Last update: 07-02-2017

RN-001

MD600N

bj. 1994

151295 ff N600RN Third prototype, fully production aircraft; used as Certification vehicle leading to FAR Pt 27 certification

280596

w/o

N600RN

FAA certification test involving rapid cyclic control reversals. Tail boom separated and pilot landed in power off autorotation, but the engine exhaust ignited the surrounding dru scrub and aircraft was burned. Pilot not injured. (details)
140896 canc N600RN as destroyed

RN-002

MD600N

bj. 1996

N630N

McDonnell Helicopter Systems; Prototype

041196

dam

N630N

On the tenth in a series of high speed landing test the aircraft passed through a data point of 60 kt IAS at 15 ft AGL and touched down at 30 kt. During the subsequent ground-slide the tail boom sparated.

211196

dam

N630N

Hard touchdown from test high-velocity-curve autoratation resulted in damage to both skids. (details)

180197

w/o

N9202L

Hit the ground hard and fast during autorotation tests at high altitude at Pullum airport, Flagstaff, USA. (details)

RN-003

MD-600N

bj. 1996

090896 ff N605AS Prototype

221297

reg'd 

N605AS

McDonnell Helicopter Company, Mesa, Arizona

060697 

dd

N605AS

Airstar Helicopters Inc, Grand Canyon HP, Arizona

061297 dam N605AS Narative during post flight inspection following emergency procedures training, damage to the tailboom was discovered beneath the main rotor tip path.

150998

canc

N605AS

Cancelled as exported to Venuzela

020605 seen YV1046C Consorcio Helitec CA, Caracas, Venezuela
    YV245T Consorcio Helitec CA, Caracas, Venezuela

RN-004

MD-600N

bj. 1996

200297

lf

N9204D

Macdonnell Helicopter Systems, Mesa, Arizona

030298

dam.

N9204D

During a testflight to extend the aircraft's height and velocity envelope, the helicopter was damaged in a 3,3g touchdown. The pilot had misjudged the height from which he started an intended autorotation. (details)

131205 canc N9204D as destroyed

RN-005

MD-600N

Bj. 1997

280797

reg'd

ZS-RHL

Escom Enterprises (PTY) Ltd; trading as Sapphire Executive Air

..0799

ZS-RHL

Aircraft Sales International; for sale TTA 862 h for $1,300,300.00

160307 reg'd ZS-RHL King Air Services Partnership
290107 for sale ZS-RHL TTA 1035 www.controller.com
021008 for sale ZS-RHL TTA 1150 hours www.controller.com

RN-006

MD-600N

bj. 1997

 070297

reg'd 

N96062

McDonald Douglas Helicotpers Inc, Mesa, Arizona

..0797

canc

N96062

Exported to Cayman Islands

 ..0997

reg'd 

VP-CSS

 On board of a vessel; for sale with TTA 275 h

150502

reg'd 

N604P

Consolidated Aircraft Leasing Inc, Wilmington, Delaware

280602

reg'd 

N640P

Cessna Finance Corp, Wichita, Kensas

270204 canc N640P exported to Venezuela
YV-1073CP On 080106 lost power during rescue operation of the crew YV-1612P
YV1833 Constructora Sambil C.A, Caracas, Venezuela

RN-007

MD-600N

Bj.1997

Engine: Rolls-Royce 250-C47M

N92007

McDonnell Helicopter Co, Mesa, Arizona

 060298

 reg'd

HB-XQB

Robert Fuchs-Bamert; operator Fuchs Helicopters

080207 rr HB-XQB Robert Fuchs AG; operator Fuchs Helicopters
060808 canc HB-XQB cancelled
090609   N507CC Airworthiness test
170908 reg'd N507CC Rotorworks Llc, Hiram, Georgia; Temporary Certificate

RN-008

MD-600N

Bj. 1997

N92008

030398

reg'd

N611BC

General Electic Capital Coporation, Alpharetta, Ga [Lessor]

 operated by WTVJ NBC 6

 030300

 cr

N611BC

crashed in a residential area while maneuvering in the vicinity of Miami, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The helicopter was destroyed by a post crash fire. The airline transport pilot and news photographer were fatally injured. The flight originated from Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (TMB), Miami, Florida, about 26 minutes before the accident. (details)

140801

canc

N611BC

cancelled at owners request.

RN-009

MD-600N

Bj. 1997

160697

N9209N

McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems, Paris Air Show, Le Bourget; code H45

200898   N9209N Airworthiness test

ntu

N600GN

240797

reg'd

OO-GOO

Helifly bvba, Halen/Loksbergen, Belgium

240797 reg'd OO-GOO Helifly bvba, Genk, Belgium
240797 canc OO-GOO  

170898

reg'd

N4560

Aircraft Guaranty Corporation Trustee, Houston, Tx; operates in Germany

250811 reg'd N4560 Aircraft Guaranty Corp Trustee, Onalska, Texas
141212 reg'd N4560 Eastern Atlantic Helicopters Inc, Wilmington, Delaware
020513 reg'd N4560 Ronald A. Peterson Inc DBA, Orlando, Florida

RN-010

MD-600N

bj. 1997

N9203N

081097

reg'd

VH-ATH

030898

reg'd

VH-ATH

R.Walter, Double Bay, NSW, Australia

150802

reg'd

VH-ATH

MR Edmund Stuart Groves, QLD, Australia
241006 reg'd ZK-HOL Airwest Helicopters Ltd, Reefton, New Zealand
311014 reg'd N375SD Pinal County, florance, Arizona

RN-011

MD-600N

bj. 1997

160498

reg'd

N957SD

County of Los Angels Sheriffs Department, Monterey Park, Ca [Law Enforcement]

121203 canc N957SD exported to Canada
230104 reg'd C-FTAZ Rupert's Land Operations Inc., Bonnyville, Alberta
210306 cr C-FTAZ was destroyed following an in-flight breakup and subsequent collision with terrain, about 31 miles north of Zama City, Alberta, Canada. The solo pilot sustained fatal injuries. The helicopter was being utilized to support a geophysical survey crew, transporting personnel and equipment to various remote sites. (details)

RN-012

MD-600N

bj. 1997

140198   N176SP Airworthness

 

 

N176SP

West Virginia State Police

160198

dam.

