Crashed into the sea during artillery exercise, after colliding with the Bulgarian Navy Wielingen-class Drazki 41 frigate. Pilot (named as Captain Georgi Atanasov) later died in hospital, with the other two occupants seriously injured but stable. Serial confirmed in this article
Crashed after hitting high voltage wires shortly after take-off (one report says three minutes after take off). All 13 POB deceased. DHA news agency is reported as saying the helicopter was carrying a delegation, headed by a major-general, which was inspecting the Senoba region.
All 13 POB deceased, named as 23rd Border Division Command Major General Aydoğan Aydın, Colonel Oğuzhan Küçükdemir, Colonel Gökhan Peker, Colonel Songül Yakut, Major Koray Onay, Captain İlker Acar, Captain Nuri Şener, Pilot Captain Serhat Sığınak , Pilot Lieutenant Alldmüttalip Kesikbaş, Chief Sergeant Mehmet Erdogan, Technical Sergeant Fevzi Kıral, Sergeant Zeki Koç, and Infantry Specialist Sergeant Hakan İncekal
Emergency landing in a field of crop. No apparent damage from photos in press. Quote > Instruments indicated that the hydraulics powering the flight control system had a loss in pressure, prompting a “land-as-soon-as-possible condition”
French Navy Dauphin made a wheels up landing on the runway, with the helicopter remaining upright on its belly. Three POB not injured
The French Navy have two examples based at Papeete/Tahiti-Faaa (PPT / NTAA), serialled 6872 and 6928
While involved in flood relief support, helicopter landed in a residential garden, with the boom breaking off against the roof of the house. Registration validated by photo on this page
None of the 11 POB injured. Helicopter substantially damaged
37-year- old SLAF airman, YMS Yaparathna, fall off a helicopter while conducting a rescue operation, along with the two individuals he was rescuing. All three were injured when they fell, and were admitted to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital where the airman later died of his injuries. He was posthumously promoted from Flight Sergeant to the rank of Warrant Officer
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 beach.
Pilot named as Major Oriel Reyes, was returning after completing a humanitarian SAR mission with the Joint Task Force, including the National Civil Protection System (SINAPROC) and other SAR Aircraft Units. Helicopter registration was given in Panamanian Navy press release.
Passengers were named as Commissioner Belisario Bonini and Sergeant Primero Augusto Sánchez
Helicopter crashed in open farmland on a night reconnaissance mission, killing three POB. Post crash fire. Reported location is right by significant amounts of high voltage lines converging on a power station site, and the Algerian Navy later confirmed (below) that the helicopter hit powerlines.
The official statement in the news section of the Algerian Navy website shows an AW101 and official naval photos of three men in their uniforms, thus confirming 3 fatalities and not 5 as reported in some sources.
The statement reads as follows – During a night training patrol on the Blida-Tipaza axis, a rescue helicopter belonging to the Naval Forces was crashed on Sunday the 21st of May 2017, at 9.40 pm after having struck high-voltage power lines near the commune of Hamr El Ain, in the Wilaya of Tipaza, causing the death of the members of its crew, composed of three officers. In this painful circumstance, Major General HAOULI Mohamed Larbi Commandant of the Naval Forces sends his heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and assures them of his deep compassion and support in the aftermath of this tragic accident.
Emergency landing after the autopilot system failed and a crew member smelled something electrical burning. Helicopter removed from site by road back to base at CGAS San Francisco
Encountered engine trouble while on a landing approach inside the headquarters of the Philippine Army’s 2nd Infantry Divisiion in Sitio Hilltop, Barangay Sampaloc, Camp Capinpin in Tanay. Helicopter crashed and burned out in a wooded area
The helicopter was taking part in a disaster rescue operation training course involving 60 soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division and 12 policemen from Calabarzon in Region-4 with Camp Capinpin as venue.
3 fatalities from 4 POB
Maj. Gen. Jeffrey N. Colt, commanding general, First Army Division West, released the following statement on Tuesday 24th: “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of four First Army Division West Soldiers as a result of a UH-60L helicopter crash that happened Monday evening sometime after 5:49 p.m. The accident is under investigation and the names of the deceased will be released after the families have been notified. I want to extend my deepest sympathies and prayers to the Families and friends of the Soldiers involved in yesterday’s crash.”
US Army Apache crashed after hitting wires on a routine training mission, killing both on board. Post crash fire. Debris scattered across a road 500m from nearest houses. The authorities reported wire among the wreckage and the upper part of a nearby high-voltage tower was damaged.
A helicopter carrying two senior officers allied to Libya’s Islamist-backed Tripoli government was shot down in the Al-Maya coastal region west of Tripoli, killing at least 14 of its 23 passengers, a Tripoli military official said. A later report then raised the figure to 18
On second attempt to take off, helicopter gained height very slowly and caught some wires, causing it to crash. Three on board injured. Later report gave those on board as Victor Sosa (pilot), Ariel Murillo (copilot), Ariel Soriano (commander), and paratroopers; Oscar Matamoros (captain), Deivy Ayestas, Alfonso Mejia, Daniel Korea and Fabricio Flores.
