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10-Jun-17 N7482F Hughes 300C Tallulah, US-Louisiana

Substantially damaged by ground resonance

13-Jun-17

Summit Aviation Celebrates New Manufacturing Location

Summit Aviation Celebrates New Manufacturing Location

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, celebrated its expanding aviation parts manufacturing operations today with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Summit’s Somerset operations started in 2007 as a labor-only supplier to Schweizer Aircraft, today Summit Aviation’s manufacturing facility provides full-service support to build aerostructure product assemblies for a variety of military and commercial helicopters and fixed… Read more »

Source: Greenwich AeroGroup, 23-May-17

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22-May-17 N2032S Schweizer 300CBi Eden Prairie, US-Minnesota

Fell onto starboard side during training accident.  Two POB not seriously injured

22-May-17

Oceania Aviation to train Pakistan 300C engineers

Oceania Aviation to train Pakistan 300C engineers

Oceania Aviation are pleased to announce the recent signing of an agreement with Pakistan authorities for the training and development of government-nominated engineers in the overhaul and servicing of leading dynamic components, rotor blades, piston engines and calendar parts for the Sikorsky S300C. The agreements will see Engineers from Pakistan accommodated in New Zealand for… Read more »

Source: Oceania Aviation, 17-Mar-16

Northrop Grumman awarded $7.2M for MQ-8B test and development work

Northrop Grumman awarded $7.2M for MQ-8B test and development work

Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded $7,280,560 for cost-plus-fixed-fee task order 1269 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026) in support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aircraft systems.  This test support effort for the MQ-8C includes software verification; software regression; cybersecurity; dynamic interface; and other requirements in preparation… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Mar-16

Northrop Grumman awarded $8M more for MQ-8B Fire Scout software

Northrop Grumman awarded $8M more for MQ-8B Fire Scout software

Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded an $8,021,113 modification to a previously issued cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0023) to exercise an option for software sustainment services in support of MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aircraft systems.  Work will be performed in San Diego, California (90 percent); and Point Mugu, California (10 percent), and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 13-Jan-16

22-Sep-15 C-GNET Schweizer S300C Dawson City, Canada

Helicopter was hovering approximately 40 feet AGL to assess the landing area. The helicopter moved laterally to the right in order to increase the visibility of the landing area. During this time, the helicopter rotated to the right and started to spin about the vertical axis. An attempt to control the rotational spin was made,… Read more »

22-Sep-15

12-Sep-15 D-HHLB Schweizer S300C Delitzsch, Germany

Reported engine failure with a total loss of engine power whilst on aerial photography, and helicopter rolled onto starboard side and suffered significant damage.  The 39-year-old pilot and his 65 years old co-pilot were slightly injured

12-Sep-15

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23-Aug-15 N315TV Schweizer 300C Mesa, US-Arizona

The pilot reported that during the approach, he noticed erratic cyclic control movements and subsequently landed hard.  Postaccident examination of the helicopter by an Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the main rotor blades and tail boom were substantially damaged.

23-Aug-15

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18-Aug-15 N17YS Schweizer 300C Las Vegas, US-Nevada

hard landing off field.  Substantially damaged

18-Aug-15

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05-Aug-15 N9427F Hughes 300B Atkinson, US-Illinois

Agricultural Pilot Marion Turpin was seriously injured when his helicopter crashed into soybean crop after hitting powerlines at low level. Post crash fire

05-Aug-15

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29-Jul-15 I-GASF Schweizer 300C Gratosoglio, Italy

Helicopter written off in agricultural accident

29-Jul-15

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01-Jul-15 N9490F Hughes 300C Asotin, US-Washington (2F)

Two fatalities – later named as Hudson Simmons and Hayden Simmons. Unknown circumstances Location is very close to state line. Incident location reported relative to both Lewiston ID and Asotin WA which are opposite sides of the river forming the state line at this point.

