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Helicopter on an EMS flight crashed killing a newborn baby less than 24 hours old, his father Pedro Martinez, pilot Guillermo Chávez Medina and paramedic Pablo Héctor Vicente. Helicopter destroyed
Helicopter departed Nelspruit, picked up passengers at Casterbridge and was en route to Grand Central, but crashed in an open field. Visibility is quoted in press reports as a possible factor. The victims were named as Nicholas More, Pierre de Villiers, Lance Cooper and Elmarie Martens.
Incident summary – Oil exploration support helicopter went down, killing all on board. Initial reports vary between 13 and 14 fatalities after initial reports of 9. Some local news sources are saying it exploded in the air, 10 minutes from its destination. The helicopter was supporting work by Perenco Peru, who issued a statement saying that apart from two crew there was one of their employees on board as well as others from three different contractors.
The flight manifest (according to this page) listed those on board as R. Caballero de la Cruz - Pilot, Pedro Garate Arcila - Co-pilot, Ángel La Rosa Díaz - Flight Engineer, José Vargas Siprian - Mechanic, Máximo Cuello Yumbato, Deyvi Salas Del Águila, F. Saavedra Sánchez, Víctor Vallejos Clavo, Hernán Serrantes Paima, José Navarro Pinto, Frider Pasmiño Vargas, R. Manuyama Sandoval, Jairo Cahuamri Tello
Crashed into a parking lot two miles after take-off, killing both occupants. Non-aviation witnesses report an explosion before the helicopter reached the ground. Post crash fire. The deceased were later named by Miami Dade Police as pilot Mark Palmieri and passenger Ross Allen. One report states it was a post-maintenance test flight
Two Alaska State Troopers and a rescued snowmobiler died in the crash. A press release later named them as Alaska State Trooper pilot Mel Nading, Trooper Tage Toll of Talkeetna, and Carl Ober, the 56-year-old injured snowmachiner from Talkeetna
Two helicopters collided in white-out conditions during a police exercise. An AS332L2 and a EC155 had landed and kicked up a lot of snow. The pilot of a second AS332 landing soon after then suffered white-out and landed too close to the EC155, killing the pilot. Three other injuries reported.
Post maintenance test flight. Cameron County Sheriff identified the deceased as pilot, William R. Croucher, 69, and two mechanics: Michael Lee Tyree, 55, and Timothy Lloyd Goehring, 41. Operator Era Helicopters made a brief statement confirming the accident
Accident around 1am local on night training mission. Both reservists killed, named by IDF as Lt.-Col. (res.) Noam Ron, 49, and Maj. (res.) Erez Flekser, 31. The pilots had radioed the Palmahim air base before the crash, saying they would land there in six minutes. There was no distress call prior to the accident.
Two killed and three injured when helicopter crashed on training flight. The two fatalities were named by the Romanian military as Petty Officer Lawrence Chiru and Sergeant Basil Manolache
Helicopter struck wire and fell into river, killing teenage passenger and injuring the other three on board. On report stated there were traces of alcohol on the 40 year old pilot
Crew Member (named as First Class Pvt Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Al Qah’tani ) fell from the helicopter and died during the celebration of the World Civil Defence Day
The helicopter from one fishing boat crashed into another boat while they were fishing near the Marshall Islands, seriously injuring a Chinese fisherman, 48-year old Shuiyao Wang, who died at sea two days later. Filipino pilot Thomas Bustos, 51, is being treated for injuries
Crashed close to buildings. Pilot Mark Montgomery and crew member Chris Denning killed, third crew member Billy Wynn is critical. (names were released here) Two explosions after the helicopter crash landed in upright position. Completely burnt out in post-crash fire.
Three killed when a JetRanger went down at 3.42am on a reality TV shoot on a remote ranch. Helicopter had been supplied via Crossbow Helicopters, who act as brokers between film companies and helicopter operators. Photos posted of this 206 on Orbic Air's website (example) in the last few weeks indicate that it carried their titles as operator. Casualties named as pilot David Gibbs, 59, cinematographer Darren Rydstrom, 46, and Michael Donatelli, 45 - they were involved in filming for the Discovery Channel.
Presidential candidate Lino Oviedo died in the accident along with his bodyguard Derlis Galeano, and the pilot, Ramón Aurelio Picco. The flight was scheduled for 7.15pm but did not take off until 9.00pm, despite objections from the pilot that the helicopter was not suitably equipped for night flight and that there was an approaching storm front.
