- MD 900 (G-LNDN), various electrical system faults due to water ingress, in flight between Royal London Hospital and RAF Northolt, Greater London, 25 July 2021... Read more

20-Jun-22 G-CJEK Guimbal G2 Burton in Lonsdale, UK (2F)

20-Jun-22 G-CJEK Guimbal G2 Burton in Lonsdale, UK (2F)

20-Jun-2022

Helicopter accident near Burton in Lonsdale, details TBC.  North Yorkshire Police confirmed two fatalities.  Another report suggests accident occurred during approach/landing, and the presence of a scorched tree in this report indicates a fire occurred, but not whether it was cause or effect. Pilot/owner (named here as Ian Macdonald) had owned the helicopter from new... Read more

15-Jun-22 D-HOBY Hughes 500D Ellenz-Poltersdorf, Germany

15-Jun-22 D-HOBY Hughes 500D Ellenz-Poltersdorf, Germany

15-Jun-2022

During agricultural spraying operations, had accident and ended up on its starboard side In der Nähe von #Ellenz-Poltersdorf (Kreis #Cochem-Zell) ist soeben ein Spritzhubschrauber abgestürzt. Mehr auf https://t.co/EUCs1blXGp Video: Jens Weber pic.twitter.com/G1oNl2Ch4p — Rhein-Zeitung (@RheinZeitung) June 15, 2022... Read more

12-Jun-22 N655DV Airbus EC135 Lake City, US-Florida

12-Jun-22 N655DV Airbus EC135 Lake City, US-Florida

12-Jun-2022

Precautionary field landing... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – June 2022

UK AAIB Bulletin – June 2022

9-Jun-2022Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness.... Read more

09-Jun-22 I-ELOP Leonardo AW119 Mount Cusna, Italy (7F)

09-Jun-22 I-ELOP Leonardo AW119 Mount Cusna, Italy (7F)

9-Jun-2022

Crashed and completely burned out on Mount Cusna, Italy.  Wreckage found two days after reported overdue. All 7 on board suffered fatal injuries – named in this report as pilot Corrado Levorin, Turkish citizens Kenar Serhat, Cez Arif, Ilker Ucar, and Altug Erbil and Lebanese citizens Chadi Kreidy and Tarek Tayah. All six passengers were... Read more

07-Jun-22 N600TA Enstrom F28F Greenville, US-Ohio (2F)

07-Jun-22 N600TA Enstrom F28F Greenville, US-Ohio (2F)

7-Jun-2022

Helicopter remained upright in heavy landing.  Fire reported.  One report states “Charles Zimmer, 34, the registered owner of the aircraft, was pulled to safety and treated at the scene before he was flown to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries. His wife, Krista Zimmer, 35, was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.” Another report... Read more

07-Jun-22 N402SH Bell 407 Kona, US-Hawaii

07-Jun-22 N402SH Bell 407 Kona, US-Hawaii

7-Jun-2022

Tourist flight, 6 POB all injured.  One airlifted to Kona Community Hospital, others by road A helicopter tour crashed on Wednesday in a lava field on Hawaii’s Big Island, injuring all six people on board — including two in serious condition, officials said. https://t.co/VCDgiiDQ6l — FOX 7 Austin (@fox7austin) June 11, 2022  ... Read more

06-Jun-22 N94WC Robinson R44 Henderson, US-Texas

06-Jun-22 N94WC Robinson R44 Henderson, US-Texas

6-Jun-2022

Training flight.  Helicopter ended up on its port side N94WC Helicopter Crash Henderson Texas pic.twitter.com/Jva9s6TYfm — FSX Aviation (@FSXAviation3) June 7, 2022  ... Read more

08-Jun-22 Bell-Boeing MV-22B Glamis, US-California (5F)

08-Jun-22 Bell-Boeing MV-22B Glamis, US-California (5F)

5-Jun-2022

Crashed and burnt out, all five on board received fatal injuries.  The deceased were named here as Capt. Nicholas P. Losapio; Capt. John J. Sax; Cpl. Nathan E. Carlson; Cpl. Seth D. Rasmuson; Lance Cpl. Evan A. Strickland.  The aircraft was operated by Marine Medium Tiltrotor (VMM) Squadron 364, based at MCAS Camp Pendleton.  VMM-364... Read more

