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Operated by Airwest Helicopters for Cochise County Sheriff. Main blades chopped tail boom and skids splayed out in heavy landing. Two POB were listed as pilot Larry Pucci and the observer Officer Justin Dannels (the son of Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels)
Percautionary landing due to poor weather. On the ground five hours before continuing journey from Vadodara to Udaipur. No indication in the press report how much pre-flight planning the pilot had done with the weather forecast.
Operator Trans Bharat Aviation has three Bell 407s and one 206
Helicopter ditched. Three bodies recovered, fourth not found and presume drowned.
Owner/pilot was billionaire Michael Henriksen of MH Gruppen, which specialises in container shipping. Another name published was that of Morten Friis, an executive in Norrecco, also part of MH Gruppen. Volvo Trucks Denmark named the other two as their CEO Søren Wettergreen and Sales Manager Mark Jacobsen
Crashed shortly after take-off into the car park of a football stadium. Post crash fire. The two deceased were named as Lieven Ghekiere and Johan Deceuninck
Note - despite being registered in the US, this helicopter has been based in Belgium
Rolled on its side while landing during a routine training mission. All five crew members aboard -- two pilots and three enlisted aircrew -- are accounted for and safe with no significant injuries. All five crew members were transported to Naval Air Station Fallon medical facilities for evaluation.
CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde. All 25 persons aboard the helicopter; 17 Marines and eight Navy Sailors, were safely recovered
Failed to gain height on climb out and struck powerlines causing helicopter to come down - see amateur footage of take-off A total of six were on board - four adults and two children under 10 - and the helicopter was operating short joyride flights from the Festa do Charque event
Damaged in heavy landing only 30m from take-off point on sightseeing flight. Passengers named as Janice Mitchel, Elizabeth Hamilton, William Leur, Elizabeth Benevides, Debbie Lonechamps and Stephanie Black all walked from the crash site unaided
The Riverside County Sheriff press release says "On 08/28/2014 at approximately 11:00 AM the Riverside County Sheriff's Department Aviation Unit was conducting training exercises with a department helicopter. While low-flying over the Hemet / Ryan Airport runway the helicopter crashed. Sheriff's personnel operating the helicopter were transported to a local area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The cause of the crash is being investigated by FAA."
Substantially damaged after striking wires 10 ft above ground on take-off. Boom broken and tail separated. Heavy impact starboard side. Pilot named in press as Doyle Holden and passenger as Karen Cole.
Blades struck mountain side during rescue operation of a climber, causing helicopter to crash. All three on board killed, named as
- Captain Emilio Pérez Peláez
- Lieutenient Marcos Antonio Benito Rodríguez
- José Martínez Conejo (Mountain specialist)
The helicopter is officially serialled HU.15-90. It also carried the Guardia Civil code 09-118
Intended landing point was on a football pitch as part of an election campaign by Alexandre Baldy. When it was about to land, the main rotor blades collided with the cross-bar of the goal and the wire fence surrounding the football pitch. Fragments of the cross-bar were cast at a distance of 41 meters, perforating a metal gate of the garage of a residence. One of the main rotor blades broke with the impact, while the other blades sustained substantial damage. The helicopter tail-boom structure got perforated in several places
Bad weather had prevented the helicopter from from touching down at the base where they had planned to land. The accident happened during the diversion. One of the occupants was Major General Israel Rudy Ruiz Ortiz, Chief of Staff of National Defense of Guatemala
While conducting aerial agricultural operations, the helicopter struck a wire and subsequently collided with terrain. The helicopter was substantially damaged and the pilot received minor injuries.
Crashed on powerline patrol, killing both on board - 51-year-old pilot Matthew Wallace of Hiram, Georgia and 63-year-old David Carson of Tuscaloosa, Alabama who was employed by Alabama Power.
Mil Mi-8 helicopter was shot down by Donetsh People Republic fighters. Helicopter crashed and crew member were severely injured. Later they were evacuated to hospital. The very same pilots flew on Mil Mi-8MT, 62 YELLOW which was shot down the day before (see HeliHub.com page for that accident). That time they were into luck to escape uninjured.
The helicopter was slinging a hydro tower into position. After positioning the tower, the ground crew secured two of the support cables to their foundations. The pole was then shifted to accommodate securing of the remaining two support cables. As the two secured cables became taut, the pilot felt a bump and the helicopter became unstable. The pilot then released the load and was able to regain control of the helicopter. The helicopter then landed safely. There were no injuries and there was no damage to the helicopter.
On a local flight 32 NM northwest of Matagami, QC, when the engine (Honeywell LTS-101-700-D2) failed on final for the helipad. The aircraft was not damaged and the pilot, alone on board, was not injured. The TSB will implement a plan to examine some of the components
Mil Mi-8MT helicopter of 16 Army Aviation Brigade was shot down by Donetsh People Republic fighters. Helicopter crashed but crew managed to leave the downed machine and return to air base. The next day the same crew flying on another helicopter would be shot down again. (see HeliHub.com page for that accident).
