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FAA Certification for Monumental Helicopters

FAA Certification for Monumental Helicopters

The FAA has recently certified Monumental Helicopters as an Air Carrier, allowing them to operate on-demand passenger and cargo carrying services. This certification now allows them to provide flights to 48 states. Their three passenger Robinson R44 is now allowed to land at any helipad, airport or clearing in the Mid-Atlantic Region, reports Rotor Daily…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jan-17

Arrow Aviation Restores Iconic Eagle One Helicopter

Arrow Aviation Restores Iconic Eagle One Helicopter

Mid-2018 sees the opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum, with a special tribute to the 1982 Air Florida 90 rescue mission, where the airline crashed into the Potomac River. Hanging above the lower level will be the restored “Eagle One” Bell 206L-1 helicopter, the aircraft that played a vital role in the rescue operation…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Jan-17

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Life Flight Moves Helicopter to Southwest Washington Regional Airport

Life Flight Moves Helicopter to Southwest Washington Regional Airport

Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced it is moving its helicopter stationed at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview, WA, to the Southwest Washington Regional Airport in Kelso, WA, effective November 23rd. The move has been under consideration for several years as Life Flight Network… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 28-Nov-16

MD Helicopters VP Engineering leaves for HeliTrak

MD Helicopters VP Engineering leaves for HeliTrak

HeliTrak is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Nehls as President of the company, effective May 9, 2016.  Mr. Nehls joins HeliTrak with more than 25 years of leadership and engineering roles in the aerospace industry, including extensive experience in aircraft/avionics design and regulatory certification. Most recently, Mr. Nehls served as VP of Engineering… Read more »

Source: HeliTrak, 14-Jun-16

Klickitat Valley Health puts helipad into operation

Klickitat Valley Health puts helipad into operation

The helipad came with a price tag of about $190,000 that covered all its related expenses. And among the chief contributors paying that bill was the KVH Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization created to assist the hospital through charitable and fundraising outreaches.  See full story

Source: Goldendale Sentinel, 28-Apr-16

Airlift Northwest adding rotary and fixed wing at Yakima

Airlift Northwest adding rotary and fixed wing at Yakima

Airlift Northwest, a Pacific Northwest air medical transport provider, announces the expansion of its services and capabilities in Eastern Washington with the addition of a state-of-the-art Pilatus PC-12 turboprop plane and a new helicopter to its Yakima base at McAllister Field. The plane goes into service today, March 21, 2016, and replaces Airlift Northwest’s AeroCommander… Read more »

Source: Airlift Northwest, 29-Mar-16

Seattle news helicopter crash survivor files lawsuit

Seattle news helicopter crash survivor files lawsuit

Guillermo Sanchez was driving to work in Seattle on the morning of March 18, 2014 when the news helicopter fell from the sky and hit his car while he was stopped at a red light.  See full story

Source: KREM, 23-Mar-16

Northwest MedStar and Life Flight Network collaborate on ICU-Level Critical Care

Northwest MedStar and Life Flight Network collaborate on ICU-Level Critical Care

Northwest MedStar is integrating its critical care transport program into Life Flight Network, an Oregon-based, not-for-profit air medical program serving the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West. As a result of this expanded program, Life Flight Network will open new helicopter bases in Colville and Walla Walla, Wash. and add a fixed-wing aircraft to an existing… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 17-Mar-16

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Hillsboro Aviation named commercial sales agent for Airbus Helicopters

Hillsboro Aviation named commercial sales agent for Airbus Helicopters

Hillsboro Aviation Inc. will become the Airbus Helicopters exclusive commercial aircraft sales agent for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska under an agreement announced Tuesday by officials of Airbus Helicopters Inc. The exclusive sales agent agreement is the first authorized by Airbus Helicopters Inc. in the company’s 47-year history. Based in Hillsboro, Ore. since 1980, Hillsboro… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Mar-16

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$32K donation to Klickitat Valley Hospital helipad fund