04-Jun-22 N98ZA Bell 407 Caldwell, US-New Jersey

04-Jun-22 N98ZA Bell 407 Caldwell, US-New Jersey

4-Jun-2022

Heavily damaged in hard landing, pilot was only person on board and suffered serious injuries Pilot Injured In Helicopter Crash At Essex County Airport https://t.co/HtWnIVU6vq — Randolph Patch (@RandolphNJPatch) June 6, 2022    ... Read more

02-Jun-22 N91JK Bell HH-1H Reno, US-Nevada

02-Jun-22 N91JK Bell HH-1H Reno, US-Nevada

2-Jun-2022

Hard landing during a training mission.  Helicopter was recovered by a Nevada National Guard CH-47 Washoe County Sheriff's Office RAVEN helicopter experiences hard landing north of Reno https://t.co/gt68s9ypNP pic.twitter.com/MBBG9qaRTg — Washoe Sheriff (@WashoeSheriff) June 5, 2022  ... Read more

01-Jun-22 N239FW Bell OH-58A Tallahassee, US-Florida

01-Jun-22 N239FW Bell OH-58A Tallahassee, US-Florida

1-Jun-2022

Forced landing in a wooded area.  No injuries reported to 2 POB... Read more

31-May-22 N27574 Bell 206 Cameron, US-Texas

31-May-22 N27574 Bell 206 Cameron, US-Texas

31-May-2022

FAA: Crashed between hangars and runway while attempting to hover, ending up on its starboard side Cameron police confirm a helicopter crash occurred at Cameron Municipal Airport earlier this afternoon. Cameron Police Chief Lonnie Gosch said three people were on board and this could've been a training flight. Chief Gosch says Texas DPS is on... Read more

30-May-22 F-HMFA Airbus H125 Borse, France

30-May-22 F-HMFA Airbus H125 Borse, France

30-May-2022

During a flight between two construction sites, the pilot and the rear passenger, who was also a pilots, felt the helicopter sink to about thirty meters from the ground. The pilot decides not to attempt a recovery manoeuvre, given the presence of people on the ground near the landing area. The contact with the ground is... Read more

28-May-22 G-TIMO Airbus H120 Cuddesdon, UK

28-May-22 G-TIMO Airbus H120 Cuddesdon, UK

28-May-2022

Helicopter ended up on its starboard side when landing on a grass tennis court.  All four POB safely out of the aircraft, two to hospital according to this report Update – location previously reported as “Denton”, the postal address of the location is Cuddesdon and thus we have updated the title Update 2 – Sources... Read more

27-May-22 I-PLLY Airbus SA318C Quargnento, Italy

27-May-22 I-PLLY Airbus SA318C Quargnento, Italy

27-May-2022

Helicopter experienced difficulties shortly after take off.  All four POB seriously injured Wreckage airlifted the next day by the fire service Reparto volo dei #vigilidelfuoco di #Torino impegnato #oggi a Quargnento (AL) nella rimozione di un elicottero precipitato ieri pomeriggio pic.twitter.com/GOkk7aDpQD — Vigili del Fuoco (@vigilidelfuoco) May 28, 2022  ... Read more

23-May-22 F-HCHB Airbus AS350B3 Rogoźnik, Poland

23-May-22 F-HCHB Airbus AS350B3 Rogoźnik, Poland

23-May-2022

Emergency landing in lake while scooping water for firefighting work for a fire in the area of ​​Wymysłów. Helicopter ended up nearly fully submerged and inverted.  Sole occupant pilot safely left helicopter and was admitted to hospital... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2022

UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2022

12-May-2022Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness.... Read more

HAI issues statement on NTSB hearing into fatal tour helicopter crash

HAI issues statement on NTSB hearing into fatal tour helicopter crash

11-May-2022

Helicopter Association International (HAI) appreciates and supports the work of the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for its May 10 hearing to announce the probable cause and draft findings and recommendations related to a fatal air-tour helicopter accident that occurred on Dec. 26, 2019, near Kekaha, Hawaii, on the island of Kauai. HAI extends... Read more