N176SP

During a crew training practice autoratation the aircraft touched down and the main rotor severed the tail boom. Repaired at Mesa, Arizona and rebuilt as N660MC (details)

040299

reg'd

N660MC

Aero Marketing Group Ltd, Deerfield, Il; for sale: TTA: 196h

311005 reg'd N660MC Sale reported, Lighthouse Point, Florida
131205 reg'd N660MC Registration pending, Lighthouse Point, Florida
021006 reg'd N660MC D. W. Aviation Inc, Lighthouse Point, Florida
241007   N600MC for sale by Helicotpers of America; TTA 1058
    UP-MD004 AK Aspan
270116 w/o UP-MD004 During medical flight struck terrain in canyon whilst en rout to Taldokorgan regional hospital, 5 fatal.

RN-013

MD-600N

bj. 1997

200298 canc N9213N exported to Brazil

130598

reg'd

PT-YYA

Lua Nova Industria Commercial, Campo de Marte

RN-014

MD-600N

bj. 1997

261197 canc N9214Q Mc Donald Douglas Helicopters Co, Meza, Arizona

091297

reg'd

C-GDEN

Ruperts Land Operations Inc, Bonnyville

290414 canc C-GDEN  
120514 reg'd N70JR JCR Construction Co Inc, Raymond, New Hampshire

RN-015

MD-600N

bj. 1997

260399

reg'd

N600RN

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

090600

reg'd

N600RN

Eastern Atlantic Helicopters Inc, Wilmington, Delaware

100502

reg'd

N600RN

Alan Smith Aviation Inc Trustee, Wilmington, Delaware

241006 canc N600RN exported to France
291206 reg'd F-GNOA Air Luxery Helicopters SARL, based at Chambéry Aix Les Bains
130608 reg'd F-GNOA Magg Charter, Luxembourg
260309 reg'd F-GNOA W.R., Milano, Italy
010311 reg'd F-GNOA R. Rossi, Geneve, Switserland
310311 canc F-GNOA Exported to USA
030511 reg'd N630AG Aircraft Guaranty Corp. Trustee, Onalaska, Texas
150313 reg'd N630AG Aircraft Guaranty Corp. Trustee, Onalaska, Texas

RN-016

MD-600N

bj.1997

210598

reg'd

N600BH

Jeticopter LLC, San Jose, Ca

160300

lf

N600BH

For Sale by Apache Aviation; TTA 180 h

110201

N600BH

Noted at Anaheim

N600BH

For Sale by Odyssey Aviation & Jeticopters; TTA 205 h

   

N600BH

D. J. L. Properties Inc

..0903 reg'd ZK-INT Faram Helicopters Ltd, Gisborne, New Zealand
..0905 canc ZK-INT  

190905

reg'd

N215M JRCC LLC, Dover, DE
290107 for sale N215M TTA 850 www.avbuyer.com
080307 reg'd N215M Blanco 600 LLC, Austin, Texas
280409 canc N215M Exported toKazakhstan
    UP-MD001 Air Aspan, Almaty-Boroldaj, Kazakhstan
120709 crash UP-MD001 on the steppe in the Karakaralinsk National Park, Karaganda region

RN-017

MD-600N

bj. 1997

111297 N184SD Airworthness

050898

reg'd

N184SD

County of Orange, Santa Ana, Ca [Law Enforcement]

260606 reg'd N185SD County of Orange, Santa Ana, Ca [Law Enforcement]
170708 reg'd N185SD Len Jablon Helicopters Inc, Wheeling, Illinois
210708 res N737TV Len Jablon Helicopters Inc, Wheeling, Illinois
140808 reg'd N737TV Len Jablon Helicopters Inc, Wheeling, Illinois
231110 reg'd N737TV D.S. Advisors Inc, Chicago, Illinois
040512 reg'd N737TV Aurora Aviation Services Inc, Delta Junction, Alaska
070812 dam N737TV

sustained substantial damage while landing on a remote helipad near Pogo Mine, 38 miles Northeast of Delta Junction, Alaska. The helicopter was being operated by Aurora Aviation Services, Inc., Delta Junction, as a 14 CFR Part 135 visual flight rules (VFR) on-demand charter flight when the accident
occurred. The certificated airline transport pilot was fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and company flight following was in effect. The flight departed from the Pogo Mine.

The helicopter had been based at Pogo Mine since May, 2012. Its primary purpose was to support exploratory gold mining operations, by transporting personnel and equipment to remote drilling sites. Remote helipads were constructed at numerous drilling sites to provide improvised landing platforms.

The helicopter had been based at Pogo Mine since May, 2012. Its primary purpose was to support exploratory gold mining operations, by transporting personnel and equipment to remote drilling sites. Remote helipads were constructed at numerous drilling sites to provide improvised landing platforms.

290615 canc N737TV  

RN-018

MD-600N

bj. 1997

160498

reg'd

N958SD

County of Los Angels Sheriffs Department, Monterey Park, Ca [Law Enforcement]

110304 re'gd N958SD Eastern Atlantic Hleicopters Inc, Wilmington
261005 reg'd G-NELY Ottoman Empire Ltd, London, UK
311206   G-NELY TTA: 3413 hours
090607 reg'd G-NELY Eastern Atlantic Helicopters Ltd, Shoreham-by-Sea
240107   G-NELY for sale by Aradian Aviation; TTA 3400 www.controller.com
120309 canc G-NELY exported to Sweden
230309 reg'd SE-JKJ Flygjanst o Helikoptertransport i Sweden, Vilhelmina, Sweden
150411 reg'd SE-JKJ HeliAir Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden

RN-019

MD-600N

bj.1997

160498

reg'd

N959SD

County of Los Angels Sheriffs Department, Monterey Park, Ca [Law Enforcement]

300699

dam

N959SD

Accident in night operation, Vernon, Ca

040903 reg'd C-GTSL Layton Bros. Construction Co. Ltd, Bonnyville
290711 canc C-GTSL by CAA; Mail has been returned from the Post Office as undeliverable.

