Safety

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

24-Aug-20 N280SG Enstrom 280FX Longmont, US-Colorado

24-Aug-20 N280SG Enstrom 280FX Longmont, US-Colorado

24-Aug-2020

FAA report unexplained field landing... Read more

24-Aug-20 OH-HJH MD Helicopters MD500D Sarvisalo, Finland

24-Aug-20 OH-HJH MD Helicopters MD500D Sarvisalo, Finland

24-Aug-2020

Landed upright but tail boom got chopped by main blades during emergency landing... Read more

24-Aug-20 N386HQ Bell 205A.1 Laverne, US-California

24-Aug-20 N386HQ Bell 205A.1 Laverne, US-California

24-Aug-2020

Tail rotor double delamination discovered during post flight inspection... Read more

24-Aug-20 C-GRCT Bell 206B Porcupine Plain, Canada

24-Aug-20 C-GRCT Bell 206B Porcupine Plain, Canada

24-Aug-2020

Helicopter was applying herbicide to a wheat field with only the pilot on board. After clearing a row of trees, the helicopter began a slight descent. While rounding out to continue the application pass, the spray boom made contact with the crop and the pilot lost directional control of the helicopter. The helicopter veered to... Read more

22-Aug-20 N41SJ Bell 206 Clifton, US-New Jersey

22-Aug-20 N41SJ Bell 206 Clifton, US-New Jersey

22-Aug-2020

Precautionary landing in baseball field.  Eyewitness reports suggest there was something on fire in the cockpit which was taken out of the helicopter and extinguished.  With rotors still turning, the one person who got out then got back in and the helicopter took off again.... Read more

20-Aug-20 RA-????? Mil Mi-8 Khakassia, Russia

20-Aug-20 RA-????? Mil Mi-8 Khakassia, Russia

20-Aug-2020

Heavy landing, damaging the landing gear.  No injuries to 17 POB Helicopter was en route from Tashtagol to Kemerovo... Read more

19-Aug-20 N711GH Bell UH-1 Coalinga, US-California (1F)

19-Aug-20 N711GH Bell UH-1 Coalinga, US-California (1F)

19-Aug-2020

Crashed during firefighting operations.  Pilot received fatal injuries – named here as Michael Fournier... Read more

19-Aug-20 N95RZ Leonardo AW109E Wauseon, US-Ohio

19-Aug-20 N95RZ Leonardo AW109E Wauseon, US-Ohio

19-Aug-2020

Tail rotor struck lamp post on landing... Read more

17-Aug-20 C-FAHC Airbus AS350B2 Stewart, Canada (1F)

17-Aug-20 C-FAHC Airbus AS350B2 Stewart, Canada (1F)

17-Aug-2020

Helicopter crashed while carrying out a long-line sling operation. The sole pilot was fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed in a post-crash fire.... Read more

17-Aug-20 C-FAHC Airbus AS350 Stewart, Canada (1F)

17-Aug-20 C-FAHC Airbus AS350 Stewart, Canada (1F)

17-Aug-2020

Pilot killed in accident.... Read more

16-Aug-20 VH-YMU Robinson R22 McArthur River Mine, Australia

16-Aug-20 VH-YMU Robinson R22 McArthur River Mine, Australia

16-Aug-2020

On 16 August 2020, a Robinson R22 Beta, registration VH-YMU, was being utilised for cattle mustering operations in remote country, from the Rocky Point Yards, Northern Territory, south of the McArthur River Mine Aerodrome. At about 1200 Central Standard Time, the pilot was required to conduct an emergency forced landing. The helicopter landed heavily, resulting... Read more

14-Aug-20 16???? Schweizer MQ-8B Point Mugu, US-California

14-Aug-20 16???? Schweizer MQ-8B Point Mugu, US-California

14-Aug-2020

Main blade clipped building, causing unmanned helicopter to crash... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – August 2020

UK AAIB Bulletin – August 2020

13-Aug-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

13-Aug-20 SP-SVW Robinson R44 Sady, Poland

13-Aug-20 SP-SVW Robinson R44 Sady, Poland

13-Aug-2020

Helicopter ditched in river on a training flight.  Both instructor and student were injured... Read more

13-Aug-20 OK-??? Robinson R44 Zamberk, Czech Republic

13-Aug-20 OK-??? Robinson R44 Zamberk, Czech Republic

13-Aug-2020

Helicopter contacted tree on take-off, which caused it to fall to the ground from 5m altitude and it fell onto its side.  1 of 4 POB injured... Read more

