Crashed in unknown circumstances. Helicopter was flying between Zabul’s capital of Qalat and the town of Shinkay, 20 kilometers (12 miles) away. Accident killed all on board – 12 soldiers and five crew members. The Taliban claimed they had shot down the aircraft
The helicopter, involved in medical evacuation work after recent floods, was en route from Rawalpindi to Gilgit when it crashed near Lassan Nawab. Local media reported that weather was a contributory factor, and noted that there was a post-crash fire. The deceased were named as Major Humayun (Pilot), Major Muzammil (Pilot), Major Shahzad (Doctor), Major… Read more »
Student Dioselinda Zapata Feijó was walking near the helicopter shortly after it landed was struck fatally by the tail rotor, after reportedly ignoring the security cordon. Municipal official Kathia Izquierdo said the woman’s brother reported she was trying to deliver a letter to the Cabinet chief asking that a relative be freed from prison.
Pakistan Air Force helicopter, engaged in relief and rescue efforts, crashed in the Khot area of upper Chitral, injuring several people. Media reports say the blades hit a tree, un-stablilising the helicopter on take=off, and it subsequently hit a house and crashed.
Weather played a significant part in this accident, and helicopter wreckage was found on the slopes of a mountain. Helicopter had made three attempts to take off from the capital Vientiane due to the weather.
Helicopter was involved in evacuating people in a humanitarian emergency situation in northern Iraq. Crashed – killing the pilot (reported as “Majed”) – possibly due to overloading. Those on board included Yazidi member of parliament, Vian Dakheel New York Times reporter Alissa Rubin – see story Australian photographer Adam Ferguson, freelancing for the New York… Read more »
Crashed on take off from an altitude of approx 10m on a training flight.Â 4 of 5 occupants killed – at least some from the Bolivian military, being trained in Venezuela.Â One fatality named as Col. Oscar Martinez Mora.Â Photo here shows the tail boom having been cut by the main rotors
Sudanese minister of agriculture, Abdel Halim al-Mutafi, has escaped death in a crash which killed three people. HeÂ emerged almost unscathed from the mishap which took place in Sudanâ€™s eastern state of Al-Qadarif, where an Mi-17 helicopter carrying him along with six of his aides and two Iranian investors caught fire during take-off.
Mi-17 hit a wall and burst into flames as it was trying to land in India’s remote northeast, killing 17 people [later revised to 18 after another passenger died].Â It was on a regular passenger service from Guwahati.Â See also HeliHub.com story on appointment of a committee of inquiry