RN-020

MD-600N

bj. 1997

280598

reg'd

N911TC

Trinity Company, Lubbock, Tx

190900

lf

N911TC

Cherokee Aviation, Midlothian, Tx

201000 canc

N911TC

Exported to Mexico.

XC-AAF Oaxaca Government, Mexico
240413 w/o XC-AAF During EMS filight crashed and killing a newborn baby less than 24 hours old, his father, pilot and paramedic. Helicopter is destroyed 5 miles before landing at hospital General de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. The pilot and three passengers on board were fatally injured.

RN-021

MD-600N

bj.1997

Engine: Rolls-Royce 250-C47M

190698

canc

N9220W

McDonald Douglas Helicopter Inc, Mesa, Arizona

YV245T

160709 res N254SE Wells Fargo Bank Norhtwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah
191109 reg'd N245SE Overseas Emily Corp., Dover, Delaware
231109   N245SE Airworthiness test
040810 reg'd N245SE 201 S Biscayne Blvd STE 800,Miami, Florida
041012 reg'd N245SE Rotor Group LLC, Miami, Florida
191114 reg'd N245SE Aerownership North American Service Inc Trustee, Dover, Delaware

RN-022

MD-600N

bj.1997

050898

reg'd

N185SD

County of Orange Sheriff Department, Costa Mesa, Arizona, Ca

170698

dam.

N185SD

The pilot was practising water pickups from a portable canvas pool using a bambi bucket, when the left skid snagged the pool rim. The skid failed and the helicopter rolled on to its side. (details)

300699   N185SD Airworthiness Test

230300

lf

N185SD

County of Orange Sheriff Department, Cost Mesa, Arizona, Ca; in flying condition again!

020306 reg'd N185SD Len Jablon Helicopters Inc, Wheeling, Illinois
010506 reg'd N185SD Len Jablon Helicopters Inc, Wheeling, Illinois
120406 reg'd N185SD Len Jablon Helicopters Inc, Wheeling, Illinois
020306 reg'd N600TV Len Jablon Helicopters Inc, Wheeling, Illinois
231110 reg'd N600TV D.S. Advisors Inc, Chicago, Illinois
101014 reg'd N600TV Lohman Helicopters LLC, Kendrick, Idoha

RN-023

MD-600N

bj.1998

071298 N958SD Airworthness

 

 ntu

N958SD

County of Los Angels Sheriffs Department, Monterey Park, Ca

 

 

N9223Y

 

 

ntu

OO-SIV

Helifly N.V., Belgium

240498

reg'd 

G-SIVB

Chr. John Siva-Jothy, London, UK

021098 canc G-SIVB exported to USA

061098

reg'd

N511VA

Righ Inc Trustee, Wilmington, De operator: C.J. Siva-Jothy, Redhill, UK

180401

reg'd

N511VA

Eastern Atlantic Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

180501

reg'd

N511VA

Marks Parks Inc. Trustee, Wilmington, DE

020304 reg'd N511VA Southern Aircraft Consultancy Inc Trustee, Cornwell, UK
K.M. Driesson, Lanaken, Belgium
280515 reg'd N511VA Aircraft Holding Solutions LLC Trustee, Dover, Delaware

RN-024

MD-600N

bj.1997

 

 

N9216X

 

060398

reg'd

N626SB

San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department, Rialto, Ca [Law Enforcement]

090399

dam

N626SB

After taking off after inspecting an abandoned vihicle, the pilot started te fly up a valley, but found himself in IMC and began a climb, but temporarily lost control. He saw a ridge abead too late to avoid hitting it with one of the skids and crashed. Accident took place 12 km North of Rialto, Ca with 3 persons onboard. (details)

140801

lf

N626SB

In flying condition again

040805 canc N626SB exported to Canada
151107 reg'd C-GAAJ Rupert's Land Operations Inc., Bonnyville, Alberta
060608 canc C-GAAJ  
120608 reg'd C-GOHN Oceanview Helicopters Ltd., Powell River, British Columbia
040609 canc C-GOHN  

RN-025

 

MD-600N

bj. 1998

100798 N9226B Airworthness

051198

reg'd

N602BP

U.S. Border Patrol Air Operations, El Paso, Tx [Law Enforcement]

030810 dd N602BP AMARC for storage; parc code AXBB0003
130711   N602BP departed from AMARC
300811 reg'd N602BP Classic Rotors Museum, Ramona, Carlifornia

RN-026

 

MD-600N

bj.1998

290399

reg'd

N92088

First Security Bank NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Ut

170500

canc

N92088

Cancelled as sold to United Kingdom

 310500

reg'd

G-RHUG

 Helidirect UK Ltd, Peplow

 040700

rr

G-THUG

 Helidirect UK Ltd, Peplow

280800

w/o

G-THUG

Peplow, Shropshire, UK

 

 

G-THUG

Stripped wreck in hanger of Eastern Atlantic Helicopters, Shoreham

221100

canc

G-THUG

Cancelled as destroyed.

RN-027

 

MD-600N

bj. 1998

071098

reg'd

N9232H

Advanced Aviatec SA, Opa Locka, Fl 

150199

canc

N9232H

Exported to India.

