EMS Helicopter grounded after technical (electrical?) fault on take-off. Patient on board and taken onwards by ground ambulance
We have a recent report in of an emergency landing at 10.28pm of an EMS helicopter near the junction of New River and Cross Mountain roads in New River, Arizona – northern outskirts of Phoenix. Air Methods operating for “Guardian Air”
Force landing on highway
Helicopter went tech at highway landing site
Very heavy field landing of an EMS helicopter – helicopter was headed from Seminole Airport to the Creek Nation Community Hospital in Okemah. Skids collapsed, main blades sliced tail boom. All four POB injured, noting that no patient was on board.
“Hall Medevac 1″ made emergency landing after bird strike while en route to pick up patient
Blade delamination caused unusual vibration levels which prompted crew to investigate and then change aircraft before they took off
Chin window damaged by patient trolley and helicopter taken out of service until new parts fitted. Life Link III operate five Bell 407s – N404LL through N408LL so presumably one of these was the subject aircraft
Night bird strike, cracking search light housing. Landed safely
Hit by laser while circling potential EZ landing site. Source identified, arrest made
Intoxicated person approached helicopter outside pilot’s peripheral vision while at flight idle and with the patient on board being stabilised. New helipad lacked chain or fence to stop anyone approaching pad, which is adjacent to public-access area
Transmission chip light came on. Power reduce and an emergency landing was made at Pope Army Airfield which was about 3-4 miles away without further incident
#2 engine low oil pressure illuminated and engine lost power in landing phase. Otherwise uneventful landing
Door fell off on take off. Landed without further incident
Helicopter went AOG for unknown reason and was roaded out from field landing. We are 99% sure this was N911KX, although the press photo shows the registration etc all covered up. Compare to this photo of N911KX which is known to be based in Iowa.
Emergency landing while en route to an accident scene – smoke in the cockpit. Registration assumed as this is the only helicopter operated by Martin County on this work and our report stated “Martin County LifeStar”
Ingested plastic carrier bag on final approach to land on road to pick up accident victim. Aircraft went U/S and patient continued by road. Mechanic called to clear aircraft for flight.
Cockpit indication led pilot to make emergency landing at night. Aircraft later checked out and cleared to fly
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Emergency landing after bird strike with mallard duck and cracked windshield.
Rapid yaw to the left on take-off, which the pilot managed to control and bring the helicopter back to a safe landing. Mechanic found tail/rotor servo cannon plug was coated with residual oil
Damaged in hangar prior to being put into service. Fixed wing aircraft manoevred and struck helicopter twice, causing two long scratches, which are reported as “relatively minor” were then covered up using a marker pen. All activity caught on hangar video surveillance. Gadsden Police on the case
Emergency landing due to mechanical issue. Upon inspection by the mechanic, a clogged left hydraulic filter was found which had made the collective feel stiff. After replacement, the aircraft was returned to service.
Tailrotor struck a mound of dirt on landing
Main rotor struck tail boom on shut down
Tail rotor chip light illuminated during patient transfer. Safe precautionary landing made in church car park. Second helicopter attended to complete patient transfer
The EMS pilot took off with patient on board, but shortly after take off not notified the on-scene engine crew that they had smoke in the cockpit and were declaring an emergency. Landed safety and patient to hospital by land ambulance
On final approach to Miami Valley Hospital’s south helipad, the aircraft struck a bird. The pilot continued with his landing. The aircraft was inspected and no damage was found. It was returned to service.
Pilot had reported that he was calling in to a nearby airport for refuel shortly before. Air Ambulance crashed in open countryside killing the three crew – Randy Bever, 47, a nurse, Chris Frakes, 36, a paramedic, and James Freudenberg, 34, the pilot – and the patient Terry Tacoronte, 58
Near miss with C17 military transport plane. Helicopter pilot took evasive action
Tail rotor drive shaft cover separated from the aircraft during post-maintenance positioning flight
Destroyed on ground by hurricane
While loading patient, an ED technician dressed in a blue plastic gown came sprinting around from the far side of the aircraft. The pilot was able to intercept this individual but not before he had come under the rotor disk and near the tail. While loading patient at Day Kimball Hospital, Putnam, CT, an ED [...]
Reported as engine failure at 200ft on take-off and very heavily subsequent landing with skids failing and fuselage impacting the ground. Helicopter remained upright. 3 injured
AirMed was responding to a rollover on I-84 when the rotor struck a metal pole on the side of the road. The craft raised 10 feet in the air and began tipping on its side before the pilot brought it down hard on both skids, which splayout out.
On landing at the hospital, fuel sprayed over the 11 persons in the landing area
Emergency generator light turned on and the pilot reported the smell of electrical smoke in the cockpit,
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