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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

14-Dec-21 N150AS Bell 407 LaPlace, US-Louisiana (1F)

14-Dec-21 N150AS Bell 407 LaPlace, US-Louisiana (1F)

14-Dec-2021

Helicopter crashed on the eastbound carriageway of the Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge on Interstate 10.  Aircraft was observed flying low, consistent with low cloud base and low visibility at the time.  Helicopter took out some powerlines, causing 20,000 people to be without electricity.  The helicopter was on fire post impact and completely burned out, as... Read more

14-Dec-21 N862YB Bell 407 Bridgeport, US-Texas

14-Dec-21 N862YB Bell 407 Bridgeport, US-Texas

14-Dec-2021

FAA – Training flight for power recovery practice.  Crashed over safety area on runway.  ... Read more

14-Dec-21 N8827F Hughes 269A Crowley, US-Texas

14-Dec-21 N8827F Hughes 269A Crowley, US-Texas

14-Dec-2021

FAA: Pilot lost control while practicing on a private ranch, and rolled onto its side on landing.  No injuries reported to the 2 POB Helicopter is registered to an address in the town of the incident... Read more

13-Dec-21 N920PD Bell 429 New York, US-New York

13-Dec-21 N920PD Bell 429 New York, US-New York

13-Dec-2021

Experienced engine issues in the hover, made a heavy landing damaging skids and underside of fuselage. New York Police Dept aircraft... Read more

12-Dec-21 N434PH Bell 407 Conroe, US-Texas

12-Dec-21 N434PH Bell 407 Conroe, US-Texas

12-Dec-2021

Controlled emergency landing after being unable to recover correctly from practice autorotation landing... Read more

11-Dec-21 ZS-HXG Bell 206L Ultimate HP, South Africa

11-Dec-21 ZS-HXG Bell 206L Ultimate HP, South Africa

11-Dec-2021

Helicopter appeared to lose power on final approach and landed very heavily just short of the helipad.  Location was adjacent to an earth bank, which the main blades hit.  Fuselage creased on aft starboard side, and images show oil as having leaked from the engine – but it is not known whether this was prior... 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

09-Dec-21 N401TB CHR Safari 400 McKinney, US-Texas

09-Dec-21 N401TB CHR Safari 400 McKinney, US-Texas

9-Dec-2021

After performing some maintenance work on an amateur build helicopter, the pilot carried out a test flight.  In a low hover there was an explosion which caused the helicopter to crash from low level and subsequently burn out. Pilot to hospital with burns. Helicopter believed to be a CHR (Canadian Home Rotors) Safari 400 from... Read more

08-Dec-21 ZP5164 Mil Mi-17V5 Coonoor, India (14F)

08-Dec-21 ZP5164 Mil Mi-17V5 Coonoor, India (14F)

8-Dec-2021

India’s top military commander has been killed in a helicopter crash in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, the country’s Air Force says. Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others died after the Mi-17V5 helicopter came down in hills near Coonoor city on Wednesday morning.  Images show that the helicopter... 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

02-Dec-21 N911PH MD Helicopters MD500E Chesterfield, US-Missouri

02-Dec-21 N911PH MD Helicopters MD500E Chesterfield, US-Missouri

2-Dec-2021

Main blades sliced tail boom on training flight while practicing autorotations St. Louis County Police helicopter damaged at Spirit of St. Louis https://t.co/g4nPl1NaYe — KMOV (@KMOV) December 2, 2021... Read more

28-Nov-21 N59600 Bell 206B Perry, US-Oklahoma (1F)

28-Nov-21 N59600 Bell 206B Perry, US-Oklahoma (1F)

28-Nov-2021

Crashed under unknown circumstances, caught fire and completely burned out.  Pilot received fatal injuries passenger had serious injuries. Address quoted in press report equates to address on FAA register for owner Jeff A Henke... Read more

25-Nov-21 H-0433 Bell UH-1H Ñu Guasu, Paraguay (3F)

25-Nov-21 H-0433 Bell UH-1H Ñu Guasu, Paraguay (3F)

25-Nov-2021

Three of the four on board the helicopter received fatal injuries in a training accident Two of the deceased were named in this tweet as Gustavo Velazco Acosta, Lieutenant Andrea Cubilla and Sergeant Gustavo Arzamendia Se confirmó el fallecimiento de 2 personas tras la caída del Helicóptero de la FFAA en Luque. En total habían 4... Read more

22-Nov-21 N307TC Leonardo AW169 Bastrop, US-Texas

22-Nov-21 N307TC Leonardo AW169 Bastrop, US-Texas

22-Nov-2021

Bird strike on climb-out from hospital helipad, damaging windscreen and beam.  ADSB data shows helicopter continued its 12 minute flight back to base... Read more

22-Nov-21 N102LD Rotorway Exec 162F Scio, US-Oregon

22-Nov-21 N102LD Rotorway Exec 162F Scio, US-Oregon

22-Nov-2021

FAA : Flipped over on takeoff after tail rotor was struck by something Press Report : Pilot (named as 74-year-old Jack Elvin) quoted as saying “mechanical failure when trying to land” Sheriff: 74-year-old pilot walks away unharmed after helicopter crash near Scio https://t.co/QmVNB8p8Op — Fox12Oregon (@fox12oregon) November 23, 2021... Read more

21-Nov-21 OE-XCE Bell 429WLG Wiener Neustadt, Austria (1F)

21-Nov-21 OE-XCE Bell 429WLG Wiener Neustadt, Austria (1F)

21-Nov-2021

Crashed and caught fire on landing.  Weather reported as foggy.  Pilot was the only person on board.... Read more

20-Nov-21 PNC-0715 Bell UH-1H II Subachoque, Colombia (3F)

20-Nov-21 PNC-0715 Bell UH-1H II Subachoque, Colombia (3F)

20-Nov-2021

Police helicopter on counter-narcotics operation crashed for unknown reasons.  Initial reports (example) show foggy conditions, which may have been contributory.  Two fatalities of the six on board as a result of the accident, with a third death confirmed a short time later from the hospital Colombian vice president Marta Lucia Ramirez tweeted the names of... Read more

20-Nov-21 Bell 47G Lancaster, US-Pennsylvania

20-Nov-21 Bell 47G Lancaster, US-Pennsylvania

20-Nov-2021

Training accident.... Read more

20-Nov-21 N210JB Bell 47G Lancaster, US-Pennsylvania

20-Nov-21 N210JB Bell 47G Lancaster, US-Pennsylvania

20-Nov-2021

Crashed during hover training... Read more

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