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UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2021

UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2021

13-May-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

13-May-21 N432PH Bell 407 Midlothian, US-Texas

13-May-21 N432PH Bell 407 Midlothian, US-Texas

13-May-2021

Main blades struck port horizontal stabiliser during run-on landing on grass. No injuries to pilot or 2 passengers... Read more

09-May-21 N40YB Bell 206B Chino, US-California

09-May-21 N40YB Bell 206B Chino, US-California

9-May-2021

FAA : Aircraft made an off airfield landing for unknown reasons. Pilot and 3 passengers not injured... Read more

09-May-21 N8627J Enstrom F28F Palmer, US-Alaska

09-May-21 N8627J Enstrom F28F Palmer, US-Alaska

9-May-2021

Autorotation landing.  Skid stuck in ground during run-on landing, causing helicopter nose to hit ground and main blades to slice tail boom... Read more

06-May-21 N972BW MD Helicopters MD530F Palm Gardens, US-Nevada

06-May-21 N972BW MD Helicopters MD530F Palm Gardens, US-Nevada

6-May-2021

FAA : Substantially damaged during long-line work.  2 POB not injured... Read more

15-May-21 N134AM Airbus EC135 Jacksonville, US-Florida

15-May-21 N134AM Airbus EC135 Jacksonville, US-Florida

5-May-2021

Emergency field landing after bird strike... Read more

05-May-21 N6068S MD Helicopters MD530F Mesa, US-Arizona

05-May-21 N6068S MD Helicopters MD530F Mesa, US-Arizona

5-May-2021

Post-flight inspection found damage to the tail rotor... Read more

03-May-21 G-WNSG Sikorsky S92 North Sea, UK

03-May-21 G-WNSG Sikorsky S92 North Sea, UK

3-May-2021

Aircraft went AOG on North Sea Platform Valaris 122.  Aircraft still present on rig 05-May-21 (image – Facebook)... 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

02-May-21 HB-ZQQ Leonardo AW109S Padua, Italy

02-May-21 HB-ZQQ Leonardo AW109S Padua, Italy

2-May-2021

Main blades struck canopy over fuel area at airport.  Rotor disc imbalance was serious enough for the main blades to slice the tail boom off The pilot had reportedly planned on refuelling at Ozzano but was unable to do so on arrival and flew on to Padua.... Read more

28-Apr-21 N53DE Bell 429 Eden, US-North Carolina (1F)

28-Apr-21 N53DE Bell 429 Eden, US-North Carolina (1F)

28-Apr-2021

Helicopter was involved in a routine powerline inspection when it went down on the edge of a wood close to the lines, then burning out.  Two passengers were seriously injured, and the pilot was fatally injured... Read more

23-Apr-21 N119AA Leonardo AW119 Apodaca, Mexico (1F)

23-Apr-21 N119AA Leonardo AW119 Apodaca, Mexico (1F)

23-Apr-2021

Helicopter came to rest nose down, tangled in overhead lines over a road.  Shortly after, it caught fire and was consumed. Reports say 3 POB with at least 1 fatality.  Image from Protección Civil Protection department of the state of Nuevo Leon, who also posted these images of the aftermath once the fire was extinguished.... 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

22-Apr-21 G-TAAS Leonardo AW109SP Carsington, UK

22-Apr-21 G-TAAS Leonardo AW109SP Carsington, UK

22-Apr-2021

Bird strike took out port windscreen.  Safe field landing.  EMS helicopter was on a positioning flight back to base and there was no patient on board... Read more

21-Apr-21 HL9285 Sikorsky S76C+ Munmun-myeon, Korea (1F)

21-Apr-21 HL9285 Sikorsky S76C+ Munmun-myeon, Korea (1F)

21-Apr-2021

Firefighting helicopter ditched in a lake.  Copilot was found unconscious in 10m of water, transferred to hospital in Cheongju, but died.  Pilot survived Pictured here two days later during the recovery task.  [segye image]... Read more

20-Apr-21 (serial TBC) Airbus UH-72A New Brockton, US-Alabama

20-Apr-21 (serial TBC) Airbus UH-72A New Brockton, US-Alabama

20-Apr-2021

Training accident, further details awaited.  Two POB both to hospital... Read more

19-Apr-21 N516MT Bell 407 Columbia, US-South Carolina

19-Apr-21 N516MT Bell 407 Columbia, US-South Carolina

19-Apr-2021

FAA report emergency field landing for this air ambulance helicopter... Read more

17-Apr-21 RA-20977 Mil Mi-2 Ilsky, Russia (1F)

17-Apr-21 RA-20977 Mil Mi-2 Ilsky, Russia (1F)

17-Apr-2021

Helicopter crashed during low level agricultural spraying operations.  Pilot received fatal injuries  ... Read more

14-Apr-21 N369PD MD Helicopters 500E Atlanta, US-Georgia

14-Apr-21 N369PD MD Helicopters 500E Atlanta, US-Georgia

14-Apr-2021

Emergency landing on golf course.  FAA report did not supply any further details.  ... Read more

13-Apr-21 148825 Sikorsky CH-148 Halifax, Canada

13-Apr-21 148825 Sikorsky CH-148 Halifax, Canada

13-Apr-2021

Precautionary off-airfield landing in a local park on a training flight.  No apparent damage.  Helicopter was towed back to base by road (10 kilometers)... Read more

11-Apr-21 VT-YMA Leonardo AW109SP Madavana, India

11-Apr-21 VT-YMA Leonardo AW109SP Madavana, India

11-Apr-2021

Corporate helicopter owned by LuLu International who issued this statement (from Outlook India) regarding the incident, which involved their CEO “Yusuff Ali, currently in Kerala, was on a short trip from his home in Kochi to visit a relative at a nearby hospital. Due to the sudden deterioration of weather conditions and heavy rains, the... Read more

HAI Statement on NTSB ‘Most Wanted List’

HAI Statement on NTSB ‘Most Wanted List’

9-Apr-2021Source: HAI

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) met April 6, 2021, to select the items for the agency’s 2021–2022 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements. Two of the 10 items on the list would affect the rotorcraft industry: • From the NTSB Office of Aviation Safety, the recommendation is to “Require and Verify the Effectiveness... Read more

09-Apr-21 N421PB Airbus H120 LeRoy, US-Kansas

09-Apr-21 N421PB Airbus H120 LeRoy, US-Kansas

9-Apr-2021

Heavy landing in a garden on grass.  Skids splayed out.  Press report states pilot was Tereso T Orozco, 64, of Topeka, and passenger was Kenneth David Norman, 48, of Sunnyvale, Texas.  Neither were injured... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2021

UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2021

8-Apr-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

08-Apr-21 N9274 Enstrom 28A Springdale, US-Arkansas

08-Apr-21 N9274 Enstrom 28A Springdale, US-Arkansas

8-Apr-2021

FAA – Skid stuck in mud while hover training, bending the skid... Read more

08-Apr-21 N258LE Bell OH-58A Naples, US-Florida

08-Apr-21 N258LE Bell OH-58A Naples, US-Florida

8-Apr-2021

Successful emergency landing made on football pitch, following a possible governor failure that happened shortly after the aircraft left Naples Municipal Airport... Read more

07-Apr-21 B-70S5 Bell 407GXi Lingbao City, China

07-Apr-21 B-70S5 Bell 407GXi Lingbao City, China

7-Apr-2021

Emergency landing in a car park, landed heavily and skids splayed out after the helicopter started spinning in the air, suggesting a tail rotor issue (see video below) 2 minor injuries of 4 POB.  This was a training flight by a company intending to use the helicopter for sightseeing.  One report said that they do... Read more

07-Apr-21 N830AC Airbus AS332L1 Sherwood, US-Oregon

07-Apr-21 N830AC Airbus AS332L1 Sherwood, US-Oregon

7-Apr-2021

Helicopter dropped load, pinning person to the ground.  Load was a swimming pool shell weighing 2000lb (907kg), which fell 50 ft onto a person standing below. Canadian operator Coldstream Helicopters reported four weeks ago on their Facebook that they had purchased this aircraft.  Victim to hospital by road ambulance... Read more

