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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140478
Last updated: 26 September 2017
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Date:08-DEC-1994
Time:14:05 local
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: D-HPHS
C/n / msn: 0107
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
08/12/1994 D-HPHS Robinson R44 (c/no 0107): At about 14:05 local time Robinson R44 "D-HPHS" broke apart during an instructional flight about 2.000 feet above ground level near the city of Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (at approximate co ordinates: 4919′10″N 825′52″E).

Witnesses near the accident site reported that they heard a loud noise and observed the helicopter falling to the ground with parts of the helicopter separating from the structure as it fell. (2 killed, aircraft written off)

At least three German-registered Robinson R44s - D-HTOP, D-HPHS, and D-HFSD - were lost in circumstances similar to the above, and the NTSB report confirmed that there were a near-identical problem with the main rotor in all three cases.

Sources:

http://www.helionline.net/templates/sites/casualties.html
http://coptercrazy.brinkster.net/search/r44show.asp?start=101&count=50
http://www.rotorspot.nl/product/r44.htm
http://www.rotorshop.com/sir9603.pdf
http://www.libertyhelicopters.co.uk/NTSB_Special%20Report/NTSB_R44Reports/Hanover_Germany.htm

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation A-95-1 issued 6 January 1995 by NTSB to
Safety recommendation A-95-2 issued 6 January 1995 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-95-3 issued 6 January 1995 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-95-4 issued 6 January 1995 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-95-5 issued 6 January 1995 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-95-6 issued 6 January 1995 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-95-7 issued 6 January 1995 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-95-8 issued 6 January 1995 by NTSB to FAA


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Dec-2011 20:14 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Dec-2011 09:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
19-Aug-2016 18:06 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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