FAA’s Rotorcraft Monthly Accident Briefing for February 2021 (fifth month of FY21).

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Attached is the FAA’s Rotorcraft Monthly Accident Briefing for February 2021 (fifth month of FY21).

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Monthly Summary

Totals: 6 accidents, 1 fatal accident, 4 fatalities

- The latest streak of fatal accident free days ended at 47. Prior to the fatal accident on 2/15/21, the most recent fatal accident was 12/29/20.

- There had not been a fatal accident in February for each of the previous two FYs.

Cumulative FY21 Summary (Oct – Feb)

FY21, Totals: 32 accidents, 3 fatal accidents, 7 fatalities

Accidents:

- For Oct – Feb, the estimated accident rate was 2.69 per 100K hours.

- The cumulative accident count for Oct – Feb totaling 32 events is tied with FY19 as the lowest in the last 39 FYs.

- The number of personal/private accidents continues to trend as disproportionately high compared to previous FYs and also when compared to other industry categories in FY21.

- With 14 accidents representing 44% of the FY accident total for Oct – Feb, personal/private is 3.5 times higher than the next closest industry category.

Fatal Accidents: