Crashed on training flight killing all four on board
Crashed on training flight killing all four on board
Mid air collision with fixed wing Piper Pa28 N54380
Crashed killing both on board after hitting powerlines at night. Helicopter was carrying 800-900 kg of hashish and on an illegal (unbooked with air traffic) flight. One of those on board was from the Albanian Air Force. Photos show a Bo105 in dark camouflage colours
Crashed shortly after take off from Army operations centre at Tena. All four survived despite helicopter ending upside down and on fire – named as captains Soberon Hernán Alberto Davalos Villacrés and Andrew Ismael Carrillo, Second Sergeant Henry Toapanta Ona and Sergeant Humberto Moreno. A later press report blamed this accident on a fault with… Read more »
The engine number 2 caught fire as the aircraft was taxying in. Substantial damage restricted to the right hand side engine
Crashed adjacent to the threshold of runway 15 and burnt out. Mountain View Fire & Rescue issued a statement saying there were two fatalities. This short video interview suggests that part of the helicopter separated in mid air. Operator Mountain One Helicopters announced on their Facebook page that the victims were instructor Alex Viola and… Read more »
Helicopter came under fire from members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North and were forced to make an emergency landing in a remote area of Sudan’s South Kordofan state.
Bird strike after landing, but caused damage to blades while they were still turning
Marines helicopter out of MCAS Miramar crashed on a training flight at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms. Both on board died in the accident, named later as Capt. Elizabeth Kealey and 1st Lt. Adam Satterfield
After take-off, the engine lost power and the pilot conducted a forced landing. The helicopter collided with the ground resulting in substantial damage. The pilot and passenger were uninjured.
Training flight, accident while hover taxying
People planning to attend the 2015 CHC Safety & Quality Summit now have the opportunity to receive additional training and certification by registering for pre- and post-summit training courses. The summit, hosted by CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI), brings together top aviation-safety professionals from around the globe to share best… Read more »
Source: CHC, 22-Jan-15
Emergency landing in retail parking lot after bird strike
Bristow flight BHL60A has declared an emergency just NE of Shetland and returned to Sumburgh. Press article refers to an unspecified cockpit warning light.
Helicopter was involved with long line operations on a power-line construction project 11 nm SE of Key Lake, SK. After a power-line cable was moved, the long line did not release. The helicopter descended and struck the ground. The pilot was injured and was transferred to La Ronge Hospital for medical attention. The helicopter sustained… Read more »
The flight was operating a hydro line patrol and suffered “collision with terrain”. Sole occupant pilot airlifted to hospital. CADORS 2015C0207
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
Routine night training mission. Helicopter ended up on its side. 2 injured
Heavy landing, reportedly after engine problems. 4 POB got out with minor or no injuries. Post-crash fire
EagleMed critical care air medical transport company is co-sponsoring an aviation hazards seminar for general aviation pilots and aviation weather enthusiasts scheduled Jan. 23, 2015 in Wichita. Co-sponsors are the National Weather Service office in Wichita, and the Kansas Army National Guard. The seminar on Convective Weather Effects (thunderstorms and their hazards) will be held… Read more »
Source: EagleMed, 19-Jan-15
Emergency landing in baseball field. Engineer called. No damage.
Aircraft on approach to landing was flown to the right of centerline for landing at the base helipad. Fuel tank is installed right of the helipad. At approximately 10ft AGL, main rotor blades contacted fuel tank obstruction light. Pilot maneuvered aircrat to the left, landing on the center of the helipad. No injuries to 3… Read more »
Helicopter crashed killing the 51-year old pilot at 2510 Northline Road, nr College Park Drive, later named as Michael Mims.
While conducting aerial mustering at about 100 ft above ground level, the helicopter encountered a tailwind resulting in a high rate of descent. The helicopter collided with the ground resulting in substantial damage. The pilot was uninjured.