210198

reg'd

VT-TTT

Tata International Ltd, Mumbai, India

270703 cr VT-TTT near Bagalkot Helipad, Karnataka, India; The flight up till approach for landing at Bagalkot was uneventful. During down wind leg while negotiating the right turn towards helipad at low altitude and speed, the pilot was cautioned by one of the passengers about low speed of the helicopter. In order to increase the speed the pilot applied the cyclic full forward, in the process the helicopter lost considerable height. On realizing the loss of height the pilot operated cyclic stick to aft without increasing the power which resulted in chopping of tail boom. The helicopter became uncontrollably unstable and crashed in open field. The helicopter sustained substantial damage with minor injury to one of the passengers. Other persons could escape unhurt. There was no evidence of fire.
The probable cause of the accident was, “During the downwind leg at low altitude and low speed, pilot applied full forward cyclic stick followed by full aft cyclic which resulted in main rotor blades hitting and shearing off the tail boom. Helicopter crashed thereafter”.
Factor: Pilot – Improper handling.

RN-028

 

MD-600N

bj. 1998

160298     Airworthiness test

120598

reg'd

N60BK

Stealth Two Inc, Wilmingon, De

280508 reg'd N60BK Brim Equipment Leasing Inc, Ashland, Oregon

RN-029

 

MD-600N

bj. 1998

161298

reg'd

N603BP

U.S. Border Patrol Air Operations, El Paso, Tx [Law Enforcement]

030810 dd N603BP AMARC for storage; parc code AXBB0008
130711   N603BP departed from AMARC
010212 reg'd N603BP Dale County Sheriffs Office, Ozark, Alaska
  reg'd N2638S Dale County Sheriffs Office, Ozark, Alaska

RN-030

MD-600N

bj.1998

Engine: Rolls-Royce 250-C47M

 

 

N9230Q

McDonnell Helicopter Service Co, Mesa, Arizona

 

 

VP-CCW

Weetabix Ltd, Burton Latimer, UK

200204 reg'd G-GOON Select helicopters Ltd, Inverurie, UK
070504 reg'd G-GOON Cumbrian Seafood Ltd, Maryport, UK
131205 canc G-GOON exported to USA
131205 reg'd N600AB
190506 reg'd N600AB D. W. Aviation Inc, Lighthousepoint, Florida
210706   N600AB Airworthiness test
241007 N600AB for sale by Helicopters of America; TTA 615
161208 reg'd N600AB Wings Air LLC, White Plains, New York
130614 reg'd N397WA Wings Air LLC, White Plains, New York

RN-031

 

MD-600N

bj. 1998

310398 ff N9211F McDonald Douglas Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

290399

reg'd

N9211F

First Security Bank Na Trustee, Salt Lake City, Ut

050400

reg'd

N600SY

First Security Bank Na Trustee, Salt Lake City, Ut

rr

N600SY

Wells Fargo Bank Northwest Trustee, Salt Lake City, Ut (merged with First Security Bank NA Trustee.)

180902

reg'd

N600SY

Eastern Atlantic Helicopters Inc, Wilminkgton, Delaware

230703 reg'd N600SY Normac Aviation Inc, Wilmington, Delaware
121005 canc N600SY exported to Russion Federation

RN-032

 

MD-600N

bj.1998

060498 N604BP Airworthness

050299

reg'd

N604BP

U.S. Border Patrol Air Operations, El Paso, Tx [Law Enforcement]

030810 dd N604BP AMARC for storage; parc code AXBB0004
130711   N604BP departed from AMARC
100112 reg'd N604BP US Department of Agricluture, College Station, Texas
240415 reg'd VH-EPJ Gunn Resources PTY Ltd, Neurum, QLD, operated by Rotor Force Australia PTY Ltd, Woodford, QLD, Australia

RN-033

 

MD-600N

bj.

270498     Airworthiness test

220998

reg'd

N625SB

San Bernardino County Sheriff Department, Rialto, Ca [Law Enforcement]

031022 cr N625SB The helicopter experienced a loss of engine power and crashed after departure from a helipad. An engine deceleration event due to a loose HMU fuel line fitting, which was a result of inadequate maintenance procedures in the 100/300-hour inspection. Also causal was the flying pilot's and pilot-in-command's delayed recognition of the power loss, as well as, the flying pilot's failure to initiate an autorotation in a timely manner. The pilot-in-command's failure to regain and maintain adequate main rotor rpm was also causal. A contributing factor to the accident was the pilot-in-command's inadequate supervision and diverted attention due to his concentration on the flight officer observer duties.
011204 canc N625SB reason unknown

RN-034

 

MD-600N

bj.1998

300498 N605BP Airworthness

050299

reg'd

N605BP

U.S. Border Patrol Air Operations, El Paso, Tx [Law Enforcement]

030810 dd N605BP AMARC for storage; parc code AXBB0009
130711   N605BP departed from AMARC
100112 reg'd N605BP US Department of Agricluture, College Station, Texas
240415 re'gd VH-EPY Gunn Resources PTY Ltd, Neurum QLD, operated by Rotor Force Australia PTY Ltd, Woordford, QLD, Australia

RN-035

 

MD-600N

bj.1998

050598 N606BP Airworthness

070199

reg'd

N606BP

U.S. Border Patrol Air Operations, El Paso, Tx [Law Enforcement]

210201 dam N606BP

(Details)

240902 dam N606BP The helicopter was assisting border patrol agents on the ground when a main rotor blade struck a wire sustended above the canyon. The wire was severed and the helciopters made a percautionary landing near the scend. Following an inspection by border patro amintenance personnel, a main rotor blade was replaced and the aircraft returned to base.
030810 dd N606BP AMARC for storage; parc code AXBB0005
130711   N606BP departed from AMARC
070911 reg'd N606BP Classic Rotors Museum, Ramona, Carlifornia
270414 dam N606BP collided with terrain at Adelanto, California. Classic Rotors Museum was operating the helicopter under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The airline transport pilot sustained serious injuries; the commercial rated second pilot and one passenger sustained minor injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage during the accident sequence. The cross-country personal flight was departing when the accident occurred with a planned destination of Ramona, California. Visual (VMC) meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

RN-036

 

MD-600N

bj. 1998

150598

lf

N607BP

Boeing Company, Seattle, Wa

170698 N607BP Airworthness

ntu

N607BP

U.S. Border Patrol Air Operations, El Paso, Tx [Law Enforcement]; Assigned to Boeing Company.

