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While landing after an aerobatic demo flight, the rotor blades came into contact with a building and the tail rotor gearbox separated from the aircraft. Subsequent small fire was put out and helicopter written off on the helipad. Pilot Siegfried Schwarz
Emergency landing Monday in the bed of the Los Angeles River near South Gate due to electrical problem. No injuries to 2 POB or damage to the helicopter. Military registration not known, but carries squadron code 423 by the nose
Pilot and co-pilot critically injured in AH-1 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.
the helicopter was taking part in the filming of an episode of â€œTop Gear-Koreaâ€ when it crashed.Â Initial reports indicate the crash was caused by a mechanical malfunction at a low altitude.Â 2 POB were reported safe soon after the accident.Â A video was posted on LiveLeak.com from inside the cockpit of the whole sequence
Mid air accident between AH-1W and UH-1Y of the US Marine Corps during a night-time exercise Total of 7 fatalities, 2 in the AH-1W, five in the UH-1Y. The two in the AH-1W were named later as Maj. Thomas A. Budrejko, 37, of Montville, CT and Capt. Benjamin N. Cerniglia, 31, of Montgomery, AL See… Read more »