$32K donation to Klickitat Valley Hospital helipad fund

The KVH Memorial Foundation presented a check for $32,000 to CEO Leslie Hiebert and the KVH Commissioners for the Helipad construction fund at the hospital. The donation comes from money raised during the past two Black Tie & Blue Jeans Dinner and Auction events that were sponsored by the Memorial Foundation. “The Foundation Board worked… Read more »

Source: Klickitat, 03-Dec-15

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$32K donation to Klickitat Valley Hospital helipad fund

$32K donation to Klickitat Valley Hospital helipad fund

The KVH Memorial Foundation presented a check for $32,000 to CEO Leslie Hiebert and the KVH Commissioners for the Helipad construction fund at the hospital. See Full Story

Source: KVH, 03-Dec-15

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Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics to add a helipad

Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics to add a helipad

Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics is getting a new helistop in hopes of cutting down transportation times for patients who need critical care. See Full Story

Source: Herald Net, 02-Nov-15

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FAA: Wildfires and Drones Don’t Mix

FAA: Wildfires and Drones Don’t Mix

Responding to recent incidents in which unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as “drones,” interfered with manned aircraft involved in wildland firefighting operations, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is supporting the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service in their simple message to drone operators: If you fly; we… Read more »

Source: FAA, 30-Jul-15

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20-Jul-15 N121PT Bell UH-1H Walla Walla, US-Washington

Press “pilot walked away from an emergency landing”.  FAA “Aircraft destroyed”.  Firefighting ops.

20-Jul-15

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Kemper Development helistop clears city review

Kemper Development helistop clears city review

A conditional use permit issued to Kemper Development Company in 2011 for a helicopter landing pad atop its Bank of America Building has passed a review by the city of Bellevue, requested last year by opponent Ina Tateuchi.See Full Story

Source: Bellevue Reporter, 06-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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Metro Aviation delivers H135 to Northwest MedStar

Metro Aviation delivers H135 to Northwest MedStar

Northwest MedStar owns a mixed fleet of four fixed wing and seven rotor wing aircraft, and recently replaced one of its helicopters with a new Airbus H135 (EC135) completed by Metro Aviation in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Metro also operates all 11 aircraft for Northwest MedStar and has since August of 1994. “MedStar took delivery of its fourth… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 06-Apr-15

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FAA plans aviation system growth across 20 years

FAA plans aviation system growth across 20 years

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released an annual aviation forecast that shows the nation’s aviation system will continue to grow over the next two decades with greater numbers of people expected to fly more miles each year. “The improving economy continues to bode well for the health of the U.S air transportation system,” said… Read more »

Source: FAA, 17-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters Golden Hour Award Presented Snohomish County

Airbus Helicopters Golden Hour Award Presented Snohomish County

For its work conducting critical life-saving rescue missions, the Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team, based in Everett, Wash., has been awarded the Airbus Helicopters Golden Hour Award. The Golden Hour Award recognizes the efforts of an individual, group or organization that over time has advanced the use of helicopters in the vital mission of air… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 05-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters to hold regional customer service symposiums

Airbus Helicopters to hold regional customer service symposiums

Airbus Helicopters Inc. will hold six regional Customer Service Symposiums in 2015, expanding the popular program this year to include two additional locations. The events provide an opportunity for operators of Airbus Helicopters to get the latest aircraft safety and technical updates and meet with key company’s customer support personnel. The one-day symposiums begin in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Mar-15

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19-Feb-15 N166DR Bell UH-1H Shelton, US-Washington

Fell onto its side on take-off

19-Feb-15

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Haskell Awarded NAVFAC Contract for Joint Base Andrews Facility

Haskell Awarded NAVFAC Contract for Joint Base Andrews Facility

Washington has awarded a contract to Haskell for the design and construction of a $22 million helicopter operations facility. This 66,000 SF, 2-story HOF will accommodate consolidation of two squadrons, the 1st Helicopter Squadron (1HS) and the 811th Operational Support Squadron (811 OSS), into one facility. Design is underway with an anticipated construction start in… Read more »

