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Helicopter was powered-up but still on the ground, when the engineer reached in through the open door and hit a lever, causing it to take off to a few feet altitude and then crash onto its side away from the engineer. A second person was present, but it is unclear from the press report whether they were in the helicopter or not. The crash caused the engine to separate
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.
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.
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
Pilot Bill Cavanaugh, was taken to San Joaquin General Hospital following crash on agricultural operations. His son told a TV station that his father had over 20,000 hours of flying experience
One serious injury after rotor blades hit disembarking passenger - CHP crew member Tony Stanley, who was getting out to help pick up injured hiker Jeremy Kilburn - both were then airlifted to Mercy Medical Center in Redding
Emergency landing after crew began to smell smoke in the cockpit and reported that the engine was acting unusual. MH-65C assumed on the basis that the CGAS San Francisco website states they currently operate four of these (and no other types)
Engine trouble on approach. Pilot was only occupant, and was not injured. After the landing, the helicopter was on its side in about a marshy area near the side of a lake (see photos in third link below)
“Approximately five pieces of wood cribbing came loose from a helicopter load and fell to the ground in an unoccupied open space along the Sunrise Powerlink about four miles south of Interstate 8 and four miles east of Loveland Reservoir,” the company said. “No one was injured.”
Mid air accident between AH-1W and UH-1Y of the US Marine Corps during a night-time exercise Total of 7 fatalities, 2 in the AH-1W, five in the UH-1Y. The five in the UH-1Y were named later as Capt. Michael M. Quin, 28, of Purcellville, VA, Sgt. Justin A. Everett, 33, of Clovis, CA, Lance Cpl. Corey A. Little, 25, of Marietta, GA, Lance Cpl. Nickoulas H. Elliott, 21, of Spokane, WA, Capt. Nathan W. Anderson, 32, of Amarillo, TX
Mid air accident between AH-1W and UH-1Y of the US Marine Corps during a night-time exercise Total of 7 fatalities, 2 in the AH-1W, five in the UH-1Y. The two in the AH-1W were named later as Maj. Thomas A. Budrejko, 37, of Montville, CT and Capt. Benjamin N. Cerniglia, 31, of Montgomery, AL
The Madera County Sheriff's Department and Cal Fire as well as paramedics are on scene of a downed private helicopter. 2 POB to hospital, one by road, one by air
Substantially damaged in field landing
The helicopter went down at approximately 1:00 p.m. Monday in a training area in the southeast corner of Camp Pendleton. A small brush fire broke out as a result of the crash. Fire crews are on scene working to contain the flames. The two fatalities were later named as Capt. Jeffrey Bland, 37, and 1st Lt. Thomas Heitmann, 27
commercial pilot sustained minor injuries; the helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tail boom from impact forces
A Coast Guard MH-65 on hoist training out of CGAS Humboldt Bay safely completed an emergency landing in a parking lot near Arcata Bay following an electrical malfunction caused a significant amount of smoke in the cabin. All four members aboard the helicopter have been reported safe and without injuries.
Hydraulic problem en route from Idaho to San Diego in Southern California.
Struck powerline during agricultural ops
Crashed in orchard during agricultural ops
At touchdown, the helicopter had some forward speed, the landing skids dug into the terrain, and the helicopter pitched nose down. The main rotor struck the ground and also severed the tail boom, and the helicopter rolled onto its left side.
Helicopter owner Frank Gomes said he had finished spraying the field and had turned the crop duster over to his apprentice for a practice run. "The practice didn't go all that well today," Gomes said, declining to comment further.
The helicopter, belonging to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, crashed on a training flight shortly before noon Wednesday in the San Mateo Area of Camp Pendleton killing one of the seven on board. The deceased serviceman was later named as Sgt. Trevor Cook, 25, of Orleans, N.Y.
Landed hard during practice autorotations, fell onto its side, then causing a grass fire which consumed the helicopter and 15-20 acres of grassland. Pilot not injured
Engine problems during turn at low level while spraying at 100ft agl. Landed heaviliy and rolled over
While setting an elecriticy tower within a utility right-of-way two miles SE of Plaster City, three of the helicopter’s four hooks holding up a tower section released. While hanging from the remaining hook, the structure was slowly lowered to the ground and, once on the ground, was released. The tower subsequently tipped over. No one was injured.
San Diego Gas & Electric’s helicopter was involved in an incident when a section of a transmission tower carried by the helicopter fell approximately 200- feet to the ground. No one was injured.
Precautionary landing in field after pilot "sensing something was wrong". Later flown to Santa Maria Public Airport for further assessment
Tail rotor struck tree and helicopter crashed into orchard
Flight plan for the overdue helicopter had it going the 30 miles from Hayfork to Weaverville and then back to Hayfork Friday. Search crews found the helicopter’s wreckage and pilot’s body in a remote area around 3:15 p.m. Student pilot later named as registered owner Mor Applebaum.
A police helicopter made an emergency landing on a soccer field near the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after a warning light came on indicating a possible problem. [Type not confirmed, but photo shows B206 in a parking lot - is this at the soccer field?]
a warning light in the cockpit of another police helicopter with two officers aboard prompted the pilot to make a precautionary landing in a Home Depot parking lot about 2 a.m. That chopper landed near Western and Slauson avenues.
Mechanic became trapped under the sponson of a CH-53E after the landing gear collapsed when the landing-gear pin was pulled before takeoff. Marine was later named as Sgt. Alexis Fontalvo