Safety

29-Nov-20 9N-AJJ Airbus AS350B2 Nuwakot, Nepal

29-Nov-20 9N-AJJ Airbus AS350B2 Nuwakot, Nepal

29-Nov-2020

Bird strike took out the port windshield and damaged area between nose and base of windshield.  Safe landing, but some of 6POB were injured... Read more

24-Nov-20 YN-CIQ Continental Copters Tomcat Chinandega, Nicaragua (1F)

24-Nov-20 YN-CIQ Continental Copters Tomcat Chinandega, Nicaragua (1F)

24-Nov-2020

The Tomcat helicopter (Bell 47 adaption) was involved in agricultural work.  Unclear what happened but helicopter ended up on the ground on its skids but without its rotor mast or main blades This report states that “Jose Daniel Avelarez Gálea – aviation mechanic was killed and citizen Edward José Flores Padilla, who works as an aviation... Read more

25-Nov-20 RF-38376 Mil Mi-8MTV1 Volgograd, Russia

25-Nov-20 RF-38376 Mil Mi-8MTV1 Volgograd, Russia

24-Nov-2020

Airport ramp floodlight mast fell onto boom, possibly caused by main blades striking it first.  Video shows tail rotor separating from boom prior to the mast falling 3POB not injured... Read more

20-Nov-20 LV-FQN Airbus AS350B3 Coronel Moldes, Argentina (2F)

20-Nov-20 LV-FQN Airbus AS350B3 Coronel Moldes, Argentina (2F)

20-Nov-2020

Crashed after hitting zip wire.  Both occupants received fatal injuries. One was named as entrepreneur Jorge Brito... Read more

18-Nov-20 N442JP Robinson R44 Austell, US-Georgia

18-Nov-20 N442JP Robinson R44 Austell, US-Georgia

18-Nov-2020

Training accident – FAA report loss of control followed by ground impact.  2 POB reported not injured... Read more

16-Nov-20 ZS-MCC Bell 407 (Location tba), Tanzania

16-Nov-20 ZS-MCC Bell 407 (Location tba), Tanzania

16-Nov-2020

Photos posted online show helicopter significantly damaged by landing in two feet of water in a lake, although it remained upright on its skids.  Second image shows the person who took the photos, sat in the water of the lake with leg injuries strapped up in a rudimentary way... Read more

16-Nov-20 LN-OAX Airbus AS350B3 Lysefjorden, Norway

16-Nov-20 LN-OAX Airbus AS350B3 Lysefjorden, Norway

16-Nov-2020

The aircraft was performing external load flights with delivering of concrete to a powerline fundament. During delivery of concrete to powerline mast number 49, the pilot experienced severe vertically vibrations. The pilot took immediate action, released the external load and was capable to manoeuvre the helicopter away from the construction area. During this operation the... Read more

15-Nov-20 N442ME Airbus EC135 Williamsport, US-Pennsylvania

15-Nov-20 N442ME Airbus EC135 Williamsport, US-Pennsylvania

15-Nov-2020

Bird strike left six inch hole in chin bubble window FAA just reported this as “Stat 13” which is a callsign and not a registration, but our research identified it as N442ME... Read more

14-Nov-20 N712CA Airbus AS355F2 Hammonton, US-New Jersey

14-Nov-20 N712CA Airbus AS355F2 Hammonton, US-New Jersey

14-Nov-2020

While attempting to decouple from dolly, rudder pedal became stuck and helicopter briefly became airborne.  The tail rotor separated from the aircraft, resulting in a hard landing... Read more

13-Nov-20 LV-??? Robinson R22 Santo Tomé, Argentina

13-Nov-20 LV-??? Robinson R22 Santo Tomé, Argentina

13-Nov-2020

Incident was reportedly caused by the helicopter hitting powerlines shortly after take-off.  Heavily damaged... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – November 2020

UK AAIB Bulletin – November 2020

12-Nov-2020Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Robinson R44 Raven II (G-WTWT), rolled over during a precautionary landing, Herne Bay, Canterbury, Kent, 26 July 2020... Read more

