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17-Feb-09 SP-ZXC Mil Mi-2 Budziszow, Poland (2F)

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16-Feb-09 PP- Eurocopter AS350 Batalhao de Choque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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16-Feb-09 PT-HVD Robinson R22 Jacarepagua, Brazil

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16-Feb-09 CC-CBW Bell UH-1 Chanco, Maule region, Chile (14F)

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15-Feb-09 Bell B206 Fullerton, US-California

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14-Feb-09 G-TTHC Robinson R22 nr Sandtoft, Humberside, UK (1F)

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10-Feb-09 166363 Sikorsky MH-60S 17m SE NAS Fallon, US-Nevada

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10-Feb-09 Bell B206 Gumma, Japan

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10-Feb-09 HA-MIX Robinson R44 Budapest, Hungary (1F)

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9-Feb-09 Mil Mi-8 43M SW of El Fasher, Sudan

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9-Feb-09 Sikorsky UH-60 Dili Airport, East TImor

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07-Feb-09 D-HHRR Robinson R22 Donaueschingen, Germany

Autorotation practice went wrong and hit ground very hard, substantially damaging the helicopter

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6-Feb-09 N234LA Robinson R22 Cypress, US-Texas

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5-Feb-09 N137LN Eurocopter EC135 Philadelphia, US-Pennsylvania

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5-Feb-09 OH-HWH Hughes H369D , Finland

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4-Feb-09 (Serial TBA) Bell B206 Baymena, Choix, Sinaloa state, Mexico

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4-Feb-09 LN-OAO Eurocopter AS350B3 Rostadalen 40 NM E of Bardufoss, Norway

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3-Feb-09 ZJ266 Eurocopter AS350BB Ternhill, UK

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03-Feb-09 Mil Mi-24 near Pugachyov airfield, Russia (3F)

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2-Feb-09 VH-ESH AgustaWestland AW139 Townsville 123 deg M 74 Km, Australia

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2-Feb-09 HI-555 Bell OH-58 , Dominican Republic

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1-Feb-09 N2620C Robinson R22 Lexington, US-

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01-Feb-09 N944U Robinson R44 Ogden, US-Utah

21 year old instructor flying family members.  The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot’s improper decision to fly at low altitude while maneuvering in mountainous terrain in a canyon and inadvertently exceeding the climb capability of the helicopter. Contributing to the accident were a high density altitude, mountainous terrain, and a tailwind encountered during the attempted course reversal.

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31-Jan-09 SP-HDV Eurocopter EC135T2 near Mudurnu, Turkey (2F)

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31-Jan-09 N4160A Robinson R22 Fillmore, US-California (1F)

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31-Jan-09 N226AP Robinson R22 Houston, US-Texas

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30-Jan-09 C-FOBX Robinson R44 Grande Cache, Alberta, Canada

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29-Jan-09 N272DE Eurocopter AS365 , US-Maryland

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28-Jan-09 C-FTDE Eurocopter AS350B2 Blue River, BC (CYCP, Canada

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27-Jan-09 N392LG Eurocopter AS350 , US-Colorado

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26-Jan-09 Bell OH-58D Kirkuk, Iraq – 2of2 (2F)

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26-Jan-09 OE-XHH Robinson R44 near St. Veit , Austria (1F)

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26-Jan-09 Bell OH-58D Kirkuk, Iraq – 1of2 (2F)

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25-Jan-09 ZK-HVX Schweizer S300C Waitakaruru, Waikato, New Zealand

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22-Jan-09 N4191A MD Helicopters OH-6A Monroe, US-North Carolina (1F)

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21-Jan-09 UR-ATOL Eurocopter AS350 Bogorodchani, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine (2F)

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20-Jan-09 N547AM Eurocopter AS350 , US-Kentucky

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20-Jan-09 N369PD MD Helicopters MD369E Atlanta, US-Georgia

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19-Jan-09 N350BH Eurocopter AS350 nr Forest City, US-Arkansas

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17-Jan-09 05-08012 Boeing CH-47F Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan (1F)

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17-Jan-09 F-MCOC 2318 Eurocopter AS532UL near Nyonie, Gabon (7F)

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16-Jan-09 Sikorsky UH-60 north of Kabul, Afghanistan

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15-Jan-09 574 Mil Mi-17 Adraskan district, Herat province, Afghanistan (13F)

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14-Jan-09 N2252U Brantly B2B Cement, US-Oklahoma

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12-Jan-09 N117NC Eurocopter BK117 , US-North Carolina

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12-Jan-09 91-26321 Sikorsaky UH-60 Texas A&M College Station, US-Texas (2F)

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12-Jan-09 N193EH Eurocopter AS350 Vermillion 229, Gulf of Mexico, US-Gulf of Mexico

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12-Jan-09 RA-20981 Mil Mi-2 near Nefteyugansk, Tyumen Oblast, Russia (4F)

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09-Jan-09 SE-JKF Eurocopter AS350B3 Stockholm, Arlanda, Sweden

Tail rotor failure due to maintenance oversight.

