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Feb
07
2023

NTSB Final Report: Adair, IA

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On March 17, 2022, about 1430 central daylight time, a Hughes (MD Helicopters) 369D helicopter, N500MZ, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Adair, Iowa. The commercial pilot sustained minor injury. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 133 external load flight.

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Feb
06
2023

NTSB Preliminary Report: Sweet Home, OR

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On January 24, 2023, about 1300 Pacific standard time, a Kaman Aerospace Corp, K-1200 helicopter, N202WM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Sweet Home, Oregon. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 external load flight.

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Feb
02
2023

NTSB Final Report: Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan

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During the approach to the airfield at Camp Dwyer, the helicopter entered an uncommanded left yaw while approaching its destination. During the subsequent emergency landing, the helicopter impacted the ground and rolled on its right side, resulting in serious injuries to the three occupants and substantial damage to the helicopter. Investigation found there was no evidence of a preimpact structural failure, nor a main or tail rotor system failure, nor a malfunction of either engine.

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Jan
27
2023

NTSB Final Report: Moab, UT

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The pilot reported that, he was initiating a landing to a ledge. As the landing skids contacted the ground, the pilot felt the helicopter settle tail first. Startled by this, he abruptly raised the collective, unaware that he was holding forward cyclic input. As power was applied, the rear skids lifted off the ground first, creating a nose low attitude. The helicopter subsequently rolled over onto its right side substantially damaging the fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Jan
26
2023

NTSB Final Report: Las Vegas, NV

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On October 23, 2019, at 1553 mountain standard time, a Robinson R44 II Raven, N225JM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Las Vegas, Nevada. The airline transport pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

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Jan
23
2023

NTSB Final Report: Wingate, NC

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On May 2, 2021, at 1318 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R-44 helicopter, N4528T, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Wingate, North Carolina. The pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

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Jan
17
2023

NTSB Preliminary Report: Boulder City, NV

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On December 27, 2022, at 1635 Pacific daylight time, an Airbus Helicopters EC-130-T2, N835GC, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Boulder City, Nevada. The pilot and five passengers were seriously injured, and one passenger received minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 commercial air tour flight.

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Jan
16
2023

NTSB Preliminary Report: Galliano, LA

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On December 29, 2022, about 0834 central standard time, a Bell 407 helicopter, N595RL, was substantially damaged during takeoff from an offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The pilot and 3 passengers were fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 flight.

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Dec
30
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Redding, CA

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Redding, CA

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Dec
22
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: La Sal, UT

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NTSB Preliminary Report: La Sal, UT

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Dec
20
2022

NTSB Final Report: West Jordan, UT

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On August 14, 2021, about 1030 mountain daylight time, a Robinson R-22B, N226WM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near West Jordan, Utah. The flight instructor was seriously injured and the pilot receiving instruction sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

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Dec
20
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Waimea, HI

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Waimea, HI

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Dec
16
2022

NTSB Final Report: Cedar Key, FL

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The pilot was performing aerial application flights during which he returned to the landing zone five times to receive additional product. He recalled spending the majority of his time troubleshooting a spray rate system issue and was not paying attention to the fuel level while ground personnel were loading the product. During climb out on the final spray, the engine lost all power. During the subsequent autorotation and hard landing on a gravel road, the tail boom and tail rotor drive shaft sustained substantial damage.

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Dec
14
2022

NTSB Final Report: Ely, NV

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The pilot reported that, he was using a helicopter to drive horses and misjudged his height above the terrain when a horse unexpectedly turned toward him. He pulled back on the cyclic, the tail rotor struck the terrain, and the helicopter immediately started a yaw to the right. The pilot rolled the throttle off to slow the turn and cushioned the landing by adding collective.

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Dec
08
2022

NTSB Final Report: Tuckers Crossing, MS

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The pilot departed for the first flight of the day to begin aerial tree trimming operations along a transmission line. The mission’s ground support specialist (GSS), who was in communication with the pilot via radio, observed the helicopter approach the trimming zone from the south then fly northbound to the east of the transmission line; the helicopter was equipped with an external saw assembly that was about 120 ft in length and about 40 to 50 ft above the trees. The GSS and the pilot discussed hazards located in the trimming zone. Shortly thereafter, the pilot announced over the radio that he would be making an emergency landing. The GSS reported that he did not see any smoke or hear “odd noises” coming from the helicopter and that “the helicopter made a quick forward descent until the saw disappeared into the east tree line.” The helicopter subsequently impacted trees and terrain, and a postimpact fire ensued.