The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Robinson R22 Beta (G-MOGY), contacted ground during circuit practice and rolled over, near West Chevington, 30 October 2014 Robinson R22 Beta (G-OKEY), struck ground following inappropriate cyclic input by student pilot, at Elstree Aerodrome, 21 September… Read more »
Source: AAIB, 14-Jan-15
A year ago, safety experts at the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) declared that 2014 would be a pivotal year as the helicopter community worked to stem a discouraging increase in fatal and non-fatal accidents. A renewed safety education and communication effort succeeded in reversing the trend as U.S. helicopter accidents totaled 130 during… Read more »
Source: USHST, 13-Jan-15
Ditched for unknown reason in the Chongón dam reservoir, all POB in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Video of the last stages of the recovery effort can be seen here A later press report blamed a tail rotor drive shaft problem
Crashed into water killing the sole occupant pilot
The pilot was killed and an occupant was seriously injured after a helicopter crashed in the PR-576 highway, in Santa Monica, Paraná. Post crash fire. Helicopter reportedly hit a large bird, and wires during emergency landing
After taking off and clearing some trees, the helicopter began to lose rotor RPM and the pilot elected to land nearby. During the landing, the helicopter sustained some damage, but the helicopter remained upright and the pilot and passengers were uninjured. Helicopter was being used for a police search for a missing 23-year old who… Read more »
Faced one night with a trip over mountainous terrain in a medical transport helicopter with a faulty emergency locator transmitter, a pilot refused to fly the unsafe aircraft and was later terminated in retaliation for doing so. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration followed. As a result, Air Methods… Read more »
Source: Dept of Labor, 08-Jan-15
As the chief instructor for Hillsboro Aviation in Oregon and a member of the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), I am in a position to help shape (in a small way) the future of our helicopter industry. In a recent discussion with another helicopter safety professional, we concluded that there are no new ways to… Read more »
Source: USHST, 08-Jan-15
Crashed at night killing owner Mauro Garza Fernandez, and passenger Alejandro Lopez Lopez. Pilot Ciro Huerta Martinez and the other two passengers named as Balden Lorenzo González and Jorge Armando Gonzalez Bustos were injured. Some reports say that the helicopter was not equipped for night flights. Video of the crash site here.
British Army Air Corps helicopter slightly damaged in emergency landing in forest clearing on a training flight. One report states they lost a tail rotor blade but this video clearly shows both still in place post incident
Emergency landing in parking lot while on low level traffic patrol over Route 128. No damage, no injuries
During fire fighting operation, pilot experienced problems on the tail rotor and landed safely – another report suggests the cable holding the water bucket (empty at the time) contacted the tail rotor. Damages found on tail rotor and tail boom.
Precautionary landing due to fog and ended up parked overnight. No damage
Fatal accident, no further details yet
Helicopter crashed on post-maintenance ferry flight from Phoenix to Sierra Vista, killing pilot Jeff Steele and mechanic Marc Hansen, who were both employed by Airwest Helicopters LLC. The helicopter was operated for Cochise County Sheriff’s Department
Crashed into trees during flood relief operations, injuring both pilots and two aid workers on board. Pilot Asst Superintendent Amirul Adli Ahmad suffered a fractured spine. Co-pilot Asst Superintendent Hasli Hassan had minor injuries to his knees. The other two – both with minor injuries – were named as Sergeant Major Mohd Hood Abd Majid and… Read more »
Very heavy landing in residential area, minor injuries to 2 POB later named as David Callen and Paul Lourenco.
Crashed in unknown circumstances just outside boundary fence of Lantana Airport – killing instructor Luis Aviles, and seriously injuring student pilot Johnathan Desouza
On take off, main rotor blade(s) contacted the wind sock mast. A vibration was felt and the pilot landed immediately at the same site. An inspection of the main rotor revealed damage to one of the blades. CADORS 2014C5006
Substantially damaged in heavy landing – photo. Sole occupant pilot Charles Deyhle Jr was reportedly uninjured. Reportedly due to gusty conditions when trying to land on a ground handling trolley
Unknown damage in force landing
Minor damage after force landing by taxiway
Crashed into Mangrove swamp not long after take-off from Condo Iporanga in Guaruja when en route to Sao Paulo, killing all five on board. This included Marcelo Muller, grandson of the founder of the Muller beverage company, his wife Lumara Rocha Müller, their 2 year old daughter Georgia and her nanny Raquel dos Santos Vilas… Read more »
Passenger injured from gunshot fired from the ground while helicopter was overflying. damage to plexiglass window
Suspected lightning strike, returned to base. Reg to be confirmed
Emergency landing, breaking the tail boom. No injuries to three on board.
