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10-Oct-14 Bell OH-58 Pedernales, Dominican Republic

Army helicopter with 4 POB.  Tail boom chopped off just forward of the stabilizer, and at the root attachment.  One of those on board was reported to be Major General José Matos de la Cruz, chief of the Army, who was unharmed.  The other three on board – including director of Military Intelligence, Hichi Mercedes… Read more »

10-Oct-14

17-Jun-14 3C-OG Bell OH-58B Wattener Lizum, Austria (1F)

Crashed in mountainous area at 2000m agl, landing very heavily and killing one of the 3 on board.  Taking part in the exercise “Schutz 2014” NOTE – this is wrongly quoted elsewhere as 3C-OD but has been confirmed to HeliHub.com by Austrian military authorities that the subject helicopter was 3C-OG

17-Jun-14

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30-May-14 N650MH Bell OH-58 Whitefield, US-Maine

Helicopter came down into woods one mile from home base.  Helicopter remained upright with heavy landin

30-May-14

17-May-14 VH-OSQ Bell OH-58A Coffs Harbour, Australia

During the initial climb, passing about 100 ft above ground level, the engine lost power. The pilot conducted a forced landing and the helicopter landed heavily, resulting in substantial damage to the landing skid and tail boom.

17-May-14

27-Mar-14 N497E Bell OH-58A Tehachapi, US-California

Helicopter was damaged in hard landing around 1.48am, but the pilot was able to regain control and fly it back to the Tehachapi Airport.

27-Mar-14

20-Jan-14 N916PD Bell OH-58A Sacramento, US-California

Precautionary landing in public park.  Engineer called

20-Jan-14

13-Dec-13 Bell OH-58D Knoxville, US-Tennessee

Crashed and caught fire on positioning flight to night training mission.  2 POB got out OK

13-Dec-13

01-Nov-13 N916PD Bell OH-58A Folsom Lake, US-California

Wire strike.  Wire cut by fitted “wire strike protection system” and helicopter landed safely.  Slight damage on nose where wire first struck, and port windshield broken.

01-Nov-13

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26-Oct-13 N283MP Bell OH-58A Jefferson City, US-Missouri

Engine failure on training flight, helicopter damaged in emergency landing in field.  Highway Patrol report shows no injuries to Michael Hagus and minor injuries not requiring medical help to Jeff Noack

26-Oct-13

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23-Oct-13 N911CC Bell OH-58C Omaha, US-Texas

Force landing in field during aerial application.  Damage level not stated

23-Oct-13

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09-May-13 N927SP Bell OH-58A Jekyll Island, US-Georgia

Main rotor struck tail on landing

09-May-13

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04-May-13 N911RN Bell OH-58A Somerton, US-California

Spraying accident at night

04-May-13

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16-Mar-13 Bell OH-58D Daman district, Afghanistan (1F)

Officials from the International Security Assistance Force said they have no indication that the helicopter was brought down by enemy activity in the area.

16-Mar-13

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14-Feb-13 N337PW Bell OH-58A Pine Springs, US-Texas

Substantially damaged after tail rotor failure

14-Feb-13

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08-Jan-13 N911PT Bell OH-58C Lemoore, US-California

Helicopter on agricultural ops crashed near HWY 41 and Harlan Ave. near the Fresno Co and Kings Co border

08-Jan-13

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17-Nov-12 N911FA Bell OH-58A Altadena, US-California

Low level collision between one helicopter landing and the other taking off from the adjacent pad.  N911FA ended up on its skids, main blades missing and damage to rear cabin area after apparently being hit by main blades of N98BM.  Boom of N911FA still attached (just) but fallen to ground at tail.  Six to hospital,… Read more »

17-Nov-12

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17-Nov-12 N96BM Bell OH-58A Altadena, US-California

Low level collision between one helicopter landing and the other taking off from the adjacent pad.  N98BM ended up on its skids, main blades missing and damage to front cabin area after apparently being hit by main blades of N911FA.  Six to hospital, two in each helicopter plus two on the ground.  On Monday 19th,… Read more »

