US Coast Guard MH-65C missing.Â 1 crew member rescue swimmer CPO Fernando Jorge was found unresponsive and later pronounced dead.Â Search for the other thre on board has so far found the bodies of Lt. j.g. Thomas Cameron, and Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor.Â The body of Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Knight has still not been found.
Crrashed in bad weather, injuring the three occupants – Carlos Larios Aguilar, 48 years, the pilot Juan Pablo Moran, 52, and mechanic Jose Gomez, 28..Â A military helicopter sent to help rescue this helicopter had a fatal crash itself (see here)
Sudanese minister of agriculture, Abdel Halim al-Mutafi, has escaped death in a crash which killed three people. HeÂ emerged almost unscathed from the mishap which took place in Sudanâ€™s eastern state of Al-Qadarif, where an Mi-17 helicopter carrying him along with six of his aides and two Iranian investors caught fire during take-off.
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
Helicopter landed due to excessive vibration, which continued as ground resonance which shook the aircraft to bits (see YouTube video)Â 4POB all got out safely – the commander, the second pilot, a doctor and a nurse
On February 21, 2012, about 1400 central standard time, a Bell 407 helicopter, XA-JMB, had a loss of engine power and impacted terrain near Loma Bonita, Veracruz, Mexico. The commercial pilot, who was the sole occupant, was seriously injured. The helicopter was substantially damaged and was operated by Heliservicio Campeche S.A. de C.V. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The local flight and had departed from Veracruz, Mexico.
Window smashed by vandals after helicopter went AOG and had to be parked up overnight.Â North West Air Ambulance have confirmed helicopter registration and date – note that the BBC are reporting the wrong date in their story
Crashed into field after mid-air collision with fixed-wing Beech Bonanza.Â Minor injuries.Â R22 pilot was experienced fixed wing pilot logging night hours as a student.
Rapid yaw to the left on take-off, which the pilot managed to control and bring the helicopter back to a safe landing.Â Mechanic found tail/rotor servo cannon plug was coated with residual oil
Wirestrike approaching Yellowknife airport at around 7:50 p.m. MT with 3 POB and the aircraft sustained significant damage. It was returning to the airport after conducting air operations in support of Exercise Arctic Ram. It is from 408 Tactical Helicopter Detachment and is normally stationed at CFB Edmonton. The Bell 412 is known as the CH-146 Griffon in Canadian military service. See also p36 of this PDF
After suffering an engine failure at 600 ft agl the helicopter completed a successful autorotation into a field. The engine failure was a result of a fracture in fatigue of a stage-two compressor blade.
Operated by Central Asian Aviation Services on behalf of logistics company Supreme Group. 4 fatalities were nationals of Tajikistan, including the son of the deputy defense minister, and helicopter was registered there.
Confined site with various small buildings in the immediate vicinity. As the helicopter lifted off, it yawed to the left butÂ the pilot over corrected. He then applied more collective in an attempt to escape from the situation but the helicopter yawed through about 180Â° and reached a height of about 25 to 30 ft, before descending. Before hitting the ground, the pilot pulled the cyclic control aft, to slow down. The tail struck the ground and the main rotor blades struck a nearby Portakabin, causing it severe damage. The helicopter came to rest upright on its skids. The pilot, who had not flown in the preceding 90 days, attributed the accident to over controlling on pedals and collective.
Crashed during humanitarian aid mission – main blades severed tail boom.Â 11POB all safe.Â Weather reported as gusty.Â Potential for white-out with ground snow.Â Another potential contributor was the changing CofG due to the aid being moved some metres forward in the minutes prior to the accident – see YouTube video
20 minutes into flight, weather rapidly changed putting helicopter in Inadvertent IMC.Â Location is estimated based on cruise speed of aircraft and stated routing from Spokane to Lewiston
Helicopter destroyed in hangar fire along with two An-2 fixed wing aircraft.Â Preliminary cause given centred on welding work being done in the hangar at the time.Â One possible candidate for this helicopter isÂ RA-24234 (98730691) but that is not confirmed
An International Security Assistance Force helicopter crew survived after their aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan.Â The crew members have been safely recovered and moved to a nearby base, officials said. The site has been secured and initial reports indicate there was no enemy activity in the area.
Crashed during take off, subsequent fire destroyed the aircraft.Â Passenger named as film maker Mike DeGruy and pilot was the aircraft owner, Andrew Wight, of Great Wight Productions P/L.
The ceceased were named as Capt. Daniel Bartle, 27, of Ferndale, WA; Capt. Nathan McHone, 29, of Crystal Lake, IL; Master Sgt. Travis Riddick, 40, of Centerville, IA; Cpl. Jesse Stites, 23, of North Beach, MD; Cpl. Kevin Reinhard, 25, of Colonia, NJ; and Cpl. Joseph Logan, 22, of Willis, TX
Tourist flight.Â May be weather related.Â Pilot named as Henry Francisco Viana Arias, with passengers Adriana Recao, Carlos Garmendia, Alvaro Trayer y Gerardo Barreto
Reports say the pilot has suffered cardiac arrest and the aircraft crashed. Pilot airlifted to Chilliwack Hospital, but BCAS later reported pilot deceased. RCMP named pilot as Dave Brolin. CADORS ref 2012P0085
Attempting to land on the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel`s designated helicopter pad. Cam down approx 100m short of the pad.Â Fire was put out – foam evident in the Photo hereÂ 2POB were a male aged 30 and female aged 32.
Crashed after hitting cables on approach to airfield, killing Filippo Sini, 39, and Vittorio Mestichelli, 57.Â [Warning – some photos in the Italian press show at least one of the bodies without it being covered up]
A PZL SW4 has crashed at Fairbanks International Airport while operating there for “Cold Weather Testing”.Â 3POB.Â The incident happened at 2:23 p.m. and the temperature at the airport was minus 36 degrees that afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
Heavily damaged after crashing from 100ft altitude on take off on a test flight.Â Pilot P D Tiwari, Co-pilot also named as P D Tiwari, and technicians Anand Bharti, Pankaj Pal and Subroto Chandra
Reindeer herd owner and his Swedish pilot were herding the animals assisted by people on scooters when the accident happened. Heavy snow was reported in the area at the time.Â “The weather was bad and visibility was minimal,â€ Geir Mortensen, press spokesperson for the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Northern Norway, tells NRK.
Helicopter down in wooded area.Â 3POB – owner/pilot Andy Ridings was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with chest and head injuries, along with another man who was suffering from back pain and head injuries.Â The third is believed to have suffered a dislocated ankle.Â Second/third POB were Mike Rosser and Ian Sutton