Mandatory safety exercise for all Malaysian helicopter operators

Mandatory safety exercise for all Malaysian helicopter operators

5-Apr-2021Source: The Sun Daily

All helicopter service operators, maintenance service providers and pilots have been instructed to undergo a mandatory safety awareness exercise. See Full Story.  ... 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

04-Apr-21 N145SD Airbus EC145 Sioux Falls, US-South Dakota

04-Apr-21 N145SD Airbus EC145 Sioux Falls, US-South Dakota

4-Apr-2021

During positioning flight back to base, VFR at night, the co-pilot’s door sliding window fell out.  Pilot diverted from intended route and landed at Sioux Falls Regional Airport without further incident.... 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 F-HPTI Guimbal G2 St-Georges-de-Reneins, France

03-Apr-21 F-HPTI Guimbal G2 St-Georges-de-Reneins, France

3-Apr-2021

Training flight – sloping ground –  student hovers and places the helicopter facing the wind. At fifteen meters above the ground, a clicking sound is heard by the crew and the instructor takes over. He made a U-turn to land where he had just taken off. During landing, landing slid downwind, the helicopter bounces then... 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

02-Apr-21 G-JDHN Rotorway Exec Ledbury, UK

02-Apr-21 G-JDHN Rotorway Exec Ledbury, UK

2-Apr-2021

Press image shows helicopter on its side in an open field.  2POB, injuries reported as “not serious”  ... Read more

31-Mar-21 I-MIAT Airbus H125 Bisaccia, Italy

31-Mar-21 I-MIAT Airbus H125 Bisaccia, Italy

31-Mar-2021

Helicopter was involved in loadlifting operations, and lost altitude suddenly , crashing into trees as seen below in the image from Vigili del Fuoco.  37 year old pilot was the only POB and was taken to hospital... Read more

30-Mar-21 OK-WHA-84 Helisport CH-77 Dobřichovice, Czech Republic (2F)

30-Mar-21 OK-WHA-84 Helisport CH-77 Dobřichovice, Czech Republic (2F)

30-Mar-2021

Helicopter crashed in an open field, killing both on board.  ... Read more

30-Mar-21 G-EMEB Airbus H175 Mariner A Platform, UK

30-Mar-21 G-EMEB Airbus H175 Mariner A Platform, UK

30-Mar-2021

Offshore rig helideck surface block collapsed, trapping the starboard main wheel.  Unclear at present whether the collapse was caused by the wheel or the integrity of the block.  Anonymously supplied images can be seen at both links below The Mariner field is in UK Block 9/11a in the northern North Sea approximately 95 miles east... Read more

29-Mar-21 D-HRUT Schweizer 300C Schwarze Heide, Germany

29-Mar-21 D-HRUT Schweizer 300C Schwarze Heide, Germany

29-Mar-2021

Crashed during low level manoeuvre on training flight. The 60-year-old instructor from Krefeld was slightly injured, and the 52-year-old student pilot was uninjured, the police reported. Both got out of the wreckage unaided.  Image from Ruhr Nachrichten report  ... Read more

27-Mar-21 MM81970 Leonardo AW169 Bolzano, Italy

27-Mar-21 MM81970 Leonardo AW169 Bolzano, Italy

27-Mar-2021

Substantially damaged in ground running incident prior to take-off (see video below).  The explanation is approximately as follows:-  Nose wheel is locked (should have unlocked in pre-taxi check list).  Pilot then tries to taxi and turn left but the aircraft doesn’t respond as expected.  After a pause, the nose wheel is unlocked, but without first... Read more

26-Mar-21 N351SH Airbus AS350B3 Palmer, US-Alaska (5F)

26-Mar-21 N351SH Airbus AS350B3 Palmer, US-Alaska (5F)

26-Mar-2021

Helicopter crashed on Knik Glacier, killing five of the six POB.  The helicopter appears to have hit the mountain 10-15 feet below a ridgeline at an elevation of about 5,500 feet. The helicopter then rolled 800-900 feet downhill.  Alaska State Troopers identified the deceased as: 52-year-old Colorado resident Gregory Harms 56-year-old Czech Republic resident Petr... Read more