080502

reg'd

N607BP

U.S. Border Patrol Air Operations, El Paso, Tx [Law Enforcement]

030810 dd N607BP AMARC for storage; parc code AXBB0010
130711   N6607BP departed from AMARC
181011 reg'd N607BP Military Museam of Texas, Houston, Texas
071215   N607BP At 12:36 Central Standard Time the helicopter impacted terrain following a loss of control during landing near Angleton, Texas. NTSB report CEN16LA058

RN-037

 

MD-600N

bj.1998

100698     Airworthiness test

270599

reg'd

N608BP

U.S. Border Patrol Air Operations, El Paso, Tx [Law Enforcement]

190209   N608BP

Force landed hard on a beach in San Clemente, California, as the result of an engine failure encountered during cruise flight.

During cruise flight the helicopter experienced a loss of engine power. The pilot performed an autorotation, maneuvering the helicopter to avoid obstacles. The helicopter sustained substantial damage after landing hard, semi-submerged in the surf zone of a beach. During the landing sequence, a main rotor blade made contact with the tail boom and the helicopter sustained crush damage to the lower fuselage. Post accident examination of the airframe did not reveal evidence of any failure or malfunction. Examination of the engine revealed a failure of the number two bearing, resulting in a subsequent failure of the engine's gas generator and power turbine sections. Examination of the bearing revealed signatures consistent with the inner and outer bearing races experiencing misalignment. The misalignment resulted in the associated balls becoming mechanically locked against the ball cage, leading to raceway compromise, heat damage, and bearing failure. As a result of this accident, and other in-service wear issues related to the number two bearing, the engine manufacturer has embarked on a bearing redesign process for this engine series.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

Failure of the engine's number two bearing during cruise flight, which resulted in a loss of engine power.
060510 dd N608BP AMARC for storage; parc code AXBB0001
180613 canc N608BP  
120514 reg'd N608BP Infinity Transport Consultancy Inc, Henderson, Nevada

RN-038

 

MD-600N

bj.1998

260698 N609BP McDonnell Helicopter Service, Mesa, Arizona; Airworthness

270599

reg'd

N609BP

U.S. Border Patrol Air Operations, El Paso, Tx [Law Enforcement]

181207 lf N609BP U.S. Border Patrol Air Operations, El Paso, Tx [Law Enforcement]
250208 canc N609BP

RN-039

 

MD-600N

bj.1998

060798

build

N9239U

McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Service, Mesa, Arizona

231198

 wfu

N9239U

Cancelled as exported to Venezuela

YV879CP
    YV150T  
201206 reg'd YV1433 Especialidades Opticas, C. A.
151107 YV1433 for sale by Matrix Aviation Inc; TTA 507

RN-040

 

MD-600N

bj.1998

140898 N610BP McDonnell Helicopter Service, Mesa, Arizona; Airworthness

270599

reg'd

N610BP

U.S. Border Patrol Air Operations, El Paso, Tx [Law Enforcement]

200209 canc N610BP  
050510 dd N610BP AMARC for storage; parc code AXBB0002
130711   N610BP departed from AMARC

RN-041

 

MD-600N

bj.1998

280898 N611BP McDonnell Helicopter Service, Mesa, Arizona; Airworthness

270599

reg'd

N611BP

U.S. Border Patrol Air Operations, El Paso, Tx [Law Enforcement]

030810 dd N611BP AMARC for storage; parc code AXBB0006
130711   N611BP departed from AMARC
131011 reg'd N611BP Military Museam of Texas, Houston, Texas
051216 reg'd N611BP Little Bird LLC, Santa Teresa, Neww Mexico

RN-042

 

MD-600N

bj.1998

020198 lf N9209X McDonnell Helicopter Service, Mesa, Arizona
260998 ff N9209X Airworhiness test
081099 reg'd N451DL D.J.L. Properties Inc, Baker, Or
211005 reg'd N451DL K-Tec Aircraft LLC, Baton Rouge, Lo
240807 reg'd N451DL Aradian Aviation OT Inc Trustee, Wilmington, Delaware
060207 dam N451DL The loss of engine power due to fuel starvation as result of a fuel transfer check valve stuck in the closed position. A contributing factor was the lack of suitable terrain for the forced landing. Tail separated from aircraft.
111107   N451DL for sale by Aradian Aviation; TTA 850
190808 canc N451DL exported to Canada
190808 reg'd C-FIHL Interior Helicopters Ltd, Fort St James, British Columbia
160210 canc C-FIHL  
290310 reg'd C-FIHL Ocean Helicotpers Ltd
080610 canc C-FIHL  
170610 reg'd C-FIHL Interior Helicopters Ltd, Fort St James, British Columbia
300412 canc C-FIHL  
150612 reg'd C-FIHL Interior Helicopters Ltd, Fort St James, British Columbia
300615 canc C-FIHL  
210915 reg'd C-FIHL Interior Helicopters Ltd, Fort St James, British Columbia
190116 canc C-FIHL Exported to USA
160316 reg'd N811LH Lowhman Helicopters LLC, Boring, Oregon

RN-043

 

