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02-May-17 ZK-IED Airbus BK117A3 Porirua Harbour, New Zealand

Sole occupant pilot Rick Lucas experienced tail rotor failure and helicopter started to spin so he elected to ditch it in the shallow waters of Porirua Harbour, N of Wellington

02-May-17

19-Jul-15 D-HAID Airbus BK117B2 Mannheim, Germany

Static and unattended EMS helicopter was blown partly off its mobile helipad in severe weather, leaving it with its tail resting on the ground.  Known as Christoph 53.  See Photo

19-Jul-15

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05-Mar-15 D-HDDD Eurocopter BK117 Stuttgart, Germany (1F)

Hospital worker walked into spinning tail rotor shortly after helicopter had landed, and died from his injuries

05-Mar-15

18-Aug-14 I-AICO Airbus BK117C1 Val Badia, Italy

Main rotor blade strike in mountainous region during rescue. Helicopter landed safely with main blade tips suffering the most damage

18-Aug-14

05-May-14 ZK-HJC Kawasaki BK117B1 Springston, New Zealand

Emergency field landing when transferring a patient from Ashburton Hospital to Christchurch Hospital when an indication warning light turned on.  Representative from operator referred to it as a “heavy landing”. No injuries to 5 POB

05-May-14

28-Feb-14 D-HDRJ Eurocopter BK117C1 Darßer Ort, Germany (3F)

Crashed into the Baltic Sea on a training exercise – The helicopter was on approach to a sea rescue cruiser at about 18:40 local time for a winch operation when suddenly loosing height and crashing into the sea, killing 3 of the 4 POB

28-Feb-14

16-Oct-13 Kawasaki BK117B2 Yushan, Taiwan (3F)

Crashed in mountainous area shortly after take-off from weather station it had lifted supplies up to. The deceased were identified as pilot Chang Kuo-kang (had flown 3181 hours), co-pilot Lin Yi-chi (2832 hours) and bureau worker Chen Wen-chung

16-Oct-13

09-Jul-13 HK-4866 Eurocopter BK117A4 Teorama, Colombia (5F)

Contacted high voltage powerlines and crashed with 5 fatalities.  Registration NOT yet verified

09-Jul-13

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16-Apr-13 N911CH Eurocopter BK117B1 Cumberland, US-Maine

Emergency field landing, no apprarent damage

16-Apr-13

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05-Apr-12 Eurocopter BK117 Parsdorf, Germany

“Christoph 1” helicopter cut telephone line on approach to site landing to pick up patient injured in equine accident

05-Apr-13

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03-Apr-13 ZK-IBK Eurocopter BK117 Wellington, New Zealand

Main rotor blades struck tail boom while running up on roof-top helipad.  Incident blamed on freak wind gust

03-Apr-13

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29-Mar-13 C-FKCM Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Canada

Helicopter landed to pick up a patient.  While  rotors were still turning, co pilot observed fuel leak and immediately told pilot to shut down helicopter and switch off electric.  O-ring had failed in fuel line and was repaired on site.

29-Mar-13

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15-Feb-13 VH-VSA Eurocopter BK117B2 Port Pirie, Australia

Emergency landing after mechanical issues

15-Feb-13

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15-Feb-13 D-HDRJ Eurocopter BK117C1 Mitterberg, Austria

Severe damage to rotor blades and skid after being hit by a truck while parked on is base helipad at Fresach/Freizeitpark Millstättersee Heliport, Austria. All four rotorblades including the rotorhead had to be changed, causing a total damage of 600.000 €

15-Feb-13

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10-Dec-12 N911BK Eurocopter BK117B3 Rochelle, US-Illinois (3F)

Three killed in an EMS helicopter accident – en route from Rockford base to Mendota to pick up a patient.  Weather reported as a factor.  Pilot later named as Andy Olesen, and the two flight nurses were Jim Dillow and Karen Hollis

10-Dec-12

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22-Nov-12 ARC-218 Eurocopter BK117A3 El Piñón, Colombia

Approx date.  Autorotation landing to uneven ground in open field.  Helicopter ended up tail low on its skids, and witness reported blade damage. 3 POB not injured

23-Nov-12

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21-Aug-12 N911CH Eurocopter BK117B1 Bedford, US-Massachusetts

#2 engine low oil pressure illuminated and engine lost power in landing phase. Otherwise uneventful landing

21-Aug-12

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15-Aug-12 N911CH Eurocopter BK117B1 Lawrence, US-Massachusetts

Door fell off on take off. Landed without further incident

15-Aug-12

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14-Dec-11 VH-VSA Eurocopter BK117 Port Pirie, Australia

Emergency single-engine landing after chip light illuminated.  Aircraft was en route to pick up patient.