26-Mar-21 VH-TJH Leonardo AW139 Katoomba, Australia

26-Mar-21 VH-TJH Leonardo AW139 Katoomba, Australia

26-Mar-2021

While conducting a single-pilot EMS flight, the aircraft was flown to the hover and an NVG winch commenced. During the winch, the aircraft drifted and descended towards terrain. The aircraft was recovered in close proximity to obstacles and during the recovery, the helicopter sustained an over torque.... Read more

25-Mar-21 OK-GUI Guimbal G2 Kladno, Czech Republic

25-Mar-21 OK-GUI Guimbal G2 Kladno, Czech Republic

25-Mar-2021

Helicopter crashed from 10-15m to the ground suddenly during a dual training flight.  Both POB airlifted to hospital with injuries image- tydenikpolicie.cz... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2021

UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2021

11-Mar-2021Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Correction: Agusta A109E (G-ETPJ), localised burning in equipment bay, Boscombe Down Airfield, Wiltshire, 2 July 2020... Read more

G+ and HeliOffshore collaborate on helicopter operations for wind farms

G+ and HeliOffshore collaborate on helicopter operations for wind farms

5-Mar-2021Source: G+

With helicopter use growing in the offshore wind industry, the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation and HeliOffshore have today unveiled new recommended practice for safe helicopter operations Offshore wind is one of the fastest-growing energy technologies. As wind farms have multiplied, with an increasing number being built further offshore, helicopters have become... Read more

04-Mar-21 VH-PVO Leonardo AW139 LaTrobe Valley, Australia

04-Mar-21 VH-PVO Leonardo AW139 LaTrobe Valley, Australia

4-Mar-2021

During cruise, the aircraft encountered instrument meteorological conditions while below the lowest safe altitude and the crew received a ground proximity warning system alert. The crew immediately conducted a climbing turn to avoid the terrain.... Read more

New USHST Report Lays Down a Path for Automatic Flight Control Systems in Light Helicopters

New USHST Report Lays Down a Path for Automatic Flight Control Systems in Light Helicopters

3-Mar-2021Source: USHST

As a result of its comprehensive analysis of fatal helicopter accidents, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) determined that loss of control while inflight has been a leading factor in accident causes, especially involving light helicopters. Current light helicopters have flight characteristics that are challenging and demanding of pilot workload. In response, the USHST is... Read more

Le Havre marine pilots lose AS365N3 cruise altitude to just 60 feet

Le Havre marine pilots lose AS365N3 cruise altitude to just 60 feet

1-Mar-2021Source: HeliHub.com

French aircraft investigators BEA are looking into a serious incident which occurred on 11th February off the French port of Le Havre. An Airbus AS365N3 operated by the Le Havre port authority was on one of their regular marine pilot flights, outbound to a ship in the English Channel (“La Manche” to the French) when... Read more

Dropsafe launches Helideck Perimeter Safety Net

Dropsafe launches Helideck Perimeter Safety Net

1-Mar-2021Source: Dropsafe

Dropsafe has launched a new Perimeter Safety Net system to protect personnel and assets in offshore industries. The system attaches to the perimeter frames of helidecks to protect personnel from falling and prevent loose objects from becoming dynamic Drops hazards. As contractors and operators in the global offshore sector look to make their site safety... Read more

USHST Issues a Blueprint for Confronting IIMC and Pilot Spatial Disorientation

USHST Issues a Blueprint for Confronting IIMC and Pilot Spatial Disorientation

17-Feb-2021Source: USHST

Inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions leading to pilot spatial disorientation continue to be a leading cause of fatal helicopter accidents. From 2000 to 2019 in the United States, there were 130 fatal accidents directly linked to the issue of spatial disorientation. These accidents occurred regardless of pilot experience and they cut across all industries, including Emergency... Read more

Helicopter Association International’s 360-Degree View on Helicopter Safety

Helicopter Association International’s 360-Degree View on Helicopter Safety

15-Feb-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) began over 70 years ago as a group to promote and advocate for the helicopter industry. While HAI maintains that role today, the association also makes significant and robust contributions to safety programs for the industry. HAI’s vision is an industry with zero accidents, and in pursuit of that goal, its... Read more