12-Aug-20 C-GNZF Airbus AS350B2 Sacré-Coeur, Canada

12-Aug-20 C-GNZF Airbus AS350B2 Sacré-Coeur, Canada

12-Aug-2020

Helicopter was on an external load flight between 2 transmission lines when the main rotor contacted and severed an electrical cable. The pilot felt vibrations and immediately deposited and released the external load on the ground. The aircraft has been positioned away from the load, where it has landed safely. The main rotor was damaged... Read more

12-Aug-20 C-GNZF Airbus AS350B2 Les Bergeronne, Canada

12-Aug-20 C-GNZF Airbus AS350B2 Les Bergeronne, Canada

12-Aug-2020

Helicopter was on an external load flight between 2 transmission lines in the Sacré-Coeur, QC, area when the main rotor contacted and severed an electrical cable. The pilot felt vibrations and immediately deposited and released the external load on the ground. The aircraft has been positioned away from the load, where it has landed safely.... Read more

11-Aug-20 N45?F Airbus H120 Baltimore, US-Maryland

11-Aug-20 N45?F Airbus H120 Baltimore, US-Maryland

11-Aug-2020

Police helicopter made emergency landing in park.  No damage/injuries Data from market intelligence firm Parapex Media shows that Baltimore Police currently operate four Airbus H120s, registered N451F, N452F, N453F and N454F... Read more

10-Aug-20 (serial tba) Bell UH-1N Middleburg, US-Virginia

10-Aug-20 (serial tba) Bell UH-1N Middleburg, US-Virginia

10-Aug-2020

Routine training mission; helicopter was struck by a bullet. A safe emergency landing was made at Manassas Regional Airport. One crew member was treated at a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.... Read more

08-Aug-20 N284S Bell 206 Marathon, US-Texas (3F)

08-Aug-20 N284S Bell 206 Marathon, US-Texas (3F)

8-Aug-2020

Three Texas Parks and Wildlife employees died in the accident as they surveyed the landscape for desert bighorn sheep.  The pilot, who was a private contractor for the state agency, was taken to El Paso for medical treatment.  The victims were named by Texas Parks and Wildlife as Wildlife Biologist Dewey Stockbridge, Fish and Wildlife... Read more

08-Aug-20 N89LA Robinson R44 Logan, US-Iowa

08-Aug-20 N89LA Robinson R44 Logan, US-Iowa

8-Aug-2020

Aircraft crashed in a field.  Sole occupant pilot seriously injured.  Helicopter was involved in aerial application work... Read more

EASA SIB 2020-13 Provision of ground handling services at aerodromes following COVID-19 outbreak

EASA SIB 2020-13 Provision of ground handling services at aerodromes following COVID-19 outbreak

7-Aug-2020

Following the outbreak of COVID-19, the majority of the flights have been suspended. This had a severe impact in groundhandling business due to the fact that the absence of clients forced many groundhandling services providers to scale down or cease operations completely. This resulted in a large number of personnel being unemployed and groundhandling equipement... Read more

07-Aug-20 N55SL Bell 206L4 Windham, US-New Hampshire

07-Aug-20 N55SL Bell 206L4 Windham, US-New Hampshire

7-Aug-2020

Precautionary landing in a parking lot... Read more

06-Aug-20 N61MX Robinson R44 Ashton, US-Idaho

06-Aug-20 N61MX Robinson R44 Ashton, US-Idaho

6-Aug-2020

Emergency landing on a highway... Read more

06-Aug-20 N137HS Bell 206B Paris, US-Illinois

06-Aug-20 N137HS Bell 206B Paris, US-Illinois

6-Aug-2020

Aircraft struck powerlines during aerial application... Read more

06-Aug-20 PK-JBX Airbus H145 Batulicin, Indonesia

06-Aug-20 PK-JBX Airbus H145 Batulicin, Indonesia

6-Aug-2020

Heilcopter landed very heavily and the skids splayed out.  Marks on runway consistent with helicopter spinning at the point of contact. Date 06-Aug-20 is the date of the report.  Not confirmed that this was the accident date... Read more

06-Aug-20 N911EP Hughes OH-6 Chesterfield, US-Missouri

06-Aug-20 N911EP Hughes OH-6 Chesterfield, US-Missouri

6-Aug-2020

Main rotor blades sliced tail boom on training flight. helicopter ended up on its skids with the tail on the ground nearby... Read more

05-Aug-20 N104SU MD Helicopters MD500D Delia, US-Kansas

05-Aug-20 N104SU MD Helicopters MD500D Delia, US-Kansas

5-Aug-2020

Aircraft was conducting vegetation management while tree sawing and something caught saw blade and threw debris up into main blades.  Aircraft landed in nearby field. Sole occupant pilot was not injured... Read more

04-Aug-20 TG-PME Airbus AS350 Chisec, Guatemala (1F)