17-Nov-12

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13-Oct-12 N40TN Bell OH-58 Jackson, US-Tennessee

Heavy landing in cemetery.  Tail boom sliced off by main blades.  Starboard skid collapsed.   Sgt. Gerald Wiltshire was pilot and Officer Tony Valdes serving as an observer  

13-Oct-12

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05-Sep-12 Bell OH-58D Puli Alam, Afghanistan (2F)

“An ISAF helicopter has crashed in eastern Afghanistan, resulting in two ISAF fatalities. We are investigating,” a spokesman for NATO’s U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force said.  The two casualties were later named as Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jose L. Montenegro Jr., 31, of Houston, Texas, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thalia S. Ramirez, 28, of… Read more »

05-Sep-12

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27-Aug-12 N503DR Bell OH-58C Escalon, US-California

Pilot Bill Cavanaugh, was taken to San Joaquin General Hospital following crash on agricultural operations.  His son told a TV station that his father had over 20,000 hours of flying experience

27-Aug-12

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06-Jun-12 Bell OH-58D Qarah Bagh, Afghanistan (2F)

Two International Security Assistance Force service members died following a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan, military officials reported.  The pair were later named as Capt. Scott P. Pace, 33, of Brawley, California  and Lt. Mathew G. Fazzari, 25, of Walla Walla, Washington.  This report states they took fire from insurgents

06-Jun-12

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27-Mar-12 Bell OH-58 McComb, US-Mississippi

Pilot smelt burning and made emergency field landing close to road intersection.  Helicopter burned out on the ground.  Although fitted with spray bars, operator Custom Air said no chemical was on board.  Custom Air have three OH-58s registered to them – N128NS (70-15128), N354NS (71-20354), N452MC (69-16110)

27-Mar-12

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01-Mar-12 N38FA Bell OH-58A Eufaula, US-Alabama

Hard landing on training flight

01-Mar-12

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20-Jan-12 N902SF Bell OH-58A Brawley, US-California

Crashed on take-off

20-Jan-12

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12-Dec-11 Bell OH-58D Lewis-McChord, US-Washington (2F) [1 of 2]

One of two OH-58Ds which crashed around the same time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on night training flights.  Each involved 2 fatalities.  Not yet released whether it was one accident or two. The four were named as Capt. Anne M. Montgomery, and Chief Warrant Officers Frank A. Buoniconti, Joseph S. Satterfield and Lucas Daniel Sigfrid

12-Dec-11

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12-Dec-11 Bell OH-58D Lewis-McChord, US-Washington (2F) [2 of 2]

One of two OH-58Ds which crashed around the same time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on night training flights.  Each involved 2 fatalities.  Not yet released whether it was one accident or two. The four were named as Capt. Anne M. Montgomery, and Chief Warrant Officers Frank A. Buoniconti, Joseph S. Satterfield and Lucas Daniel Sigfrid

12-Dec-11

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08-Dec-11 N911GV Bell OH-58C Alachua, US-Florida

Pilot  Richard Bran put the police helicopter down in a built up area after an unnamed problem

08-Dec-11

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09-Jul-11 Bell OH-58D Caryville, US-Tennessee (2F)

Fatalities named as Army 1st Lt. Thomas Joseph Williams Jr. and Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Daniel Cole

09-Jul-11

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05-Jun-11 Bell OH-58D Sabari District, Afghanistan (2F)

A NATO spokesman in eastern Afghanistan said the helicopter in Sunday’s crash went down in the Sabari District of Khost Province, a mountainous area near the Pakistan border, where insurgent activity has been among the heaviest this spring.  Deceased later named as Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth R. White, 35, of Fort Collins, Colo., and Chief… Read more »

05-Jun-11

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29-May-11 N911SL Bell OH-58C Fort Pierce, US-Florida

“We saw him spinning and hit the ground,” Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kevin Ale said.   The helicopter’s cockpit and cabin appeared intact, but its tail boom was bent and its rear rotor sheared off.  Pilot named as Deputy Shawn Sullivan

29-May-11

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27-May-11 N82772 Bell OH-58C Fort Pierce, US-Florida

Wind gust blew something into the rotor blades while hovering at 3ft when it was hovering immediately outside its hangar

27-May-11

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12-May-11 N9263Y Bell OH-58C New Athens, US-Illinois (1F)

Coroner reported that James Burks of Hot Springs, Ark. was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville.   Sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Hundelt says the helicopter was spraying fungicide on a wheat field near New Athens when the rotor separated from the aircraft, causing it to crash.

