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13-Apr-14 Reno, US-Nevada (1F)

Single-seat recently-completed amateur-build helicopter crashed fatally shortly after take-off from Reno Stead Airport

Tags: Civil, Fatal, Safety, US-Nevada


11-Apr-14 Harbin H425 Grootfontein, Namibia (5F)

Failed to gain height on flight to Windhoek.  Four killed in accident of 10 POB, fifth died shortly after in hospital according to Facebook page of local press Informanté

Tags: Fatal, H425, Harbin, Military, Namibia, Namibian Air Force, Safety


11-Apr-14 ZK-ING Hughes 269B Haast, New Zealand (2F)

Darryl Condon, 51, and Neale Gray, 54 killed on flight returning back to base at Bruce Bay after maintenance at Wanaka

Tags: Civil, Fatal, H269B, New Zealand, Safety, Schweizer


11-Apr-14 Sydney, Australia

EMS helicopter went AOG on scene on M7 motorway

Tags: Australia, Careflight, Civil, EMS, Safety


10-Apr-14 Bell 407 Mujiayu, China (1F)

Training accident, one pilot with very minor injuries but the other with head injuries which proved fatal

Tags: B407, Bell, China, Fatal, Safety


10-Apr-14 Sikorsky S92 North Sea, UK

S92 helicopter returned to North Sea rig Brent Delta on flight to Scatsa after experiencing significant airframe vibration

Tags: Bristow Helicopters, Civil, Offshore, S92, Safety, Sikorsky


09-Apr-14 Sikorsky UH-60 Wisemans Ferry, Australia

Immediate landing after unspecified cockpit warning light.  No reported damage

Tags: Australian Army, Military, Safety, Sikorsky, UH-60


09-Apr-14 N395P Eurocopter AS350B3 Albuquerque, US-New Mexico

Crashed on hospital roof just off the helipad.  3 POB with pilot reported injured by local press.  No patient on board.

Tags: AS350B, Civil, EMS, Eurocopter, PHI Air Medical, Safety, US-New Mexico


07-Apr-14 ZJ187 Boeing AH-64D Maryculter, UK

Emergency field landing due to mechanical issue, no apparent damage.

Tags: AH-64, Army Air Corps, Boeing, Military, Safety, UK


07-Apr-14 Mil MI-17 Kalat, Pakistan

Helicopter down - unclear from press reports if damaged or not.  All crew and passengers reported safe

Tags: Mi-17, Mil, Military, Pakistan, Pakistan Army, Safety


06-Apr-14 Robinson R22 Range Creek, US-Utah (2F)

Pilot Robin Venuti, 38 and passenger Albert Rubio killed when helicopter crashed in "treacherous terrain" on elk-hunting flight

Tags: Civil, Fatal, R22, Robinson, Safety, US-Utah


06-Apr-14 N441JL Robinson R44 Las Vegas, US-Nevada

Emergency field landing with time given by FAA as 00:11 local.  No injuries to the 4 POB

Tags: 702 Helicopters, Civil, R44, Robinson, Safety, US-Nevada


05-Apr-14 G-OJMF Enstrom 280FX Kirchham, Austria (1F)

Crashed into a heavily forested area on a night flight.  Pilot killed, and the two other occupants seriously injured

Tags: Austria, Civil, Enstrom, F280FX, Fatal, Safety


04-Apr-14 N43MA Bell 206B Missoula, US-Montana

Rolled over onto its side in an open field on a training flight

Tags: B206, Bell, Civil, Minuteman Aviation, Safety, Training, US-Montana


31-Mar-14 Eurocopter EC130 Chillicothe, US-Ohio

EMS helicopter AOG on scene at night, blocking highway

Tags: AS350, Civil, EMS, Eurocopter, Safety, US-Ohio


30-Mar-14 N147WT Bell 47G3B1 Oglesby, US-Texas

Engine malfunction at low level while hog hunting.  Substantially damaged in field landing

Tags: B47, Bad Wolf Aviation, Bell, Civil, Safety, US-Texas


29-Mar-14 Boeing CH-47D Akamas, Cyprus

Emergency field landing

Tags: Boeing, CH-47, Cyprus, Military, Royal Air Force, Safety


27-Mar-14 VH-HRX Robinson R22 Borroloola, Australia

During aerial mustering operations, the helicopter collided with terrain resulting in substantial damage. The pilot sustained serious injuries.