AW109 Helicopterhit crane and crashed to ground, killing the pilot Pete Barnes and one person on the ground, Matt Wood. Top of the crane may have been in the cloud - check photos on the second link below. The crane is marginally south of the H4 heliroute, which has a 1500ft restriction at this point. Weather likely to have led to flying lower, but as a twin would technically not be restricted to following the routes. Helicopter was en route Redhill to Elstree, but diverting to Battersea due to low visibility. Pilot named here as Peter Barnes. 13 people hurt on the ground.
Helicopter crashed on to highway, killing pilot. Post crash fire. Truck driver injured in the ensuing chaos. No other injuries, despite heavy traffic at the time. Weather reported as wet. Helicopter _may_ have hit wires, causing crash. Pilot reported as " 42 year old small business owner from Hohenlohe"
Minutes after take-off from Pucallpa, the helicopter appeared to have a problem en route and smoke was coming from the aircraft. Shortly after it crashed into a jungle area killing all 7 on board - 2 Peruvians - Joel Castillo and Luis Ramos, and 5 Americans - Dan Immel , Ed Córdova, Jaime Pickett, Lee Bradford and Darrel Birkes. It was reported that most worked for Petrominerales - for whom the helicopter was being operated
Colombian Navy 412 crashed on an EMS mission, killing Ocoró John Jairo Torres, who had over 15 years military experience. Four others to hospital - Pilot Miguel Córdoba, Copilot Juan Pablo Zuloaga; and rescuers Luis Miguel Ibáñez and Ronal Jiménez.
Three killed in night time accident north of Ventura - pilot Gene Grell, nurse Shelly Lair-Langenbau and paramedic Russell Piehl. Reports state it was the helicopter based at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa - which our records show to be Bell 407 N445MT (see photos). Post impact fire. Was en route from Mason City to Emmetsburg.
Shot down - four Russian nationals on board all died - named later in a UN statement as Pilot in Command Ilin Sergei, Co-Pilot Abrakov Alfir, Flight Engineer Egorov Sergei and Flight Attendant Shpanov Nikolai
Six killed including the Governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Yakowa and former National Security Adviser, Gen. Andrew Owoeye Azazi. Aircraft was involved in shuttle operations transporting people to/from the funeral of the father of Oronto Douglas, one of the President's aides. Airframe total time 1704 hours according to this report
Three killed in an EMS helicopter accident - en route from Rockford base to Mendota to pick up a patient. Weather reported as a factor. Pilot later named as Andy Olesen, and the two flight nurses were Jim Dillow and Karen Hollis
Emergency beacon activated, helicopter in forested area - sole occupant pilot Glen Freeland died in the accident. Three rescuers had to be dropped by helicopter to cut out a landing pad. CADAORS 2012C5203
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.
Helicopter was involved in low-level aerial work to drop rabies vaccines for foxes as part of a Health Authority program. AS350BA crashed into field close to houses after hitting high voltage cables, killing both occupants - pilot Silvio Botto Steglia, 37, and Felice Faivano, 35. Two houses damaged (see photo essay). Some local reports cite poor visibility at the time of the accident
Helicopter on low level patrol, hit wires and crashed. Fatalities were pilot Mackenzie Bleth from Haverfield Aviation and Dale Crout - an employee of New York State Electric and Gas. Post crash fire, and we note from this story that the tail was some distance from the helicopter and not affected by the fire.
Struck wires in poor visibility and crashed after rescuing five from a minibus road crash. A further five crew on board were killed. Extensive photo cover in news agency photo albums here , here and here
Nine people were killed and two seriously injured in a military helicopter crash in the Guelmim area of southwest Morocco late on Wednesday. Eight of the passengers were pronounced dead on the spot and another succumbed to injuries in hospital. One source names operator as Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie
Experienced pilot killed in "perfect weather conditions" after reportedly "falling out of the sky". Police stated that the pilot was Julian Dean Kramer (52), also known as Julianne Kramer - chief flying instructor at Wakatipu Aero Club. Helicopter may be ZK-HCG (1499)
Police helicopter crashed on night search operation, killing both officers on board - later named as Richard J. Halford and Shawn A. Smiley. Later report stated it hit a powerline pole and part of the cable was wrapped around the skids. Post crash fire.
From a Bristow press release:- A Bristow Bell 407 operating near Intracoastal City, Louisiana was involved in a fatal accident at approximately 8:00 a.m. CDT . Local press reported poor visibility. The pilot was the only person onboard - later named as Carl Amos, from Corpus Christi, Texas