Helicopter ditched and sank. All three on board were originally reported as rescued by Moroccan military but that later proved incorrect and there were then fears they had been kidnapped after the helicopter was found with an empty liferaft beside it (report). Helicopter was en route from a military exercise in Senegal, bound for the Canary Islands
Two UK RAF servicemen, two US servicemen and one French civilian contractor died in the crash after reportedly striking the cable of a tethered surveillance balloon. The two British fatalitites were named as Flight Lieutenant Geraint Roberts and Flight Lieutenant Alan Scott, while the American pair were named as Major Phyllis Pelky and Master Sgt. Gregory Kuhse
Crashed and burned out after reported loss of hydraulics led to loss of tail rotor control and an emergency landing. Six fatalities named as Pilot Javier Arias F, copilot Germán David Beltrán; Col. Carlos Alberto Melendez, police commander for Meta region, along with colleagues Jeison Alejandro García and Luís Felipe Nieva Gómez, plus one other not named
Helicopter ended on its port side. 5 POB, three with minor injuries and the other two to hospital.
Note, accident date was 14th not 15th (as reported elsewhere) – reports did not emerge until 15th as this flight was reportedly a private flight for the Defence Minister and not officially sanctioned.
Hard landing while conducting Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques (HRST) training in a landing zone at Stone Bay, a satellite training area aboard Camp Lejeune. About 20 Marines from Virginia and North Carolina were participating in night training that requires them to exit through the back of a helicopter using suspended ropes. The rappelling and fast-rope techniques allow Marines to enter terrain where helicopter landings would be difficult. The sole fatality named here as Jonathan Lewis
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 Atif (Doctor), Major Usman (Doctor), Havaldar Munir Abbasi, Nursing Assistant Amanullah, Naik Amir Saeed, Naik OT Maqbool, Sepoy Rehmat-ullah and Sepoy Waqar.
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.
Helicopter on low-level anti-drug operation crashed, reportedly having been shot at from the ground by an improvised mortar device. Initial reports said 15 fatal and 2 survivors, later raised to 16+2
List deceased includes – Assistant Superintendent Gualdrón Diego Rodriguez. Patrolman Jesus Antonio Polo. Patrullero Enrique Escobar. Patrolman Wilson Reyes Martinez. Patrullero Norberto Cáceres Baptist. Patrullero Eider Correa.
Patrullero Ivan Diaz Santiago. Captain John Palacios. Captain Hernando Guzman. Patrullero Gongora. Assistant Superintendent Cruz. Patrullero deiner Mountain.
Wounded: Sergeant Edgar Andres Baez. Patrolman Juan Carlos Mesa Patiño.
During a display of the “Golden Eagles” display team, one of the helicopters started to spin on its axis and gradually descend until it hit the ground hard, killing the pilot and seriously injuring the co-pilot. Post crash fire
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 on anti-drug operation landed in a clearing which was mined – the mine exploded, killing four, seriously injuring two and minor injuries to another four. Full infra-red video released from second helicopter providing top cover above.
Flight with Ghana’s President John Mahama and First lady Lordina Maham on board. Landed due to severe weather. No mention in local press as to whether pilot obtained a forecast before take-off
Emergency landing due to poor weather ended up in minor damage for the helicopter after pilot Sebastián Gadea Castro put the helicopter down into vegetation during an anti-drug flight. Photos show all five blades intact, but cabin and tail in direct contact with vegetation and boom slightly bent near gearbox. 5 POB safely exited the helicopter
Emergency landing Monday in the bed of the Los Angeles River near South Gate due to electrical problem. No injuries to 2 POB or damage to the helicopter. Military registration not known, but carries squadron code 423 by the nose
Photos show tail missing and helicopter partly on its side with starboard gear collapsed and main blades broken. Aircraft was involved in practice flights for Cameroon’s National Day on 20th May. 2 POB to hospital but released within 2 days.
Pilot carried out an “emergency landing due to technical failure”. Four occupants were captured by opposition fighters, one crew member was shot by his captors and the fait of a sixth crew member is unknown. Registration confirmed from this YouTube video
EMS flight in poor weather conditions, crashed killing two medical staff, four crew and the baby patient, only a few days old. A later report indicated “The post mortem showed there were 0.68 milligrams per milliliter of alcohol in Mehic’s blood, and 1.30 mg/ml in his urine.”
Crashed in waters off Gageodo Island, while trying to land near a seawall to carry out a mission to transport an emergency patient to an inland hospital. The accident left one dead and three others aboard the helicopter missing.