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Apparent engine failure on a flight to shoot feral hogs. Pilot William Harward and his two passengers, Massad Ayoob and Jonathan Strayer, were treated at Raulerson Memorial Hospital in Okeechobee and released
When on finals, pilot noticed master caution light illuminated, and an indication of low oil pressure in engine No.2. Shut down immediately, got out and noticed fire from the exhaust - used extinguisher to quell the fire but was not fully successful. N2 turbine had got jammed.
Emergency landing at night on snow after overheating. Stayed a while and returned to base in Zagreb. Serial 228 to be confirmed (may possibly be 226). Aircraft type is Mi-171Sh and not Mi-8 per the press reports.
During low-level aerial filming operations, the helicopter rotated quickly to the right and descended. The pilot made an emergency landing on the sloping terrain. The helicopter rolled over and was subtantially damaged with minor injuries to the occupants.
Hard landing on training flight. FAA report gives reg as N223GM which is not a valid registration. N223GM is assumed, based on it being the right helicopter type and registered to a Designated Pilot Examiner who leases 2+ R22s to Alamo Helicopters
AW109 Helicopterhit crane and crashed to ground, killing the pilot Pete Barnes and one person on the ground, Matt Wood. Top of the crane may have been in the cloud - check photos on the second link below. The crane is marginally south of the H4 heliroute, which has a 1500ft restriction at this point. Weather likely to have led to flying lower, but as a twin would technically not be restricted to following the routes. Helicopter was en route Redhill to Elstree, but diverting to Battersea due to low visibility. Pilot named here as Peter Barnes. 13 people hurt on the ground.
Helicopter crashed on to highway, killing pilot. Post crash fire. Truck driver injured in the ensuing chaos. No other injuries, despite heavy traffic at the time. Weather reported as wet. Helicopter _may_ have hit wires, causing crash. Pilot reported as " 42 year old small business owner from Hohenlohe"
Minutes after take-off from Pucallpa, the helicopter appeared to have a problem en route and smoke was coming from the aircraft. Shortly after it crashed into a jungle area killing all 7 on board - 2 Peruvians - Joel Castillo and Luis Ramos, and 5 Americans - Dan Immel , Ed Córdova, Jaime Pickett, Lee Bradford and Darrel Birkes. It was reported that most worked for Petrominerales - for whom the helicopter was being operated
Colombian Navy 412 crashed on an EMS mission, killing Ocoró John Jairo Torres, who had over 15 years military experience. Four others to hospital - Pilot Miguel Córdoba, Copilot Juan Pablo Zuloaga; and rescuers Luis Miguel Ibáñez and Ronal Jiménez.
Word reaching us that a Baltimore Police EC120 has made an emergency landing near the junction of Hanover Street and Reedbird Avenue in Baltimore at 0025 local time. Later flew back to base.
Three killed in night time accident north of Ventura - pilot Gene Grell, nurse Shelly Lair-Langenbau and paramedic Russell Piehl. Reports state it was the helicopter based at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa - which our records show to be Bell 407 N445MT (see photos). Post impact fire. Was en route from Mason City to Emmetsburg.
Very heavy field landing of an EMS helicopter - helicopter was headed from Seminole Airport to the Creek Nation Community Hospital in Okemah. Skids collapsed, main blades sliced tail boom. All four POB injured, noting that no patient was on board.
Damaged in emergency landing near Vaishno Devi shrine - remaining mostly undamaged and relatively upright into the trees/shrubs into which it fell. Minor injuries to 7 POB, named as pilot A S Parmar and passengers Anita Puri, Meenakshi, Arun Kumar, Arti Devi, Raj Rani and Chetan Kumar. Sources vary, but most report a technical issue shortly after take-off and the pilot electing to put the helicopter down asap.
Crashed into the sea while trying to rescue a swimmer - helicopter had approached to a low hover and then appears to suddenly lose height into the water (see YouTube video)
Crashed on landing - the 68-year old owner of the helicopter Trygve Nils Svard was landing at his son's house. Helicopter started to spin and it was put down hurriedly, remaining upright but catching fire. Photos show a trailer well within the rotor disc area at its final resting spot. Pilot suffered minor burns only.
Shot down - four Russian nationals on board all died - named later in a UN statement as Pilot in Command Ilin Sergei, Co-Pilot Abrakov Alfir, Flight Engineer Egorov Sergei and Flight Attendant Shpanov Nikolai
Pilot decided for an emergency landing. Heavy landing, bounced up into the air and back down on its side. Main rotor mast incl. gear box were separated from fuselage and found 10m from wreckage. All 4 POB safe, left wreckage by themselves and to hospital. One minor hand injury.
Pilot Douglas Barnett told investigators he was practicing take off and landings when the helicopter became uncontrollable. He said the governor on the engine became stuck while hovering at 12 feet, and he lost control - helicopter rolled over on landing
Destroyed in hangar fire - which also affected five trainer aircraft operated by Andhra Pradesh Aviation Academy. The helicopter had a total of 970 hours on the airframe according to this report.
Six killed including the Governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Yakowa and former National Security Adviser, Gen. Andrew Owoeye Azazi. Aircraft was involved in shuttle operations transporting people to/from the funeral of the father of Oronto Douglas, one of the President's aides. Airframe total time 1704 hours according to this report
Flight aimed at demonstrating a landing with hydraulic failure. With the hydraulic control was disconnected, the pilot made the approach to the runway, and attempted to make a vertical landing (zero speed with the helicopter hovering). With the aircraft hovering, the pilot lost control of the helicopter, and the tail boom hit the ground. The aircraft impacted the ground uncontrolled, and sustained serious damage.. Pilot named as Almir Carlos Bezerra and copilot as Osvaldo
Hard landing in remote location on training flight - port side undercarriage collapsed and fuselage resting on the ground. Crew of 6 rescued by another helicopter - local temperature was -10C. Helicopter recovered by Mi-26 from Russia two weeks later (photo)
Three killed in an EMS helicopter accident - en route from Rockford base to Mendota to pick up a patient. Weather reported as a factor. Pilot later named as Andy Olesen, and the two flight nurses were Jim Dillow and Karen Hollis
12 December: Bond Offshore Helicopters can confirm that one of its aircraft developed a technical problem whilst on an offshore platform. Engineers were dispatched and examined the aircraft. Once the relevant part has been delivered and fitted, the aircraft will be returned to normal service. update 14th December - G-PERA returned to Norwich Airport yesterday afternoon after the required part was fitted. Bond then carried out five additional flights yesterday, returning 75 passengers to Norwich Airport