The helicopter was reported by a passenger to have crashed while conducting a communications tower maintenance task. The police have advised that of the 3 POB there are two deceased and one injured.
The pilot was fatally injured and the passenger received minor injuries. The helicopter was destroyed. Pilot reported as Matthew Charles Wilson, 37, and his 23-year-old male passenger, an Irish backpacker working for a survey company, was seriously injured
Helicopter made contact with a wall and crashed onto rocks close to the shoreline. The crash killed pilot Lt. Å ahbaz Belhadin (44), Major Ivan Obradovic (36) and Vidoje Tomic (35), a sergeant first class.
IMC prevailed in the area at the time of the accident and a VFR flight plan was filed for the flight from Campo dos Amarais Airport (SDAM), Campinas, Brazil, to Angra dos Reis, State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil. All three occupants killed.
Crashed in mountainous terrain. Two passengers survived with serious injuries, but pilot Phil Cotter, age 62, died. Uncorroborated reports quote cargo net round the main rotor head.
Helicopter went down around 9.15pm killing four members of the same family – named as R44 owner Yvon Beaudoin, 65, his partner, 67-year-old Marie-Paule Frechette, his son Eric Beaudoin, 43, and his granddaughter, 8-year-old Melizandre Beaudoin. CADORS 2011Q1877
Pilot had reported that he was calling in to a nearby airport for refuel shortly before. Air Ambulance crashed in open countryside killing the three crew – Randy Bever, 47, a nurse, Chris Frakes, 36, a paramedic, and James Freudenberg, 34, the pilot – and the patient Terry Tacoronte, 58
Reported as a rough landing on a routine training flight – and resulted in Mi-24 fleet being suspended
Two crew killed when Gazelle went down close to Libyan border in south of Tunisia
Helicopter had taken off from offshore installation P-65 (operated by Petrobras) and ditched in the Atlantic en route to its base at Macae. Casualties named as – pilot Rommel Garcia Oliveira, co-pilot Haytzann Lauro Pinto and passengers Ricardo Leal de Oliveira and JoÃ£o Carlos Pereira da Silva
Night take-off in helicopter VFR equipped. Ground impact and ensuing fire left very few pieces. The helicopter was carrying experienced journalist Paul Lockyer, cameraman John Bean, and pilot Gary Ticehurst.
Fell into river while trying to rescue people trapped in car by flood waters
Fatality was Captain Erhan Kind, survivor named as Kamuran SÃ¶nmezay
Crashed into the sea, one survivor
Four people were killed when the police helicopter crashed into the Miyun reservoir in a northern suburb of Beijing. Five crew members were aboard the helicopter that was returning from a rescue drill above the mountainous region of Miyun County with two other helicopters. One crew member has been saved.
The helicopter was trying to return to Lae when it went missing between Mumeng and Wafi – marginal visual conditions, pilot was not IFR rated, helicopter was not IFR equipped. Two security guards and the expatriate pilot, Peter Wallace, were on board the helicopter. There were no survivors
Two Army pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise on a live-fire range. Pilots named as Capt. John D. Hortman, 30, of Inman, SC, and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Steven B. Redd, 37, of Lancaster, CA. Both served in the 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment stationed at Fort Campbell, [...]
30 members of the US military, a civilian interpreter and 7 Afghan soldiers died. Initial reports suggest it was shot down by Taliban forces
Pilot Roberto Bezzi died and 4 (or 5?) passengers injured. Early reports suggest blade strike
The Bell 412, carrying two Australians, two South Africans and six Indonesians, lost contact with authorities Wednesday afternoon minutes after takeoff from the city of Manado on Sulawesi island. It was later found after impacting terrain
A helicopter of Indonesian military was shot by unidentified gunmen in Puncak Jaya of Papua in eastern part of Indonesia on Wednesday, killing one soldier
One fatality (named as Canjole Kitumba Aguinaldo) in take-off accident
Fatal crash while on geological mission on Nelson Glacier. Aircraft remains found at 5,100ft altitude. Victims later named by RCMP as 35 year old pilot Randy Lambert from Abbotsford, 40 year old Colin Dionne from Powell River and 32 year old Mathieu Lefebvre-Masse from Lund BC
The chairman/chief executive of Bacita Sugar Company Josephine Oluwadamilola Kuteyi, her personal assistant Adedoyin Ogunbanjo and their Filipino pilot were killed after impacting terrain.
