I didn’t think it was possible, but, here is a heli ride I’d have to turn down. It’s one thing when you are risking your own life but bringing along passengers is inexcusable. Enjoy… Thanks to Brett for the tip!
A 60-year-old pilot and his 46-year-old passenger are lucky to have walked away from a crash that did over $1.4M in damages. The only articles I’ve read are in German so I’m working with basic translation unfortunately. From what I understand they were on a “familiarization flight” and upon returning to the hanger they didn’t [...]
A person called 911 when their neighbor tried to land an R44 on the roof of his or her home that was under construction. The incident took place on Sunday in Rockport, Massachusetts. The pilot closed in on their home and made contact with the roof. The home was not designed with any sort of [...]
Three Robinson R44s landed at the airport in Forestville, Canada, expecting to be refueled with 100LL. Instead, they got Jet B. None of the pilots noticed the error so they took off with the incorrect fuel. Almost immediately one of them suffered an engine failure (not surprising) and had to execute an auto into a [...]
A 2006 Robinson R44 registered to Kerney Aviation made a precautionary landing in Orange County yesterday. The pilot was flying to the War Bird show when he encountered enough fog that he wasn’t comfortable continuing. He elected to land just south of Christmas School Road at around 7 a.m. and put it down without any [...]
Shortly after 9 a.m. this morning the Fox 4 News helicopter made what they are describing as a precautionary landing. The pilot is reported to have said the reason for the landing was partial power loss. It is difficult to tell from the video if that was indeed the reason but what a harrowing ride. [...]