MD-600N

bj. 1998

Engine: Rolls-Royce 250-C47M

N3243N

150199

reg'd

N600MH

MR. H. Enterprises LLC, Dover, De

041000

reg'd

N600MH

Shamwari Helio LLC, Dover, De

011100

reg'd

N643S

Shamwari Helio LLC, Dover, De

030902

reg'd

N643S

Precision Helicopter Components Inc, San Antonio, Tx

290604 canc N643S exported to Russia
reg'd RA-3264K GALS Aero, Moscow, Russia
200412 seen RA-00600 Hull is stored at MD Support Centre at Genk-Zwartberg, Belgium. The helicopter was damaged a few years ago. Repairs in Russia seems no succes and hull is brought to Belgium. Registration was written on a paper and taped on the hull.
    RA-0600 Hull seen at MD Support entre, Genk-Zwartberg Belgium
090813 reg'd N416M JRCC Aviation LLC, Lewes, Delaware
100813   N416M Airworthiness test
300117 reg'd N416M Heliventure LLC, Lewes, Delaware

RN-044

 

MD-600N

bj. 1998

011298

reg'd

N3207W

 McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co, Mesa, Arizona

090299

Canc

N117FW

040299

reg'd

N117FW

F-W Oil Inc, Houston, Texas

181000

reg'd

N117FW

Always Something Leasing Inc, New Smyrna Beash, Florida

301000

Res

N810LA

Always Something Leasing Inc, New Smyrna Beash, Florida

110201

Seen

N810LA

Always Something Leasing Inc, New Smyrna Beash, Florida

RN-045

 

MD-600N

bj.1998

251198     Airworthiness test

290399

reg'd

N613BP

First Security Bank NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Ut

130899

reg'd

N613BP

U.S. Border Patrol Air Operations, El Paso, Tx [Law Enforcement]

030810 dd N613BP AMARC for storage; parc code AXBB0007
130711   N613BP departed from AMARC
020413 reg'd N613BP Brim Equipment Leasing Inc, Ashland, Oregon

RN-046

 

MD-600N

bj. 1999

engine: RR Allison 250-C47M

210199

reg'd

N3066K

McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Service, Meas, Arizona

270199

Lf

N3066K

McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Service, Meas, Arizona

170299

Res

N600KJ

200799

reg'd

N600KJ

Cambria LLC, Medford, Or

230101

reg'd

N600KJ

Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates Ltd, Santa Rosa, Ca

260405 reg'd N600KJ Frederick C. Weber, Rexford, Mt
300106 res N600WF Frederick C. Weber, Rexford, Mt
030306 reg'd N600WF Frederick C. Weber, Rexford, Mt
101007 N600WF For sale by Aradian Aviation: TTA 850
080609 canc N600WF Exported to Kazakhstan
    UP-MD002 Air Aspan, Almaty-Boroldaj, Kazakhstan

RN-047

 

MD-600N

bj.1999

Engine: Allison 250 - C47M

N3047L McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Service, Meas, Arizona; certificate leased back from MD Helicopters

290399

reg'd

N3047L

First Security Bank NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Ut

240101

canc

N3047L

Exported to UK

160200

dd

G-PEDL

Eastern Atlantic Helicoptesr at Shoreham, UK

050201

reg'd 

G-PEPL

Helidirect UK Ltd, Peplow; replace G-THUG (RN-026)

221203

reg'd 

G-PEPL

Blue Anchor Leisure Ltd, Skegness, UK
311203 G-PEPL TTA: 376 hours
311205 G-PEPL TTA: 1125 hours
050608 canc G-PEPL exported to India
050908 reg'd VT-SSH Simm Samm Airways PVT Ltd, Juhu, Mumbia, India
201112 reg'd ZK-IHI Heliview Taranaki Ltd, Cromwell, New Zealand
231214 reg'd ZK-IHI Heliview Taranaki Ltd, Cromwell, New Zealand

RN-048

MD-600N

bj. 1999

020499

lf

N9219N

McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Service, Mesa, Arizona

221099

reg'd

N600PV

Cumbrian Seafoods Inc Trustee, Wilmington, De

Operator: Cumbrian Seafoods Ltd, Hexham near NewCastle

 

sold

N600PV

Astral Communications, Yorkshire, UK

190601

reg'd

N600PV

Southern Aircraft Consultancy Inc Trustee, Cornwall, UK

150606 canc N600PV exported to Russia
000606   RA-67738 Yuzhkuzbassugol / South Kuzbass Coal, Russia
120906 wfu RA-67738 crashed near Novokuznetsk in the Kemerovo region, Russia

RN-049

 

MD-600N

bj. 1999

230499

lf

N3266A

McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Service, Mesa, Arizona

030200

reg'd

N600MG

Paul Bundy Aviation Inc Trustee, Wilmington, Delaware

071102 reg'd N600MG Mentor Adi Recruitment Inc Trustee, Welmington, Delaware
010705 canc N600MG exported to Russia
  reg'd FLARF-00603 Pocto / Rosto, Russia
..1105 cr RF-00603

RN-050

 

MD-600N

bj. 1999

 

 

N31011

 

080300

reg'd

N160KC

Kokosing Construction Co Inc, Frederciktown, Ohio

260308 dam N160KC The helicopter was being operated as a corporate/executive flight when it received substantial during a hard landing. The pilot had been demonstrating inputs needed to control a helicopter to the passenger. The pilot was demonstrating a normal approach to a hover by talking through all the control inputs during a visual approach. The tail boom separated from the fuselage during the hard landing.
141008 canc N160KC Exported to New Zealand

RN-051

 

MD-600N

bj. 1999

081199

reg'd

N3193Q

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

250100

canc

N3193Q

Exported to Japan.