04-Aug-20 TG-PME Airbus AS350 Chisec, Guatemala (1F)

4-Aug-2020

Pilot died when helicopter crashed into wooded area.  This report quotes pilot as Juan Francisco Escobar Blas... Read more

04-Aug-20 D-HIPO Bell 47G4A Lübstorf, Germany

04-Aug-20 D-HIPO Bell 47G4A Lübstorf, Germany

4-Aug-2020

Substantially damaged beyond repair in a forced autorotation landing at Lübstorf near Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.  Minor injuries to the 3POB... Read more

31-Jul-20 VH-HNF Robinson R22 Steam Plains, Australia (1F)

31-Jul-20 VH-HNF Robinson R22 Steam Plains, Australia (1F)

31-Jul-2020

During agricultural spraying operations, the helicopter struck powerlines and collided with terrain, resulting in substantial damage. The pilot sustained fatal injuries.... Read more

31-Jul-20 CC-DAM Airbus AS350B3 Santiago, Chile

31-Jul-20 CC-DAM Airbus AS350B3 Santiago, Chile

31-Jul-2020

The pilot took off from the Santiago Heliport to carry out an aerial work to control frost. Three minutes after takeoff, a light on the governor failure warning panel came on, stopping the engine in flight, for which the pilot performed an autorotation, forcibly landing in a private parking lot. The pilot, the sole occupant... Read more

30-Jul-20 N160LA Sikorsky S70A Santa Clarita, US-California

30-Jul-20 N160LA Sikorsky S70A Santa Clarita, US-California

26-Jul-2020

Blade strike while training in mountainous area. Helicopter continued take-off and departed location with rotor blade noise clearly “non-standard” Analysis of the helicopter’s tracks have suggested the date was 26-Jul-20 but this is not confirmed.  Having been very active daily for two straight weeks, it was then not flying for four days.  The video was... Read more

26-Jul-20 G-WTWT Robinson R44 II Herne Bay, UK

26-Jul-20 G-WTWT Robinson R44 II Herne Bay, UK

26-Jul-2020

Helicopter landed on its side in an open field.  4 POB not seriously injured... Read more

26-Jul-20 F-GNLM Airbus AS350 Clermont-Ferrand, France

26-Jul-20 F-GNLM Airbus AS350 Clermont-Ferrand, France

26-Jul-2020

When hovering from the park point for take-off, the pilot loses control yawing to the left. The helicopter landed very hard. Investigators report aircraft destroyed... Read more

Bell 205, 205, 212, 214, 412 – FAA AD 2020-16-10 – Shoulder harness

Bell 205, 205, 212, 214, 412 – FAA AD 2020-16-10 – Shoulder harness

24-Jul-2020Source: FAA

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bell Textron Inc. (Bell) Model 204B, 205A, 205A-1, 205B, 212, 214B, 214B-1, 412, 412CF, and 412EP helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of a shoulder harness seat belt comfort clip (comfort clip) interfering with the seat belt inertia reel. This AD requires... Read more

24-Jul-20 VH-TJO Leonardo AW139 Goulburn, Australia

24-Jul-20 VH-TJO Leonardo AW139 Goulburn, Australia

24-Jul-2020

The ATSB is investigating the near-collision with terrain involving Leonardo Helicopters AW139, VH-TJO, 25 km East of Goulburn, New South Wales, on 24 July 2020. While conducting a single-pilot NVG EMS flight, the aircraft entered an uncommanded descent and drift. The aircraft was recovered in close proximity to obstacles and during the recovery, the helicopter... Read more

EASA moves to increase cybersecurity of Helicopters

EASA moves to increase cybersecurity of Helicopters

20-Jul-2020Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has taken an important step towards increasing cybersecurity protection of large aeroplanes and rotorcraft by amending the rules related to the product certification. These amendments will step up safety on board by mitigating the potential effects of cybersecurity threats which could arise through intentional unauthorised acts of interaction... Read more

Sikorsky S76C – FAA AD 2020-0212 – RDAU software

Sikorsky S76C – FAA AD 2020-0212 – RDAU software

16-Jul-2020Source: FAA

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-76C helicopters. This AD was prompted by reports of inaccurate main gear box (MGB) indications in flight. This AD requires updating the remote data acquisition unit (RDAU) software and re-identifying the RDAU and, for certain helicopters, updating the software of... Read more

11-Jul-20 N708AC Airbus AS355 Rifle, US-Colorado

11-Jul-20 N708AC Airbus AS355 Rifle, US-Colorado

11-Jul-2020

According to the operator, their flight tracking program showed that the helicopter depart the Rifle Garfield County Airport (RIL), Rifle, Colorado, and was en route to perform a low altitude aerial observation flight of transmission/power lines. The flight track ended near the accident location after a 3 to 4 minute flight about one mile southwest... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – July 2020

