Crash into forest area killed pilot Thomas Slocum, 49, and injured passenger Matt Williams, 28
Crashed into water, killing sole occupant pilot John “Larry” Ward. Witness reported rotor blade separation
Crashed on a training flight at Pondok Cabe airfield, injuring both occupants. “Pamulang police chief Comr. Nasir said that pilot Insp. M Ibnu and copilot First Brig. Togu were about three meters off the ground and about to land when the helicopter suddenly fell into a nosedive.”
Source: AAIB, 29-Nov-12
Report name: S7/2012 – EC225 LP Super Puma, G-CHCN Registration: G-CHCN Type: EC225 LP Super Puma Location: In the North Sea, approximately 32 nm southwest of Sumburgh, Shetland Islands Date of occurrence: 22 October 2012 Category: Commercial Air Transport – Rotorcraft Summary: This Special Bulletin contains information on the progress of the investigation into identifying [...]
Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 28-Nov-12
A water-bombing helicopter has mistakenly sprayed partially treated sewage onto firefighters battling a blaze on the NSW mid-north coast. (see full story) File photo
Source: Vancouver Sun, 28-Nov-12
Transport Canada admitted Tuesday it is short of nearly 100 inspectors (see full story)
A lot of the repairs were “cosmetic,” he said. Many of the plastic fittings had melted and were changed out. The wiring harness from the control panel of the cockpit was changed. Fibreglass windows were replaced. The craft’s blades were changed out as well – the work cost around $250K (see full story) The story [...]
Source: TengriNews, 28-Nov-12
Kazakhstan has applied to French experts asking them to help in the search for the missing helicopter with 8 crew members on board – which was patrolling an oil pipeline (see full story) HeliHub.com has a safety data page at 24-Nov-12 Mil Mi-8 Kazakhstan where we will add other details as they emerge
Flying very low and struck passenger in speedboat, killing him
Tail rotor damage after striking tree. EMS aircraft, accident time 0130 local.
Helicopter lost power while working at low level on powerlines for Cross Texas Transmission. Jonathan David Suhr, 23, was suspended 50 ft below the helicopter as part of this work and was certified dead a short time later.
Accident occurred when helicopter went to rescue the crew of a Chinese K8 trainer jet which crashed during an air show. One report suggests a parachute became tangled in the tail rotor
Syrian AF Mi-17 was hit by surface to air missile, continued flying but crashed minutes later. Two YouTube clips show situation – see this one first, then this one. Casualties unknown
Crashed into a truck during a Christmas tree lifting operation, injuring the pilot. The helicopter was left without blades and tail boom, and heavily damaged in the cabin area.
German pilot Rico Steger was already the focus of “enquiries regarding the flying records and permit” three weeks prior to an accident which killed the three passengers aboard the EC120 he was flying. This local news report covers this aspect and various other details. The HeliHub.com accident page is at 20-Jul-12 N8899 Eurocopter EC120 Sri [...]
Azur Helicopter and its Chairman were found guilty on 10th October of “manslaughter by breach of an obligation of safety or prudence.”. This week they have been given a fine of €80,000 (see full story). The accident is in the HeliHub.com accident database at 20-Jun-09 F-GTRF Eurocopter AS350B2 Mount Cordon, France (7F)
Helicopter exploded after striking fuel bay canopy. Sole occupant pilot was killed. Occurred at 11.08pm local time. The casualty was later named as owner James Belcher
Euro-Asia Airlines Mi-8 reported missing and not found five days later. The helicopter took off on November 24 at 08.30 to fly over the Ushara-Dostyk section of the Atasu – Alashankow oil pipeline – but did not land at Dostyk at 12.30 as expected – and crashed nr Dostyk. The helicopter had significant damages with [...]
Approx date. Autorotation landing to uneven ground in open field. Helicopter ended up tail low on its skids, and witness reported blade damage. 3 POB not injured
Tail boom damaged in off airport landing