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Wire strike during low-level rescue operation to try and save a kayaker in flood waters. Successful emergency landing in adjacent meadow without further damage. Part of wire impaled in main blade(s)
Two members of the FBI’s ultra-elite Hostage Rescue Team (Special Agents Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw) were killed during a training accident involving a helicopter off the coast of Virginia Beach. The military statement said very little except that it encountered unspecified difficulties and the agents fell a “significant distance.”
Blade strike and ensuing heavy landing caused skids to deform. Fortunately helicopter did not fall over the edge of the mountain, but it was very close. Helicopter was registered HU26-18 and carried code "09-312"
US military aircraft during ongoing South Korea-US joint military exercises. All occupants safe - reports currently vary between 12 and 21 occupants. Aircraft completely destroyed in impact before fire set in.
Two US soldiers killed in helicopter crash. A press release from the Pennsylvania National Guard named the pair as Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew Ruffner, 34, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jarett Yoder, 27.
Helicopter crashed during rhino poaching patrols. Al five POB killed - later named as Captain Jacobus Andries van Rensburg; Captain MP Chabalala; Sergeant Paulus Shongela Ndishishi; Sergeant GP Ruiters and Lance Corporal Bheki Petros Cele
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.
Two killed and three injured when helicopter crashed on training flight. The two fatalities were named by the Romanian military as Petty Officer Lawrence Chiru and Sergeant Basil Manolache
Crew Member (named as First Class Pvt Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Al Qah’tani ) fell from the helicopter and died during the celebration of the World Civil Defence Day
Training accident, helicopter ended up on its side in grassy field. The two occupants of the aircraft were identified as pilot Captain Manuel Poblete FAP Pardo Aguilar (30) and passenger Major FAP Candle Italo Fernandez (36)
Hard emergency landing in a forest in Phitsanulok province. Four of six (or seven?) occupants were admitted to hospital - Brigan Forney, Sarah Smith, Matthew Marcinko and Gavin Christian. Brigan Forney is reported to be suffering serious burns. Helicopter was taking part in Exercise "Cobra Gold 2013"
Emergency landing at night on snow after overheating. Stayed a while and returned to base in Zagreb. Serial 228 to be confirmed (may possibly be 226). Aircraft type is Mi-171Sh and not Mi-8 per the press reports.
Colombian Navy 412 crashed on an EMS mission, killing Ocoró John Jairo Torres, who had over 15 years military experience. Four others to hospital - Pilot Miguel Córdoba, Copilot Juan Pablo Zuloaga; and rescuers Luis Miguel Ibáñez and Ronal Jiménez.
Six killed including the Governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Yakowa and former National Security Adviser, Gen. Andrew Owoeye Azazi. Aircraft was involved in shuttle operations transporting people to/from the funeral of the father of Oronto Douglas, one of the President's aides. Airframe total time 1704 hours according to this report
Hard landing in remote location on training flight - port side undercarriage collapsed and fuselage resting on the ground. Crew of 6 rescued by another helicopter - local temperature was -10C. Helicopter recovered by Mi-26 from Russia two weeks later (photo)
Crashed on a training flight at Pondok Cabe airfield, injuring both occupants. "Pamulang police chief Comr. Nasir said that pilot Insp. M Ibnu and copilot First Brig. Togu were about three meters off the ground and about to land when the helicopter suddenly fell into a nosedive."
Accident occurred when helicopter went to rescue the crew of a Chinese K8 trainer jet which crashed during an air show. One report suggests a parachute became tangled in the tail rotor
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
Nine people were killed and two seriously injured in a military helicopter crash in the Guelmim area of southwest Morocco late on Wednesday. Eight of the passengers were pronounced dead on the spot and another succumbed to injuries in hospital. One source names operator as Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie