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On landing, the helicopter encountered whiteout conditions, and after touchdown, the helicopter rolled over. Two of the three passengers suffered minor injuries. The pilot and other passenger were not injured. The helicopter was destroyed. On contract to Canada's Dept of National Defence. CADORS 2013C1810
We have a recent report in of an emergency landing at 10.28pm of an EMS helicopter near the junction of New River and Cross Mountain roads in New River, Arizona - northern outskirts of Phoenix. Air Methods operating for "Guardian Air"
Helicopter substantially damaged in emergency landing on road. Bridegroom Rishi Ramdeo, his parents Vijay and Danmathie and best man Robert Soogram were injured after their helicopter crashed outside the wedding venue. The pilot and the groom were reported in a critical condition and the other occupants were treated for mild to serious injuries.
Accident around 1am local on night training mission. Both reservists killed, named by IDF as Lt.-Col. (res.) Noam Ron, 49, and Maj. (res.) Erez Flekser, 31. The pilots had radioed the Palmahim air base before the crash, saying they would land there in six minutes. There was no distress call prior to the accident.
Four injured in emergency landing in a garden. Pilot Eduardo Augusto Ospina was flying three military personnel - mobile brigade commander 29, Colonel Carlos Salamanca; Corporal Hector Fabio Sogamoso, and professional soldier Jaider Cardenas Posso.
Substantially damaged in force landing - helicopter ended up on its side. Aerowest Helicopters operating for New Mexico Dept of of Game and Fish. All three occupants injured - one Game & Fish officer, one veterinarian and the helicopter pilot reported minor injuries.
Three killed when a JetRanger went down at 3.42am on a reality TV shoot on a remote ranch. Helicopter had been supplied via Crossbow Helicopters, who act as brokers between film companies and helicopter operators. Photos posted of this 206 on Orbic Air's website (example) in the last few weeks indicate that it carried their titles as operator. Casualties named as pilot David Gibbs, 59, cinematographer Darren Rydstrom, 46, and Michael Donatelli, 45 - they were involved in filming for the Discovery Channel.
During low-level aerial filming operations, the helicopter rotated quickly to the right and descended. The pilot made an emergency landing on the sloping terrain. The helicopter rolled over and was subtantially damaged with minor injuries to the occupants.
Three killed in night time accident north of Ventura - pilot Gene Grell, nurse Shelly Lair-Langenbau and paramedic Russell Piehl. Reports state it was the helicopter based at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa - which our records show to be Bell 407 N445MT (see photos). Post impact fire. Was en route from Mason City to Emmetsburg.
Damaged in emergency landing near Vaishno Devi shrine - remaining mostly undamaged and relatively upright into the trees/shrubs into which it fell. Minor injuries to 7 POB, named as pilot A S Parmar and passengers Anita Puri, Meenakshi, Arun Kumar, Arti Devi, Raj Rani and Chetan Kumar. Sources vary, but most report a technical issue shortly after take-off and the pilot electing to put the helicopter down asap.
Pilot decided for an emergency landing. Heavy landing, bounced up into the air and back down on its side. Main rotor mast incl. gear box were separated from fuselage and found 10m from wreckage. All 4 POB safe, left wreckage by themselves and to hospital. One minor hand injury.
Low level collision between one helicopter landing and the other taking off from the adjacent pad. N911FA ended up on its skids, main blades missing and damage to rear cabin area after apparently being hit by main blades of N98BM. Boom of N911FA still attached (just) but fallen to ground at tail. Six to hospital, two in each helicopter plus two on the ground. On Monday 19th, Chief Phillip Sanchez provided a list of those affected - The two pilots are Officer Carol Eldridge and Officer Markus Mendenhall, and the commanding officer on board was Lt. Michael Ingram. The others were Lt. Randell Taylor, Officer Ryan Smith and an unidentified civilian contractor.
Low level collision between one helicopter landing and the other taking off from the adjacent pad. N98BM ended up on its skids, main blades missing and damage to front cabin area after apparently being hit by main blades of N911FA. Six to hospital, two in each helicopter plus two on the ground. On Monday 19th, Chief Phillip Sanchez provided a list of those affected - The two pilots are Officer Carol Eldridge and Officer Markus Mendenhall, and the commanding officer on board was Lt. Michael Ingram. The others were Lt. Randell Taylor, Officer Ryan Smith and an unidentified civilian contractor.
Force landing after striking power lines. Wire strike system successfully cut cables and helicopter landed safely. This report suggests that the helicopter was flying at 80-100 ft altitude, and thus the crew "were acting outside the scope of their employment and in violation of Federal Aviation Regulations, company operational specifications and policies."
Struck wires in poor visibility and crashed after rescuing five from a minibus road crash. A further five crew on board were killed. Extensive photo cover in news agency photo albums here , here and here
Helicopter crashed during agricultural work. Pilot reported as Hernán Cabrera, age 47. Distant photo shows helicopter landed upright in the crop, although tail does not look quite right! Chilean sources are quoting the accident as a UH-1H, but we do not agree - see the two stabilizer end-plates, definitely a LongRanger!
Loud bang heard with an associated yaw to the right and loss of power. An autorotative landing was carried out into a nearby stream. The pilot and 1 passenger were uninjured. CADAORS ref 2012P1768
Heavy landing in cemetery. Tail boom sliced off by main blades. Starboard skid collapsed. Sgt. Gerald Wiltshire was pilot and Officer Tony Valdes serving as an observer
Chin window damaged by patient trolley and helicopter taken out of service until new parts fitted. Life Link III operate five Bell 407s - N404LL through N408LL so presumably one of these was the subject aircraft
Emergency landing by fire-fighting helicopter. Pilot Cody Seeger (only person on board) not injured. The helicopter landed on its side in a forested hillside - trees surrounding the crash site may have softened the impact
Contacted the ground during a sharp turn while spraying, causing the helicopter to crash. The pilot (the sole occupant) suffered minor injuries. The helicopter reportedly was substantially damaged. CADAORS ref 2012O2922
Tail rotor struck ground. Helicopter had been working on powerlines at the time of the accident. Helicopter caught fire and burned out - also causing a 1.5 acre brush fire
Crashed into lake after contacting zip wire which spans the lake. One drowned (named as Daniel Segundo Martinez), four survived. Helicopter was being used to capture video footage of the lake for use on a television program