11-Nov-20 HB-ZVN Guimbal G2 Sion, Switzerland

11-Nov-20 HB-ZVN Guimbal G2 Sion, Switzerland

11-Nov-2020

Landed too close to the parked Bell 505 HB-ZYN, striking and breaking its tail fin.  This helicopter, with student and instructor, then crashed from a lower hover, breaking its skids and damaging its boom close to the fenestron (which ended up approx 90 degrees twisted on the boom axis)... Read more

11-Nov-20 HB-ZYN Bell 505 Sion, Switzerland

11-Nov-20 HB-ZYN Bell 505 Sion, Switzerland

11-Nov-2020

Tail broken off while parked after Guimbal G2 Cabri HB-ZVN landed too close... Read more

Heart for transplant survives crash on hospital rooftop helipad

Heart for transplant survives crash on hospital rooftop helipad

9-Nov-2020Source: HeliHub.com

A Leonardo AW109S Grand carrying a heart for transplant from Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa crashed on Friday on the rooftop helipad of Keck Hospital of USC in the Boyle Heights district of Los Angeles.  Helicopter N109EX is seen in this video to be spinning just prior to touching down heavily and rolling onto its port... Read more

08-Nov-20 9M-HCB Guimbal G2 Taman Melawati, Malaysia (2F)

08-Nov-20 9M-HCB Guimbal G2 Taman Melawati, Malaysia (2F)

8-Nov-2020

Two Guimbal G2 Cabris were conducting training flights. Both took off from Subang’s Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport bound for Genting Sempah. Each helicopter was carrying an instructor and and a student.  It is reported that the two helicopters contacted each other in some way before each making separate landings. This blue-livery helicopter descended vertically into... Read more

08-Nov-20 9M-HCA Guimbal G2 Taman Melawati, Malaysia

08-Nov-20 9M-HCA Guimbal G2 Taman Melawati, Malaysia

8-Nov-2020

Two Guimbal G2 Cabris were conducting training flights. Both took off from Subang’s Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport bound for Genting Sempah. Each helicopter was carrying an instructor and and a student.  It is reported that the two helicopters contacted each other in some way before each making separate landings. This red-livery helicopter managed to make... Read more

08-Nov-20 N123NC Bell 206A Raleigh, US-North Carolina

08-Nov-20 N123NC Bell 206A Raleigh, US-North Carolina

8-Nov-2020

Highway Patrol helicopter landed in the street on final approach to its base after striking trees.  The helicopter remained upright, but landed heavily and the skids splayed out – other damage included main blades and bom.  Sole occupant pilot B.K. Jones was injured Approx latlong 35.731181, -78.629324... Read more

08-Nov-20 TG-GEA Airbus AS350B3 	Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

08-Nov-20 TG-GEA Airbus AS350B3 Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

8-Nov-2020

Tail rotor and stabiliser damaged by hitting a tree during an emergency landing... Read more

08-Nov-20 N139PD Bell 407 Piñones, Puerto Rico

08-Nov-20 N139PD Bell 407 Piñones, Puerto Rico

8-Nov-2020

Emergency landing on beach as the tide was coming in.  Skids sank into the soft sand.... Read more

07-Nov-20 N2081G Schweizer 300C Bowman, US-North Dakota

07-Nov-20 N2081G Schweizer 300C Bowman, US-North Dakota

7-Nov-2020

Helicopter tipped over on landing.  2 POB, not injured... Read more

05-Nov-20 N505AJ Bell 505 Chino, US-California

05-Nov-20 N505AJ Bell 505 Chino, US-California

5-Nov-2020

Aircraft sustained heavy autorotation landing.... Read more

06-Nov-20 N109EX Leonardo AW109S Boyle Heights, US-California

06-Nov-20 N109EX Leonardo AW109S Boyle Heights, US-California

4-Nov-2020

Landing accident on hospital roof top pad, bringing in a donated heart for transplant from Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa.  3 POB all got themselves out of the wreckage.  Each needed medical attention. This video shows the helicopter spinning just prior to touch-down, suggesting a tail rotor issue.  Another video here, different angle.... Read more

