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17-Jul-14 XS568 Westland Wasp Gosport, UK

Damaged when fell off the back of a lorry near the gate of HMS Sultan, Gosport

Tags: Military, Safety, UK, Wasp, Westland


17-Jul-14 HL9461 Eurocopter AS365N3 Gwangju, Korea (5F)

Firefighting helicopter crashed in built-up area killing all five on board - video online shows helicopter descending at high speed in 70 degree nose-down attitude.  Aircraft identified from this photo showing a Dauphin tail with GW001 code and this photo tracking it to HL9461

Tags: AS365, Civil, Eurocopter, Fatal, Firefighting, Korea, Safety


17-Jul-14 N507CF AgustaWestland AW109E Newkirk, US-New Mexico (3F)

Night EMS flight flying from Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe to Tucumcari.  All three on board killed.  No patient being carried at the time

Tags: AgustaW, AgustaWestland, Civil, Fatal, Safety, TriState CareFlight, US-New Mexico


14-Jul-14 Harbin Z-9 Dangkor, Cambodia (5F)

Five military trainees killed and one seriously injured.  The helicopter was one of 12 helicopters Cambodia bought from China last year to boost its military capacity.

Tags: Cambodia, Fatal, Harbin, Military, Royal Cambodian Air Force, Safety, Z9


14-Jul-14 SE-JKJ MD Helicopters MD600N Lennartsnäs, Sweden

Substantially damaged when it turned over on landing.  Pilot got out OK.

Tags: Civil, MD Helicopters, MD600, Safety, Sweden


13-Jul-14 N230DM Robinson R44 Colfax, US-Iowa

Force landed in field

 

Tags: Civil, R44, Robinson, Safety, Tri-State Helicopters, US-Iowa


12-Jul-14 N9061R Hughes 269A Howe, US-Texas

Crashed in unknown circumstances

Tags: Civil, S300A, Safety, Schweizer, US-Texas


12-Jul-14 VH-ZZM Robinson R22 Dingo, Australia

While conducting a practice autorotation, the helicopter collided with terrain. The helicopter was substantially damaged and a pilot sustained serious injuries.  As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the pilot and gather additional information.

Tags: Australia, Civil, R22, Robinson, Safety, Stock-Air Heliworks


12-Jul-14 N88771 Bell 47K Kingston, US-Washington

Ditched in shallow water.  3 POB got out OK, one named by local press as Tatyana Kutsenko

Tags: B47, Bell, Civil, Safety, US-Washington


10-Jul-14 MAP-7712 Mil Mi-17V-5 Strumica, Macedonia (4F)

Police helicopter on night mission hit 140m high antenna, and crashed to the ground killing all four on board.  Cabin burnt out in post-crash fire

Tags: Fatal, Macedonia, Macedonian Police, Mi-8, Mil, Military, Safety


10-Jul-14 RA-23721 Mil Mi-2 Varyeganskiy, Russia (1F)

Tail boom (or rotor?) hit wires on take-off, causing crash.  Tail some metres from rest of wreckage, but unclear if that was contributory or result of accident.  Aircraft had been leased by Lukoil and had just dropped off oil workers. Pilot Nicholas Vandakurov killed.

Tags: Civil, Convers Avia, Fatal, Mi-2, Mil, Russia, Safety


07-Jul-14 Mil Mi-171 Hanoi, Vietnam (18F)

Military helicotpter on parachute training flight came down killing 16 and injuring a further 5.  2 of the 5 succumbed to their injuries in hospital within 48 hours, taking the toll up to 18

Tags: Fatal, Mi-8, Mil, Military, Safety, Vietnam, Vietnamese Air Force


06-Jul-14 ZK-HON Schweizer 300C Ward, New Zealand

Crashed on hunting expedition.  Both occupants airlifted - pilot Grant McCallum with a broken leg and passenger Sam Kersten with serious back injuries

Tags: Civil, Cloudy Bay Helicopters, New Zealand, S300, Safety, Schweizer


05-Jul-14 RA-04288 Robinson R44 Novosheshminskij, Russia

Substantially damaged in hard landing due to poor weather - fast approaching thunderstorm with associated winds.  Pilot Vadim Gilmanov was seriously injured, but his life is not in danger according to reports

Tags: Ak Bars Aero, Civil, R44, Robinson, Russia, Safety


04-Jul-14 Sikorsky S61 Halat, Lebanon

Emergency landing for a firefighting helicopter - Lebanon has three ex Bristow S61s registered AD-1601 through 1603

Tags: Lebanese Air Force, Lebanon, Military, S61, Safety, Sikorsky


03-Jul-14 N832PA Airbus AS350B3 Winnemucca, US-Nevada

Heavy landing during sling-load operations for Bureau of Land Management.  Level of damage not known.

