2020 WinterROTOR MagazineRecent Accidents and Incidents

Recent Accidents & Incidents

By February 16, 2020March 26th, 2021No Comments

The rotorcraft accidents and incidents listed below occurred between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2019. The accident details shown below are preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. All information was obtained through the official websites listed below, where you can learn more details about each event.

October 2019

Robinson R44
Carlsbad, CA, USA
Oct. 2, 2019 | NTSB GAA20CA002
Injuries unknown, fatalities unknown | Flight type unknown
No description available.

Bell OH-58A
Fort Meade, FL, USA
Oct. 3, 2019 | NTSB ERA20LA004
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Airborne law enforcement flight
Helicopter impacted gypsum pond following abrupt shift of weight during rescue attempt.

Bell 206
Ivanhoe, NSW, Australia
Oct. 9, 2019 | ATSB 201907387 (No direct link available)
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Private flight
Helicopter sustained damage after wire strike on a power line.

Bell 412
Port Said City, PTS, Egypt
Oct. 11, 2019 | NTSB WPR20WA010
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Flight type unknown
Helicopter impacted water after loss of control for unknown reasons.

Hiller UH-12E
Susanville, CA, USA
Oct. 13, 2019 | NTSB WPR20LA007
1 injury, 0 fatalities | Agricultural flight
Helicopter impacted tree and then terrain after loss of engine power.

Sikorsky S-92A
Gloucestershire, GLS, United Kingdom
Oct. 14, 2019 | NTSB GAA20WA093
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Noncommercial flight
No description available.

Bell 206B
New Salem, NC, USA
Oct. 17, 2019 | NTSB ERA20FA012
1 injury, 0 fatalities | Agricultural flight
Helicopter was substantially damaged and impacted terrain following wire strike.

Robinson R22
Overton, NV, USA
Oct. 17, 2019 | NTSB GAA20CA035
Injuries unknown | General aviation flight
No description available.

Bell 47G
King City, CA, USA
Oct. 18, 2019 | NTSB GAA20CA034
Injuries unknown | Agricultural flight
No description available.

Robinson R44
Tarasenkove, Poltava, Ukraine
Oct. 21, 2019 | NTSB GAA20WA047
0 injuries, 1 fatality | Noncommercial flight
No description available.

Robinson R44
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Oct. 23, 2019 | NTSB WPR20FA013
0 injuries, 2 fatalities | Personal flight
Helicopter sustained substantial damage after impacting terrain for undetermined reasons.

Robinson R22
Hebbronville, TX, USA
Oct. 23, 2019 | NTSB CEN20FA012A
0 injuries, 2 fatalities | Aerial mustering flight
Two Robinson R22 helicopters collided mid-air during an aerial mustering operation.
Note: This aircraft and the next were involved in the same accident. For each aircraft involved in an accident, the NTSB creates separate accident reports that address the different perspectives involved and lessons learned.

Robinson R22
Hebbronville, TX, USA
Oct. 23, 2019 | NTSB CEN20FA012B
1 injury, 0 fatalities | Aerial mustering flight
Two Robinson R22 helicopters collided mid-air during an aerial mustering operation.

Enstrom 280F
Jordan Valley, OR, USA
Oct. 25, 2019 | NTSB WPR20FA016
1 fatality, 1 injury | Personal flight
Helicopter impacted terrain for undetermined reasons.

Sikorsky S-92
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Oct. 25, 2019 | NTSB WPR20WA023
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Flight type unknown
Helicopter experienced loss of engine power for unknown reasons.

Robinson R66
Alexandria, LA, USA
Oct. 28, 2019 | NTSB GAA20CA052
Injuries unknown | General aviation flight
No description available.

November 2019

Mosquito Aviation XE
Seffner, FL, USA
Nov. 2, 2019 | NTSB ERA20LA037
1 injury, 0 fatalities | Personal flight
Helicopter impacted terrain after a main rotor blade struck the tail during landing.

Robinson R22
Smoketown, PA, USA
Nov. 4, 2019 | NTSB GAA20CA060
Injuries unknown | General aviation flight
No description available.

Bell 47G
Groveland, FL, USA
Nov. 7, 2019 | NTSB GAA20CA062
Injuries unknown | General aviation flight
No description available.

Sikorsky S-58JT
Lebanon, IN, USA
Nov. 10, 2019 | NTSB GAA20CA063
Injuries unknown | General aviation flight
No description available.

Robinson R44
Tunis, Tunisia
Nov. 11, 2019 | NTSB WPR20WA021
0 injuries, 1 fatality | Commercial flight
No description available.

Agusta A109
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Nov. 12, 2019 | NTSB WPR20LA029
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Air medical flight
Helicopter completed successful emergency landing after loss of control midflight.

Bell 214B
Pechey, QLD, Australia
Nov. 13, 2019 | ATSB AB-2019-046
1 injury, 0 fatalities | Firefighting flight
Helicopter impacted terrain after loss of rotor RPM during a water drop.

Agusta A109
Penobscot, ME, USA
Nov. 16, 2019 | NTSB ENG20IA005
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Air medical flight
Helicopter completed successful emergency landing after experiencing severe vibrations.

Robinson R66
Abrau-Dyurso, KDA, Russia
Nov. 30, 2019 | NTSB ANC20WA008
0 injuries, 1 fatality | Flight type unknown
No description available.

December 2019

Bell UH-1H
Williamtown, NSW, Australia
Dec. 7, 2019 | ATSB AO-2019-070
1 injury, 0 fatalities | Firefighting flight
Helicopter landed hard during precautionary landing.

Robinson R44
Warren, NSW, Australia
Dec. 7, 2019 | ATSB 201908683
Injuries unknown, fatalities unknown | Private flight
Helicopter impacted terrain while landing after gradual loss of power.

Robinson R22
Beeville, TX, USA
Dec. 19, 2019 | NTSB CEN20LA037
Injuries unknown, fatalities unknown | General aviation flight
No description available.

Airbus AS350B2
Lihue, HI, USA
Dec. 26, 2019 | NTSB ANC20MA010
0 injuries, 7 fatalities | Air tour flight
Helicopter was destroyed by impact forces and a postcrash fire when it collided with terrain.