Main rotor blades and hub reportedly detached in flight, and a video online purports to show this subsystem spinning down to earth. The remainder of the helicopter descended at high rate, impacting rocky ground with 13 fatalities on impact and being consumed in the post-impact fire. The helicopter was being operated for Statoil, and en… Read more »
Helicopter ditched and sank. All three on board were originally reported as rescued by Moroccan military but that later proved incorrect and there were then fears they had been kidnapped after the helicopter was found with an empty liferaft beside it (report). Helicopter was en route from a military exercise in Senegal, bound for the… Read more »
Took off from a temporary helipad in Takahama Cho, Fukui Prefecture, Japan at 10:12 Japan Standard Time. During carrying loads externally, wooden frame, about 1.3 m by 0.5 m, was dropped unintentionally at an altitude about 170 m. The frame was found in a car park. No one was injured. The helicopter sustained no damage.
Took off from a temporary helipad about 11:00 Japan Standard Time to carry liquid concrete in the externally slung bucket with a cargo hook. After unloaded the liquid concrete, the pilot mistakenly operated the cargo hook release switch and the empty bucket, the weight of which was about 210 kg, was dropped unintentionally at an… Read more »
Took off from a temporary helipad in Akita prefecture, Japan at about 11:31 Japan Standard Time. While carrying a hut, at an altitude of about 300 ft, three of the doors of the hut were dropped. Each of them was about 5 kg and 180 cm by 90 cm. No one was injured. The helicopter… Read more »
While the helicopter was hovering prior to departure from an oil platform, the crew heard a strong noise followed by vibration and instability of the helicopter. The pilot commanded an immediate landing on the deck, with the helicopter touching the floor in an abrupt manner. 17 POB. Substantially damaged
Pilot of offshore helicopter issued distress call 45 miles from Sumburgh and was escorted to a safe landing by Coast Guard helicopter. Report suggests pilot had indication of a “pump failure” without providing more details. Aircraft grounded awaiting engineering support
CHC helicopter reported ditched in North Sea , 18 POB reported with 14 rescued and 4 fatalities named as Duncan Munro, 46, from Bishop Auckland, Sarah Darnley, 45, from Elgin, Gary McCrossan, 59, from Inverness, and George Allison, 57, from Winchester.
Two helicopters collided in white-out conditions during a police exercise. An AS332L2 and a EC155 had landed and kicked up a lot of snow. The pilot of a second AS332 landing soon after then suffered white-out and landed too close to the EC155, killing the pilot. Three other injuries reported.
Crashed killed Interior Secretary Francisco Blake and seven others.Â NOTE, there is a question over which aircraft was involved.Â Local reports (links 1 and 2 below) say XC-UHP (which is serial 2084)Â but the NTSB report (link 3)Â says XC-UHM (2127)