Factors in Accidents
The most common factors related to helicopter accidents involving UK registered helicopters.
Taken from a study of the Griffin Helicopters accident database since 09 Jan 1997 the study comprises a review of 405 rotary wing accidents and incidents involving UK registered aircraft of which 386 involved helicopters and 40 were fatal.
Some accidents appear under more than one heading as often for example a loss of control in the hover can result in a tail strike , heavy landing and rollover.
This table shows details of what we assess the first event in accident was, some accident reports are pretty vague and if no directly attributable cause is specified then that accident will not be included in this table.
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