01-Jul-15

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01-Jul-15 N2096W Schweizer 300C Chehalem Airpark, US-Oregon (2F)

Crashed on routine night training flight, killing instructor and student.  A later report named the instructor as Anthony Gallerai and the student as Kristian Blackwell

01-Jul-15

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09-Jun-15 Schweizer 300 Lac Central, Canada

A private Schweitzer 269C helicopter took off from a sandy beach at Lac Central for Lac Kénogami with a pilot and a passenger on board. During the initial climb, the aircraft (Lycoming HIO-360-D1A engine) experienced a loss of lift for an undetermined reason and crashed in the lake. The occupants were not injured in the… Read more »

09-Jun-15

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Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

Sunset Aviation Service, Inc. located in Aurora Oregon is proud to announce our new website at www.sunsetaviationservice.com along with a new phone number of 503-776-5053. Our capabilities list has also been expanded to better serve more of the helicopter industry. Sunset Aviation Service was awarded the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) certificate… Read more »

Source: Sunset Aviation Service, 30-Apr-15

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01-Feb-15 N20059 Schweizer 300CBi Carthage, US-New York

Emergency landing on snow was heavy and helicopter turned over

01-Feb-15

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24-Dec-14 VH-FTY Schweizer 300CBi Parafield, Australia

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.

24-Dec-14

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04-Dec-14 CS-HFD Schweizer 300CBi Ponte de Sor, Portugal (2F)

Crashed on training flight, killing Portuguese instructor and Angolan student

04-Dec-14

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23-Oct-14 C-GLVP Hughes 300C Chemin du Lac Mourier, Canada

During the landing approach at a height of about 20-30 feet above the ground, a quick right yaw occurs. Pilot lost control resulting in a hard landing and the helicopter rolled to the side and suffered significant damage, but the pilot was not injured. CADORS 2014Q2226

23-Oct-14

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22-Sep-14 N1675U Schweizer 300C Grand Forks, US-North Dakota

Touched down hard, striking the tail rotor

22-Sep-14

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11-Aug-14 N7432F Hughes 300C Darrington, US-Washington

Force landed, pilot had minor injuries

11-Aug-14

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09-Aug-14 OE-XRL Schweizer 300C Stockerau, Austria

Helicopter fell over onto port side on landing.  Male pilot uninjured, female passenger slight injuries.

09-Aug-14

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24-Jul-14 C-GMJQ Schweizer 300C Saint-Lazare-de-Bellechasse, Canada

Struck cables while crop spraying, extensively damaged. CADORS 2014Q1500

24-Jul-14

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21-Jul-14 N1830D Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

Rolled over on landing

21-Jul-14

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12-Jul-14 N9061R Hughes 269A Howe, US-Texas

Crashed in unknown circumstances

12-Jul-14

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Frasca wins order for R44/S300 convertible Level 5 Flight Training Device

Frasca wins order for R44/S300 convertible Level 5 Flight Training Device

Frasca International, Inc. Urbana, IL,  has been awarded a contract to supply a Robinson R44/S300 convertible TruFlite™ CAAC Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD) to Sichuan Xilin Fengteng General Aviation Co. Ltd, located in Guanhan,  Sichuan Province, China. The company  is the biggest helicopter corporation in the Southwest of China. There are  12 helicopters and 35 pilots… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 10-Jul-14

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06-Jul-14 ZK-HON Schweizer 300C Ward, New Zealand

06-Jul-14 ZK-HON Schweizer 300C Ward, New Zealand

Crashed on hunting expedition.  Both occupants airlifted – pilot Grant McCallum with a broken leg and passenger Sam Kersten with serious back injuries

06-Jul-14

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17-year old completes licence in 43.6 hours with Atomic Helicopters

17-year old completes licence in 43.6 hours with Atomic Helicopters

Atomic Helicopters, a Seattle-based helicopter flight school announces Preston Gulledge,a high school student of local The Overlake School, completed his Private Pilot practical test, earning his Rotorcraft-Helicopter rating on June 1, 2014.  He is the youngest student to date to have graduated from Atomic Helicopters’ scenario-based, syllabus-centric flight training program, and one of the youngest… Read more »