04-Nov-20 N3191 Bell 407 Little Rock, US-Arkansas

04-Nov-20 N3191 Bell 407 Little Rock, US-Arkansas

4-Nov-2020

Heavy autorotation landing.  Sole occupant pilot not injured... Read more

04-Nov-20 ARC223 Bell UH-1N Guaymaral, Columbia

04-Nov-20 ARC223 Bell UH-1N Guaymaral, Columbia

4-Nov-2020

Emergency landing during low level training detail.  4POB all out OK Helicopter fell onto its port side, breaking the main blades.  The tail boom remained mostly intact, apart from the port stabiliser on which the helicopter came to rest.,... Read more

27-Oct-20 N58251 MD Helicopters MD500D Nuuanu, US-Hawaii

27-Oct-20 N58251 MD Helicopters MD500D Nuuanu, US-Hawaii

27-Oct-2020

Emergency landing in a ravine after experiencing engine problems.  Helicopter was working for Hawaiian Electric.  Some reports say “hard landing”.  Extent of damage not known. Pilot not injured “A contractor for Hawaiian Electric was transporting material near the Nuuanu Reservoir off Pali Highway when the helicopter lost power and made a hard landing,” according to... Read more

26-Oct-20 N530H Airbus AS350B3 Arenas Valley, NM

26-Oct-20 N530H Airbus AS350B3 Arenas Valley, NM

26-Oct-2020

The helicopter sustained substantial damage and the sole occupant pilot was seriously injured.... Read more

21-Oct-20 N716VL Bell 206B Jones Inlet, US-New York

21-Oct-20 N716VL Bell 206B Jones Inlet, US-New York

21-Oct-2020

Helicopter ditched in three feet of water in poor visibility.  Fuselage cracked by impact.  Sole occupant pilot got out and appeared OK... Read more

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

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

20-Oct-2020

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

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

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

18-Oct-2020

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

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

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

18-Oct-2020

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

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

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

16-Oct-2020

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

16-Oct-20 N777CP Bell 206 Lakeland, US-Florida

16-Oct-20 N777CP Bell 206 Lakeland, US-Florida

16-Oct-2020

Autorotation into a green swamp wilderness due to engine issues.  Tail boom separated and blades struck trees... Read more

10-Oct-20 N899RT Enstrom 480B Putnam, US-Connecticut

10-Oct-20 N899RT Enstrom 480B Putnam, US-Connecticut

10-Oct-2020

Helicopter was attempting to land on a trailer/dolly.  One skid got caught, causing helicopter to come to rest on its side.  The two passengers got out OK.  Fire Brigade said it took crews about 50 minutes to extricate the pilot... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – October 2020

UK AAIB Bulletin – October 2020

9-Oct-2020Source: 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 D-2 (G-SASS), caravan roof partly lifted by helicopter downdraft, Knochenkelly, Whiting Bay, Brodick, Isle of Arran, North Ayrshire, 4 May 2020... Read more

09-Oct-20 N3181F Bell UH-1F Willets, US-California

09-Oct-20 N3181F Bell UH-1F Willets, US-California

9-Oct-2020

FAA – AIRCRAFT DURING PRE-FLIGHT INSPECTION DAMAGE WAS DISCOVERED TO RUDDER AND A MISSING BOLT TO TAIL BOOM, WILLITS, CA.... Read more

L3Harris Technologies and Truth Data Team to Improve Helicopter Aviation Safety

L3Harris Technologies and Truth Data Team to Improve Helicopter Aviation Safety

8-Oct-2020Source: L3Harris Technologies

L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) and Truth Data have signed an agreement to improve helicopter aviation safety by promoting helicopter flight data monitoring. Truth Data will utilize L3Harris’ scalable flight data analysis platform and benchmarking capabilities to enable customers to better identify safety issues and reduce risks. “Combining our two companies’ capabilities will help improve helicopter safety... Read more

New Helicopter Safety Team of Chile Will Focus on Reducing Accidents and Enhancing Safety

