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09-Jun-17 VT-NRK AgustaWestland AW119 Badrinath, India (1F)

Helicopter had difficulties on take-off and it appears that a crew member jumped from the aircraft prior to it impacting the ground, but was hit by the rotor blades and died – named as Vikram Lamba.  Helicopter had its skids ripped off and all four main blades ended up much shorter than they should have been.  Photos show the helicopter close to a rocky outcrop and the could possibly have impacted the rock, although unclear either whether that had actually happened, or whether it was cause or effect in the whole scenario.

Pilot Sanjay Wasi and co-pilot Alka Shukla suffered minor injury.

Passengers Naveen Bhai, Leela Ben, Harish Bhai and Ramesh Bhai were not seriously injured.

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20-Feb-15 N802SM AgustaWestland AW119Ke Houma, US-Louisiana

Uncommanded left yaw, diverted and landed at Dulac Heliport

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08-Feb-15 I-AWCD AgustaWestland AW119 Valgriesenche, Italy

Caught by gust of wind on mountain landing – leading to loss of control and impacting terrain and injuring the pilot and two heliskiers

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07-Oct-14 N603CF AgustaWestland AW119 Chiriaco Summit, US-California

Tail rotor struck fence at airport

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13-Sep-14 EC-KSD AgustaWestland AW119 Alpera, Spain (1F)

Pilot killed in crash on firefighting ops – Type and operator confirmed by this report.  Registration confirmed from photo on this page – enlarged here.  Pilot named as Fernando Baraza on this tribute page

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01-May-14 N119HF AgustaWestland AW119 Lumberton, US-New Jersey

Emergency services responding.  Crash timed at 11.07am Eastern.  Helicopter ended upright with tail boom chopped off by one of the main blades and the rest of the tail – including the tail rotor gear box and blades – lying nearby

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30-Dec-13 EC-LRD AgustaWestland AW119Ke Malleco, Chile

Badly burned in arson attack while parked.  Gang unsuccessfully attempted same on a second helicopter parked nearby

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14-Sep-13 AgustaWestland AW119 Selco Staritskogo, Russia (2F)

Helicopter lost contact with ATC and was not found for over two days.   Impact of the crash killed both on board.  The pilot was Margarita Afanaskina, champion of various helicopter flying competitions (see tribute from Russian Ministry of Sport).  Passenger was senior forestry official named Sergei Medvedev

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19-Oct-12 N207CF AgustaWestland AW119 Dolan Springs, US-Arizona

Rotor blades suffered minor damage when helicopter was on the ground

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19-Jul-12 N911LS AgustaWestland AW119Ke Junction City, US-Kansas

Multiple laser strikes. Landed safely

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21-May-12 ZS-RSL AgustaWestland AW119 McCarthy’s Rest, South Africa

Unclear what happened.  Owner Frikkie Lutzkie decided to cut skids off “for ease of ground transportation”, cut blades off and remove the boom.  Helicopter was then smeared with mud and camouflaged with copious amounts of foliage.  Helicopter uninsured.  Date is approximate, but likely within a week of the correct date.  Read reports at the three links below for the full story

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08-May-12 PP-CGO AgustaWestland AW119 Piranhas, Brazil (8F)

8 Killed when AW119 crashed while en route from the reconstruction of an April 2012 massacre at Dover and was returning to the state capital of Goiana.  The Civil Police confirmed the names of the eight occupants of the aircraft. They are: the Police crew Jorge Moreira, Antonio Goncalves, Osvalmir Carrasco, Vinicius da Silva, Bruno Carneiro and Marcel Fabiano and the suspect of the massacre, Ali Ahmad Souza. No one survived

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06-Apr-12 RA-01980 AgustaWestland AW119Ke Lake Yanisyarvi, Russia

Crashed on frozen lake, injuring all four occupants – including the CEO of Bank St Petersburg Alexander Saveliev and his companion Olga Lazareva.  Pilot elected to make emergency landing on encountering a sudden blizzard but the landing was too hard and the helicopter broke up on impact.  see also statement on Bank St Petersburg website

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27-Jan-12 N311YS AgustaWestland AW119 Philadelphia, US-Pennsylvania

Window “blew” – aircraft was only registered brand new 6 days prior, and thus likely on test flight out of AW facility at Philadelphia

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27-Jan-11 XA-KLA AgustaWestland AW119 Mexico City, Mexico

Pilot was José Manuel Covarruvias García, 36, and hospitalised for assessment.  Passenger was not named and not injured.  Helicopter sustained damage to landing gear, the transmission system and the tail rotor.  [Some translations of local language news reports wrongly quote the pilot as being killed]

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07-Mar-10 5X-MAC AgustaWestland AW119 Bugiri, Uganda

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23-Oct-09 N119AH AgustaWestland AW119 nr Blythe, US-California

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4-Aug-09 N315PD AgustaWestland AW119 Prospect Park, US-New York

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1-Aug-09 N315PD AgustaWestland AW119 Maspeth, US-New York

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