Thursday, September 23, 2021

Honda HA-420 HondaJet, N420AH: Incident occurred September 22, 2021 at Roswell Air Center Airport (KROW), Chaves County, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas

Aircraft landed and while taxiing hit a Eurocopter AS-350 AStar, N354CF.

Honda Aviation Service Co Inc

Date: 22-SEP-21
Time: 21:47:00Z
Regis#: N420AH
Aircraft Make: HONDA
Aircraft Model: HA-420
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91


  1. Replies
    1. Scant details. If the Eurocopter was parked (likely scenario) it would be gross negligence on pilots part, i.e., not looking where they were going. As you say how does it happen. It is registered to what sounds like Honda Co. So it's a demo or flight test plane?

    2. It was a flight test aircraft. The HYD Pump over temped. The pilot should has call and asked us to tow him from the end of the runway to our hangar But no he decided to taxi and brake using the accumilator pressure. Buy the time he got to the parking area he was out of accumilator pressure. He almost ran over the ground crew because he did not even communicate to the maintenance crew (Me) who was on the head set. I was pissed