280200

reg'd

JA600N

Tomen Aerospace, Asahi Kawagoe

050400

reg'd

JA600N

Seco International, Isewan Heliport

RN-052

 

MD-600N

bj. 1999

Engine: Allison 250 - C47M

141299

reg'd

N3204S

McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Service, Meas, Arizona; certificate leased back from MD Helicopters

041000

canc

N3204S

Cancelled as exported to UK

051000

reg'd 

G-ODOD

Sunseeker Sales Ltd, Bournemouth

260902

reg'd 

G-ODOD

HPM Investments Ltd, Poole, UK
311202 G-ODOD TT: 397 hours
131005 canc G-ODOD exported to Russia
240407 RF-01177 Has made an emergency landing (belongs to the organization Glas Aero - Pocto). The crew has not suffered.

RN-053

MD-600N

bj. 1999

240300

reg'd

N70418

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

230505 ff N70418 Airworthiness test
280705 canc N70418 exported to Switzerland
030406 reg'd HB-ZGU Robert Fuchs-Bamert; operator Fuchs Helicopters
080207 rr HB-ZGU Robert Fuchs AG; operator Fuchs Helicopters

RN-054

MD-600N

bj. 1999

201299

reg'd

N3218G

McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Service, Meas, Arizona; certificate leased back from MD Helicopters

..0201

reg'd

N645S

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

080301

reg'd

N645S

Desert Helo LLC, Dover, De

220504 seen D-HJER at Seyresse Airfield, France
040604 cr D-HJER Private owned, crashed near Mazamet, France
190213 canc D-HJER  

RN-055

MD-600N

bj. 2000

030300

reg'd

N70415

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

171000

canc

N70415

Exported to People's Republic of China

reg'd

B-2118

Guangdong General Aviation Company

..1106 reg'd HA-FLY (2) Fly4Less / Helicopter.hu, Budapest
..0707 canc HA-FLY

..0707

reg'd D-HHWR Sky Heli GbR, Groß Kreutz Heliport, Germany
281210 crash D-HHWR crashed near Jena-Isserstedt, Germany
240211 canc D-HHWR Damaged beyond repair

RN-056

 

MD-600N

bj. 2000

Engine: Allison 250 - C47M

210400

reg'd

N70412

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

050401

canc

N70412

Exported to UK

150501

reg'd

G-BZTZ

Helicorp Ltd, Meaford, UK

250303 reg'd  G-BZTZ Amberley Aviation LTD, StT Helier, UK
311203 G-BZTZ TT: 474 hours
171105 canc G-BZTZ exported to Russia
RF-00603 Pocto / Rosto, Russia
RF-00971 Beaukoaykckou Ack, Velikie Luki, Russia
290909 res N602RP Aradian Aviation OT Trustee, Wilmington, Delaware
151209 reg'd N602RP Aradian Aviation OT Trustee, Wilmington, Delaware
201210   N602RP Airworthiness test
300613   N602RP Expire date of CofA
301112 reg'd N602RP EC Source Aviation LLC, Houston, Texas
  reg'd N208EC EC Source Aviation LLC, Houston, Texas

RN-057

MD-600N

bj. 2000

250400

reg'd

N70457

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona; Experimental, Research and Development, market servey

130401   N70457 Airworthiness test
140801 cr N70457
161001 N70457 The wreckage was released to the owner at the conclusion of the examinations

301001

canc

N70457

RN-058

MD-600N

bj. 2000

180400

reg'd

N70470

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

160201

dd

N70470

Eastern Atlantic Helicopters, Shoreham, UK; will replace N600PV with Cumbrian Seafoods (RN-048)

090401

reg'd

N70470

Eastern Atlantic Helicopters Inc, Wilmington, Delaware

120401 reg'd N600HV Eastern Atlantic Helicopters Inc, Wilmington, Delaware

220501

reg'd

N600HV

Cumbrian Seafoods Inc Trustee, Wilmington, Delaware

101202 reg'd N600HV Explorer Aviation Inc Trustee, Wilmington, Delaware
200905 canc N600HV exported to Russia
RF-00601 GALS Aero, Moscow, Russia
RF-00601 Renison Trading, Bermuda
RA-0979G AeroSoyuz, Moscow, Russia
220716 reg'd N600HV Eahot Inc Trustee, Wilmingto, Delaware

RN-059

MD-600N

bj. 2000

120600

reg'd

N70359

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

080605 canc N70359 exported to China
reg'd B-2305 Guangdong General Aviation Company, China

RN-060

MD-600N

bj. 2000

120700

reg'd

N7033B

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

RN-061

MD-600N

bj. 2000

071200

reg'd

N7033G

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

131205 canc N7033G exported to Turkey
EM-0061 Turkish Police [Law Enforcement]

RN-062

MD-600N

bj. 2001

140501

reg'd

N70249

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

310707 canc N70249 exported to Turkey
EM-0062 Turkish Police [Law Enforcement]

RN-063

MD-600N

bj. 2001

270801

reg'd

N70193

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

291004 canc N70193 exported to Turkey
EM-0063 Turkish Police [Law Enforcement]
190706 cr EM-0063 Five police officers were killed when the engine stopped in flight. The pilot tried to land at the Ataturk Stadium, Antalya but
failed to make it. Four policemen were killed instantly and one was injured and died later.

RN-064

 

MD-600N

bj. 2001

151001

reg'd

N7024V

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

131205 canc N7024V exported to Turkey
EM-0064 Turkish Police [Law Enforcement]

RN-065

 

MD-600N

bj. 2002

220202     Airworthiness test

080302

lf

N7025V

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

0404023 reg'd N7025V MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
120607 canc N7025V exported to Turkey
    EM-0065 Turkish Police [Law Enforcement]

RN-066

MD-600N

bj. 2002

250402     Airworthiness test

100502

reg'd

N70216

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

291004 canc N70216 exported to Turkey
EM-0066 Turkish Police [Law Enforcement]

RN-067

MD-600N

bj. 2002

150802 reg'd N70167 MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
080802 ff N70167 Airworthiness test