12-May-11

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23-Apr-11 Bell OH-58D Kapisa province, Afghanistan (1F)

The Kapisa deputy provincial governor Aziz Ul Rahman said that the helicopter had hit a cable.  Fatality later named as Chief Warrant Officer 2 Terry L. Varnadore II, 29, of Arden, N.C

23-Apr-11

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24-Mar-11 Bell OH-58D Linden, US-North Carolina

Very heavylanding in farm field after experiencing mechanical issues.  Skids took impact, and tail boom also damaged.  Tail rotor not attached to the helicopter by the time it came to rest.

24-Mar-11

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10-Mar-11 A17-001 Bell OH-58A Merrylands, Australia

Emergency landing on a playing field yesterday after indications of a possible engine fault

10-Mar-11

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14-Dec-10 Bell OH-58D Fort Rucker, US-Alabama (1F)

Training accident – student seriouslyinjured, instructor killed

14-Dec-10

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24-Sep-10 N132HD Bell OH-58 Taylorsville, US-Mississippi

The pilot was flying alone spraying chemicals on pine trees when the aircraft went down.

24-Sep-10

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18-Sep-10 N38FA Bell OH-58 Brownsville, US-Tennessee

18-Sep-10

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31-Jul-10 N305SD Bell OH-58 Hardin, US-Texas

31-Jul-10

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28-Jul-10 N48LA Bell OH-58 Newport, US-Tennessee

28-Jul-10

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15-Jul-10 N802JB Bell UH-58 Rowley, US-Massachusetts

15-Jul-10

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08-Jun-10 N….. Bell OH-58 Reno, US-Nevada

Washoe County have two OH-58As – N1032F (Bell MSN 70-15595) and N1911 (71-20729)

08-Jun-10

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21-Feb-10 Bell OH-58D at Qayyarah Airfield West, Northern Iraq (2F)

21-Feb-10

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02-Feb-10 N9286U Bell OH-58 Escalon, US-California

02-Feb-10

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09-Nov-09 (Serial TBA) Bell OH-58D Tikrit, Salah ad-Din Province, Iraq (2F)

09-Nov-09

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10-Oct-09 N….. Bell OH-58 Ocala, US-Florida

10-Oct-09

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27-Sep-09 N298CP Bell OH-58 Camas Valley, US-Oregon

27-Sep-09

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23-Sep-09 70-15367 OH-58 Wytheville, US-Virginia

23-Sep-09

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4-Sep-09 Bell OH-58 Redding Municipal Airport, US-California

4-Sep-09 Bell OH-58 Redding Municipal Airport, US-California

04-Sep-09

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24-Aug-09 Bell OH-58 Nez Perce County, US-Idaho

24-Aug-09 Bell OH-58 Nez Perce County, US-Idaho

24-Aug-09

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4-Jun-09 73-21907 Bell OH-58 Buffalo Point, Yellville, US-Alaska

4-Jun-09 Bell OH-58 Buffalo Point, Yellville, US-Alaska

04-Jun-09

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30-Apr-09 N175SJ Bell OH-58 Arvin, US-California

30-Apr-09 N175SJ Bell OH-58 Arvin, US-California

30-Apr-09

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2-Feb-09 HI-555 Bell OH-58 , Dominican Republic

2-Feb-09 HI-555 Bell OH-58 , Dominican Rep

02-Feb-09

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26-Jan-09 Bell OH-58D Kirkuk, Iraq – 2of2 (2F)

26-Jan-09

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