Helicopter was flying from Santiago (Veraguas Province) to Panama Pacifico airport in the capital city, and was impacted by a flock of birds causing a loss of thrust in its tail rotor. Am Emergency landing was made at Punta Chame, which resulted in the helicopter being on its port side on the edge of the… Read more »
While in cruise flight at 3000 MSL, a “loud bang” was heard with a secondary “loud rushing” noise. The pilot verified no flight control or system malfunction and initiated a precautionary landing to nearest suitable landing area. After landing, a post-flight inspection revealed a broken copilot chin bubble with bird remains. No occupant was seated… Read more »
Crashed on snowy mountainside. Some reports say EC135, but the Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie have both EC135 and EC145 and analysis of the accident photo confirms EC145. Thus the subject aircraft is one of their two EC145s, CN-BZE (9344) or CN-BZF (9369). Reports also differ between the accident being on Saturday 07-Feb-15 and Sunday 08-Feb-15. This… Read more »
The aircraft was about to land in a soccer pitch. The pilot suffered a momentary spatial disorientation due to the dust raised by the helicopter main rotor wash. In face of the unexpected difficulty, the pilot proceeded to land with an excessive pitch-up attitude, causing the tail rotor protective rod and the left lower vertical… Read more »
Air ambulance struck cables on climb-out from road accident scene.Â Â Pilot Augusto Stazzonelli, co-pilot Stefano Turetta, doctor Fabio Martorana, a nurse, an alpine rescue specialist and the patient survived.
Force trim release button would neither release nor respond to input on final approach to scene request.Â Aircraft declared u/s and patient transferred by land ambulance.Â Button was found to beÂ Â Â faulty and was replaced
After landing, port side hydraulics compartment cowling was discovered open, and had contacted the main blades in flight – but only taking paint off, not damaging them.Â One camlock was missing from the cowling
While loading patient, an ED technician dressed in a blue plastic gown came sprinting around from the far side of the aircraft.Â The pilot was able to intercept this individual but not before he had come under the rotor disk and near the tail. While loading patient at Day Kimball Hospital, Putnam, CT, an ED… Read more »
Warning light came on mid-air while transporting patient from Mudgee Hospital to Lithgow Hospital.Â Emergency crews were in attendance for its arrival, which passed off without incident.Â Helicopter checked over and returned to its base at Orange
Emergency floats deployed and water landing after clipping aerial on take-off from superyacht “Octopus”.Â Subsequent tow in to port went wrong and helicopter turned over – video shows it being righted in the port prior to lifting out and onto a truck.
A Puerto Rico National Guard helicopter crashed in the ocean after returning from a drug raid.Â Six fatalities included four from theÂ Puerto Rico National Guard -0 Col. Victor Torres Rodriguez, Sgt. Jose Omar Sostre, Mario Torres Marin and Francisco Mujica de Leon.Â The Pilots were Hector Ramirez or Carlos Acevedo.
Tail rotors contacted trees. Date of accident not known and could have been any time between 2009 when the helicopter was delivered and February 2012 when the Panamanian military issued a tender for two new tail rotor blades