FAA failure contributed to fatal tour helicopter crash, says NTSB Chair

FAA failure contributed to fatal tour helicopter crash, says NTSB Chair

11-May-2022

Decisions made by the Federal Aviation Administration not to implement National Transportation Safety Board​ safety recommendations contributed to the cause of a fatal air tour helicopter crash, the NTSB said in a report approved in a public meeting Tuesday. “When the NTSB issues safety recommendations, they are data-driven, supported by factual evidence developed from investigations, and... Read more

16-Apr-22 N808LF Airbus AS350B3 Phoenix, US-Arizona

16-Apr-22 N808LF Airbus AS350B3 Phoenix, US-Arizona

16-Apr-2022

Rotors running refuel – FBO attendant was pulling the grounding cable from the fuel truck and the cable struck the main rotor blades Helicopter operates as “Native Air 7” from a base at Payson, AZ  ... Read more

15-Apr-22 N7516G Robinson R22 Gila Bend, US-Arizona (1F)

15-Apr-22 N7516G Robinson R22 Gila Bend, US-Arizona (1F)

15-Apr-2022

FAA : crashed in unknown circumstances... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2022

UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2022

14-Apr-2022Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Leonardo AW189 (G-MCGU), emergency landing following failure of heating duct, 3 nm south-east of Porthcawl, Wales, 4 March 2021... Read more

12-Apr-22 N426DB Robinson R44 Calhoun, US-Georgia

12-Apr-22 N426DB Robinson R44 Calhoun, US-Georgia

12-Apr-2022

Gusty conditions caused helicopter to drift and main rotor blades struck building, ending on its port side.  4 POB, no injuries reported Helicopter with children inside crashes into building in Calhoun, officials say https://t.co/rYuoyFWXDi — 13WMAZ News (@13wmaznews) April 13, 2022  ... Read more

11-Apr-22 N315MH Bell 206L1 Kenai, US-Alaska

11-Apr-22 N315MH Bell 206L1 Kenai, US-Alaska

11-Apr-2022

Bird strike on tail... Read more

06-Apr-22 N19VH Robinson R22 Phoenix, US-Arizona

06-Apr-22 N19VH Robinson R22 Phoenix, US-Arizona

6-Apr-2022

Rolled over on landing... Read more

05-Apr-22 N999FR Robinson R22 Seymour, US-Texas

05-Apr-22 N999FR Robinson R22 Seymour, US-Texas

5-Apr-2022

During herding operation, pilot landed and exited the aircraft with the blades still turning.  Sufficient inertia in the rotor system caused the helicopter to fall onto its side... Read more

02-Apr-22 N7057L Hughes 269A Fort White, US-Florida

02-Apr-22 N7057L Hughes 269A Fort White, US-Florida

2-Apr-2022

FAA: “Crashed into a field for unknown reasons”... Read more

26-Mar-22 N288L Robinson R44 Myrtle Beach, US-South Carolina

26-Mar-22 N288L Robinson R44 Myrtle Beach, US-South Carolina

26-Mar-2022

Attempting to land at helipad, but ended up landing in car park and rolled over into bushes... Read more

25-Mar-22 N514CD Robinson R44 Rowlett, US-Texas (2F)

25-Mar-22 N514CD Robinson R44 Rowlett, US-Texas (2F)

25-Mar-2022

Helicopter descended from the sky in multiple pieces – tail rotor gearbox area separated from the boom, and then the boom separated from the cabin area – see video 2 POB received fatal injuries.  Student pilot was named here as Ty Wallis, while the instructor was named here as Lora Trout... Read more

22-Mar-22 N44DQ Robinson R44 Howe, US-Idaho

22-Mar-22 N44DQ Robinson R44 Howe, US-Idaho

22-Mar-2022

FAA – Minor damage under unknown circumstances... Read more

17-Mar-22 N500MZ Hughes 500D Adair, US-Iowa

17-Mar-22 N500MZ Hughes 500D Adair, US-Iowa

17-Mar-2022

Experienced engine problems during low level powerline operations.  Landed hard, starboard skid collapsed and helicopter rolled onto its starboard side... Read more

15-Mar-22 N99676 Airbus AS350B Valdez, US-Alaska

15-Mar-22 N99676 Airbus AS350B Valdez, US-Alaska

15-Mar-2022

Heli skiiing operation.  On final approach to pick up some skiiers, the helicopter impacted the snow and rolled over... Read more