Tags: Airbus Helicopters, AS350, Civil, Eurocopter, Grand Canyon Helicopters, Safety, Tours, US-Nevada


03-Jul-14 N684PC Bell 47G3B2 Gaston, US-Oregon

Rigging for lifting work caught on skid on take-off and helicopter fell to the ground hard.  Pilot reported here as 31-year-old Warren Larson

Tags: Agricultural, B47, Bell, Civil, Safety, US-Oregon, Western Helicopter Services


02-Jul-14 Failaka Island, Kuwait

Damaged in emergency landing

Tags: Kuwait, Kuwait Air Force, Military, Safety


01-Jul-14 N225TV Robinson R44 Olathe, US-Kansas

Tail strike on landing

Tags: Civil, K C Copters, R44, Robinson, Safety, US-Kansas


28-Jun-14 N567NA Eurocopter AS350B2 Chisik Island, US-Alaska

Force landing on beach

Tags: AS350, Civil, Eurocopter, Safety, US-Alaska


21-Jun-14 Mil Mi-8 Lyzohubivka, Ukraine (3F)

Crashed en route from Nezhin air base to Chuhuiv air base.  Quoted by one source as "21 yellow" msn 9788612 but with no evidence provided to validate

Tags: Fatal, Mi-8, Mil, Military, Safety, Ukraine, Ukraine Air Force


30-Jun-14 RA-24541 Mil Mi-8 Chekunda, Russia

15 POB (including 12 firefighters) survived the crash of this Mi-8.  Post crash fire.  Registration validated by this local language report

Tags: Civil, Mi-8, Mil, Russia, Safety


29-Jun-14 N350CR Eurocopter AS350B2 Dietrich, US-Idaho

Helicopter completely demolished in crash in hay field.  All three occupants airlifted to hospital

Tags: Airbus Helicopters, AS350, Civil, Eurocopter, Reeder Flying Service, Safety, US-Idaho


28-Jun-14 RA-1588G Robinson R66 Temnolesskaya, Russia (4F)

Details not yet known, but helicopter crashed killing all four POB including pilot A.I. Goncharenko, businessman Samvel Elugyan plus his 22-year-old daughter Alina Elugyan and 13-year-old son Eugene Elugyan.  Post crash fire

Tags: Civil, Fatal, R66, Robinson, Russia, Safety


27-Jun-14 N69PJ Eurocopter AS350 Mayhill, US-New Mexico

Landed heavily causing damage.  2 of 4 POB to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Tags: AS350, Civil, Eurocopter, Safety, US-New Mexico


27-Jun-14 N560LH Robinson R44 Quincy, US-Washington

Crashed after striking a pole during agricultural work

Tags: Agricultural, Civil, R44, Robinson, Safety, US-Washington


26-Jun-14 Mil MI-35 Tikrit, Iraq (5F)

Shot down by insurgents.  All 5 POB killed.  The link given is reported to be the subject helicopter, but we have not been able to corroborate that.  Similarly one source quotes registration YI-352 but no supporting evidence

Tags: Fatal, Iraq, Mi-24, Mil, Military, Safety


26-Jun-14 N808LF Eurocopter AS350B3 Temple, US-Texas

Tags: AS350, Civil, Eurocopter, Safety, US-Texas


26-Jun-14 Boeing AH-64 Molinelli, US-Alabama

Night training flight

Tags: AH-64, Boeing, Military, Safety, US Army, US-Alabama


25-Jun-14 Bell AH-1F Multan, Pakistan (2F)

Crashed on a night flying training mission.  2 POB Killed, and they were named here as Major Yasir and Captain Murtaza