Source: Atomic Helicopters, 17-Jun-14

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17-Jun-14 N152CC Schweizer 300CBi Allentown, US-Pennsylvania

Substantially damaged, injuring female pilot.  High vertical force impact, remained on skids

17-Jun-14

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13-Jun-14 OO-JCS Schweizer S300C Cerfontaine, Belgium (1F)

Annual licence renewal flight.  Instructor Louis Janssens (69) from Theux died in the accident

13-Jun-14

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12-Jun-14 G-BWAV Schweizer S300C Dunsfold, UK

The pilot was attempting a practice autorotation when the accident occurred. He did not realise that he had failed to achieve a split between engine and rotor rpm, with the result that the rotor rpm reduced to below the normal operating range. The pilot was unable to prevent the helicopter striking the ground hard. It… Read more »

12-Jun-14

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31-May-14 N902CP Schweizer 300C Temple, US-Texas

Rotor separated on landing

31-May-14

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Sikorsky subcontracts manufacture of 11 Schweizer 333 cockpits

Sikorsky subcontracts manufacture of 11 Schweizer 333 cockpits

Cherokee Nation Industries, the aerospace and manufacturing division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, was recently awarded a $2.5 million contract by Sikorsky Global Helicopter in support of the S-333 aircraft, one of the most cost-efficient light turbine helicopters in the industry. “Advanced manufacturing in the aerospace industry is a core industry for Oklahoma success and the… Read more »

Source: Cherokee Nation, 14-May-14

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25-Apr-14 N90636 Hughes 269A Cleburne, US-Texas

Both occupants injured – the owner’s son on a training flight with an instructor.  Heavily damaged

25-Apr-14

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11-Apr-14 ZK-ING Hughes 269B Haast, New Zealand (2F)

Darryl Condon, 51, and Neale Gray, 54 killed on flight returning back to base at Bruce Bay after maintenance at Wanaka

11-Apr-14

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13-Mar-14 PH-OKE Hughes 300C Hilversum, Netherlands

Three injured (one seriously) in low level accident at base airfield

13-Mar-14

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23-Feb-14 VH-HAK Hughes 300C Legerwood, Australia

The helicopter took off to reposition for refuelling and after about 1 minute, at about 30 ft above ground level, the engine stopped. The helicopter landed heavily, collided with an embankment and was substantially damaged.

Source: Legerwood, Tasmania, 23-Feb-14

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28-Jan-14 C-GMCI Schweizer 300CBi Pitt Lake, Canada

2POB escaped unharmed.  helicopter rolled off bank into the waters of Pitt Lake, British Columbia CADORS 2014P0128

28-Jan-14

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L-3 win $17M for Tactical Common Data Link on MQ-8B and MQ-8C

L-3 win $17M for Tactical Common Data Link on MQ-8B and MQ-8C

L-3 Corp. Systems West, Salt Lake City, Utah, is being awarded a $17, 611,443 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-13-D-0001) for supplies and services associated with Surface Terminal Equipment for Hawklink Tactical Common Data Link (TCDL) and the Littoral Combat Ship configurations, and the Vortex Mini-TCDL Shipset components.  These supplies and services… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Jan-14

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21-Jan-14 N2110J Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

Landing accident, helicopter on its side

21-Jan-14

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Nicholson McLaren Aviation to exhibit at Heli UK Expo

Nicholson McLaren Aviation to exhibit at Heli UK Expo

Nicholson McLaren Aviation has confirmed their attendance at the Heli UK Expo at Sywell Aerodrome, from 3rd – 4th June 2014. Nicholson McLaren Aviation are an EASA Part 145 approved company specializing in the overhaul, maintenance, repairs and overspeed inspections of Lycoming and Continental engine. Located in Berkshire, United Kingdom, Nicholson McLaren Aviation have a… Read more »

Source: Heli UK, 12-Jan-14

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28-Dec-13 N2056J Schweizer 300C Westchester, US-New York

Landing accident on training flight, helicopter ended up on its port side.  Both occupants to hospital

28-Dec-13

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06-Dec-13 RA-2097G Schweizer 300C Rostov Oblast, Russia (2F)

Two killed on instructional flight.  Reports state R44 as helicopter type but photo evidence shows S300C.  Tail boom and tail rotor separate from the rest of the wreckage which was completely burned out.