12-Mar-22 N270HA Enstrom F280FX Okeechobee, US-Florida

12-Mar-22 N270HA Enstrom F280FX Okeechobee, US-Florida

12-Mar-2022

Struck powerlines during take-off... Read more

12-Mar-22 N761AF Sikorsky S76D Texarkana, US-Texas

12-Mar-22 N761AF Sikorsky S76D Texarkana, US-Texas

12-Mar-2022

Tail strike on landing at hospital helipad... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2022

UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2022

10-Mar-2022Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- MBB-BK 117 C-2 (G-MPSB), firm landing following a simulated engine failure on takeoff, North Weald Airfield, Essex, 12 March 2021... Read more

10-Mar-22 N456PA Guimbal G2 Waterloo, US-Iowa

10-Mar-22 N456PA Guimbal G2 Waterloo, US-Iowa

10-Mar-2022

Emergency landing in field. No damage reported... Read more

09-Mar-22 N162MW Airbus EC135P1 Lincoln, US-Nebraska

09-Mar-22 N162MW Airbus EC135P1 Lincoln, US-Nebraska

9-Mar-2022

Bird strike.  2 POB, neither injured... Read more

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters Wins Prestigious Safety Awards

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters Wins Prestigious Safety Awards

8-Mar-2022Source: Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, the world’s largest and most experienced helicopter tour company, received two Diamond Awards from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for excellence in maintenance and safety. Established in 1991, the Diamond Awards are the highest aviation honor in the aircraft maintenance industry. To qualify for the award, 100 percent of an organization’s eligible... Read more

07-Mar-22 N29VA Airbus EC145 Abingdon, US-Virginia

07-Mar-22 N29VA Airbus EC145 Abingdon, US-Virginia

7-Mar-2022

Engine issues while landing on a trolley at night, pilot lost control and impacted the ground... Read more

04-Mar-22 G-MCGY Sikorsky S92 Plymouth, UK (1F)

04-Mar-22 G-MCGY Sikorsky S92 Plymouth, UK (1F)

4-Mar-2022

Police statement – Two members of the public were injured as a HM Coastguard helicopter was landing at the helipad at Derriford. One person is being treated for their injuries and remains in hospital. The second injured person, a local woman in her 80’s, (named here as Jean Langan, 87) has since died; their next of kin... Read more

03-Mar-22 N183PS Robinson R44 Titusville, US-Florida

03-Mar-22 N183PS Robinson R44 Titusville, US-Florida

3-Mar-2022

Shortly after take-off from Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, an emergency landing was made in a parking lot of a self-storage business following loss of engine power. Helicopter was heading to Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine No damage is evident from the poor press image Helicopter makes emergency landing in Titusville parking... Read more

01-Mar-22 N2191 Bell 407 Fort Worth, US-Texas

01-Mar-22 N2191 Bell 407 Fort Worth, US-Texas

1-Mar-2022

Autorotations to a taxiway, and damaged a taxiway light... Read more

01-Mar-22 N786SH Robinson R22 Fallston, US-Maryland

01-Mar-22 N786SH Robinson R22 Fallston, US-Maryland

1-Mar-2022

Hover taxiing, caught a skid and fell onto its side... Read more

Baldwin improves Safety Culture scores

Baldwin improves Safety Culture scores

22-Feb-2022Source: Baldwin

Baldwin Safety and Compliance reports that operators participating in their Safety Performance Monitoring Program (SPMP) received higher scores in the program’s annual safety culture assessment than organizations that do not participate. The SPMP was first introduced by Baldwin in 2019 and involves mentoring as well as continuous monitoring of organizations by Baldwin’s safety professionals. The... Read more

22-Feb-22 N615CK Sikorsky S61N Kekaha, US-Hawaii (4F)

22-Feb-22 N615CK Sikorsky S61N Kekaha, US-Hawaii (4F)

22-Feb-2022

Under contract to the US Navy, the helicopter was providing retrieval support for a routine training operation when the crash happened. Brian Beattie, Croman director of operations, said the Sikorsky S-61N had just retrieved an object from the water and was trying to drop it on the ground when something went wrong. Post crash fire All... Read more

20-Feb-22 N521HB MD Helicopters MD520N Newport Beach, US-California (1F)

