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September 15, 2021

NTSB Prelim: Cessna 182H

The Airplane Owner Planned To Take The Two Passengers On A Local Tour Flight

On August 15, about 1847 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 182H, N8477S, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Bountiful, Utah. The pilot and two passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to friends and family of the occupants, the airplane owner planned to take the two passengers on a local tour flight, in celebration of their one-year wedding anniversary. The owner had recently been awarded his certified flight instructor certificate (CFI), and during his training, he had received flight instruction from one of the passengers, who was also a CFI. The airplane wa

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AD: Robinson Helicopter Company Helicopters

AD 2021-19-08 Prompted By Reports Of Cracked Tail Rotor Blades

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Robinson Helicopter Company Model R44 and R44 II helicopters. This AD was prompted by reports of cracked tail rotor blades (blades). This AD requires checking each blade for any crack and removing any cracked blade from service. This AD also requires removing all affected blades from service and prohibits installing any affected blade on any helicopter. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective September 22, 2021.

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