270103

reg'd

N500PD

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

150803 reg'd N500PD City of Indianaolplis, Indianaoplis, USA
030106 reg'd N500PD City of Indianaolplis, Indianaoplis, USA
300611 res N500PN City of Indianaolplis, Indianaoplis, USA
030811 reg'd N500PN Brim Equipment Leasing Inc, Ashland, Oregon
030811 reg'd N745MB Brim Equiment Leasing Inc, Ashland, Oregon

RN-068

 

MD-600N

bj. 2003

070503     Airworthiness test

151203

reg'd

N70328

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

120607 canc N70328 exported to Turkey
EM-0068 Turkish Police [Law Enforcement]

RN-069

MD-600N

bj. 2006

160306     Airworthiness test
060406 reg'd N669RN MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
130607 canc N669RN exported to Turkey
EM-0069 Turkish Police [Law Enforcement]

RN-070

MD-600N

bj. 2006

Engine: Rolls-Royce 250-C47M
010805 res N5YB MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
220306 reg'd N5YB MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
130607 canc N5YB exported to Turkey
EM-0070 Turkish Police [Law Enforcement]

RN-071

MD-600N

bj. 2007

240107 reg'd N91288 MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
130707 reg'd N91288 Sale reported
300307 ff N91288 Airwothiness test
130607 reg'd N91288 Internac Inc, Middlesex, MA
130707 canc N91288 exported to Brasil
020608 reg'd PR-YCJ Internac Inc; operator: Arizona Taxi Aereo, Amazon, Brasil
..1113 w/o PR-YCJ Destroyed by fire after emergency landing
  canc PR-YCJ  

RN-072

MD-600N

bj. 2007

Engine: Rolls-Royce 250-C47M
150607 reg'd N91085 MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
170807 ff N91085 Airwothiness test
251007 reg'd N600YY MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
050308 canc N600YY exported to Brasil
190308 reg'd PR-HLS Helisul Taxi Aereo LTDA, Rio De Janeiro
110909 reg'd PR-HLS Helisul Taxi Aereo LTDA, Rio De Janeiro

RN-073

MD-600N

bj. 2007

110308 reg'd N90491 MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
220508 canc N90491 exported to Germany
030608 reg'd D-HKAL operator: Aveo Air Services

RN-074

MD-600N

bj. 2007

Engine: Rolls-Roycs 250-C47M
150607 reg'd N9105F MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
230807 ff N9105F Airwothiness test
041007 res N290EC MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
251007 reg'd N209EC MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
140408 reg'd N209EC EC Source Aviation LLC, Neveda
040208 reg'd N209EC Registration Pending, Zephyr Cove, Nevada

RN-075

MD-600N

bj. 2008

Engine: Rolls-Royce 250-C47M
290208 reg'd N9053T MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona; Airworthiness test
231008 canc N9053T exported to Brasil
211008 reg'd PR-HSL Helisul Taxi Aereo LTDA, Rio De Janeiro
    PR-HSL Ricardo Feitosa Rique e Outro, Brasil
    PR-HSL Colt Aviation, Brasil
011210 reg'd PR-HSL Ricardo Feitosa Rique E Qoutro

RN-076

MD-600N

bj. 2008

Engine: Rolls-Royce 250-C47M
210308 reg'd N9058K MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
211008 canc N9058K exported to Venezuela
    YVO159 Policia del Estado Flacon, Venezuela

RN-077

MD-600N

bj. 2008

Engine: Rolls-Royce 250-C47M
100708 reg'd N4007A MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
021208 N4007A Airworthiness test
290409 canc N4007A exported to Philippines
RP-C8998 Basic Holdings Corp, Makati City, Philippines

RN-078

MD-600N

bj. 2010

Engine: Rolls-Royce 250-C47M
230508 res N42824 MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
210308 reg'd N42824 MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
250810 N42824 Airworthiness test
140211 reg'd N42824 F.Z.E. Avntonov Group, Windermere, Florida
040512 canc N42824 Exported to Bangladesh
    S2-AFZ Meghna Group, Banglasesh
120213 w/o S2-AFZ Experienced a loss of engine power during cruise flight. The pilot initiated an autorotation to a muddy rice paddy near Dhaka, Bangladesh. The helicopter was substantially damaged and the two pilots and four passengers received minor injuries.

RN-079

MD-600N

bj. 2011

Engine: Rolls-Royce 250-C47M
230508 res N4289Z MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
210510 reg'd N4289Z MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
190111   N4289Z Airworthiness Test
060112 canc N4289Z exported to Brazil
120112 reg'd PR-CDP Bradesco Leasing S.A. arrend, Mercantil; operator: Conduspar Condutores Electricos, Brasil
190716 reg'd N555MS Virtical Carriagle LLC, Dover, Delaware

RN-080

MD-600N

bj. 2011

Engine: Rolls-Royce 250-C47M
230508 res N4291N MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
051110 reg'd N4291N MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
160911   N4291N Airworthinss Test
120112 canc N7291N exported to Philippines
    RP-C2233 Asian Aerospace Corporation, Manilla, Philippines

RN-081

MD-600N

bj. 2012

Engine: Rolls-Royce 250-C47B
230508 res N4298P MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
051110 reg'd N4298P MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
270112   N4289P Airworthiness test
  canc N4289P Exported to Costa Rica
..0812   MSP007 Fuerza Publica de Costa Rica (Polica)

RN-082

MD-600N

bj. 2013

Engine: Rolls-Royce 250-C47M
230508 res N4205W MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
051110 reg'd N4205W MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
270913   N4205W Airworthiness test
  canc N4205W Sale reported

RN-083

 

MD-600N

Bj. 2014

Engine: Rolls-Royce 250-C47M

091014 reg'd N60683 MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

 

     
       

Unknown:

B-2116 at Youtube

HA-FLY for sale TTA 757 reg'd nov. 2006 fly4less helicopters

1x MD-600 will be delivered to Malaysia in 4th quarter of 2016