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Recent Accidents & Incidents

By October 1, 2019March 26th, 2021No Comments
The rotorcraft accidents and incidents listed here occurred between Jul. 1 and Sep. 30, 2019. The accident details shown 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.

July 2019

AgustaWestland AW139
Big Grand Cay, Bahamas
July 4, 2019 | NTSB ERA19FA210
0 injuries, 7 fatalities | Private flight
While flying under instrument flight rules at night, the helicopter impacted water for unknown reasons.
MD Helicopters 369
Houston, TX, USA
July 4, 2019 | NTSB CEN19LA207
1 injury, 0 fatalities | Private flight
Helicopter sustained damage following a hard landing and rollover after loss of control.
Robinson R44
Mansfield, VIC, Australia
July 6, 2019 | ATSB AO-2019-031
2 injuries, 0 fatalities | Private flight
Helicopter sustained substantial damage after striking a power line and colliding with terrain.
Continental Copters Tomcat MK6C
Franklin, KY, USA
July 8, 2019 | NTSB ERA19TA213
1 injury, 0 fatalities | Agricultural flight
Helicopter sustained substantial damage during terrain impact after reported loss of rotor rpm.
Robinson R22
Water Valley, TX, USA
July 8, 2019 | NTSB CEN19LA245
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Aerial observation flight
Helicopter sustained substantial damage during a hard landing after reported loss of engine power.
Robinson R44
Lac Valtrie, QC, Canada
July 10, 2019 | TSBC A19Q0109
0 injuries, 2 fatalities | Private flight
Helicopter impacted terrain for unknown reasons.
Robinson R22
Nammuldi, WA, Australia
July 11, 2019 | ATSB 201905074
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Aerial mustering
Helicopter sustained substantial damage following loss of control and impact with terrain.
Bell 47G-3B-1
Mosby, MT, USA
July 13, 2019 | NTSB WPR19LA194
3 injuries, 0 fatalities | Aerial observation flight
Helicopter sustained damage after loss of control and impact with terrain.
Robinson R22
Moscow, Russia
July 14, 2019 | NTSB ANC19WA041
0 injuries, 2 fatalities | Private flight
Helicopter was destroyed after impact with terrain during takeoff.
Robinson R44
Hayward, CA, USA
July 15, 2019 | NTSB WPR19FA188
1 injury, 1 fatality | Instructional flight
Helicopter sustained substantial damage during impact with terrain.
Robinson R44
Ida Grove, IA, USA
July 21, 2019 | NTSB CEN19LA230
1 injury, 0 fatalities | Agricultural flight
Helicopter sustained damage during a hard landing following reported loss of rotor rpm.
Guimbal Cabri G2
Wycombe Air Park, Buckinghamshire, UK
July 22, 2019 | AAIB G-CILR
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Flight type unknown
Helicopter caught fire during shutdown.
Robinson R66
Gorgona Island, Italy
July 22, 2019 | NTSB ERA19WA236
0 injuries, 2 fatalities | Noncommercial flight
No description available.
UH-1H
Limpopo Province, South Africa
July 23, 2019 | NTSB WPR19WA203
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Firefighting flight
Helicopter was damaged during an autorotative landing after reported loss of engine power.
Hughes 269A
Springfield, TN, USA
July 24, 2019 | NTSB GAA19CA463
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | General aviation flight
No description available.
Sikorsky S-92
Sable Island, NS, Canada
July 24, 2019 | NTSB GAA19WA458
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Flight type unknown
No description available.
Sikorsky S-76
Vigo, Spain
July 26, 2019 | NTSB CEN19WA291
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Commercial flight
No description available.
Bell 206
Dukedom, TN, USA
July 27, 2019 | NTSB GAA19CA457
0 injuries, 0 fatalities| Agricultural flight
No description available.
MD Helicopters 369
Eugene, OR, USA
July 27, 2019 | NTSB WPR19LA205
2 injuries, 0 fatalities | General aviation flight
Helicopter was damaged during a hard landing after a loss of control.
Robinson R44
Blair, NE, USA
July 27, 2019 | NTSB CEN19LA240
1 injury, 0 fatalities | Agricultural flight
Helicopter was damaged during a hard landing after reported rotor rpm fluctuations.
Bell 206
Caloundra, QLD, Australia
July 30, 2019 | ATSB 201905423
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Training flight
Helicopter sustained substantial damage during a hard landing after loss of throttle control.
Bell 47G
Alldays, Limpopo Province, South Africa
July 30, 2019 | NTSB WPR19WA206
1 injury, 1 fatality | Flight type unknown
Helicopter was damaged during a hard landing after loss of engine power.
Robinson R44
Fessenden, ND, USA
July 31, 2019 | NTSB GAA19CA473
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Agricultural flight
No description available.