20-Feb-22 N521HB MD Helicopters MD520N Newport Beach, US-California (1F)

20-Feb-2022

Law enforcement helicopter crashed into shallow water, severely injuring the pilot and killing the passenger – named in the Huntington Beach Police statement as Nicolas Vella. This tweet suggests it was spinning out of control prior to hitting the water Investigation continues into cause of fatal police helicopter crash in Newport Beach – KTLA Los... Read more

20-Feb-22 N544SB Robinson R44 Miami, US-Florida

20-Feb-22 N544SB Robinson R44 Miami, US-Florida

20-Feb-2022

Crashed into the water close to a busy beach.  Three POB were seriously injured, and were named here as Morgan Geller, Rachelle Mussary Arkin, and Robert Arkin This afternoon at 1:10 p.m., MBPD received a call of a helicopter crash in the ocean near 10 Street. Police and @MiamiBeachFire responded to the scene along with... Read more

19-Feb-22 N1342X Bell 47G4A Titusville, US-Florida

19-Feb-22 N1342X Bell 47G4A Titusville, US-Florida

19-Feb-2022

Hard landing in field.  No injuries to 2 POB... Read more

Joby Aviation eVTOL suffers test flight accident

Joby Aviation eVTOL suffers test flight accident

17-Feb-2022

Due to its stock market listing, Joby Aviation made the following statement to US Securities and Exchange Commission late yesterday. On February 16, 2022, Joby Aviation, Inc. a Delaware corporation (the “Company”) announced that earlier today one of its remotely piloted, experimental prototype aircraft was involved in an accident during flight testing at our remote... Read more

17-Feb-22 N929WA Robinson R44 White Plains, US-New York

17-Feb-22 N929WA Robinson R44 White Plains, US-New York

17-Feb-2022

Dynamic roll-over while attempting to land on a dolly.  No injuries to pilot, only person on board... Read more

16-Feb-22 N72297 Bell UH-1 Coalinga, US-California (1F)

16-Feb-22 N72297 Bell UH-1 Coalinga, US-California (1F)

16-Feb-2022

Helicopter involved in agricultural ops crashed under unknown circumstances – sole occupant pilot received fatal injuries – named here as Steven Wilson, 53 🚁💨 Inquiry Begins Into Fatal Helicopter Crash Near Coalinga Federal investigators have begun an inquiry into what caused a helicopter to crash near Coalinga, killing pilot Steven Wilson, 53, of Shafter. Full... Read more

11-Feb-22 N469AE Bell 206L4 El Dorado, US-Illinois

11-Feb-22 N469AE Bell 206L4 El Dorado, US-Illinois

11-Feb-2022

Pilot observed a flash reflecting in the windshield, followed by smoke in the cabin – caused by lithium batteries in the pocket of a paramedic on board... Read more

11-Feb-22 N1023V Bell 47G2 Fallon, US-Nevada

11-Feb-22 N1023V Bell 47G2 Fallon, US-Nevada

11-Feb-2022

Helicopter incurred a tail strike and then crashed onto the roof of a hangar, ending up on its port side. FAA incorrectly reported this as a Bell 407, rather than a Bell 47 as is evident in this image N1023V was not currently registered at the time of the accident.  FAA data shows it de-registered... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2022

UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2022

10-Feb-2022Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- AW109SP (G-SCAP), bird strike followed by successful landing with no injuries, Wycombe Air Park, Buckinghamshire, 7 July 2021 Agusta AB206B (G-WIZZ), low rotor speed warning led to autorotation and subsequent tail boom damage due to rotor... Read more

Baldwin’s Safety Performance Monitoring Program Excels with Higher Safety Culture Scores

Baldwin’s Safety Performance Monitoring Program Excels with Higher Safety Culture Scores

1-Feb-2022

Baldwin Safety and Compliance reports that operators participating in their Safety Performance Monitoring Program (SPMP) received higher scores in the program’s annual safety culture assessment than organizations that do not participate. The SPMP was first introduced by Baldwin in 2019 and involves mentoring as well as continuous monitoring of organizations by Baldwin’s safety professionals. The... Read more

17-Jan-22 N167RL Bell 407 Houma, US-Louisiana (2F)

17-Jan-22 N167RL Bell 407 Houma, US-Louisiana (2F)