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Dec
06
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Suches, GA

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Suches, GA

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Dec
05
2022

NTSB Final Report: Escalante, UT

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The pilot reported that, he was transporting supplies to a remote landing site and had made multiple approaches and landings. He stated that on the final approach, cloud cover had cleared and the helicopter “felt heavy.” About 25-30 ft above the ground the helicopter began to sink and he could not recover. The helicopter hit hard and tipped forward onto its nose during landing, substantially damaging the airframe and main rotors. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Dec
05
2022

NTSB Final Report: Cedar City, UT

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The helicopter flight instructor was performing straight-in autorotation with power recovery maneuvers with a student pilot. On the third autorotation, the flight instructor stated that the student started the maneuver at 700 ft above ground level (agl) with the main rotor rpm at 100%. During the glide, when the RPM decayed to 90% and the airspeed decreased to 60 knots, the instructor intervened, and he attempted to recover the lost RPM. About 100 ft agl, the instructor prepared for a roll-on landing. The helicopter subsequently landed hard, rolled over on it’s left side and sustained substantial damage when the main rotor blades severed the tailboom. The instructor reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

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Nov
28
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Kapolei, HI

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Kapolei, HI

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Nov
18
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Morgan City, LA

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On October 26, 2022, about 1710 central daylight time, a Bell 407 helicopter, N34BM, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident in the Gulf of Mexico, about 25 miles south of Morgan City, Louisiana. The pilot sustained fatal injuries, and two passengers sustained serious injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 air taxi flight.

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Nov
18
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Fort Myers, FL

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On October 8, 2022, about 1800 eastern daylight time, a Bell 505 helicopter, N5DF, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Fort Myers, Florida. The private pilot and one passenger had serious injuries, and two passengers had minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

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Nov
08
2022

NTSB Final Report: Auburn, WA

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The flight instructor was providing initial flight training to the student. After completing hover and pattern work, they transitioned to a raised grass helicopter practice pad on the airport.

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Nov
07
2022

NTSB Final Report: East Troy, WI

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While approaching to land on a support truck, the helicopter experienced a loss of engine power. The pilot attempted to autorotate to land and the helicopter experienced a hard landing. The right skid broke, and the main rotor blades struck the ground and the tail boom. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and tail boom. The pilot attributed the loss of engine power due to a possible fuel pump failure.

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Nov
04
2022

NTSB Final Report: Howe, ID

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The pilot of the helicopter reported that, while flying in mountainous terrain, he decided to land on top of a ridge for a rest break. The pilot performed a circling reconnaissance of the area before he began his descent to his intended landing spot. During the descent, the pilot felt a wind gust from behind, then the rotor rpm began to decay, and the low rotor rpm light illuminated along with the aural warning horn.

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Oct
24
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Point Lookout, NY

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The pilot of the helicopter departed for a visual flight rules cross-country flight but returned to the airport shortly after takeoff upon encountering instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), which had been forecast. The pilot elected to depart again under special visual flight rules after hearing another pilot report indicating that the ceiling was between 800 and 1,000 ft. The helicopter was not equipped for flight in IMC.

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Oct
18
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Fresno, CA

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On October 1, 2022, about 0955 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 206B, N284CA, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Fresno, California. The pilot and passenger were seriously injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 other work use flight.

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Oct
14
2022

NTSB Final Report: Lake Apopka, FL

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The pilot of the helicopter departed the landing zone to conduct an aerial application flight over a lake. He stated that he established course on his spray line but “lost sight of everything looking forward due to the glare off the water and the sun position.” He recalled having no depth perception when he looked down at the water and could not recall the helicopter impacting the water but recalled a momentary shudder followed by the helicopter coming to rest inverted. The helicopter’s fuselage, main and tail rotor blades were substantially damaged during the impact. The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures of the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Oct
12
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Mesa, AZ

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Mesa, AZ

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Oct
11
2022

NTSB Final Report: Deer Valley, AZ

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The pilot of the helicopter reported that, he was on the ramp with the engine running to accomplish a rapid refuel. The fueler was attempting to attach the grounding cable to the helicopter and due to the cable not locking, he maneuvered the cable up and down, which then contacted the main rotor blades. The pilot reported he felt a “violent jolt” and immediately shut the engine down. The fueler’s hands were seriously injured. The main rotor blades were substantially damaged. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Oct
06
2022

NTSB Final Report: Dardanelle, CA

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On August 25, 2018, about 1545 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 212 helicopter, N512TA, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Dardanelle, California. The pilot was seriously injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 external load flight.

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