Source: Haskell, 17-Feb-15

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Regulations will facilitate integration of small UAS into U.S. aviation system

Regulations will facilitate integration of small UAS into U.S. aviation system

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations. The FAA proposal offers safety rules for small UAS (under 55 pounds) conducting non-recreational operations. The rule would… Read more »

Source: FAA, 16-Feb-15

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Revived Walden bill seeks fair rural air ambulance rates

Revived Walden bill seeks fair rural air ambulance rates

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., said Tuesday he has reintroduced legislation to preserve emergency care in rural Oregon by ensuring that rural ambulance service providers are fairly paid for their services. See full story

Source: KTVZ, 16-Feb-15

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Fifth $25,000 donation will fund helipad for Spectrum Health

Fifth $25,000 donation will fund helipad for Spectrum Health

A pledge to fund a new helicopter landing site has been fulfilled two years early! See Full Story

Source: UP North Live, 05-Feb-15

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Lewis-McChord helicopter unit shifting focus to Pacific Rim

Lewis-McChord helicopter unit shifting focus to Pacific Rim

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s combat aviation brigade is about to turn its attention from the imposing peaks of Afghanistan to the “vastness of the Pacific.” See Full Story

Source: Seattlepi, 08-Jan-15

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FAA Statement on NTSB Decision in Huerta v. Pirker

FAA Statement on NTSB Decision in Huerta v. Pirker

The Federal Aviation Administration has a responsibility to protect the safety of the American people in the air and on the ground. The National Transportation Safety Board affirmed the agency’s position that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) meet the legal definition of “aircraft,” and that the agency may take enforcement action against anyone who operates a… Read more »

Source: FAA, 19-Nov-14

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BSEE Seeks to Strengthen Helicopter-Related Safety On Fixed Offshore Facilities

BSEE Seeks to Strengthen Helicopter-Related Safety On Fixed Offshore Facilities

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking today in the Federal Register Reading Room soliciting public comments on improving the safety of helideck and aviation fuel operations on fixed offshore facilities. This notice is the most recent step in BSEE’s continued efforts to strengthen safety on the… Read more »

Source: BSEE, 25-Sep-14

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FAA Issues Emergency Order of Revocation Against MARPAT Aviation

FAA Issues Emergency Order of Revocation Against MARPAT Aviation

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an Emergency Order of Revocation against MARPAT Aviation of Switzer, W. Va. for allegedly violating Federal Aviation Regulations related to holding a Rotorcraft External-Load Operator Certificate. The FAA alleges MARPAT conducted external load operations in support of firefighting when it was not qualified to do… Read more »

Source: FAA, 03-Sep-14

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NTSB Solicits Public Comments on its Proposed Rulemaking To Update Investigation Procedures

NTSB Solicits Public Comments on its Proposed Rulemaking To Update Investigation Procedures

The National Transportation Safety Board announced today that it has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking public comment regarding proposed changes to rules governing investigation procedures. The rules are laid out in 49 C.F.R. part 831. In the NPRM, the NTSB proposes organizing its investigation procedures into mode-specific subparts to make the rules easier… Read more »

Source: NTSB, 14-Aug-14

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Cantwell wants USCG technology beefed up during tour of CGAS Port Angeles

Cantwell wants USCG technology beefed up during tour of CGAS Port Angeles

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell said the Coast Guard should be equipped with the technology it needs to handle the “complexity of Washington’s waterways.” See Full Story

Source: PDN, 12-Aug-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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01-Aug-14 N3597T Eurocopter AS350 Tahoma, US-Washington

Collision with terrain during take-off.  4 POB, 2 airlifted, one with leg and one with head injuries.

01-Aug-14

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23-Jul-14 N949FM Bell 206B Wenatchee, US-Washington (1F)

Crashed from low level killing the sole occupant pilot, while flying agricultural ops drying orchards

23-Jul-14

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22-Jul-14 N5225C Hughes 500D Oso, US-Washington

Crashed during logging operations after tail hit a logging cable.