Tags: Fatal, Military, Pakistan, Pakistan Army, Safety


25-Jun-14 Robinson R44 Bagotville, Canada

During the descent for landing, the pilot was not able to stop the descent and yaw. The pilot pushed the cyclic to exit the vortex and pick up speed, but the main rotor collided with the ground and the aircraft rolled to a stop on the ground. CADORS 2014Q1246

Tags: Canada, Civil, R44, Robinson, Safety


24-Jun-14 Mil Mi-8 Slaviansk, Ukraine (9F)

All nine on board killed when Ukrainian Army helicopter shot down by rebel forces

Tags: Fatal, Mi-8, Mil, Military, Safety, Ukraine, Ukrainian Army


24-Jun-14 LN-OSY Airbus AS350B3e Hjerkinn, Norway

Helicopter lost height and crashed within 30 seconds of take off - video of incident here. Helicopter was operating for the military and ended up on its side, heavily damaged.  5 POB all got out OK.  Helicopter was delivered new less than six weeks prior to accident.

Tags: AS350, Civil, Norway, Pegasus Helicopter, Safety


24-Jun-14 N544BS Robinson R44 Nashville, US-Tennessee

Loss of power on climb-out from John C Tune Airport  after refuelling there, emergency landing made on highway, damaging tail boom.  2 POB unhurt - reported here as registered owner Lenny Sikora and his girlfriend - and they got out, put the ground handling wheels on and moved the helicopter to the side of the highway.  They were En route from Key Largo, Florida, to La Crosse, Wisconsin

Tags: Civil, R44, Robinson, Safety, US-Tennessee


24-Jun-14 Komu, Kenya

Crashed on routine training flight

Tags: Kenya, Kenyan Army, Military, Safety


23-Jun-14 N407EM Eurocopter AS350B2 Leary, US-Texas

Substantially damaged in field landing

Tags: Airbus Helicopters, AS350, Civil, EagleMed, EMS, Eurocopter, Safety, US-Texas


21-Jun-14 N6828D Rotorway Exec 162F Mount Comfort, US-Indiana

Landed in a field of crop and fell onto its side.  2 POB walk away

Tags: Civil, Exec, Rotorway, Safety, US-Indiana


21-Jun-14 RA-3121K Mil Mi-2 Staromavrinskoe, Russia

Both pilots seriously injured in low level accident involving powerlines during agricultural operations - named as Anatoly Kurilov and Alexander Fumchenko

Tags: Agricultural, Civil, Mi-2, Mil, Russia, Safety


20-Jun-14 OK-LPS Robinson R22 Prague, Czech Republic

Emergency field landing with high vertical force impact.  Skids splayed out

Tags: Civil, Czech Republic, R22, Robinson, Safety


20-Jun-14 VH-NKW Bell 206L3 Taroom, Australia

While conducting sling load operations, the load at the end of the long line became tangled. The pilot attempted to land the helicopter, however when at about 10 ft above ground level, the line pulled tight. The pilot was unable to release the line, and the helicopter collided with terrain, resulting in substantial damage. The pilot received minor injuries.

Tags: Australia, B206, Bell, Civil, Loadlifting, M I Helicopters, Safety


20-Jun-14 CC-PXA Robinson R44 La Parva, Chile

Written off.  4 POB - two adults, two children - got out OK

Tags: Chile, Civil, R44, Robinson, Safety


20-Jun-14 N681SH Robinson R22 Long Beach, US-California

Rolled onto its side on landing

Tags: Civil, R22, Robinson, Safety, Star Helicopters, US-California


19-Jun-14 Boeing AH-64 Leray, US-New York

Tenth Combat Aviation officials say the pilots were conducting a maintenance test flight over Jefferson County  when an emergency light came on in the cockpit.