New Helicopter Safety Team of Chile Will Focus on Reducing Accidents and Enhancing Safety

8-Oct-2020Source: IHSF

With strong support from the Chilean Association of Helicopters (ACHHEL) and dozens of experts from across the industry, the Helicopter Safety Team of Chile (HST-Chile) has been formed with a focus to reduce accidents and enhance safety. The team includes representatives from authorities, civilian and governmental helicopter operators; commercial and private pilots, etc. HST-Chile leadership... Read more

04-Oct-20 N24AE Bell 206 Jackson, US-Mississippi

04-Oct-20 N24AE Bell 206 Jackson, US-Mississippi

4-Oct-2020

Bird strike which broke the windshield on the pilot’s side and ended up in the cabin... Read more

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

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

3-Oct-2020

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

30-Sep-20 N250Z Guimbal G2 Bentonville, US-Arkansas

30-Sep-20 N250Z Guimbal G2 Bentonville, US-Arkansas

30-Sep-2020

Bent skids and tail rotor ground strike on landing... Read more

29-Sep-20 N91TA Bell 206B Packwood, US-Washington

29-Sep-20 N91TA Bell 206B Packwood, US-Washington

29-Sep-2020

Tail rotor hit trees during logging operations, causing helicopter to crash... Read more

29-Sep-20 VH-WPX Airbus AS365N3 Perth, Australia

29-Sep-20 VH-WPX Airbus AS365N3 Perth, Australia

29-Sep-2020

A rescue crewman was lowered onto the deck of a vessel as part of winch training exercise, off the coast of Perth, Western Australia. During the exercise, the rescue crewman was pulled overboard from the vessel, into and through the water. The rescue crewman was not injured.... Read more

OC Helicopters Denies Any Responsibility For Kobe Bryant Crash

OC Helicopters Denies Any Responsibility For Kobe Bryant Crash

28-Sep-2020Source: OC Helicopters

OC Helicopters (“OCH”) has issued the following statement today in response to being named as a defendant in the lawsuits stemming from the tragic helicopter crash that took the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven other cherished members of their communities. We have acted as travel agent and concierge for the Bryant family... Read more

25-Sep-20 LN-ONQ Sikorsky S92 Stavangar, Norway

25-Sep-20 LN-ONQ Sikorsky S92 Stavangar, Norway

25-Sep-2020

S92 was on its way back to Stavangar/Sola (ENZV) after a flight to the West Elara oil installation. During descent from 7 000 ft. towards 1 000 ft., at a height of approx. 4 500 ft. the crew received a caution that the oil pressure on the main gearbox had dropped below 45 psi. Shortly afterwards,... Read more

25-Sep-20 LN-ONQ Sikorsky S92 Sola, Norway

25-Sep-20 LN-ONQ Sikorsky S92 Sola, Norway

25-Sep-2020

On Friday 25 September 2020, the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation S-92A, LN-ONQ, operated by Bristow Norway was on its way back to Sola (ENZV) after a flight to the West Elara oil installation. During descent from 7 000 ft. towards 1 000 ft., at a height of approx. 4 500 ft. the crew received a caution... Read more

23-Sep-20 G-???? Airbus H175 Aberdeen, UK

23-Sep-20 G-???? Airbus H175 Aberdeen, UK

23-Sep-2020

Failure of recently-overhauled main gear box during ground run. Significant damage to the main gear box No information provided on registration or operator.... Read more

22-Sep-20 N509CG Hughes 500C Chemehuevi Valley, US-California

22-Sep-20 N509CG Hughes 500C Chemehuevi Valley, US-California

22-Sep-2020

Rolled onto its side during landing... Read more

18-Sep-20 VH-LTO Guimbal G2 Caloundra, Australia

18-Sep-20 VH-LTO Guimbal G2 Caloundra, Australia

18-Sep-2020

During a touch-and-go, the Extra EA 300 aircraft collided with a Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter on the runway.... Read more