06-Dec-13

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Northrop Grumman awarded $13.8M for support of MQ-8B and MQ-8C programs

Northrop Grumman awarded $13.8M for support of MQ-8B and MQ-8C programs

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $13,857,607 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for logistics services in support of the MQ-8B/C Fire Scout unmanned air vehicle.  This work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md. (70 percent), and Pt. Mugu, Calif. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in November 2014…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Nov-13

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23-Nov-13 N368RW Schweizer 300C Bakersfield, US-California

Minor rotor blade damage on departure

23-Nov-13

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Sikorsky restarts production of the Schweizer S300C

Sikorsky restarts production of the Schweizer S300C

Sikorsky have confirmed to HeliHub.com that they have restarted the Schweizer S300C production line at Coatesville, Pennsylvania, and delivered the first two helicopters from that line in July 2013.  Our research suggests these are serials S1954 and S1956 to customers in China. A total of 19 S300Cs are being built at Coatesville, serials S1954 to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-13

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14-Nov-13 ZK-HJL Schweizer 300C Te Kauwhata, New Zealand

During a tea tree spray operation in a gully, helicopter turned into a wire, 20-30 ft. AGL. Pilot was aware of the wire.  NZ occurrence ref 13/5709

14-Nov-13

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01-Nov-13 N17880 Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

Force landing in muddy area

01-Nov-13

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02-Oct-13 C-GGUV Schweizer S300C Lake Manouane, Canada

“Collision with terrain”.  Operator specialises in agricultural work. CADORS 2013Q2216

02-Oct-13

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31-Jul-13 PR–MIL Schweizer S300CBi Guarapiranga, Brazil

Force landing in Guarapiranga reservoir in shallow water.  Police training flight.

31-Jul-13

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23-Jul-13 N9484F Hughes 300B Lewiston, US-Idaho

Main rotor blades struck tail boom in autorotation landing

23-Jul-13

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21-Jul-13 I-GANI Schweizer 300C Cuneo Levaldigi, Italy

Destroyed in accident, occupants not injured

21-Jul-13

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03-Jul-13 N888ZW Schweizer S300C Burnham, US-Maine

Two seater helicopter crashed  in a heavily wooded area on a bear hunt.  Both occupants injured – 58-year old pilotEd Friedman, passenger named here as Lisa Bates, 27

03-Jul-13

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22-Jun-13 N2091E Schweizer 300C Medford, US-New Jersey

Minor damage on landing at base.  http://www.helicopterflightservices.com/

22-Jun-13

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12-Jun-13 N7057H Hughes TH-55 Morgantown, US-West Virginia

Force landing after contacting powerlines during crop spraying operation

12-Jun-13

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11-Jun-13 Schweizer 300C Semarang, Indonesia

Training flight, minor injuries to 2 POB

11-Jun-13

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06-Jun-13 Schweizer S300C Guanghan, China (1F)

Training flight, one fatal, one injured.  Helicopter ended upside-down on the banks of a river

06-Jun-13

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31-May-13 N9507F Hughes 300B Chautauqua Lake, US-New York

Helicopter ditched in lake shortly after take-off.  2 POB (pilot Gordon Wuebbolt and his daughter) swam ashore.