UK AAIB Bulletin – July 2020

10-Jul-2020Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Eurocopter AS350B2 (G-PDGF), inadvertent release of underslung load, Glencoe, Argyll, Scotland, 3 March 2020... Read more

20-Jun-20 VH-EGK Leonardo AW139 Caboolture, Australia

20-Jun-20 VH-EGK Leonardo AW139 Caboolture, Australia

20-Jun-2020

During winching operations, the helicopter’s main rotor blades struck a tree. The crew returned to Archerfield, after which inspection revealed substantial damage to all main rotor blades, which were replaced by engineers.... Read more

Feinstein, Sherman Bill Makes Safety Equipment Mandatory on Helicopters

Feinstein, Sherman Bill Makes Safety Equipment Mandatory on Helicopters

12-Jun-2020Source: Senator Dianne Feinstein

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Representative Brad Sherman (both D-Calif.), Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today introduced the Helicopter Safety Act, a bill to require terrain awareness and warning systems and crash-resistant flight data and voice recorders on all... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – June 2020

UK AAIB Bulletin – June 2020

11-Jun-2020Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- AW189 (G-OENC), wrong deck landing, Forties Charlie platform, northern North Sea, 25 March 2019... Read more

NTSB calls for mandatory Flight Data Recorders in all turbine helicopters

NTSB calls for mandatory Flight Data Recorders in all turbine helicopters

3-Jun-2020Source: NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board, in a safety recommendation report issued Tuesday called on helicopter manufacturers to equip turbine-powered helicopters with crash-resistant systems to record data, audio, and images. The NTSB asked the manufacturers – Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Leonardo, MD Helicopters, Robinson and Sikorsky – to act since the Federal Aviation Administration has not implemented... Read more

01-Jun-20 LN-OOU Airbus H145 Skibotn, Norway

01-Jun-20 LN-OOU Airbus H145 Skibotn, Norway

1-Jun-2020

Damage to belly of helicopter after attempted landing on top of two metal posts about a metre tall which appear to have once supported a sign.  Google Street View shows the posts in place in July 2019 Helicopter repaired and back in service by 22-Jul-20... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2020

UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2020

15-May-2020Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Bell 429 (G-WLTS), un-commanded yaw during Power Assurance Check, Melksham, Wiltshire, 2 January 2019 AW109SP (G-VIVE), aircraft struck power lines during final approach, Robins Farm, Chiddingfold, Surrey, 04 November 2019 Robinson R44 II (G-LLIZ), helicopter rollover,... Read more

USHST Issues First “Recommended Practice” Document

USHST Issues First “Recommended Practice” Document

28-Apr-2020Source: USHST

The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has released an extensive Recommended Practice document which suggests training scenarios that will mitigate risk and improve aviation decision making. The training lesson plans in the document identify and describe numerous fatal helicopter accidents that involve some aspect showing a lack of sound aviation decision making that placed the... Read more

20-Apr-20 N908CH Sikorsky S61 Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan

20-Apr-20 N908CH Sikorsky S61 Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan

20-Apr-2020

Loss of tail rotor authority, and rolled onto its side on landing... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2020

UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2020

15-Apr-2020Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Guimbal Cabri G2 (G-CILR), aircraft fire due to electrical short circuit, Wycombe Air Park, 22 July 2019 Correction: Sikorsky S-61N (G-ATBJ), control restriction on takeoff, Marchwood, Hampshire, 1 February 2018... Read more

15-Apr-20 N51NL Leonardo AW169 Philadelphia, US-Pennsylvania

15-Apr-20 N51NL Leonardo AW169 Philadelphia, US-Pennsylvania

15-Apr-2020

Copilot window fell out at 1000 ft agl.  Corporate part 91 operation... Read more

12-Apr-20 N160CC Airbus H125 Tampa, US-Florida

12-Apr-20 N160CC Airbus H125 Tampa, US-Florida

12-Apr-2020

Hillsborurgh County Sheriff helicopter suffered bird strike. No injury reported to 2 POB... Read more

09-Apr-20 N9334W Airbus SA341 Fort Myers, US-Florida

09-Apr-20 N9334W Airbus SA341 Fort Myers, US-Florida

9-Apr-2020

Hard landing.  No injury reported to 1 POB... Read more

06-Apr-20 N7007X Robinson R22 Seymour, US-Texas

06-Apr-20 N7007X Robinson R22 Seymour, US-Texas

6-Apr-2020

Tail rotor struck tree.  No injury reported to 1 POB... Read more

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