Helicopter crashed during rhino poaching patrols. Al five POB killed – later named as Captain Jacobus Andries van Rensburg; Captain MP Chabalala; Sergeant Paulus Shongela Ndishishi; Sergeant GP Ruiters and Lance Corporal Bheki Petros Cele
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. [...]
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
Pilot tried to divert to a local airport because of limited visibility due to bad weather. Helicopter crashed in open field and was extensively damaged. All three “minor to moderate” injuries – Pilot Scott Wallace and medics Teresa Campbell and Rhett Drahe.
Landed dangerously close to previously-identified hazard during brown-out landing at night. Pilot elected to wait for daylight to depart and patient went to medical facility by ground ambulance
Air Ambulance helicopter damaged by vandals while parked on scene – aerial broken, but no airworthiness implications
Two crew and one passenger killed – mountainous location. The passenger is named in local press as Juan Armando Hinojosa CantÃº, owner of Grupo Higa, parent company of helicopter operator Eolo who have up to four AW119s and three AW109SPs according to this press release
Rotor blades struck trees on take-off, landed on beach without further incident
Crash landed at Ranchi Airport due to tail rotor problems. Local reports suggest that pilot made a high speed landing on wheels and the helicopter then turned over up to six times as a result of this landing. However, it meant that all survived and the 6 POB have already been declared “out of danger” [...]
Whilst manoeuvring for landing at a private helipad, the helicopter’s tail rotor blades struck an adjacent fence. The pilot received no unusual cockpit indications and was unaware of the tail rotor strike until after shutdown.
Rotor blades clipped a small branch of one of the trees while the helicopter was manoeuvring to land
Rotor blade struck light on landing
Main rotor blade struck street sign
Emergency landing after unexpected vibration levels. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on board
While emergency crews were working the first crash scene, an intoxicated car driver bypassed emergency vehicles and crashed into the tail fin of a Careflite helicopter that had landed in the middle of Highway 287. The helicopter was disabled and unable to transport the original crash victims to hospitals.
Three killed, cause unknown but low visibility reported in the area
Crashed into a built-up area. Pilot Juan Manuel Ruiz Rivera and Metropolitan Development Secretary Fernando Alberto Garcia Cuevas survived. Two fatally injured – as Julio Cesar Macerano, Garcia Cuevas’ assistant, and the co-pilot of the aircraft, Juan Esteban Rodriguez.
Landed to close to trees and damaged main blades
Just prior to touchdown the tail rotor struck a hedge and a concrete post, damaging the tail rotor and its gearbox. There were no injuries. On arrival at an industrial depot the normal landing position had been obstructed by two articulated lorries.
While cruising at 150 kt at 750 ft agl a bird struck and shattered the left windshield. The commander, seated in the left seat, suffered minor injuries so the co-pilot took control and made a successful emergency landing. The Agusta A109C’s windshield is not designed to withstand bird strikes and the regulations do not require it to [...]
Rotor blade struck unknown object in flight. Landed safely
Bird strike en route. No injuries reported
Engine Oil Hot Light illuminated, engine shut down and a run on landing was performed without further incident
Engine inlet covers had not been removed prior to flight. Uneventful run-on landing made
Suggested tail rotor problem after helicopter observed to be “spinning wildly”
Hard landing incident during a scheduled military exercise involving the SA Army and the SA Air Force
Fatalities were Charles Stisted, 47, chief executive of the Guards Polo Club at Windsor, owner Ian Wooldridge, 51 of demolition company Wooldridge Group and the pilot was Anthony Joseph Smith, a former RAF and Army pilot
Accident during take-off phase
Field landing and rudder struck trees
Registration has now been confirmed within the UK helicopter industry
Began to taxi when the pilot heard a loud bang combined with a strong jerk. The tail rotor gear unit was found lying on the ground. Closer inspection found one tail blade broke and caused the whole tail rotor gear unit to separate. 9th February, not 6th as previously reported
Eyewitnesses reported seeing the helicopter in an obvious difficulty when one of its doors followed by a rotor blade falling off from the sky. They said they watched the helicopter going on a free spin before a loud bang followed apparently when it eventually crashed killing all four on board
Source: TVN, 20-Nov-09
22-Aug-09 N906AH AgustaWestland AW109 Ras Tanajib, Saudi Arabia
21-Jul-09 N95RZ AgustaWestland A109E Toledo, US-Ohio
16-Jul-09 N63SV AgustaWestland A109E Toledo, US-Ohio
10-Jun-09 N606SP AgustaWestland A109E Santa Fe, US-New Mexico
25-Apr-09 N95RZ AgustaWestland AW109 Toledo, US-Ohio
5-Mar-09 N911UF AgustaWestland A109E Gainesville, US-Florida
5-Jan-09 PT-YFP AgustaWestland A109C Itupeva, 73 km north west of Sao Paulo, Brazil