Flying a helicopter
Helicopter stories
Accidents
Acronyms
Jobs new
Airliners
Airshows
Future helicopters
For Sale
Contact


Database

47210 serials
20096 photos
4008 heliports



facebook     twitter     google     linkedin


Sponsors

Viewpoint

Saxon


Promote Your Services Here




facebook     twitter     google     linkedin

Sponsored by
Viewpoint Saxon

Promote Here



Latest News

Upgraded MD902 Delivered to CoxHealth

Indra Working on Simulator for Spanish NH90

Two Additional H225 for South Korea Firefighters

Thai Aviation Services Implemented WinAir 7

AC312E Completes Plateau Tests

Russian Helicopters at Milipol 2017

First AW101 Delivered to Norway

GE Begins Production of T408 Engine for CH-53K


News

The Enstrom TH180 Incident Update


On February 12th, Enstrom Helicopter N180TH, the prototype TH-180 experienced a mechanical problem and made a forced landing.


The Enstrom TH180 Incident Update


Enstrom, March 01, 2016 - Menominee, MI - On February 12th, Enstrom Helicopter N180TH, the prototype TH-180 experienced a mechanical problem and made a forced landing.

During the landing, the rotor struck a wooden utility pole, cutting off the pole and destroying the main rotor blades.

The pilot, the only person on board, was uninjured. Preliminary investigation indicates that a piece of flight test instrumentation in the main drive system failed, disconnecting the engine from the drive train.

Enstrom believes this accident demonstrated the ruggedness of the design and the ability of the aircraft to protect the occupants.

“Enstrom’s second TH-180 flight test vehicle was already in production and we are working on completion ahead of the original schedule. This aircraft is expected to begin flying in April or May timeframe. By rearranging our certification flight test schedule, we anticipate this accident will cause only a minimal delay for the program.” said William Taylor, Co-Program Manager of the TH180 program.

Founded in 1959, Enstrom Helicopter designed and manufactures light, single-engine piston and turbine helicopters for commercial, government, and personal use. Enstrom is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chongqing General Aviation Group (CGAG) and is located in Menominee, Michigan.


This article is listed in :
Enstrom TH-180
See also The Enstrom TH180 Incident

Sponsors

Viewpoint

Saxon


Promote Your Services Here




facebook     twitter     google     linkedin

Sponsored by
Viewpoint Saxon

Promote Here