48-year-old Jill Jenyns was believed to be returning from mustering cattle when she crashed fatally into a sand hill on a trip from Big Rock Dam to her homestead at Brooking Springs Station near Fitzroy Crossing.
Quote – The Mi-8 helicopter owned by a local air carrier crashed while landing because of engine failure. 5 POB, three crew and two passengers. Caught fire on landing, while on a radio navigation aids inspection flight. Three fatalities
Light helicopter crashed after striking wires during low level agricultural operations
Had just flown over a block of cherry trees and was turning to fly back when it hit power lines 40-50 feet above the ground. Crashed and burned, killing pilot. Stephen W. Nelson reportedly died of asphyxiation due to smoke inhalation
Agricultural ops, crashed into field, killing 54-year-old Hubert Dane Harris Jr., of Little Rock, AK.
Departed from Lopburi Air Force Base bound for the crash site of a Black Hawk which went down on 19th, Unfortunately this too had an accident, killing three of the four aboard. Survivor was mechanic Sergent Pattanaporn Tonchan
1 fatal – owner Chris Watts aged 45. A fixed wing pilot flying in the area reported this online “There was a lot of horrible, low drifting clag about with drizzle and the situation was rapidly changing.” Caught fire on crash landing.
Crashed into trees on landing in a military compound. Killed 1 on the ground and debris injured a further 22
Crashed and burned in bushland. Rescuers had to abseil 10m cliff to reach crash site. Pilot named as Colin Greenwood, age 35, and passenger was the helicopter’s owner Bruce Campbell, aged 65
Black Hawk involved in rescuing bodies from the crash of a UH-1 three days previously; 9 killed (Maj-Gen Tawan Ruangsri, the 9th Infantry Division chief and commander of the Surasee Task Force, 1st pilot Maj Prapan Jiamsoongnoen, 2nd pilot Maj Chuphan Polwan, senior flight mechanic Sgt-Maj Somkid Wongtoksaeng, 2nd mechanic Sgt Aram Wongsing, Capt Jate [...]
At least 1 of 4 occupants killed
The helicopter, from Thap Phraya Sua Camp in Ratchaburi’s Suan Phung district, crashed into a mountain in a bad weather while on a mission to remove civilians who had been trapped in Kaeng Krachan National Park. Deceased named as Pilots Maj Kitisak Chin-iam, and Lt Pratya Nualsri plus passengers Maj Kitiphum Ekkaphan, SM1 Rangsan Polsaibua [...]
Three occupants killed, believed to be owner Gilberto Menel, director of the Textile knitting Nanet, plus company employee Erico Melchioreto,and pilot Alvaro Junior Pisetta. Helicopter crashed into a forest. Access to site difficult
Crashed shortly after take-off. One report suggests tail rotor struck a tree, but nephew of pilot says it lost the tail at 400ft. Fatalities named as Ricardo Cabrera (pilot/trainer) and Juan Pablo Gaviria (owner/student)
Three died when S76C++ ditched in the sea shortly after take off from Yetagun oil field rig. Fatalities included pilot Ohn Thein, ex Myanmar Air Force
52 year old pilot from Belgium, and 37 year old passenger was Italian but lived in Belgium for many years. Both killed
Fatalities named as Army 1st Lt. Thomas Joseph Williams Jr. and Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Daniel Cole
Unknown circumstances. Fatality named as registered owner Joseph Ohnheiser, aged 60
Collided with the Yenisei River, near Istok, Krasnoyarsk Region, Russia, during a repositioning flight at night. IMC prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The pilot is missing and presumed fatally injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The flight originated from a landing strip near Severnaya, Krasnoyarsk Region
Staff Sgt. Thomas J. Dudley fell to his death from an MV-22 Osprey while conducting combat operations in southwestern Afghanistan
The helicopter, belonging to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, crashed on a training flight shortly before noon Wednesday in the San Mateo Area of Camp Pendleton killing one of the seven on board. The deceased serviceman was later named as Sgt. Trevor Cook, 25, of Orleans, N.Y.