Tags: Australia, Civil, Mustering, R22, Robinson, Safety


27-Mar-14 N497E Bell OH-58A Tehachapi, US-California

Helicopter was damaged in hard landing around 1.48am, but the pilot was able to regain control and fly it back to the Tehachapi Airport.

Tags: Bell, Civil, Kern County, Law Enforcement, OH-58, Safety, US-California


25-Mar-14 Sikorsky UH-60 Hebron, Israel

Force landing due to technical difficulties

Tags: Isarael, Israeli Air Force, Military, Safety, Sikorsky, UH-60


23-Mar-14 PP-SSP Robinson R22B Ribeirão Preto, Brazil (2F)

Crashed in corn field with two fatalities

Tags: Brazil, Civil, Fatal, R22, Robinson, Safety


22-Mar-14 VH-WSR Bell 412EP Newcastle, Australia

During the cruise, the crew observed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at about 1,000 ft above ground level. The UAV turned and tracked towards the helicopter and the helicopter crew took evasive action to avoid a collision.

Tags: Australia, B412, Bell, Civil, EMS, Safety


22-Mar-14 SE-JRB Eurocopter AS365N3 Gallivare, Sweden

Tail boom stabiliser fin lost inflight.  Minor damage to belly of aircraft

Tags: AS365, Civil, EMS, Eurocopter, Safety, Scandinavian MediCopter, Sweden


22-Mar-14 N44MD Robinson R44 Menard, US-Texas

Tail strike on landing

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


22-Mar-14 VH-YPS Robinson R22 Fitzroy Crossing, Australia

During the cruise, an object which had been secured with a seat belt, became loose and jammed the cyclic control, resulting in the helicopter nose pitching down. The helicopter collided with terrain resulting in substantial damage.

Tags: Australia, Civil, R22, Robinson, Safety


20-Mar-14 Wharerata, New Zealand (1F)

Passenger killed in accident at forestry site with helicopter being used for delivering supplies and equipment from one site to another.  Pilot has minor injuries.  Fatality named as Donald Carlton Kain, 53, a forestry supervisor

Tags: Civil, Fatal, Gisborne Helicopters, New Zealand, Safety


20-Mar-14 Sikorsky S92 Aberdeen, UK

Engine warning - All 16 passengers and two crew landed in safely at Aberdeen Airport and the helicopter is being inspected by engineers.

Tags: CHC, Civil, Offshore, S92, Safety, Sikorsky, UK


20-Mar-14 5N-BGP Eurocopter AS332L1 Port Hardcourt, Nigeria

Heavily damaged in hangar fire.  A second Super Puma was also damaged in the same fire

Tags: AS332, Bristow Nigeria, Civil, Eurocopter, Nigeria, Offshore, Safety


20-Mar-14 5N-BNC Eurocopter AS332L2 Port Hardcourt, Nigeria

Substantially damaged in hangar fire.  A second Super Puma was destroyed in the same fire

Tags: AS332, Bristow Nigeria, Civil, Eurocopter, Nigeria, Offshore, Safety


19-Mar-14 HD.21-10 Eurocopter AS332B Morro Jable, Spain (4F)

Military SAR helicopter crashed into the water off the Canary Islands at 2155 CET on night training flight.  One rescued, four missing presumed dead

Tags: AS332, Eurocopter, Fatal, Mliitary, Safety, SAR, Spain, Spanish Air Force


18-Mar-14 N250FB Eurocopter AS350B2 Seattle, US-Washington (2F)

KOMO News helicopter down in Broad Street in Seattle, more updates shortly.  Seattle Police confirm at least two fatalities - named in this article as  pilot Gary Pfitzner and KOMO photographer Bill Strothman.  The helicopter was being used in a joint partnership between KOMO and KING 5 according to this KING 5 report

Tags: AS350, Civil, ENG, Eurocopter, Fatal, Helicopters Inc, Safety, US-Washington