14-Dec-11

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13-Nov-11 N330SL Eurocopter BK117 Carbondale, US-Illinois

Main rotor struck tail boom on shut down

13-Nov-11

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08-Oct-11 Eurocopter BK117 Selph, US-Texas

Helicopter became unserviceable while on ground responding to emergency call.  Second helicopter called in for patient

08-Oct-11

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08-Aug-11 C-GBNH Eurocopter BK117B2 Calgary, Canada

Chip light illuminated and standard procedures led to engine shut down. Uneventful single engine long field landing carried out

08-Aug-11

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02-Jul-11 N117UC Eurocopter BK117 Cincinatti, US-Ohio

Birdstrike, unscheduled landing and no damage was found

02-Jul-11

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22-May-11 N550SL Eurocopter BK117B2 Joplin, US-Missouri

Destroyed on ground by hurricane

22-May-11

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14-Mar-11 Eurocopter BK117 Mardela Springs, US-Maryland

“They made a precautionary emergency landing due to an equipment malfunction, and they had a patient on board,” said Cpl. Kelly Matthews with the Wicomico Sheriff’s Office.

14-Mar-11

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29-Jan-11 Eurocopter BK117 Baltimore, US-Maryland

Precautionary landing for a potential mechanical problem.

29-Jan-11

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23-Jul-10 ZS-HMY Eurocopter BK117 Witbank, South Africa (7F)

23-Jul-10

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29-Apr-10 N122SL Eurocopter BK117B2 Granite City, US-Illinois

29-Apr-10

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19-Mar-10 N….. Eurocopter BK117 Land O’Lakes, US-Florida

Reg is either Eurocopter EC135 N15TG or one of their 117s N911TG or N912TG, confirmation awaited. N912TG the most likely

19-Mar-10

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30-Jan-10 N118NY Eurocopter BK117 Newburgh, US-New York

30-Jan-10

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08-Dec-09 VH-LXC Eurocopter KB117B2 Orange, Australia

Firefighting operations. While in the vicinity of the drop point, BK117 VH-LXC‟s main rotor contacted the trailing edge of AS350 VH-NFO‟s vertical fin. There was light damage to the AS350 and there were no injuries

08-Dec-09

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25-Jul-09 N159LM Eurocopter BK117 Anchorage, US-Alaska

25-Jul-09

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10-Jul-09 B- Eurocopter BK117 en route Taipei to Kinmen island, Taiwan (2F)

10-Jul-09 B- Eurocopter BK117 en route Taipei to Kinmen island, Taiwan

10-Jul-09

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13-Jun-09 N317MC Eurocopter BK117 Fillmore County Airport, US-Minnesota

13-Jun-09 N317MC Eurocopter BK117 Fillmore County Airport, US-Minnesota

13-Jun-09

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22-May-09 D-HUUU Eurocopter BK117 Stuttgart, Germany

22-May-09 D-HUUU Eurocopter BK117 Stuttgart, Germany

22-May-09

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16-May-09 N117VU Eurocopter BK117 Yemasee, US-South Carolina

16-May-09 N117VU Eurocopter BK117 Yemasee, US-South Carolina

16-May-09

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2-May-09 C-FKCM Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Canada

2-May-09 C-FKCM Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Canada

02-May-09

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28-Mar-09 N370SS Eurocopter BK117 Longwood, US-Florida

28-Mar-09 N370SS Eurocopter BK117 Longwood, US-Florida

28-Mar-09

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21-Mar-09 C-GDGP Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

21-Mar-09 C-GDGP Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

21-Mar-09

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23-Feb-09 N880SF Eurocopter BK117 St Louis Downtown Airport, US-Illinois

23-Feb-09 N880SF Eurocopter BK117 St Louis Downtown Airport, US-Illinois

23-Feb-09

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23-Feb-09 N122SL Eurocopter BK117 St Louis, US-Missouri

23-Feb-09 N122SL Eurocopter BK117 St Louis, US-Missouri

23-Feb-09

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22-Feb-09 C-GDGP Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

22-Feb-09 C-GDGP Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

22-Feb-09

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12-Jan-09 N117NC Eurocopter BK117 , US-North Carolina

12-Jan-09 N117NC Eurocopter BK117 , US-North Carolina

12-Jan-09

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05-Jan-09 D-HIMB Eurocopter BK117B2 Gundelfingen, Germany

Truck struck main rotor blade while parked at emergency scene.   “Christoph 54”

05-Jan-09

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