Accidents: August 2020

04-Aug-20 D-HIPO Bell 47G4A Lübstorf, Germany


Substantially damaged beyond repair in a forced autorotation landing at Lübstorf near Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.  Minor injuries to the 3POB... Read more

04-Aug-20 TG-PME Airbus AS350 Chisec, Guatemala (1F)


Pilot died when helicopter crashed into wooded area.  This report quotes pilot as Juan Francisco Escobar Blas... Read more

05-Aug-20 N104SU MD Helicopters MD500D Delia, US-Kansas


Aircraft was conducting vegetation management while tree sawing and something caught saw blade and threw debris up into main blades.  Aircraft landed in nearby field. Sole occupant pilot was not injured... Read more

06-Aug-20 N911EP Hughes OH-6 Chesterfield, US-Missouri


Main rotor blades sliced tail boom on training flight. helicopter ended up on its skids with the tail on the ground nearby... Read more

06-Aug-20 PK-JBX Airbus H145 Batulicin, Indonesia


Heilcopter landed very heavily and the skids splayed out.  Marks on runway consistent with helicopter spinning at the point of contact. Date 06-Aug-20 is the date of the report.  Not confirmed that this was the accident date... Read more

06-Aug-20 N137HS Bell 206B Paris, US-Illinois


Aircraft struck powerlines during aerial application... Read more

06-Aug-20 N61MX Robinson R44 Ashton, US-Idaho


Emergency landing on a highway... Read more

07-Aug-20 N55SL Bell 206L4 Windham, US-New Hampshire


Precautionary landing in a parking lot... Read more

08-Aug-20 N89LA Robinson R44 Logan, US-Iowa


Aircraft crashed in a field.  Sole occupant pilot seriously injured.  Helicopter was involved in aerial application work... Read more

08-Aug-20 N284S Bell 206 Marathon, US-Texas (3F)


Three Texas Parks and Wildlife employees died in the accident as they surveyed the landscape for desert bighorn sheep.  The pilot, who was a private contractor for the state agency, was taken to El Paso for medical treatment.  The victims were named by Texas Parks and Wildlife as Wildlife Biologist Dewey Stockbridge, Fish and Wildlife... Read more

10-Aug-20 (serial tba) Bell UH-1N Middleburg, US-Virginia


Routine training mission; helicopter was struck by a bullet. A safe emergency landing was made at Manassas Regional Airport. One crew member was treated at a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.... Read more

11-Aug-20 N45?F Airbus H120 Baltimore, US-Maryland


Police helicopter made emergency landing in park.  No damage/injuries Data from market intelligence firm Parapex Media shows that Baltimore Police currently operate four Airbus H120s, registered N451F, N452F, N453F and N454F... Read more

12-Aug-20 C-GNZF Airbus AS350B2 Les Bergeronne, Canada


Helicopter was on an external load flight between 2 transmission lines in the Sacré-Coeur, QC, area when the main rotor contacted and severed an electrical cable. The pilot felt vibrations and immediately deposited and released the external load on the ground. The aircraft has been positioned away from the load, where it has landed safely.... Read more

12-Aug-20 C-GNZF Airbus AS350B2 Sacré-Coeur, Canada


Helicopter was on an external load flight between 2 transmission lines when the main rotor contacted and severed an electrical cable. The pilot felt vibrations and immediately deposited and released the external load on the ground. The aircraft has been positioned away from the load, where it has landed safely. The main rotor was damaged... Read more

13-Aug-20 OK-??? Robinson R44 Zamberk, Czech Republic


Helicopter contacted tree on take-off, which caused it to fall to the ground from 5m altitude and it fell onto its side.  1 of 4 POB injured... Read more

13-Aug-20 SP-SVW Robinson R44 Sady, Poland


Helicopter ditched in river on a training flight.  Both instructor and student were injured... Read more

14-Aug-20 16???? Schweizer MQ-8B Point Mugu, US-California


Main blade clipped building, causing unmanned helicopter to crash... Read more

16-Aug-20 VH-YMU Robinson R22 McArthur River Mine, Australia


On 16 August 2020, a Robinson R22 Beta, registration VH-YMU, was being utilised for cattle mustering operations in remote country, from the Rocky Point Yards, Northern Territory, south of the McArthur River Mine Aerodrome. At about 1200 Central Standard Time, the pilot was required to conduct an emergency forced landing. The helicopter landed heavily, resulting... Read more