16-Jan-2022

FAA “aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances” Press reports “Local authorities were notified of the crash before noon by a citizen who reported seeing the aircraft lose altitude and then saw a “big splash of mud,” Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson said during a news conference” The two fatalities were named here as 30-year-old Dylan Horn... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2022

UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2022

13-Jan-2022Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- AS355F1 (G-BOSN), engine fire due to exhaust clamp failure, Hedsor House, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, 2 March 2021... Read more

HAI Announces 2022 Safety Award Recipient

HAI Announces 2022 Safety Award Recipient

13-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce United States Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion of helicopter safety and safety awareness. It will be presented Monday, March 7, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022... Read more

11-Jan-22 N531LN Airbus EC135P2 Drexel Hill, US-Pennsylvania

11-Jan-22 N531LN Airbus EC135P2 Drexel Hill, US-Pennsylvania

11-Jan-2022

Pilot reported difficulties while flying and made emergency landing in built-up area – it appeared to be circling at low level in this doorbell footage  All four on board, including a baby of 2 months old, got out without further injury. Air Methods statement : Today an Air Methods owned aircraft experienced an accident in... Read more

08-Jan-22 G-DAAS Airbus H145 Dartmoor, UK

08-Jan-22 G-DAAS Airbus H145 Dartmoor, UK

8-Jan-2022

Press release: Devon Air Ambulance’s H145 Helicopter, G-DAAS has been parked on the Derriford Hospital Helipad since the afternoon of Saturday 8 January. This is as a result of damage the aircraft sustained during a HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) task on Dartmoor. The aircraft skid was damaged during the landing on the moor, probably as a... Read more

06-Jan-22  Bell AH-1Z Wrightstown, US-New Jersey

06-Jan-22 Bell AH-1Z Wrightstown, US-New Jersey

7-Jan-2022

US DoD statement – A Marine Corps AH-1Z with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 773, Marine Aircraft Group 49, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, had a mishap at approximately 3:30 p.m. (EST) today in Wrightstown, N.J., outside Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. There were no fatalities or civilian structure damage. Two personnel were on... Read more

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

05-Jan-22 L170x MD Helicopters MD530F Hadath al-Jebbeh, Lebanon

05-Jan-22 L170x MD Helicopters MD530F Hadath al-Jebbeh, Lebanon

5-Jan-2022

Emergency landing after the soldiers on board heard a strange sound and they decided to make an emergency landing – the helicopter ended up on its side in a tree.  According to a press report, all on board of the helicopter are in good health. The Lebanese Army received six 530Fs from the US in... Read more

30-Dec-21 N8AU Bell 206B Livingston, US-Texas (1F)

30-Dec-21 N8AU Bell 206B Livingston, US-Texas (1F)

30-Dec-2021

1 fatal injury of the four on board when the helicopter came down on the edge of a wood nr Livingston.  Fatality named in this press report as  54-year-old Daniel King of Livingston while the survivors were named as pilot 73-year-old John Martin and passengers 26-year-old Braydon King and 23-year-old Brocton King At approximately 11:45... 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

21-Dec-21 N111AD Hughes 500D Strawberry, US-Arizona

21-Dec-21 N111AD Hughes 500D Strawberry, US-Arizona

21-Dec-2021

Main rotor struck powerline... Read more

EASA publishes study of socio-economic factors in relation to aviation safety

EASA publishes study of socio-economic factors in relation to aviation safety

16-Dec-2021Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published its review of the interdependencies between socio economic factors and aviation safety, conducted every three years. This edition of the  review examines the safety implications of socio-economic factors in the areas of Employment and Working Conditions, Health and Lifestyle and Education. It identifies a number of specific... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – December 2021

UK AAIB Bulletin – December 2021

14-Dec-2021Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness.... Read more

14-Dec-21 5146 Enstrom 480B Jiraprawat, Thailand (2F)

14-Dec-21 5146 Enstrom 480B Jiraprawat, Thailand (2F)

14-Dec-2021

Crashed and burned out, with instructor and student receiving fatal injuries.  News reel shows one helicopter suddenly losing altitude in a long parade of 9+ helicopters.  One report indicates there was smoke was emanating from the helicopter while it was in flight. The fatalities were later named as Lt. Col. Panthong Banchongplaen, flight instructor and... Read more

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