FAA Rotorcraft Monthly Accident Briefing - November


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(second month of FY21).

Monthly Summary

Totals: 6 accidents, 0 fatal accidents, 0 fatalities

- For the second consecutive FY, there were not any fatal accidents during November. For the 39 FYs on record, this has only occurred one other time (FY14-FY15).

Cumulative FY21 Summary (Oct – Nov)

FY21, Totals: 14 accidents, 0 fatal accidents, 0 fatalities

Accidents:

- The estimated accident rate was 2.68 per 100K hours.

Fatal Accidents:

- None. Fatal accident rate through two month of the FY is 0.

- This was the first time in 28 years that October and November both went without a fatal accident in the same FY.

- For the first time for the 39 FYs on record, there were three consecutive calendar months without a fatal accident (September, October, November)

Fatalities:

- None. Fatality rate through two months of the FY is 0.

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 fatal accident rate from CYs 2014-2018 (0.62 per 100K hours) as their baseline for measurement.

- The CY 2016-2020 5 year average fatal accident rate was 0.67 per 100K hours through November 2020.

Lee Roskop

Safety Management Section, AIR-682 Rotorcraft Standards Branch, Policy & Innovation Division 817-222-5337 lee.roskop@faa.gov


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