During an air display, the helicopter was approaching a hover but porpoised – during this the main blades contacted and cut the boom, causing the helicopter to crash from low level. Video of incident on YouTube here. Pilot and co pilot seriously injured
The Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare, UK, is seeking two particular aircraft to expand what is already a most impressive line-up of helicopters. In a posting on a popular forum website, the user heli1 – widely believed to be the Chairman of the Museum’s Trustees, Elfan ap Rees – posted a request initially for an Alouette… Read more »
An urgent interim court order was awarded to AfriForum late this afternoon by the North Gauteng High Court to prevent delivery of Alouette III Air Force helicopters by the South African National Defence Force to the Zimbabwean army. The interim order shall stand pending the finalisation of the main application by 19 February 2013. AfriForum… Read more »
The Armed Forces of Maltaâ€™s Air Wing has completed a â‚¬2M refit project which saw the installation of new turbine engines and top of the range avionics on one of its Islanders as well as the full return to service of a third Aerospatiale SA316B Alouette helicopter. The project, which was co-financed by the European… Read more »
Gert Stemmet, in his court papers, alleges that he entered into an oral agreement with the army, which was represented by Colonel Mdzue W. Khumalo, around October 2009 for the provision of mechanical services to the “fleet of helicopters” belonging to the army.