17-Mar-14 N229LA Eurocopter AS350B2 Los Angeles, US-California

Emergency night landing around 1.30am in stadium parking lot.  Engineer called

Tags: AS350, Civil, Eurocopter, Law Enforcement, Los Angeles Police Dept, Safety, US-California


13-Mar-14 G-LBAL AgustaWestland AW139 Beccles, UK (4F)

4 fatalities reported in a helicopter crash at Gillingham near Beccles, Suffolk UK around 7.30pm.  Low visibility due to fog reported.  Helicopter had just taken off from Gillingham Hall bound for Northern Ireland.  Press report indicates that the fatalities included owner Edward Haughey

Tags: AgustaWestland, AW139, Civil, Fatal, Haughey Air, Safety, UK


13-Mar-14 Robinson R44 San Marcos, El Salvador (1F)

Came down into trees shortly after take off, remaining impaled ten feet up a mango treee and killing radio announcer David Diaz.  The other three occupants were all injured -  pilot Raúl Arévalo Contreras, Swiss journalist Dominic Niels and cameraman from Channel 12, Jonathan Perdomo.  The four were involved in filming and following a cycle race.  See video of accident

Tags: Civil, El Salvador, Fatal, R44, Robinson, Safety


13-Mar-14 Sikorsky S92 Aberdeen, UK

Helicopter turned round on flight to ENSCO 100 offshore rig following a technical warning and made a successful precautionary landing back at Aberdeen

Tags: Bond Offshore Helicopters, Civil, Offshore, S92, Safety, Sikorsky, UK


13-Mar-14 PH-OKE Hughes 300C Hilversum, Netherlands

Three injured (one seriously) in low level accident at base airfield

Tags: Civil, Netherlands, Ryfas Helicopters, S300C, Safety, Schweizer


13-Mar-14 Robinson R22B Salina, US-Kansas

Emergency landing in field after mechanical issue.  Operating for K-State Salinas

Tags: Civil, R22, Robinson, Safety, Universal Helicopters, US-Kansas


12-Mar-14 C-GALR Bell 206B Mount Chapman, Canada

The helicopter set down right side low on the chosen sloping landing site and remained partially supported by the rotor. The pilot attempted to move to a different site nearby, but a skid dug into the snow and the helicopter entered a dynamic rollover condition and fell to the ground on its right-hand side. There was no fire nor were there injuries. The helicopter was substantially damaged.

CADORS #2014P0350

Tags: Alpine Helicopters, B206, Bell, Canada, Civil, Safety


10-Mar-14 CC-PXE Robinson R44 OHiggins Region, Chile

All four POB injured, and rescued by Chilean Air Force UH-1

Tags: Chile, Civil, R44, Robinson, Safety


09-Mar-14 Mil Mi-24 Zarzaitine, Algeria

In flight problem, emergency landing onto tarmac and heavily damaged.  Crew unhurt

Tags: Algerian Air Force, Mi-24, Mil, Military, Safety


07-Mar-14 N761P Sikorsky S76C+ Bucyrus, US-Ohio

Engine fire forced Cleveland Clinic helicopter to make emergency landing.

Tags: Civil, EMS, PHI Air Medical, S76, Safety, Sikorsky, US-Ohio


06-Mar-14 N330RE Robinson R44 Dupage, US-Illinois

Field landing, no other details supplied in FAA preliminary

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


04-Mar-14 F-OPCD Eurocopter AS350B3 St Elie, French Guyana

Tail rotor strike on landing

Tags: AS350, Civil, Eurocopter, French Guiana, Safety


04-Mar-14 AVIC WZ-10 Weinan, China

Attack helicopter crashed into farm field.  Debris field very confined, suggesting lack of forward speed at time of accident and close proximity of pylon (photo) suggests wire strike

Tags: AVIC, China, Chinese Army, Military, Safety, Z-10


03-Mar-14 TG-AAA Robinson R44 El Pajal, Guatemala (3F)

Impact with terrain.  Accident killed pilot Ramón Rodríguez Toledo, copilot Andrés Berger, and Luis Paiz.