Tags: AH-64, Boeing, Military, Safety, US Army, US-New York


19-Jun-14 N784SH Robinson R22 Greensfield, US-Missouri

Helicopter fell onto its starboard side during a training flight

Tags: Civil, HeliSat, R22, Robinson, Safety, US-Missouri


18-Jun-14 N74713 Robinson R44 Coldfoot, US-Alaska

Uncommanded descent and crashed on landing.  Helicopter was carrying a team from the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys

Tags: Civil, Quicksilver Air, R44, Robinson, Safety, US-Alaska


17-Jun-14 3C-OD Bell OH-58B Wattener Lizum, Austria (1F)

Crashed in mountainous area at 2000m agl, landing very heavily and killing one of the 3 on board.  Taking part in the exercise "Schutz 2014"

Tags: Austrian Air Force, Bell, Fatal, Military, OH-58, Safety


17-Jun-14 N152CC Schweizer 300CBi Allentown, US-Pennsylvania

Substantially damaged, injuring female pilot.  High vertical force impact, remained on skids

Tags: Acepilot Training, Civil, S300C-1, Safety, Schweizer, Training, US-Pennsylvania


17-Jun-14 N6094H Eurocopter AS350BA Waihee, US-Hawaii

Precautionary field landing, no injuries, after reported mechanical issues.  All six passengers were guests of the Make-A-Wish charity.

Tags: AS350, Civil, Eurocopter, Safety, Sunshine Helicopters, US-Hawaii


17-Jun-14 N536T Bell 206B Decatur, US-Texas

Substantially damaged during autorotation landing

Tags: B206, Bell, Civil, Safety, US-Texas


16-Jun-14 EP-665 Mil MI-171Sh Ayacucho, Peru

Four of five POB injured.  Crashed into trees on take off from the grounds of the barracks No. 42 of counterinsurgency battalion Vraem (who do counter narcotics work)

Tags: Mi-8, Mil, Military, Peru, Peruvian Army, Safety


15-Jun-14 Bell 206B Rowlett, US-Texas

Emergency landing in park, possibly due to mechanical issue

Tags: B206, Bell, City of Dallas Police, Civil, Law Enforcement, Safety, US-Texas


13-Jun-14 OO-JCS Schweizer S300C Cerfontaine, Belgium (1F)

Annual licence renewal flight.  Instructor Louis Janssens (69) from Theux died in the accident

Tags: Belgium, Civil, Fatal, S300, Safety, Schweizer


13-Jun-14 N555YE Eurocopter EC135P2+ Lanai, US-Hawaii

Safe emergency landing after engine failure

Tags: Civil, EC135, EMS, Eurocopter, Safety, US-Hawaii


13-Jun-14 Rishikesh, India

Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawa fractured a bone in his neck after the helicopter "suffered three consecutive jolts" within a couple of minutes after its take-off.  Emergency landing made shortly after.  The CM was only wearing a seatbelt loosely

Tags: Civil, India, Safety


12-Jun-14 G-BWAV Schweizer S300C Dunsfold, UK

Pilot slightly injured in crash

Tags: Civil, S300, Safety, Schweizer, UK


11-Jun-14 N207MY Bell 206L4 Terrebonne Bay, US-Gulf of Mexico (2F)

Helicopter ditched in Gulf of Mexico.  US Coast Guard found two bodies and helicopter appears to have sunk.  The two victims were identified as George Leloup, the pilot of the helicopter, and Rory Bourgeois, a technician with BNA Marine Services.

Tags: B206, Bell, Civil, Offshore, Safety, US-Gulf of Mexico, Westwind Helicopters


11-Jun-14 N356EV Eurocopter AS350B3 Anchorage, US-Alaska

Engine and main rotor over-speed event during engine start, resulting in ground resonance and substantial damage to the helicopter's fuselage, and main rotor drive system.

Tags: AS350, Civil, Eurocopter, Safety, US-Alaska


08-Jun-14 N504MP MD Helicopters MD500E Gilbert, US-Arizona

Reported engine failure during night patrol - in ensuing hard landing the tail boom was broken.  2 POB not injured.  Accident was around 1am

Tags: Civil, Law Enforcement, MD Helicopters, MD500E, Mesa Police Dept, Safety, US-Arizona


07-Jun-14 PT-YJJ Helibras AS350B Rio Araguaia, Brazil (5F)

The aircraft departed from a camping area on an island of the Araguaia River  at 1.30am, destined for a helipad in the town of Aruanã. Soon after getting airborne, at a distance of approximately 700m from the point of origin, while still on the departure axis, the aircraft crashed into the ground, killing all five on board including ex Brazilian World Cup player Fernandão