US Helicopter Safety Team video premier on spatial disorientation: “56 Seconds to Live”

US Helicopter Safety Team video premier on spatial disorientation: “56 Seconds to Live”

12-Feb-2021Source: USHST

Can you imagine yourself in a situation where you only had 56 seconds to live? If you are a helicopter pilot and you find yourself in Unintentional Instrument Meteorological Conditions (UIMC), those precious 56 seconds may be a reality. “U.S. accident statistics reveal that a helicopter pilot operating under Visual Flight Rules who unintentionally continues... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2021

UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2021

11-Feb-2021Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters in the main section, but under “AAIB Record-only investigations reviewed: November – December 2020” is this 11 Sep 2020 Robinson R44 G-CDUE Peterborough Business Airport, Cambridgeshire The helicopter was caught by a gust of wind as the... 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

US politicians launch Kobe and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act

US politicians launch Kobe and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act

4-Feb-2021Source: Brad Sherman

Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and California Senator Dianne Feinstein announced the reintroduction of the Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act, which will require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to strengthen federal safety standards for equipping helicopters. Congressman Sherman moved to first introduce this legislation in the wake of the tragic helicopter crash... Read more

04-Feb-21 N820H Bell 206B Pahokee, US-Florida

04-Feb-21 N820H Bell 206B Pahokee, US-Florida

4-Feb-2021

While conducting low level nighttime frost control operations, the helicopter dropped to the ground, rolled over and caught fire.  No injury reported to the 2 POB... Read more

02-Feb-21 (tba) Sikorsky UH-60 Lucky Peak, US-Idaho (3F)

02-Feb-21 (tba) Sikorsky UH-60 Lucky Peak, US-Idaho (3F)

2-Feb-2021

Night training mission in a routinely used area.  In a press conference (video, 7m50s) Lt. Col. Nicole Washington noted that the weather was poor, with snow and a low ceiling of fog that affected both the subject flight and later search efforts for the victims.  The Guard named those on board as Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jesse Anderson,... 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

30-Jan-21 ZS-RWZ Airbus AS350B3 Grand Central, South Africa

30-Jan-21 ZS-RWZ Airbus AS350B3 Grand Central, South Africa

30-Jan-2021

Hit the ground and rolled over during low level training flight Student pilot was named as professional boxer Kevin “Two Guns” Lerena   Facebook... Read more

29-Jan-21 CU-H1457 Mil Mi-8 Mesura, Cuba (5F)

29-Jan-21 CU-H1457 Mil Mi-8 Mesura, Cuba (5F)

29-Jan-2021

Helicopter was one of three making the same route within minutes of each other.  This helicopter impacted terrain and all 5POB received fatal injuries – named here as Pilot: Ernesto Ivan Verdecia Diaz Copilot: Luis Miguel González Santana Flight Engineer: Nivaldo García Herrera Bodyguard: Yoani Alarcón Ramirez Bodyguard: Osneiviz Pedro Martinez Reyes  ... Read more

27-Jan-21 CC-ATY Bell 212 Olivar, Chile

27-Jan-21 CC-ATY Bell 212 Olivar, Chile

27-Jan-2021

Remained upright in very heavy landing.  Engine fire.  Skids collapsed, boom detached.  Pilot (only person on board) airlifted to Rancagua hospital Chilean Army photo from Twitter... Read more

26-Jan-21 (reg/type tba) La Mosquitia, Honduras

26-Jan-21 (reg/type tba) La Mosquitia, Honduras

26-Jan-2021

Emergency landing after receiving gunshot fire during drug interception operation.  Helicopter landed safely but damaged... 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

Drone penetrates helicopter windshield, injuring crew

Drone penetrates helicopter windshield, injuring crew

25-Jan-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Many people across our industry have been calling for some years now for better regulation of hobby drones, along with more proactive policing and harder sentencing.  At present the first US court case is progressing where a drone owner has pleaded guilty in a situation where a drone struck a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter. But this... Read more

