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Helicopter ended on its port side. 5 POB, three with minor injuries and the other two to hospital. Note, accident date was 14th not 15th (as reported elsewhere) – reports did not emerge until 15th as this flight was reportedly a private flight for the Defence Minister and not officially sanctioned.
Struck powerlines and made a controlled landing in Angeles National Forest. Substantially damaged
Photos show UH-1 after very heavy landing, upright but skids partially collapsed. Main blades appear complete and still attached to rotorhead.
After landing, the pilot exited the helicopter with the engine running to attach a longline. The force trim was not set, and the aircraft started to spin and rotated off the helipad with nobody onboard. The aircraft collided with a metal container that was located by the helipad causing substantial damage to the boom, left… Read more »
Heavy landing on snow, damaging the helicopter. two pilots and two technicians on board were not seriously injured. Army code EI-351
The Pilot was repositioning 12 passengers from the bottom to the top of the Ghosts Drimie ski run. Upon departure, the Pilot elected to take-off downhill and downwind due to the terrain. The aircraft started to settle as it transited across a field and entered a ‘snowball’ at which time the pilot lost visual reference…. Read more »