31-May-13

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Cherokee Nation Industries earns $5.1M S300C contract from Sikorsky

Cherokee Nation Industries earns $5.1M S300C contract from Sikorsky

Cherokee Nation Industries is furthering its relationship with industry leader Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. The tribal enterprise was recently honored as a 2013 Sikorsky Gold Supplier and awarded a $5.1 million contract to provide frame and instrument panel assembly for the S-300C helicopter. “Aerospace and defense manufacturing is a core industry in Oklahoma and our business… Read more »

Source: Cherokee Nation, 09-May-13

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01-May-13 N322MH Schweizer 300C Hamilton, US-Montana

Minor damage during training flight

01-May-13

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01-Apr-13 N584PM Schweizer 333SP San Antonio, US-Texas

Precautionary landing in parking lot on night mission after warning light illuminated

01-Apr-13

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25-Mar-13 N90570 Hughes 300C Rialto, US-California

Landing gear collapsed

25-Mar-13

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19-Feb-13 N2099S Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

Heavy landing, deforming the skids, on the side of Highway US-1 after engine malfunction

19-Mar-13

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MQ-8B exceeds 8,000 hour milestone aboard USS Bradley

MQ-8B exceeds 8,000 hour milestone aboard USS Bradley

After exceeding the 8,000-flight-hour mark Friday, an MQ-8B Fire Scout assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 Detachment 5 prepares to land aboard USS Robert G. Bradley for a “hot pump” and re-launch while conducting maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations in the Mediterranean Sea March 11. Fire Scouts aboard Bradley are routinely flying 17-hour days… Read more »

Source: U.S. Navy, 13-Mar-13

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Bristow Academy Announces Agreement with Aero Dynamix

Bristow Academy Announces Agreement with Aero Dynamix

Bristow Academy announced today an agreement with Aero Dynamix to use Aero Dynamix night vision systems to enhance its night vision training program, as well as offer the installation of Aero Dynamix night vision systems to its customers worldwide. Both companies are industry leaders in night vision applications – Bristow Academy in rotary pilot training… Read more »

Source: Bristow Academy, 05-Mar-13

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25-Feb-13 FAP-667 Schweizer 300C Centro Poblado Camacho, Peru

Training accident, helicopter ended up on its side in grassy field.  The two occupants of the aircraft were identified as pilot Captain Manuel Poblete FAP Pardo Aguilar (30) and passenger Major FAP Candle Italo Fernandez (36)

25-Feb-13

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British S300 crash lawsuit plays out in the US

British S300 crash lawsuit plays out in the US

Negligence claims over a helicopter crash that claimed the lives of two Britons should remain in the US, a judge has ruled. (see full story) We also found this document online relating to this case File photo

15-Jan-13

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Large helicopter fleet deployed for Haj security

Large helicopter fleet deployed for Haj security

A total of 19 helicopters – including Sikorsky S92, S70i and Schweizer 434s – have been deployed  in Haj security operations this year and the operations have begun relatively early. (see full story)

08-Oct-12

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Northrop Grumman awarded $28M MQ-8B Fire Scout support contract

Northrop Grumman awarded $28M MQ-8B Fire Scout support contract

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $28,126,043 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for software sustainment, non-recurring engineering support and obsolescence efforts including future growth software development for the vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle Fire Scout MQ-8B.  Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (90 percent), and Patuxent River Naval Air… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Sep-12

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19-Sep-12 N37754 Hughes 269A McCool Junction, US-Nebraska

Ground impact during training flight

19-Sep-12

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21-Aug-12 I-GUAN Schweizer 300C Arena Po, Italy

Two occupants, substantially damaged

21-Aug-12

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05-Aug-12 C-FLBI Schweizer 300CBi Widgeon Lake, Canada

Reg C-FLBI is not confirmed but is the only one in this operators fleet to match the details given so far in the CADAORS report, ref 2012P1240

Source: 0264, 05-Aug-12

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24-Jul-12 N9679F Hughes 300C St Petersburg, US-Florida

General media reported it as a tail rotor issue while hovering.  Helicopter came to rest close to a fence

24-Jul-12

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07-Jul-12 N565LH Schweizer 300C Shreveport, US-Louisiana

Unknown circumstances, according to FAA records

07-Jul-12

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