22-Jan-21 N60BK MD Helicopters MD600 Mankato, US-Minnesota

22-Jan-21 N60BK MD Helicopters MD600 Mankato, US-Minnesota

22-Jan-2021

FAA report substantially damaged after main rotors contacted strawline.  2 POB not injured... Read more

22-Jan-21 N90TG MD Helicopters MD500E Queen Creek, US-Arizona

22-Jan-21 N90TG MD Helicopters MD500E Queen Creek, US-Arizona

22-Jan-2021

FAA report helicopter was substantially damaged after loss of tail rotor effectiveness on approach to land... Read more

21-Jan-21 ZT-RRT Bell 430 Bergville, South Africa (5F)

21-Jan-21 ZT-RRT Bell 430 Bergville, South Africa (5F)

21-Jan-2021

Crashed and caught fire, killing all five POB. The deceased were named here as Dr Kgopotso Rudolph Mononyane, an anaesthetist, Dr Curnick Siyabonga (Sia) Mahlangu a cardiothoracic surgeon and Mpho Xaba, a specialist theatre nurse for cardiothoracic and transplant, all from Netcare Milpark Hospital; Sinjin Joshua Farrance, an advanced life support paramedic at Netcare 911,... Read more

NATA Supports New FAA Online Tool Easing Access to Aviation Safety Guidance

NATA Supports New FAA Online Tool Easing Access to Aviation Safety Guidance

20-Jan-2021Source: NATA

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) applauds the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) introduction of the Dynamic Regulatory System (DRS). Developed at the recommendation of and in collaboration with NATA and other industry stakeholders, the online tool eases access to Office of Aviation Safety guidance materials through a new, centralized portal. “When it comes to safety, both speed... Read more

20-Jan-21 YV200T MD Helicopters MD500E Guanare, Venezuela (4F)

20-Jan-21 YV200T MD Helicopters MD500E Guanare, Venezuela (4F)

20-Jan-2021

Helicopter impacted lake.  All four POB died in the accident.  When the helicopter was recovered, one blade was missing and the tail boom had been sliced off.  Pilot named in this report as Elio Marcaccio while passengers Moisés Selvi and Euclides Quintero, and a unnamed 14 year-old were added from this report... Read more

19-Jan-21 ZS-HUC Bell 206B Ceres, South Africa

19-Jan-21 ZS-HUC Bell 206B Ceres, South Africa

19-Jan-2021

Helicopter involved in low level agricultural work.  Struck wires and crashed to the ground.  Pilot suffered fatal injuries... Read more

16-Jan-21 517 Bell UH-1H Busdi, Philippines (7F)

16-Jan-21 517 Bell UH-1H Busdi, Philippines (7F)

16-Jan-2021

Two UH-1s flying together and the pilot of the second aircraft remarked that he could see smoke from the engine of the first aircraft.   The pilot of the first aircraft advised that they were turning back, but as it maneuvered, it nosedived, according to reports.  The pilot reportedly made sure they would not crash land on a group... 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

15-Jan-21 PH-TTR Airbus H135 Almere, Netherlands

15-Jan-21 PH-TTR Airbus H135 Almere, Netherlands

15-Jan-2021

Bird strike on night flight took out the port lower windshield.  Emergency landing made at Amsterdam Heliport.  Recording of ATC conversation in this YouTube video  ... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2021

UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2021

14-Jan-2021Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Agusta A109E (G-ETPJ), localised burning in equipment bay, Boscombe Down Airfield, Wiltshire, 2 July 2020 Westland Scout AH1 (G-CIBW), loss of door window in flight, West Dean, Salisbury, Wiltshire, 17 September 2020... Read more

NTSB announces public board meeting on Kobe Bryant S76 accident

NTSB announces public board meeting on Kobe Bryant S76 accident

14-Jan-2021Source: NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Wednesday its intent to hold a public board meeting Feb. 9, 2021, 9:30 a.m. (EST), to determine the probable cause of the fatal, Jan. 26, 2020, helicopter crash near Calabasas, California. The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter collided with hilly terrain and was destroyed by impact forces and fire. The pilot and eight... Read more

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