August 2019

Robinson R44
Korotasere, Cakaudrove, Fiji
Aug. 2, 2019 | NTSB WPR19WA234
0 injuries, 3 fatalities | Flight type unknown
Helicopter impacted water for unknown reasons.
Robinson R44 II
Lyons, NE, USA
Aug. 3, 2019 | NTSB CEN19LA250
1 injury, 0 fatalities | Agricultural flight
Helicopter sustained substantial damage during a hard landing after loss of engine power.
Bell 206
Vuoggatjålme, Sweden
Aug. 10, 2019 | NTSB CEN19WA274
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Commercial flight
Helicopter sustained damage after blades struck the tail boom during an emergency landing.
Schweizer 269C
Allentown, PA, USA
Aug. 11, 2019 | NTSB ERA19LA245
2 injuries, 0 fatalities | Sightseeing flight
Helicopter was substantially damaged following collision with a building during emergency descent.
Bell 206
Blair, NE, USA
Aug. 16, 2019 | NTSB CEN19LA269
2 injuries, 0 fatalities | Airborne law enforcement flight
Helicopter sustained damage during runway impact after loss of rotor rpm.
Bell 47G
Montrose, CO, USA
Aug. 20, 2019 | NTSB CEN19TA280
1 injury, 0 fatalities | Agricultural flight
Helicopter sustained damage during a hard landing after loss of engine power.
Rotorway Exec 162F
Herisau, AR, Switzerland
Aug. 24, 2019 | NTSB CEN19WA285
1 injury, 1 fatality | Flight type unknown
Helicopter was destroyed during a postcrash fire after an attempted autorotative landing.
Bell 206
Inca, Mallorca, Spain
Aug. 25, 2019 | NTSB CEN19WA283A
0 injuries, 7 fatalities | Commercial flight
Helicopter was destroyed during a midair collision with a plane.
Robinson R44
Buriti Alegre, Brazil
Aug. 25, 2019 | NTSB GAA19WA540
1 injury, 3 fatalities | Noncommercial flight
No description available.
Hughes 269A
Shamokin, PA, USA
Aug. 26, 2019 | NTSB GAA19CA514
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | General aviation flight
No description available.
Robinson R44
Veracruz, Mexico
Aug. 26, 2019 | NTSB CEN19WA296
2 injuries, 0 fatalities | Noncommercial flight
Helicopter sustained substantial damage during an emergency landing to a field.
Bell 206
San Diego, CA, USA
Aug. 27, 2019 | NTSB GAA19CA519
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | General aviation flight
No description available.
Bell 47G
North Las Vegas, NV, USA
Aug. 27, 2019 | NTSB WPR19TA245
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Personal flight
Helicopter collided with a fuel support trailer and rolled onto its left side.
Hughes 369
Asotin, WA, USA
Aug. 31, 2019 | NTSB WPR19LA249
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Personal flight
Helicopter substantially damaged following impact into water.

September 2019

Bell UH-1H
Anna Bay, NSW, Australia
Sep. 6, 2019 | ATSB AO-2019-050
0 injuries, 1 fatality | Private flight
Helicopter impacted water for unknown reasons.
Robinson R44
Nuiqsut, AK, USA
Sep. 6, 2019 | NTSB GAA19CA531
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | General aviation flight
No description available.
Bell 206
Walkerton, IN, USA
Sep. 9, 2019 | NTSB CEN19LA309
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Agricultural flight
Helicopter sustained substantial damage during a forced landing and rollover after reported loss of engine power.
Sikorsky S-58
Azusa, CA, USA
Sep. 11, 2019 | NTSB WPR19LA255
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Positioning flight
Helicopter initiated an emergency landing after losing tail rotor control.
Mosquito Aviation XE
Kershaw, SC, USA
Sep. 23, 2019 | NTSB GAA19CA567
0 injuries, 0 fatalities | Private flight
No description available.