Robinson Helicopter

Pilot Dies in Robinson R44 Helicopter Crash

The pilot and lone occupant of a Robinson R44 helicopter died when the aircraft he was in crashed. The helicopter reportedly hit power lines on its way back to an event after refueling and plummeted into the Fox River in Wisconsin. This crash is just one of many involving Robinson helicopters, [...]

By |2019-11-13T19:25:51-08:00June 12th, 2018|Robinson Helicopter|

FAA Proposes Airworthiness Directive Regarding Robinson R66 Helicopters

Following numerous accidents involving Robinson Helicopters-including helicopter crashes both at home and internationally-the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a proposed airworthiness directive regarding Robinson Helicopter Company Model R66 aircraft. The FAA issued the airworthiness directive on March 30, 2018, and has given respondents until May 29, 2018, to [...]

By |2019-11-13T19:27:08-08:00April 3rd, 2018|Robinson Helicopter|

Critics Call For Change in Wake of Robinson Helicopter Crashes

With New Zealand's Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) currently investigating four accidents involving Robinson helicopters, critics are asking why so many pilots are involved in Robinson helicopter crashes. Most recently, Noel Edward Wilson died on Monday, March 27, when the Ro binson R22 he was flying crashed into a hilly area [...]

By |2019-11-13T19:33:32-08:00April 1st, 2017|Robinson Helicopter|

Los Angeles Helicopter Crash Kills Two

A Los Angeles helicopter crash, which was witnessed by cruise ship passengers, has killed two people. The crash, which occurred on January 4, 2017, involved a black Robinson R22 helicopter, which plunged into the water at the Port of Los Angeles. Both people on board were killed in the helicopter crash. [...]

By |2019-11-14T11:24:07-08:00January 5th, 2017|Robinson Helicopter|

New Zealand Crash Gets Robinson Helicopter Added to Watchlist

Following an investigative report on the causes of a New Zealand helicopter crash, Robinson Helicopter Co. has been added to the country's "most pressing concerns" watchlist. New Zealand's Transport Accident Investigation Commission added the helicopter company to its watchlist on October 27, 2016, following multiple fatal Robinson helicopter crashes in the past [...]

By |2019-11-14T11:25:02-08:00October 27th, 2016|Robinson Helicopter|

ATSB to U.S. and European Aviation Agencies: Ensure That Robinson R44 Helicopters Are Fitted With Crash-Resistant Fuel Systems

On March 21, 2013, four retired scientists decided to take a helicopter flight to Panorama House in Bulli Tops, Australia. It was just after noon when witnesses reported seeing the Robinson R44 helicopter land, then rapidly take off again. The chopper veered awkwardly to the right before the main rotor [...]

By |2019-11-13T14:25:03-08:00June 4th, 2015|Robinson Helicopter|