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USHST Monthly Safety Report for October 2023

US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST)

Monthly Safety Report

October 2023

Fatal Accident Rate:  0.73 (+.18) above goal of 0.55 fatal accidents per 100K hrs by 2025

USHST VisionA Civil Helicopter Community with Zero Fatal Accidents


“Safety by the Numbers” (Monthly Metrics):

Days since last Fatal helicopter accident:  3 Days : 06 Hours : 26 Minutes : 56 Seconds

Fatal Accident Rate (5yr avg)(CY2019-23) 0.73Fatal Accidents per 100K Flight Hours

Fatal Accident Rate (CY2023) 14 Fatal Accidents per 100K Flight Hours


Loss of Control - Inflight (LOC-I), Unintended Flight into IMC (UIMC), Low Altitude Operations (LALT). 


US Helicopter Safety Team New Helicopter Safety Enhancements (H-SEs)   


23-01: Promote conservative go/no-go decision making (includes performance planning)

     -HAI’s Safety Working Group released some early “primer” material on the topic that they’ve socialized through Rotor Daily, and they are working on a formalized work plan for where they’d like to go with it over the next year.

23-04: Improve fatigue awareness and risk mitigation of scheduling factors leading to fatigue.

US Helicopter Safety Team Press Release: 

Helicopter Association International Webinar


Helicopter Safety OUTREACH events:

· Register Here for next USHST All Hands Webinar - November 1, 2023

                  Previous All Hands  - September 12, 2023

· ROTOR Helicopter Association International - Upcoming Events

· Helicopter Safety Alliance - Upcoming Events



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For any questions regarding the information within this notice please contact Clarke Pleasants, Program Chair-Rotor, ERAU, at 928-7774730 or email at [email protected]

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