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
En route from Cartagena to an air force base in Puerto Salgar, helicopter landed heavily on edge of a flat roof with significant vertical speed, causing heavy impact damage. Impact reportedly included a small fire which was easily put out. 4POB injured.
While on planned route Manston to Fenland, crashed in open field.Â Helicopter ended upside down with roof of cabin and rotorhead apparently taking the bulk of the impact – tail boom mainly undamaged.Â Port skid had been ripped off, and tail was separated but only a few metres away from the boom.Â Registration confirmed in this TV report and pilot named as Robert Crofts-Bolster here
Field landing with no damage after reported tail rotor servo failure.Â 4POB, no injuries.Â En routeÂ to Virginia from joint base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.Â Engineers from Fort Dix attended and helicopter flew again about 1 hour later
Helicopter clipped powerlines while flying at low level over a crowd of around 2,000 at a Christmas event.Â The 4POB suffered slight injuries and it is miraculous that no-one on the ground was killed.Â Check the YouTube videos here and here.
Helicopter destroyed by arson attack at 2.45am when parked.Â Helicopter was operated by INAER Chile for CONAF (Chilean national fire service) in support of forest firefightingm,Â which is what it is currently actively involved in.Â Slogans were left nearby suggesting the perpetrators were campaigning for the freedom of “political prisoners”.
The aircraft experienced mechanical problems and the crew made a precautionary landing in accordance with standard emergency procedures.Â The crew was recovered unharmed and the aircraft was recovered to a local Forward Operating Base without incident.
Helicopter made precautionary landing in soccer field beside the Upper Room Fellowship church due to poor weather on ferry flight back to base after dropping patient at hospital.Â Landing site was soggy ground and helicopter started to sink, thus hovered short distance to parking lot and then ground handled to covered area
3 diedÂ when their JetRanger crashed en route from Jacksonville to Gainesville to retrieve a heart meant for a patient at the Mayo Clinic, police and hospital officials said.Â The crash killed cardiac surgeon Luis Bonilla, procurement technician David Hines and pilot Hoke Smith shortly before 6 a.m. in a dense pine forest southwest of Green Cove Springs. Smith was the owner of helicopter operator SK Jets and had recently celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary.Â Reg N5016M not N95SK as previously reported