22-Jul-14

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12-Jul-14 N88771 Bell 47K Kingston, US-Washington

Ditched in shallow water.  3 POB got out OK, one named by local press as Tatyana Kutsenko

12-Jul-14

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27-Jun-14 N560LH Robinson R44 Quincy, US-Washington

Crashed after striking a pole during agricultural work

27-Jun-14

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Washington National Guard gets new helicopter for first time in five decades

Washington National Guard gets new helicopter for first time in five decades

The 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment is getting the six new UH-72 Lakota helicopters to replace OH-58 Kiowa helicopters  See full story

Source: Air Force TImes, 26-Jun-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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23-May-14 N260TA Bell UH-1H Waitsburg, US-Washington

Owner Tom Archer was taking off from his own property after not flying the helicopter in about a month.  Rotorhead and main blades ended up 10-15m from the fuselage

23-May-14

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Safety Analysis: Most Helicopter Accidents Occurring in U.S. West and South

Safety Analysis: Most Helicopter Accidents Occurring in U.S. West and South

As part of its ongoing accident analysis, the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has categorized U.S. civil helicopter data by U.S. state for the period of 2008 through 2013.  It continues to see the West and the South as ground zero for the majority of accidents.  Fatal accidents, for the most part, also follow… Read more »

Source: IHST, 13-May-14

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Northwest MedStar to Open Base in Brewster, Washington

Northwest MedStar to Open Base in Brewster, Washington

Northwest MedStar, the region’s critical care transport provider, is establishing an air medical base at Anderson Field Airport in Brewster, Washington. The full-time base will be opening in May, 2014. “This is another opportunity for Northwest MedStar to collaborate with the local health care community throughout north central Washington,” said Eveline Bisson, program director for… Read more »

Source: Northwest MedStar, 21-Apr-14

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11 Seattle helipads scrutinized in wake of news helicopter crash

11 Seattle helipads scrutinized in wake of news helicopter crash

After the accident, which killed two, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said the city should review its permits and procedures to make sure the helicopters are operating safely.  See full story

30-Mar-14

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City of Seattle outlines their rules for helipads

City of Seattle outlines their rules for helipads

At 7:51 a.m. this morning, Seattle Firefighters responded to a helicopter crash near the Space Needle. When firefighters arrived at Broad Street and 4th Avenue they found a helicopter that had crashed into the ground causing three car fires. Medics transported a male driver to Harborview Medical Center with severe burns and discovered two deceased patients inside the helicopter… Read more »

Source: City of Seattle, 19-Mar-14

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Sinclair, KOMO express deepest sympathies to Seattle helicopter crash victims

Sinclair, KOMO express deepest sympathies to Seattle helicopter crash victims

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) and its Seattle television station, KOMO (ABC), expressed its deepest condolences for the victims and family members of the news helicopter that crashed inSeattle, WA this morning.  The helicopter, owned by Helicopter, Inc., is leased jointly by Sinclair’s television station, KOMO, and Gannett’s television station, KING. “We are deeply saddened by this tragedy,”… Read more »

Source: Sinclair Broadcast, 19-Mar-14

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Gannett, KING express deepest sympathies to Seattle helicopter crash victims

Gannett, KING express deepest sympathies to Seattle helicopter crash victims

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) and its Seattle station, KING, are deeply saddened by today’s helicopter accident in Seattle, WA. “Words cannot express the sympathy and sadness we feel for the victims who lost their lives in today’s tragedy and for their families,” said Ray Heacox, president and general manager, KING. “We grieve this afternoon with the entire Seattle community… Read more »

Source: Gannett Co, 19-Mar-14

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News helicopter crashes into Seattle street

News helicopter crashes into Seattle street

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Mar-14

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18-Mar-14 N250FB Eurocopter AS350B2 Seattle, US-Washington (2F)