During circuit training operations, the helicopter collided with terrain and rolled onto its left side. The helicopter was substantially damaged, however both pilots were uninjured.
The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2015. This is the time of the year we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and we trust many of our readers will take time to consider what that means to the world, perhaps through attending a church… Read more »
Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Dec-14
Struck tail on landing and slid into a snow bank
Crashed onto highway after reported power failure, extensively damaged. Minor injuries to pilot R44 identification from comparison between this photo of ZS-RMH flying and the large titles on the side on this photo – it is feasible, although unlikely, that there is another R44 in the same colour scheme
Shortly after take-off, the helicopter contacted the ground again and fell onto its starboard side. Private pilot had rented helicopter from Heli-Zuri for a flight to Ticino. Final confirmation required on reg
Crashed in bad weather in a rubber plantation, during flood relief operations. Four POB named as pilots Capt Seksan Puraphol and Lt Apisit Prahacha, plus aircraft mechanics Pol Sgt Major Sa-ngun Muengkamrueng, and Pol Sgt Major Kittipong Saeng-Thit
Crashed on night training flight. Ended up on its starboard side. All six personnel aboard the helicopter survived the crash and were transported to nearby medical facilities for evaluation
Loss off power during low level powerline insulator washing ops. Both of the 2 POB suffered minor injuries. Boom and skids damaged
While the helicopter was hovering prior to departure from an oil platform, the crew heard a strong noise followed by vibration and instability of the helicopter. The pilot commanded an immediate landing on the deck, with the helicopter touching the floor in an abrupt manner. 17 POB. Substantially damaged
Loss of power at 20ft agl, heavy landing
Crashed into a lake around sunset, killing all 4 POB
Crashed shortly after take-off. Local press reports indicate that either the pilot was not licenced, or the aircraft did not have a current airworthiness certificate, or both. 2 POB – unnamed pilot and his passenger, named as Giorgio da Silva Souza
Reported shot down by Islamic State group militants
The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Sikorsky S-76C (G-WIWI), unintentional descent towards trees, Peasmarsh, East Sussex, 3 May 2012
Source: AAIB, 09-Dec-14
Lost power in cruise at 600ft and force landed in field just NE of Platte Valley Airpark, causing minor injuries to 25-year old female pilot, who was not named in press reports. Photo
Heavy landing after reported engine failure. Impact killed two of the six on board, named here as Vladimir Novikov and Flarit Galyavutdinov
Helicopter was not authorized scenic flights in the state of Parana, crashed shortly after takeoff, injuring the four occupants of the aircraft. The airworthiness certificate had expired over two years earlier
The widow of an investment banker sued his employer StormHarbour Securities LLP for allowing him to board a helicopter that crashed into a Peruvian mountainside in 2012, killing 14 on board. See Full Story
Source: Bloomberg, 05-Dec-14
Attending one of the world’s premier aviation-safety conference’s costs a little less for a limited time. Early bird registration for the 11th-annual CHC Safety and Quality Summit is open now until Dec. 31. During that period, enrolling in the March 23-25 conference costs C$1085 plus tax – a discount of C$100. The summit, which will… Read more »
Source: CHC, 05-Dec-14
Crashed on training flight, killing Portuguese instructor and Angolan student
Main rotor and mast separated shortly after take-off from Sky Park Airport on post-maintenance test flight to track and balance the blades. Two fatalities named later as Claus Hauer and Bruce Orr
Pilot received serious head injuries from the tail rotor after receiving a warning signal, leaving the cockpit and going to the rear of the helicopter to assist the technical staff – but apparently got too close
The helicopter landed on scene at a road accident involving an intoxicated driver whose car hit a Carabineros vehicle. With rotors turning, a fire department vehicle got too close and clipped the blades. Initially the helicopter spun 90 degrees on the ground before the damage caused the tail boom to break off a few seconds… Read more »
Helicopter crashed killing all 4 POB – Two pilots from the police force, a civilian pilot and a police officer were killed. On final approach to Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport. Potential wake vortex issue from recently landed airliner? Anti Poaching flight
No immediate details of the accident, but some of the 14 POB were injured. [MSN needs verification]