Tags: Civil, Fatal, Guatemala, R44, Robinson, Safety


02-Mar-14 Eurocopter MH-65C Washington Island, US-Wisconsin

Emergency landing made after crew experienced "flight control malfunctions"

Tags: AS365, Eurocopter, Military, Safety, US Coast Guard, US-Wisconsin


02-Mar-14 VH-YYS Robinson R44 Mareeba, Australia

During take-off on translation from hover to forward flight, the rotor blades started slapping and flapping, resulting in a loss of control. The helicopter was substantially damaged.

Tags: Australia, Civil, R44, Robinson, Safety


28-Feb-14 D-HDRJ Eurocopter BK117C1 Darßer Ort, Germany (3F)

Crashed into the Baltic Sea on a training exercise - The helicopter was on approach to a sea rescue cruiser at about 18:40 local time for a winch operation when suddenly loosing height and crashing into the sea, killing 3 of the 4 POB

Tags: BK117, Civil, DRF, EMS, Eurocopter, Fatal, Germany, Safety


27-Feb-14 N357FB Eurocopter AS350B3 Phoenix, US-Arizona

Emergency landing in parking lot on night patrol

Tags: AS350, Civil, Eurocopter, Law Enforcement, Phoenix Police, Safety, US-Arizona


24-Feb-14 EC-FTX Eurocopter AS355N Casarrubios del Monte, Spain

Helicopter landed heavily and fell onto port side during training operation.  Extensively damaged (see photo) including tail boom sliced and frontal impact damage.  Two minor injuries

Tags: AS355, Civil, Coyotair, Eurocopter, Safety, Spain


23-Feb-14 EJC-2160 Sikorsky UH-60L Hondas, Colombia (4F)

Accident killed Major Luis Fabián Carrero Llanos, Captain Jhonny Patiño Ballesteros, Sargeant Leonardo Polo Monje and Cadet Mauricio Gómez Vélez.

Tags: Colombia, Colombian Army, Military, Safety, Sikorsky, UH-60


23-Feb-14 VH-HAK Hughes 300C Legerwood, Australia

The helicopter took off to reposition for refuelling and after about 1 minute, at about 30 ft above ground level, the engine stopped. The helicopter landed heavily, collided with an embankment and was substantially damaged.

Tags: Agricultural, Australia, Civil, S300, Safety, Schweizer


22-Feb-14 Karma, Iraq (4F)

Shot down by militants while on reconnaissance flight

Tags: Fatal, Iraq, Military, Safety


22-Feb-14 VH-UGR Robinson R44 Yass, Australia

During take-off, the helicopter rolled over and collided with terrain.

Tags: Australia, Civil, R44, Robinson, Safety


21-Feb-14 HAL Dhruv Chimborazo, Ecuador (3F)

3 of 4 POB killed

Tags: Dhruv, Ecuador, Fatal, HAL, Military, Safety


21-Feb-14 VH-XJA Bell 206B Sunshine Coast, Australia

During a practice autorotation, the helicopter landed heavily resulting in substantial damage.

Tags: Australia, B206, Bell, Civil, Safety, Training


21-Feb-14 Chakri, Pakistan

Emergency landing on training flight

Tags: Military, Pakistan, Pakistan Air Force, Safety, Training


21-Feb-14 C-GRHL Airbus AS350B2 Slave Lake, Canada

During a hydraulics off landing exercise, control of the helicopter was lost and the helicopter collided with the ground resulting in substantial damage. The two flight crew sustained minor injuries. The engine continued to run after the impact; however, there was no post impact fire. CADORS 2014C0677

Tags: Airbus Helicopters, AS350, Canada, Civil, Eurocopter, Remote Helicopters, Safety


20-Feb-14 VH-BNG Bell 206B Mission Beach, Australia

During agricultural operations on a banana plantation, the helicopter clipped a tree and subsequently collided with terrain. As a result of the collision the pilot sustained injuries and the helicopter was completely wrecked (photo)

Tags: Agricultural, Australia, B206, Bell, Civil, Safety


20-Feb-14 Clevedon, New Zealand

Crashed on training flight out of nearby Ardmore Airport

Tags: Civil, New Zealand, Safety


18-Feb-14 PT-YFV Robinson R22B Barra de Guratiba, Brazil (2F)