15-Sep-20 N489DM Bell 407 Fort Worth, US-Texas

15-Sep-20 N489DM Bell 407 Fort Worth, US-Texas

15-Sep-2020

Main rotor struck tail boom during autorotation training.  Instructor and student not injured... Read more

13-Sep-20 PP-MRA Airbus AS350 Arapiraca, Brazil

13-Sep-20 PP-MRA Airbus AS350 Arapiraca, Brazil

13-Sep-2020

The aircraft took off to carry out a local flight, with the purpose of conducting police patrol, with two pilots, an air operator and two policemen on board.On the return, during the taxi in the central area of ​​the apron, there was loss of control of the aircraft, which carried out two turns of approximately... Read more

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

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

12-Sep-2020

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

12-Sep-20 N453F Airbus H120 Baltimore, US-Maryland

12-Sep-20 N453F Airbus H120 Baltimore, US-Maryland

12-Sep-2020

Precautionary emergency landing at Patterson Park on after a warning light came on (per press), or “altitude and radio issues” (per FAA)... Read more

Airbus AS332 EC225 – Proposed AD 20-140 – Placards and Markings

Airbus AS332 EC225 – Proposed AD 20-140 – Placards and Markings

11-Sep-2020Source: EASA

This Proposed AD will be closed for consultation on 09 October 2020 During review of existing emergency exit placards, attached to or located near to the cabin sliding doors (both left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) sides), to verify that they provide an accurate illustration of the proper method of sliding doors emergency opening, it was... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2020

UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2020

11-Sep-2020Source: 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

Leonardo AW169 AW189 – EASA AD 2020-0196 – Tail Rotor Servo Actuator

Leonardo AW169 AW189 – EASA AD 2020-0196 – Tail Rotor Servo Actuator

10-Sep-2020Source: EASA

An accident occurred with an AW169 helicopter, the root cause of which is still under investigation. While the helicopter was on a take-off phase at low forward speed, a loss of yaw control has been observed. As incorrect installation of the TRA might have been a factor, as a precautionary measure, Leonardo issued ASB 169-120 to... Read more

09-Sep-20 N461RA Bell 206L1 Binghampton, US-New York

09-Sep-20 N461RA Bell 206L1 Binghampton, US-New York

9-Sep-2020

Precautionary field landing while on powerline  imaging work... Read more

06-Sep-20 N354PA Airbus AS350B2 Fort Greely, US-Alaska

06-Sep-20 N354PA Airbus AS350B2 Fort Greely, US-Alaska

6-Sep-2020

Port side sliding door separated and hit main rotor disc.  Emergency landing... Read more

Leonardo AW139 – EASA AD 2020-0191 : Equipment / Furnishings

Leonardo AW139 – EASA AD 2020-0191 : Equipment / Furnishings

4-Sep-2020Source: EASA

A design deficiency has been identified, affecting some specific main cabin floor panel installations on AB139 and AW139 helicopters.  This condition, if not corrected, could, in case of an emergency landing, lead to failure of the affected seats, as defined in this AD, possibly resulting in injury to helicopter occupants. To address this potential unsafe condition, as... Read more

Leonardo AB412 – EASA AD 2020-0192 – Electrical Power – Cable Assembly

Leonardo AB412 – EASA AD 2020-0192 – Electrical Power – Cable Assembly

4-Sep-2020Source: EASA

One occurrence has been reported of failure of both inverters in flight, leading to autopilot disconnection. Subsequent inspection identified chafing of a wire in the AC power system cable assembly, due to a protective grommet not correctly installed in the emergency bus interlock compartment. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to autopilot... Read more

Airbus AS365/EC155 – EASA Proposed AD 20-127 : Tail Rotor Drive Flange

Airbus AS365/EC155 – EASA Proposed AD 20-127 : Tail Rotor Drive Flange

3-Sep-2020Source: EASA

Several occurrences have been reported of loss of tightening torque of the Shur-Lok nut, which serves as a retainer of the tail rotor (TR) drive flange of the main gearbox (MGB). Subsequent investigation determined that these events were the result of failure of the Shur-Lok nut locking function, which is normally ensured by two anti-rotation... Read more