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09-Jan-09 RA-22463 Mil Mi-171 nr Mount Chernaya, Altai Republic, Russia (7F)

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8-Jan-09 N168SH Robinson R44 West Valley City, US-Utah

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7-Jan-09 CC-CGE Eurocopter AS350B3 Casa de Piedra, Las Heras, Argentina

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05-Jan-09 D-HIMB Eurocopter BK117B2 Gundelfingen, Germany

Truck struck main rotor blade while parked at emergency scene.   “Christoph 54”

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5-Jan-09 N401PH Bell B407 , US-Indiana

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5-Jan-09 PT-YFP AgustaWestland A109C Itupeva, 73 km north west of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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5-Jan-09 N141MK Eurocopter AS350BA Honolulu, US-Hawaii

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04-Jan-09 N748P Sikorsky S76C++ Gulf of Mexico, US-Gulf of Mexico (8F)

Thomas Ballenger and Vyarl Martin were the two pilots killed in the crash. The passengers killed were: Andrew Mauricio, Allen Boudreaux Jr., Jorey A. Rivero, Randy Tarpley, Charles W. Nelson, and Ezequiel Cantu.  Sole survivor Steven Yelton suffered a serious brain injury in the crash and lives at a rehabilitation facility.

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2-Jan-09 F-HBMA Eurocopter EC135T2 Molesmes, France

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01-Jan-09 D-HCOR Eurocopter AS350B Schönhagen, Germany

Hard landing after reported engine failure.  Main blades struck tail boom.  Approx date, known to be in January 2009, but cannot be more specific

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01-Jan-09 F-MJCK Eurocopter AS350 (location TBA)

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27-Sep-08 OY-HFC Robinson R22 Kirke SÃ¥by, Denmark (1F)

Crashed on a sports field, killing the pilot.  Photos show helicopter upright, but significant vertical forces have collapsed the skids and the base of the cabin has has good contact with the ground.  Fire on impact.  Passenger survivied.

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23-Jun-08 HB-XWJ Agusta 109K2 Samedan, Switzerland

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17-Jun-08 OY-HPH Robinson R22 Billund Airport, Denmark

Contacted trees on training flight.  Landed upright, but tail rotor and tail separated from aircraft

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31-May-08 N268SH Robinson R22 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:  The student’s improper use of the anti torque pedals during a practice hover autorotation, which resulted in the helicopter rolling over. Additional causes of the accident were the certificated flight instructor’s inadequate supervision of the maneuver and delayed remedial action.

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06-Apr-08 Eurocopter SA316 Panama City, Panama

Fell onto starboard side when landing. None of 5 POB seriously injured

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24-Mar-08 5N-BJF Eurocopter AS365N2 Bonny Airstrip, Nigeria

At 50 feet, during the demonstration of Class B landing by the training captain, the helicopter experienced a sudden drop in height, hitting the ground nine metres short of the runway. There was no fatality, but damage to the nose wheels, the left main landing gear forward structure and the tail guard.

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03-Aug-07 5N-BIQ Bell 412EP Eket, Nigeria (1F)

Crashed while manuevering over Qua Ibom Terminal Airfield (QUA) at Eket, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured. The helicopter was destroyed. There was no fire

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03-Aug-07 5N-BIQ Bell 412EP Eket, Nigeria (1F)

Very heavy landing on unauthorised flight.  Pilot died from his injuries

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18-Jun-07 N712U Robinson R22B Park City, US-Utah

21-year-old flight instructor on a cross-country training flight with a student .  The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:  The pilot’s failure to maintain rotor RPM during hover taxi. A contributing factor was the high density altitude weather condition.

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20-Apr-07 AgustaWestland A109E Owerri, Nigeria

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11-Nov-2006 5N-BHU Eurocopter AS350B2 Warri, Nigeria (1F)

One person died and three others were critically injured when a helicopter on a chartered flight crashed near the southwestern Nigerian oil city of Warri.  The helicopter was reported to be modifying its flight plan on account of bad weather in Port Harcourt before losing contact with air traffic controllers. It ran into high-tension power cables

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08-Apr-06 N921U Robinson R22B Tooele, US-Utah

On a training flight, the helicopter struck the ground in a level attitude, the front of the left skid caught in the soft uneven ground, and the helicopter rolled left.  The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot’s failure to maintain control of the helicopter during the takeoff initial climb, which resulted in an in-flight collision with the ground. A contributing factor was the gusty wind condition.

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02-Jan-06 OM-ATC Agusta 109K2 Janova Lehota, Slovakia

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09-Sep-05 N944U Robinson R44 Jackson, US-Wyoming

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:  the pilot’s failure to maintain aircraft control during initial takeoff climb resulting in an uncontrolled descent and impact with terrain. A contributing factor was the pilot’s encounter in settling with power.

 

 

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