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Accidents & Incidents 01.24.10 – 01.31.10

Mon, Mar 1, 2010 — Admin

Accident Insights

General Aviation (Part 91)

Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments
24 Jan

Kernersville NC

AWI 1Gyro

Reg: N132DH

Apparently the pilot (and builder) had just adjusted the toe -in on his landing gear of his experimental gyrocopter and was doing a high speed taxi test with rotors spinning when the 2 by 2 keel broke at the point just aft of where the nose gear is attached. 1 Serious Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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Foreign Accidents (Part 129)

Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments
24 Jan

Jindabyne

AUSTRALIA

Gyrocopter

Reg: Not listed

Gyrocopter crashed under unknown circumstances. 1 Fatal Gyrocopter was destroyed.
27 Jan

Oslofjord

NORWAY

MidtNorsk Helikopterservice-operated Robinson R44 Astro

Reg: LN-OCV

Helicopter was performing an airtaxi flight in formation with another almost identical helicopter when it went into a spin from low altitude and crashed 4 Fatal Helicopter was destroyed.

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29 Jan

Iserlohn Hegenscheid

GERMANY

Aeroheli International GmbH & Co KG-operated Robinson R44 Raven I

Reg: D-HFCN

Pilot didn´t find the snow covered airfield and collided with the roof of a hangar. 3 Minor Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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Military

Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments
26 Jan

Port Harcourt

NIGERIA

Nigerian Navy-operated Agusta A109E Helicopter crashed into a swampy area under unknown circumstances. 4 Fatal Helicopter was destroyed.

 

All entries are preliminary and subject to confirmation/correction by formal accident reports.

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