17-Aug-20 C-FAHC Airbus AS350 Stewart, Canada (1F)


Pilot killed in accident.... Read more

17-Aug-20 C-FAHC Airbus AS350B2 Stewart, Canada (1F)


Helicopter crashed while carrying out a long-line sling operation. The sole pilot was fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed in a post-crash fire.... Read more

19-Aug-20 N95RZ Leonardo AW109E Wauseon, US-Ohio


Tail rotor struck lamp post on landing... Read more

19-Aug-20 N711GH Bell UH-1 Coalinga, US-California (1F)


Crashed during firefighting operations.  Pilot received fatal injuries – named here as Michael Fournier... Read more

20-Aug-20 RA-????? Mil Mi-8 Khakassia, Russia


Heavy landing, damaging the landing gear.  No injuries to 17 POB Helicopter was en route from Tashtagol to Kemerovo... Read more

22-Aug-20 N41SJ Bell 206 Clifton, US-New Jersey


Precautionary landing in baseball field.  Eyewitness reports suggest there was something on fire in the cockpit which was taken out of the helicopter and extinguished.  With rotors still turning, the one person who got out then got back in and the helicopter took off again.... Read more

24-Aug-20 N386HQ Bell 205A.1 Laverne, US-California


Tail rotor double delamination discovered during post flight inspection... Read more

24-Aug-20 C-GRCT Bell 206B Porcupine Plain, Canada


Helicopter was applying herbicide to a wheat field with only the pilot on board. After clearing a row of trees, the helicopter began a slight descent. While rounding out to continue the application pass, the spray boom made contact with the crop and the pilot lost directional control of the helicopter. The helicopter veered to... Read more

24-Aug-20 OH-HJH MD Helicopters MD500D Sarvisalo, Finland


Landed upright but tail boom got chopped by main blades during emergency landing... Read more

24-Aug-20 N280SG Enstrom 280FX Longmont, US-Colorado


FAA report unexplained field landing... Read more

24-Aug-20 N314 Kaman K-Max Warmic, US-Oregon (1F)


Pilot killed in firefighting accident.  Pilot named here as Tom Duffy... Read more

25-Aug-20 N160SH Airbus AS350B2 Tuxedni Bay, US-Alaska


Engine failed while hovering over mountainous terrain.  Heavy landing and helicopter rolled onto its side.  Pilot not injured Helicopter was being operated for HighGold Mining, who issued this related press release... Read more

25-Aug-20 N276TH Sikorsky S76C West Palm Beach, US-Florida


Landing gear collapsed while taxying after landing. 2POB not injured... Read more

26-Aug-20 RA-04393 Robinson R44 Krasnaya Polyana, Russia


Details sketchy, but helicopter damaged and 2 of 4 POB were injured.... Read more

27-Aug-20 ??-????? Sikorsky MH-60M San Clemente Island, US-California (2F)


US special forces UH-60M crashed with two fatalities and three injuries. Two fatalities were named as Staff Sgt. Vincent Marketta, 33, and Sgt. Tyler Shelton, 22... Read more

28-Aug-30 JA332T Airbus AS332L1 Nagaoka, Japan


The aircraft took off from the temporary helipad, and was transporting a cargo, and unintentionally dropped the cargo (about 790kg, construction materials) on a grass field near the temporary helipad from a height of about 25m around 9:50 JST. Cargo was old steel tower members, weight: about 790 kilograms.... Read more

28-Aug-20 C-____ Robinson R44 New Liskeard, Canada


As the helicopter was touching down on the helipad, it bounced and then drifted laterally. A main rotor blade contacted a tree and the helicopter rolled over onto its side. The two occupants were not injured; the helicopter was destroyed.... Read more

28-Aug-20 5N-BQW Bell 206B Opebi, Nigeria (3F)


Helicopter crashed into the yard in a built-up area, killing two of three occupants on impact.  Third is reported to have later died in hospital. Images show mast and main rotor blades largely intact, suggesting it descended upright and vertically.  Location is about 3km east of Lagos Airport.... Read more

29-Aug-20 HC-CVB Robinson R66 Manta, Ecuador


Heavy landing which resulted in the starboard skid ripped off, main blades damaged, tail strike which destroyed tail blades Registration to be confirmed as HC-CVB is also reported as a Bell 505... Read more

29-Aug-20 B-7537 Robinson R44 Longnan, China (1F)


Hit lines while on low level agricultural spraying ops.  Pilot died... Read more

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