03-Sep-20 ?????? Sikorsky CH-53E Sneads Ferry, US-North Carolina

03-Sep-20 ?????? Sikorsky CH-53E Sneads Ferry, US-North Carolina

3-Sep-2020

No details found on why this CH-53E made an emergency landing, but it ended up burning out on the ground after landing.  All 4 POB out safely.... Read more

01-Sep-20 N139HN Airbus EC130 Winchester, US-Kentucky

01-Sep-20 N139HN Airbus EC130 Winchester, US-Kentucky

1-Sep-2020

Emergency landing in field after engine issues... Read more

01-Sep-20 7?? Mil Mi-17 Rustaq, Afghanistan

01-Sep-20 7?? Mil Mi-17 Rustaq, Afghanistan

1-Sep-2020

Helicopter landed heavily and rolled over onto its starboard side. 12 POB, 2 with minor injuries... Read more

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

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

29-Aug-2020

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

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

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

29-Aug-2020

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

28-Aug-20 5N-BQW Bell 206B Opebi, Nigeria (3F)

28-Aug-20 5N-BQW Bell 206B Opebi, Nigeria (3F)

28-Aug-2020

Helicopter crashed into the yard in a built-up area, killing two of three occupants on impact.  Third is reported to have later died in hospital. Images show mast and main rotor blades largely intact, suggesting it descended upright and vertically.  Location is about 3km east of Lagos Airport.... Read more

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

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

28-Aug-2020

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

28-Aug-30 JA332T Airbus AS332L1 Nagaoka, Japan

28-Aug-30 JA332T Airbus AS332L1 Nagaoka, Japan

28-Aug-2020

The aircraft took off from the temporary helipad, and was transporting a cargo, and unintentionally dropped the cargo (about 790kg, construction materials) on a grass field near the temporary helipad from a height of about 25m around 9:50 JST. Cargo was old steel tower members, weight: about 790 kilograms.... Read more

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

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

27-Aug-2020Source: FAA

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-12-18 for Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson) Model R44 II helicopters. AD 2019-12-18 required inspecting certain engine air induction hoses (hoses) and replacing any hose that was not airworthy. AD 2019-12-18 also prohibited the installation of certain hoses. This AD continues to require inspecting those previously affected hoses and... Read more

27-Aug-20 ??-????? Sikorsky MH-60M San Clemente Island, US-California (2F)

27-Aug-20 ??-????? Sikorsky MH-60M San Clemente Island, US-California (2F)

27-Aug-2020

US special forces UH-60M crashed with two fatalities and three injuries. Two fatalities were named as Staff Sgt. Vincent Marketta, 33, and Sgt. Tyler Shelton, 22... Read more

Leonardo AW109/AW119 – EASA releases Issue 22 of TCDS

Leonardo AW109/AW119 – EASA releases Issue 22 of TCDS

26-Aug-2020Source: EASA

EASA has released Issue 22 of the Type Certificate Data Sheet for the Leonardo AW109 and AW119. Issue 22 can be viewed here... Read more

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

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

26-Aug-2020

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

25-Aug-20 N276TH Sikorsky S76C West Palm Beach, US-Florida

25-Aug-20 N276TH Sikorsky S76C West Palm Beach, US-Florida

25-Aug-2020

Landing gear collapsed while taxying after landing. 2POB not injured... Read more

25-Aug-20 N160SH Airbus AS350B2 Tuxedni Bay, US-Alaska

25-Aug-20 N160SH Airbus AS350B2 Tuxedni Bay, US-Alaska

25-Aug-2020

Engine failed while hovering over mountainous terrain.  Heavy landing and helicopter rolled onto its side.  Pilot not injured Helicopter was being operated for HighGold Mining, who issued this related press release... Read more

24-Aug-20 N314 Kaman K-Max Warmic, US-Oregon (1F)

24-Aug-20 N314 Kaman K-Max Warmic, US-Oregon (1F)

24-Aug-2020

Pilot killed in firefighting accident.  Pilot named here as Tom Duffy... Read more

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