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FAA issued an emergency AD concerning Agusta A109E and A119
Washington, Usa - Failure of a tail rotor blade resulting in a forced auto-rotative landing
Send to all U.S. owners and operators of Agusta S.p.A. Model A109E and A119 helicopters. This Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) is prompted by the failure of a tail rotor blade resulting in a forced auto-rotative landing. The failure of the tail rotor blade was due to a fatigue crack. This condition, if not detected, could result in failure of the tail rotor blade and subsequent loss of control...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency