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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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”
NOTE – this is wrongly quoted elsewhere as 3C-OD but has been confirmed to HeliHub.com by Austrian military authorities that the subject helicopter was 3C-OG
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
The pilot was attempting a practice autorotation when the accident occurred. He did not realise that he had failed to achieve a split between engine and rotor rpm, with the result that the rotor rpm reduced to below the normal operating range. The pilot was unable to prevent the helicopter striking the ground hard. It was destroyed in the accident, although the pilot escaped injury.
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.
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
On touchdown the aircraft ‘porpoised’, initially nose down, due to contact with the heels of the skids followed almost immediately by the cyclic being displaced fully aft and a progressive left (lateral) cyclic displacement. The cyclic was then centralised longitudinally as the aircraft pitched up before it was again displaced fully aft, on this occasion for a protracted period, out of phase with the oscillation in pitch attitude. The pitch oscillation continued (albeit to a lesser extent) and whilst full aft cyclic was maintained, the collective was lowered fully causing the disc attitude to be such that the MRB struck the tail. There was a subsequent violent roll of the airframe, before a full cessation of movement; this is assessed to be as a consequence of the impact forces.
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
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
Helicopter was reported “in difficulties” and had reported tail rotor control issues. Hard landing, helicopter fell over onto its port side on landing. Pilot and Passenger walked away
Contacted powerlines and crashed, killing sole occupant pilot. Post crash fire. Helicopter apparently Swiss registered judging by flag on tail in this image Based on the colour scheme it could be one of HB-ZJK (12182), HB-ZPE (12862), HB-ZSA (10365), HB-ZSC (13426) – although it is also possible that an R44 previously flown in Switzerland (and may thus still have the flag on the tail) could be possible, which would also bring in CN-HAG (10859), owned in Morocco and previously flown in Switzerland as HB-ZGW
County fire spokesman said the helicopter apparently clipped and downed power lines before crashing. A brush fire broke out that burned less than an acre before it was put out. Fatal injuries to sole occupant pilot – named here as Philip Margolis
Dynamic roll over on take-off after catching a fuel drum with a skid. The pilot, the sole occupant, sustained minor injuries. The 406 ELT activated and was shut off immediately. CADORS 2014P0717
Crashed heavily in open ploughed field and remained upright. Reported engine issues. Blades still attached at root, skid splayed out
NOTE – this is wrongly reported elsewhere as G-OLRT. The boom from the real G-OLRT (which is still in UK) was sold to a Polish buyer, who fitted it on another R22 without correcting the registration. HeliHub.com team is still researching exactly which R22 the boom was added to – it’s a later Beta II model, for a start.
After landing, the pilot exited the running helicopter; shortly thereafter the helicopter became airborne without the pilot at the flight controls. The helicopter subsequently impacted the ground and rolled over. The pilot was struck by one or more of the main rotor blades and was fatally injured.
During the initial climb, passing about 100 ft above ground level, the engine lost power. The pilot conducted a forced landing and the helicopter landed heavily, resulting in substantial damage to the landing skid and tail boom.