Helicopter had been rented by a construction company. Crashed and burnt out in mountainous location at Dalamot nr Hardanger Fjord. Deceased named as Kjetil Bu (27) from Kinsarvik, Karianne RingkjÃ¸b Dahl (29) from Bergen, Andrew SÃ¸vik Fossmark (24) from Vaksdal, Siv Holtan (18) from Bergen and pilot Tore Bendigtsen Ystanes (39) from Bergen
An eyewitness described the aircraft as having “disintegrated” mid-air, according to Austin-Travis County EMS spokesman Warren Hassinger “Fire rescuers and EMS personal arrived on the scene and pretty much confirmed that it was not a survivable crash,” Hassinger said, adding that the victim was “burned beyond recognition”. Pilot later named as 60 -year-old Steve Titsworth. [...]
landing accident. Registration assumed from reports of it being a 2008 build R44 registered to Capitale HÃ©licoptÃ¨re and this is the only such aircraft. 25 year old pilot Allain Da Encarnacao survived, 65 year old passenger Andre Lafontaine did not.
The helicopter had flown only about 300 metres after takeoff when it crashed, killing the sole occupant pilot
Crashed into the sea 300-500m offshore. Wreckage washed up on beach. Fatalities named as pilot Marcelo de Almeida and passengers Mariana Noleto, Gabriel Kfuri Gouveia (aged 2), Luca Kfuri de MagalhÃ£es Lins (aged 3), Norma Batista de AssunÃ§Ã£o (aged 49, the children’s nanny), Jordana Kfuri Cavandish, and Fernanda Kfuri
Five confirmed killed, one seriously injured to hospital in accident on mountain Pleta de Juclar (2240m) nr Canillo. “cable caught in tree” in unofficial report. Fatalities listed in press as Heliand employees Claude Michel Boulanger and Jacques Lahouille – plus Daniel Curruhuinca, ElÃas PÃ©rez and LluÃs Blanco. Survivor was Jean-Jacques Vidal,
Struck high voltage powerline. 8 fatalities named as pilot NÃ©stor Manuel NiÃ±o Acosta, Copilot FabiÃ¡n Fuentes Meneses, technician Leandro SÃ¡nchez SÃ¡nchez and passengers GutiÃ©rrez Mendoza Eimer, John Contreras Lobo, John Joya Delgado, GermÃ¡n Medina Delgado and Wilson Correa Castillo
The pilot of a French Army Gazelle died when his helicopter crashed in poor weather conditions. Victim later named as Lieutenant Matthew Gaudin, 37
Fatalities include a major, two lieutenants and two sergeants.
Helicopter was on electricity line survey when it went down at the crest of the mountain of Puerto Angulo, in a rocky and inaccessible by land vehicle. Locals reported a fire and the authorities later confirmed two fatalities. Foggy weather conditions may have contributed
A NATO spokesman in eastern Afghanistan said the helicopter in Sunday’s crash went down in the Sabari District of Khost Province, a mountainous area near the Pakistan border, where insurgent activity has been among the heaviest this spring. Deceased later named as Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth R. White, 35, of Fort Collins, Colo., and Chief [...]
Crashed into Indus or Sindh River en route to Peshawar, and poor weather reported. Five people on board including Major-General Mohammad Nawaz, director general of the Punjab Rangers along with two Captains and one Colonel.