Training flight accident, crashed into the sea near a rocky coast.  One fatality named here as Sergio Mauro, 24

Tags: Brazil, Civil, Fatal, R22, Robinson, Safety, Training


17-Feb-14 F-HBVC Eurocopter EC120 Tabaille-Usquain, France

On approach to land when something caused main blades to slice tail boom, causing helicopter to crash from low level into a field .  The two occupants were not injured

Tags: Civil, EC120, Eurocopter, France, Helidax, Safety, Training


16-Feb-14 T7-ZST Eurocopter SA315B Masera, Italy

At touch down the pilot experienced strong vibrations with damages to the helicopter

Tags: Civil, Eurocopter, Giana Heli, Italy, SA315, Safety


15-Feb-14 PT-YMF Robinson R44 Villa Fatima, Brazil (2F)

Crashed into a forest area killing both on board.  There is some local controversy as the helicopter had reportedly been rebuilt after a fatal accident in 2007 and local law does not allow an aircraft which has been "written off" to be rebuilt in any way.

Tags: Brazil, Civil, Fatal, R44, Robinson, Safety


14-Feb-14 Cicare CH-7T Lalbenque, France (1F)

Helicopter crashed killing solo pilot Didier Deschoolmeester

Tags: CH-7, Civil, Elisport, Fatal, France, Safety


12-Feb-14 Mil Mi-35 Essider, Libya (5F)

Unknown circumstances.  Took 4 days to find wreckage of this missing helicopter

Tags: Fatal, Libya, Libyan Air Force, Mi-24, Mil, Military, Safety


12-Feb-14 Eurocopter EC145 Pittston, US-Pennsylvania

Emergency landing at airport with patient on board.  Second helicopter came to take patient on to destination.  Unstated technical issue, needed engineer.  Operator Geisinger has six EC145s and one BK117

Tags: Civil, EC145, EMS, Eurocopter, Geisinger Life Flight, Safety, US-Pennsylvania


09-Feb-14 Sikorsky UH-60 Lilburn, US-Georgia

Emergency field landing.  No apparent damage.  Engineer called

Tags: Military, Safety, Sikorsky, UH-60, US Army, US-Georgia


08-Feb-14 N571AC Robinson R44 Panacea, US-Florida (2F)

Officials believe the helicopter had just taken off when it hit trees close to the Wakulla County Airport’s runway. The helicopter then cut nearby power lines, and came to rest in a marshy area.  53-year-old Curtis Robert Clifford and 49-year-old Terry Bryan Ooten were found dead, while 45-year-old Sheri Noelle Devore survived

Tags: Civil, Fatal, R44, Robinson, Safety, Tallahassee Helicopters, US-Florida


07-Feb-14 N591AK Sikorsky S76B West 30th Heliport, US-New York

Tail rotor struck fence while taxying

Tags: Civil, S76, Safety, Sikorsky, Talon Air, US-New York


07-Feb-14 F-OLJB Robinson R22B Maria, Reunion

Loss of control during takeoff from a helipad located Marla at an altitude of 1 600m. Crash landed on a sports field

Tags: Civil, R22, Reunion, Robinson, Safety


06-Feb-14 AN-137 Bell 412EP Mansukum, Panama (1F)

1 of 9 POB killed when helicopter came down on night anti-drug mission.  Helicopter had been working with a US Navy MH-60R which was on hand to transport 6 of the injured to hospital.

Tags: B412, Bell, Fatal, Military, Panama, Panamanian Air Force, Safety


06-Feb-14 N569KB Eurocopter AS350B2 Twisp, US-Washington

Tail struck snow while on heliski operations.

Tags: AS350, Civil, Eurocopter, Heliski, Safety, SOF Air


05-Feb-14 RA-1434G Mil Mi-2 Tevrizsky District. Russia

Rotor blades contacted building on take-off, causing helicopter to crash.  Post accident fire.  Pilot escaped unharmed

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


05-Feb-14 N3211N Bell 206B Bountiful, US-Utah

Fell onto its side on take-off in snowy conditions

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