During hoist operations with the rescuer and two patients being lifted, the wire separated from the helicopter causing all three to plunge into a ravine. The police rescuer age 28 and a woman aged 48 died from their injuries and a 47 year old man is seriously injured. It is unknown why the wire separated… Read more »
N914ET was on the return trip back to their base when they had a bird strike. They diverted to a local airport to do a precautionary landing and check for damages. No injuries were associated with this incident. There was no damage noted by the pilot or crew. The aircraft returned to base without further… Read more »
The crew was conducting an approach to a landing zone inside of a public safety training center. During the approach, a towel was sucked up into the Fenestron tail rotor system resulting in substantial damage. The towel came out of an unsecured trailer next to the landing zone.
Crashed in remote area killing all three on board – owner Richard Green, his wife Carolyn and their travelling companion, John Davis, a renowned documentary film-maker. Mr Green used his helicopter as a “flying camper van” and frequently went to obscure locations – and this meant that a search party was not launched for over… Read more »
The helicopter landed on scene at a road accident involving an intoxicated driver whose car hit a Carabineros vehicle. With rotors turning, a fire department vehicle got too close and clipped the blades. Initially the helicopter spun 90 degrees on the ground before the damage caused the tail boom to break off a few seconds… Read more »
Landed at a ski resort. With the rotors still turning and the crew still in the aircraft, it slid 30m down a slight (but snowy) slope until it hit a snowmobile and a sign, damaging a main rotor blade and the rear cabin area (see video of accident)
Air Ambulance helicopter struck powerlines (video) on final approach to road traffic accident landing site. Norsk Luftambulanse has confirmed two of its employees have died in the accident. Fatalities confirmed here as pilot Bjorn Nergård and doctor Anders Nakstad with the paramedic Sondre Bjartland seriously injured
EC135 helicopter crashes onto roof of a crowded bar during a live music gig at approx 10.25pm. Ten fatalities – the three in the helicopter and seven on the ground. 32 to hospital, of which 14 with serious injuries. Statements issued so far include those from Scottish Police, helicopter operator Bond Air Services, manufacturer Eurocopter,… Read more »
“Christopherus 9” helicopter found with 9mm bullet hole through rotor blade. Date/location of incident unknown, but 12-Aug-13 the most likely date according to report and given location is base of this helicopter – Meidling Heliport, Vienna
Blade strike and ensuing heavy landing caused skids to deform. Fortunately helicopter did not fall over the edge of the mountain, but it was very close. Helicopter was registered HU26-18 and carried code “09-312”
Intoxicated person approached helicopter outside pilot’s peripheral vision while at flight idle and with the patient on board being stabilised. New helipad lacked chain or fence to stop anyone approaching pad, which is adjacent to public-access area
Industry sources tell us (with photo evidence provided) that the helicopter took off with clamshell rear doors still open.Â Tower alerted pilot who returned to the airfield.Â Some items fell from the helicopter in the interim.
Helicopter contacted and broke powerlines on EMS flight as “Christoph 10”.Â Note – Registration is NOT confirmed, but is a recently ex-factory new delivery which was assigned to the “Christoph 10” base, and photos here show D-HUTH
Emergency Services text stated :- Â North Andover| Special| 492 Sutton St|MSP Helo Air-4 making a precautionary landing at Lawrence Airport- aircraft disabled in the runway.| 00:30.Â “Air 4” is N8924AH from the name on the tail (see photo)
Emergency landing while en route to an accident scene – smoke in the cockpit.Â Registration assumed as this is the only helicopter operated by Martin County on this work and our report stated “Martin County LifeStar”
Window smashed by vandals after helicopter went AOG and had to be parked up overnight.Â North West Air Ambulance have confirmed helicopter registration and date – note that the BBC are reporting the wrong date in their story
Heavy landing during night training flight. Accident occurred around 2000 hours local. Skids collapsed. Tail boom failed at root, but did not separate from the cabin. Helicopter shipped back to manufacturer for checks (see here)
Mid-air collision with Cessna 172 N2876L in which two people died.Â Helicopter landed safely.Â No patient on boad.Â Crew listed as pilot Paul Weve, co-pilot and nurse Joseph Root and flight nurse Carolyn Booke.