Main rotor separated, tail boom bent – pilot Charles Holmes and his wife Shanda. Accident was shortly after take off and return to the airfield, following a refuel.
Engine failure followed by autorotation, and resulting in moderate skid and tail boom damage.
Source: ARGUS International, Inc., 24-May-13
Professional Resources In System Management, LLC (PRISM) is pleased to welcome Calvin Rieb as the Helicopter Aviation Services Program Manager and Jenna Albrecht as the Safety Analyst for Business Aviation. The addition of Rieb and Albrecht comes as the company experiences growth and demand for their helicopter and business aviation Safety Management System (SMS) solutions, [...]
Crashed in heavy wooded area. Fatalities named as pilot William Higgenbotham, 32, and the passenger was Catalina Richard, 21.
Near miss – military helicopter and Embraer 175 airliner at same level (400ft) and 950 ft horizontal separation. Airliner on approach to Reagan National Airport
Bird strike and bird entered cockpit. AirMed 4 landed safely on the helipad at Kennecott mine. There were no injuries
Source: HeliHub.com, 23-May-13
From Bristow’s latest financial statements comes this quote Recently, Eurocopter, the manufacturer of the EC225 Super Puma aircraft, has indicated that they have determined the root causes of the gear shaft failure in the EC225, which are being reviewed by airworthiness authorities and independent third parties. The definitive solution to the problem will be a [...]
Crashed in low visibility while chasing a vehicle containing two hostages. All five POB died. Post crash fire
Precautionary landing after technical issue with VVIPs on board -Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall
Parked helicopter knocked over by avalanche started by skiers. Avalanche travelled over 1km to reach the helicopter
Source: Air Methods, 21-May-13
Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, recently was informed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that it successfully reached the highest level (Level 4) of the FAA’s voluntary Safety Management System (SMS) program. The SMS program is an organizational framework created and implemented by the FAA to systematically guide,track, [...]
Approaching Albenga Airport, MGB CHIP warning light ON. After 5 minutes hard noise was detected and crew has decided to land immediately on a beach. No damages was detected to the helicopter
Helicopter crashed into field during agricultural operations
Wire strike during low-level rescue operation to try and save a kayaker in flood waters. Successful emergency landing in adjacent meadow without further damage. Part of wire impaled in main blade(s)
Crashed on a football pitch with the tail boom having been cut off. Substantially damaged
Helicopter landed on edge of swamp, passengers began to unload their equipment from port side equipment basket, causing helicopter to tilt aft and left damaging the tail boom and tail rotor blades when they contacted the water. CADORS 2013C2009
Emergency landing for “engine issues”
Two members of the FBI’s ultra-elite Hostage Rescue Team (Special Agents Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw) were killed during a training accident involving a helicopter off the coast of Virginia Beach. The military statement said very little except that it encountered unspecified difficulties and the agents fell a “significant distance.”
Militants hit a JTF helicopter with anti-aircraft weapons during combat operations.
Source: MSN, 16-May-13
A Central Otago pilot has escaped with his life and a lucky lid after his unattended helicopter took off, crashed and the tail rotor grazed his helmet. (See Full Story)