Tags: AS350, Brazil, Civil, Eurocopter, Fatal, Safety


05-Jun-14 Bell TH-57 Whiting Field, US-Florida

Both instructor and student injured in training flight accident at NAS Whiting Field

Tags: B206, Bell, Military, Safety, Training, US Navy, US-Florida


04-Jun-14 N223G Robinson R22 Prescott, US-Arizona

Force landing in a field one mile from destination airport

Tags: Civil, Guidance Helicopters, R22, Robinson, Safety, US-Arizona


03-Jun-14 G-IDUP Enstrom F280C Sywell, UK

Main blades hit hangar while manoevering close to the fuel pumps

Tags: Civil, Enstrom, F280, Safety, UK


03-Jun-14 XB-IYO Robinson R44 Veracruz, Mexico

Force landing in water about 1 metre deep.  Minor damage to fuselage plus obvious water damage throughout.  Pilot named in press report as Fausto Calderón with his brother as passenger

Tags: Civil, Mexico, R44, Robinson, Safety


03-Jun-14 N78291 Rotorway Exec 162F Merced, US-California

Crashed into field and landed on its side in crop over 1m tall.  Only skids visible in photos

Tags: Civil, Exec, Rotoroway, Safety, US-California


31-May-14 Mil Mi-8 Munozero Lake, Russia (16F)

At least 16 people were missing after a helicopter believed to be carrying top regional officials and businessmen crashed into a lake in northwestern Russia, police and the emergencies ministry said

Tags: Civil, Fatal, Mi-8, Mil, Russia, Safety


31-May-14 AgustaWestland AW139 Balsam Lake, Canada

Door came open in flight. en route to Haliburton from Toronto

Tags: AgustaWestland, AW139, Canada, Civil, EMS, Ornge, Safety


31-May-14 N7122E Robinson R22 San Manuel, US-Arizona

Struck powerline and impacted the ground

Tags: Civil, R22, Robinson, Safety, US-Arizona


31-May-14 N902CP Schweizer 300C Temple, US-Texas

Rotor separated on landing

Tags: Civil, Kachemak Bay Flying Service, S300, Safety, Schweizer, US-Texas


30-May-14 N650MH Bell OH-58 Whitefield, US-Maine

Helicopter came down into woods one mile from home base.  Helicopter remained upright with heavy landin

Tags: Bell, Civil, Maine Helicopters, OH-58, Safety, US-Maine


11-Jun-14 Bell 407 US-Gulf of Mexico

Contolled landing close to rig.  Floats deployed and helicopter remained upright on floats on calm seas, 6 POB safely evacuated by liferaft

Tags: B407, Bell, Civil, Offshore, Safety, US-Gulf of Mexico, Westwind Helicopters


29-May-14 Mil Mi-8 Slavyansk, Ukraine (14F)

Ukraine AF helicopter shot down by rebel forces

Tags: Fatal, Mi-8, Mil, Military, Safety, Ukraine, Ukraine Air Force


29-May-14 N66CN Robinson R66 Woodhead Pass, UK

Emergency landing due to weather with three on board going to a rugby match at Huddersfield

Tags: Civil, Heliair, R66, Robinson, Safety, UK


28-May-14 N392GP Robinson R44 Chugiak, US-Alaska (1F)

Pilot killed during loadlifting training operations - named here as Thomas Moore.  Post crash fire.  Ground crew seriously burned in attempts to rescue pilot

Tags: Civil, Fatal, R44, Robinson, Safety, US-Alaska


28-May-14 Bell 47G Ripley Township, US-Minnesota (1F)

Crahed into roof of barn.  Pilot named in news reports as Gary Oleen, aged 71, critically injured.  AirCare helicopter attended per this YouTube clip

On 05-Jun-14 this became a fatal accident following the pilot's death from his injuries as reported here

Tags: Agricultural, B47, Bell, Civil, Fatal, Safety, US-Minnesota


28-May-14 Boeing CH-47 Maruf District, Afghanistan (1F)

An ISAF service member died as a result of a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan.  One report states the Chinook contacted a telecoms tower when taking off at night.

Tags: Afghanistan, Boeing, CH-47, Fatal, Military, Safety