A military helicopter belonging to Iran’s Air Force has crashed near the central city of Isfahan, killing the pilot and co-pilot, a senior Iranian official says. Deputy Governor of Isfahan Mohammad Mehdi Esmaili said that the crash was caused by technical problems in the helicopter.
An Australian Army Officer (later named as Marcus Case) was killed when an Australian Chinook Helicopter crashed while undertaking a re-supply mission in Zabul Province.
A Mi-2 helicopter crashed in the Stavropol Territory when it supposedly performed farm work. The pilot died, a source at the Emergencies Ministry’s regional centre said. The accident occurred in the village of Yasny at about 23:00 on Friday.
Flight plan for the overdue helicopter had it going the 30 miles from Hayfork to Weaverville and then back to Hayfork Friday. Search crews found the helicopter’s wreckage and pilot’s body in a remote area around 3:15 p.m. Student pilot later named as registered owner Mor Applebaum.
Fort Hood Chief Warrant Officer Christopher R. Thibodeau, 28, of Chesterland, Ohio, died in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, of injuries he suffered when his helicopter crashed during combat operations, the military said. Thibodeau was assigned to Fort Hood’s 1st Battalion, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade.
Low level survey flight
Four of five occupants killed when helicopter crashed into Istanbul Strait. Pilot, and commander of the Police Aviation Unit, Kemal Ozdemir survived the accident by swimming to safety. Other passengers were Branch Director of Information Technology Ragip Ali Bilgen and his son, Marine, with a strong second pilot Murat GÃ¼Ã§lÃ¼ and Oray SarÄ±Ã§ay’Ä±n who worked [...]
Firefighting operations, taking up water from lake, fel into lake 30m from shore and two thirds submerged. Sole occupant pilot killed, later named as Jean-Luc Deba, 54, of Montreal.
A Border Security Force helicopter crashed in Sirohi district of Rajasthan killing the pilot and three others. The helicopter crashed at 3 pm near Bahadurpura village. A team of officials from Mount Abu reached the crash site and all the bodies, which are badly burnt, have been recovered. The killed are identifed as pilot Colonel [...]
Coroner reported that James Burks of Hot Springs, Ark. was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville. Sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Hundelt says the helicopter was spraying fungicide on a wheat field near New Athens when the rotor separated from the aircraft, causing it to crash.
1 fatality. Mustering accident, according to Queensland Fire & Rescue. Official report here
At least one officer was killed and several others were injured as a Pakistani army helicopter crashed Tuesday evening some 40 km northwest of the country’s capital Islamabad, reported local Urdu TV channel Samaa. Fatality named as Subedar Major Fayyaz, with injured personnel named as Lt Colonel Abdullah, Major Tufail, Lance Naik Ehsan and another [...]
Crashed in mountainous region. One passenger was Arunachal Pradesh’s Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu
Clipped a building whilst filming for reality show “Campus PD”. R44 could be seen after the crash on its nose, leaning up against a building. Cameraman Greg Jacobsen, 33, passed away 22-May after spending more than three weeks in intensive care. Pilot Robert Trent, of Friedens, Penn., was admitted to hospital in critical condition, but [...]
Two fatalies – Jean-Michel Mazet, a dentist in Margate (Gard) and Jean-Louis Durant, a Narbonne, an instructor pilot in Pezenas
Instructor killed, Dutch student unnijured. Helicopter apparently struck the cable for the Davis Ferry that is strung across the Alabama River
Instructor Graham Alan Stott, 31, and student Marcus Hoogvliet, 21, were on a training flight when their R22 went down on the Arawhata Saddle, at the head of the Matukituki River
Crashed while firefighting, pilot Matuaze HÃ©ctor de la Fuente, 54, died at the scene of the accident, while his passenger, CristiÃ¡n SÃ¡nchez Gabriel Orellana, 38, was seriously injured