Heliski helicopter crashed on mountain. Boom detatched from cabin, which rolled further down the slope. 1 fatal (named as Jerome Box) of 7 on board - five skiers, their guide and the pilot. The other six all to hospital, none with life-threatening injuries
Helicopter came down with significant vertical force, causing the skids to splay out, the cabin to touch the ground and the boom to detach at the root. That said, the main and tail rotor blades were not damaged. 4 of 6 POB injured
Dale Elio, 54, was crop-spraying herbicide on a bean field when main blades contacted power lines. Helicopter hit ground nose-first, then fell on its starboard side. Minor injuries. Brief power outage from broken power lines. Operator Back Nine Aerial LLC has four R44s registered with FAA, so it is likely to be one of N197JP (113950, N416HH (0415), N8343P (0313) and N9681R (1046)
Crashed into a lake/swamp with 4 POB, all out OK. Helicopter on its starboard side in water less than 2m deep with port skid above the water level. Pipeline survey flight, low level. One report suggests all occupants had recently been drinking alcohol
Helicopter was involved in evacuating people in a humanitarian emergency situation in northern Iraq. Crashed - killing the pilot (reported as "Majed") - possibly due to overloading. Those on board included
- Yazidi member of parliament, Vian Dakheel
- New York Times reporter Alissa Rubin - see story
- Australian photographer Adam Ferguson, freelancing for the New York Times
- Photographer Moises Saman, on assignment for TIME - see story
One of the (apparently two) Mi-17s involved in this work was YI-403 (see video here). The ITV reporter quotes one flight of the Mi-17 taking as many as 50 (yes, fifty) refugees on board, desperate to escape their dire situation (see TIME video for typical flight)
Fuad Hussein, the chief of staff for the president of the Kurdistan region, attributed the crash to an accidental loss of control by the pilot when the aircraft hit a boulder as it was lifting off.
Crashed west of Whitecourt, AB after experiencing tail rotor problems. Four occupants suffered minor injuries, two were taken to hospital. The aircraft had significant damage. Helicopter was contracted to Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development and carrying out a pine beetle survey
Crashed on the edge of a sugar cane field killing pilot Kenneth E. Squires, age 60. Five years ago age 55 the pilot was quoting himself as having flown 19,000 hours
Crashed into mountain during a thunderstorm killing pilot Domenico Praiale (55) and passenger Sara Piredda Piras (29). Local reports suggest poor visibility due to fog and clouds. Helicopter was original an SA318 Alouette but had been extensively modified and was classed as a homebuild
Shortly after liftoff, in the climb through 3000 feet ASL (800 feet above ground), the pilot experienced an uncommanded yaw and complete loss of engine power. The pilot performed an autorotation into a wheat field. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to tail boom and tail rotor driveshaft from main rotor blade contact. There were no injuries to the pilot, who was the sole occupant. CADORS 2014C3154
Hawaii County Fire Department helicopter made an emergency landing after an engine failure during a hurricane evacuation mission along the Hamakua coastline. No damage, no injuries. The only helicopter registered to Hawaii County Fire Dept is MD500E N911HY (0602E)
During landing and after the helicopter was in contact with the ground, a strong fabric cover that was stored in a table about 20 meters away, lifted in air and hit the main rotor blades first and then passed through the tail rotor blades, starflex and tail rotor system.
Fell onto its starboard side close to fuel tanks during landing accident. Pilot John Corboy and his two teenage passengers Dominic Mills-Patrick and Nic Politsch got out OK [note FAA data uses UTC date/time of 2nd August. Accident occurred 1st August local date]
Hit wires on final approach to field landing. Ended up on its starboard side, badly damaged. Pilot named here as John Butler, and he had been due to take newly-weds Damien and Wendy Hussey a short distance from the church in Kinnitty to their reception at Racket Hall Country House in Roscrea, Co Tipperary
During the run-up before takeoff at night, the aircraft rapidly rotated about 180 degrees to the left. The pilot initiated a takeoff and the helicopter rolled onto its left side. The pilot and passenger suffered minor injuries and the aircraft sustained substantial damage.
Helicopter involved in underslung chainsaw operations, cutting back trees for a new bike track. Helicopter crashed into the trees. No immediate indication of cause. Pilot Leo Boucher seriously injured
Firefighting reconnaissance flight from Fassinoro. Helicopter encountered difficulties and emergency landing procedure made - but hit a low level cable shortly prior to intended landing point. One killed in crash, second died during recovery operation. Third and last occupant flown to hospital.
In visibility of 1 mile in smoke, the helicopter overflew a lake with a glassy surface. The pilot lost visual reference and the helicopter collided with the water surface, pitched inverted, and sank. The pilot and both passengers egressed from the helicopter with only minor injuries.
Hit wires on final approach, leading to emergency landing in an area to the side of a highway. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the windshield, upper cowling and tail boom.