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FAA Rotorcraft Monthly Accident Briefing - May

Attached is the Rotorcraft Monthly Accident Briefing for May 2022 (8th month of FY22).

Announcements:

**You may now access the information directly anytime at the following NEW FAA public site, Rotorcraft Accident Dashboard.**

- The dashboard view of make/model accident data is still under development, so the attached pdf includes the legacy PowerPoint make/model information.

Monthly Summary

Totals: 6 accidents, 0 fatal accidents, 0 fatalities

- May was the first month in FY22 without a fatal rotorcraft accident. This ended 15 consecutive months where at least 1 fatal accident had occurred each month (Feb 2021 – Apr 2022).

- The total of 6 accidents in May was the second lowest total for the month of May for the 40 years on record, trailing only May of FY20 (4 accidents).

- Personal/Private and Instructional/Training were the only industry sectors with more than 1 accident during the month (2 each).

Cumulative FY22 Summary, Oct-May

FY22, Totals: 71 accidents, 15 fatal accidents, 26 fatalities

Accidents:

- The Oct-May estimated accident rate was 3.68 per 100K hours.

- Compared to the same time period in FY21, the FY22 Oct-May accident rate was up 16%. Compared to the 5 year average for the same time frame it was up 9%.

Fatal Accidents:

- The Oct-May estimated fatal accident rate was 0.78 per 100K hours, the third consecutive month with a slight decrease.

- Compared to the same time period in FY21, the FY22 Oct-May fatal accident rate was up 32%. Compared to the 5 year average for the same time frame it was up 4%.

Fatalities:

- The FY22 estimated fatality rate through May was 1.35 per 100K hours.

U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) Calendar Year Metrics

- Goal: Reduce the 5 year average fatal accident rate to 0.55 per 100K hours by 2025. The USHST uses the 5 year average fatal accident rate from CYs 2014-2018 (0.62 per 100K hours) as their baseline for measurement.

- The CY 2018-2022 5 year average fatal accident rate was 0.78 per 100K hours through May 2022.

Lee Roskop

Fleet Safety Section, AIR-723

Operational Safety Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division

817-222-5337


08 FY2022 May Rotorcraft Acc Dashboard
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