AAIB investigation to Airbus Helicopters AS 350, VP-CIH

Tail rotor gearbox actuating rod failure, Owen Roberts International Airport, Grand Cayman, 30 August 2018.


The AS 350 helicopter suffered tail rotor control problems in flight due to a rupture of the tail rotor gearbox (TGB) actuating rod. The pilot carried out a successful run-on landing. On 20 March 2019 the EASA issued Airworthiness Directive 2019-0060, mandating an inspection of TGB actuation rods to check for cracks.

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Airbus Helicopters AS 350, VP-CIH 08-19

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Published 8 August 2019