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NTSB Identification: *CEN14CA017*
Date: October 02, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Aircraft: ROBINSON R22 - BETA
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
The student pilot stated they had been practicing hovering
for about 30 minutes, and were about two feet above the
ground. He recalled that he was “controlling the cyclic
and maybe the collective, but not the pedals.” The flight
instructor thought they were three to five feet above the
ground. The helicopter experienced a pendular motion and
began traveling backwards and to the right. The right skid
made contact with the ground, which resulted in the tail
impacting the ground and the helicopter rolling onto its side.
The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tail rotor.
NTSB Identification: *CEN14WA001*
Date: October 04, 2013
Location: Upper Edgebold, United Kingdom
Aircraft: BELL 206 - B
Injuries: 1 Minor.
A Bell 206B was substantially damaged when it impacted
terrain and rolled over following a loss of engine power
near Upper Edgebold near Shrewsbury, Shopshire, England.
The pilot, the sole person on board received minor injuries.
Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of
This investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the
British government. Any further information may be obtained
from: Air Accidents Investigations Branch Farnborough
NTSB Identification: *WPR14CA041*
Date: November 02, 2013
Location: Superior, MT
Aircraft: BELL 206B
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
The pilot reported that during the last long-line load of the
day moving bags of cedar mulch, while on approach to the
drop zone, he looked outside at the trees, and did not see
any indication of wind; however, he felt a little shudder as
the helicopter came out of translational lift. He again looked
outside at the trees, and did not see any indication of wind,
and continued his approach to the drop zone. Once over the
drop zone, as he went to release the bag, he noticed that the
remote hook plug had come unplugged. He decided to pick
the load back up and move the bag over to the pile of mulch
so he could land and manually unhook the bag. When he
picked the bag off the ground, the helicopter started to spin
to the right, which he was unable to stop. He noticed that the
collective was in the full up position so he lowered it to stop
the spinning; however, before he could arrest the spinning,
the helicopter struck a pile of mulch, and rolled onto its right
side, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage.
The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions
or failures that would have precluded normal operation.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the
probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot’s failure
to maintain aircraft control while maneuvering during a
NTSB Identification: *CEN14LA048*
Date: November 09, 2013
Location: Shreveport, LA
Aircraft: Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH EC135P1
Injuries: 3 Minor.
An Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH EC135P1 helicopter
impacted terrain near Shreveport, Louisiana. The commercial
pilot and two company mechanics sustained minor injuries
and the helicopter was substantially damaged.The helicopter
was registered to and operated by Metro Aviation Inc., under
the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as
a maintenance test flight. Visual meteorological conditions
prevailed for the flight, which operated without a flight plan.
The local flight was originating from the company’s facility
in Shreveport, Louisiana.
According to preliminary information, the helicopter lifted off
to a hover before starting a climbing left turn. Shortly after,
a “pop” was heard by the pilot and one of the mechanics,
and the helicopter began to yaw and spin. The helicopter
descended and impacted an open field.
The helicopter was retained for further examination.
NTSB Identification: *ANC14WA006*
Date: November 16, 2013
Location: Seoul, Korea, Republic Of
Aircraft: SIKORSKY S76-C++
Injuries: 2 Fatal.
A Sikorsky S76 C++ helicopter sustained substantial damage
after colliding with a 26-story apartment building in Seoul,
Korea. Both crew members received fatal injuries.
The REPUBLIC OF KOREA Aviation and Railway Accident
Investigation Board is investigating the accident. As the state
of manufacture of the helicopter, the NTSB has designated
a U.S. Accredited Representative under the provisions of
Annex 13 to the Convention on Civil Aviation to assist ARAIB
in their investigation.
All inquiries concerning this accident should be directed
to ARAIB at: REPUBLIC OF KOREA Aviation and Railway
Accident Investigation Board Ministry of Construction and
NTSB Identification: *ERA14WA047*
Date: November 20, 2013
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aircraft: ROBINSON R66
Injuries: 1 Fatal.
A Robinson R66 helicopter while on approach to the Hotel
Portobello Heliport (SIWS), Mangaratiba Municipality –
State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, began to rotate around its
vertical axis, lost altitude, and then impacted the waters
of Mangaratiba Bay, and sank. The pilot was fatally injured.
This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government
of Brazil. Any further information can be obtained from:
Aeronautical Accident Prevention and Investigation Center
NTSB Identification: *WPR14LA062*
Date: December 09, 2013
Location: Chowchilla, CA
Aircraft: HILLER UH 12E
Injuries: 1 Minor.
A Hiller UH-12E landed hard near Chowchilla, California. The
helicopter was under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal
Regulations Part 91, as a frost control flight. The commercial
pilot sustained minor injuries, and the helicopter sustained
substantial damage during the accident sequence, separating
the tailboom from the fuselage. The local flight departed
from Madera Municipal Airport, Madera, California at an
unknown time. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed,
and no flight plan had been filed.
The pilot/owner stated that he was performing frost control
over a citrus grove at low altitude when the helicopter’s
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