KOMO News helicopter down in Broad Street in Seattle, more updates shortly.  Seattle Police confirm at least two fatalities – named in this article as  pilot Gary Pfitzner and KOMO photographer Bill Strothman.  The helicopter was being used in a joint partnership between KOMO and KING 5 according to this KING 5 report

18-Mar-14

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Simplex may be lured to Washington state by tax incentive

Simplex may be lured to Washington state by tax incentive

Mark D. Zimmerman, chief executive of Simplex Manufacturing, confirmed that his company is eyeing Cowlitz County  See full story

Source: Bellingham Herald, 23-Jan-14

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TriState CareFlight Reaches Fleet Milestone of 60,000 Hours

TriState CareFlight Reaches Fleet Milestone of 60,000 Hours

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that TriState CareFlight, an air medical transport service operating in the Southwestern United States, has reached a fleet milestone of 60,000 hours. TriState Care Flight operates a total of 40 aircraft, including 22 AW119’s and 10 AW109 Power’s. The EMS configured interiors allow for the finest patient… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Oct-13

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Life Flight Network Signs Firm Orders for Three AW119Kx

Life Flight Network Signs Firm Orders for Three AW119Kx

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce Life Flight Network has signed firm orders for three AW119Kx single engine helicopters, completing the 15 helicopter acquisition plan, to meet its future air medical helicopter transport requirements. The contract was signed today by Michael Griffiths, Life Flight Network’s CEO, and Robert Brant, Vice President of Sales… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Oct-13

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17-Oct-13 N414CC Robinson R44 Sedro-Woolley, US-Washington

Hard landing and rollover onto port side.  2 POB injured.  Helicopter was making a precautionary landing at 9.30pm in a pasture due to reducing visibility.

17-Oct-13

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Two EMS helicopters grounded awaiting routine FAA inspection

Two EMS helicopters grounded awaiting routine FAA inspection

Two Life Flight helicopters that operate in Portland and southwest Washington have been grounded due to the government shutdown.  See full story More and more aircraft and helicopters are expected to be caught up in this, and the resultant backlog will take some time to clear

Source: KGW, 14-Oct-13

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30-Jun-13 N674TH Kaman K-Max Wenatchee, US-Washington

Damaged on landing.  Further details awaited

30-Jun-13

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24-Jun-13 N407FK Bell 206B Royal City, US-Washington

Crashed into a cherry orchard after catching bird netting at low level.  Pilot 31-year-old Christopher Iezzoni suffered back injuries and was having trouble breathing

24-Jun-13

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Northwest MedStar adds Eurocopter EC135P2+ and new base

Northwest MedStar adds Eurocopter EC135P2+ and new base

Northwest MedStar, the region’s premier critical care transport program, has enhanced its regional service, purchasing an additional helicopter and adding a weekend day base in north central Washington. These additions will increase Northwest MedStar’s presence and provide greater access to communities in eastern Washington, northern Idaho, western Montana and northeastern Oregon. “The purchase of an… Read more »

Source: Northwest MedStar, 13-Jun-13

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26-May-13 N99090 Hiller UH-12E Wenatchee, US-Washington

Main rotor separated, tail boom bent – pilot Charles Holmes and his wife Shanda.  Accident was shortly after take off and return to the airfield, following a refuel.

26-May-13

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02-May-13 N442RN Robinson R44 Pomeroy, US-Washington

Rolled over during aerial spraying operation

02-May-13

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12-Apr-12 N442FG Robinson R44 II Ocean Shores, US-Washington

76 year old pilot and his 51 year old passenger not injured in accident, which left helicopter on its side

12-Apr-13

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Bellingham Aviation Services Announces Its Expansion

Bellingham Aviation Services Announces Its Expansion

Bellingham Aviation Services (BAS), a leading FBO in the Pacific Northwest, announces the expansion of its aviation service offering with the addition of rotorcraft commercial photo and filming flights. “As our staff and training fleet have grown with increased demand, we feel it is an ideal time to further enhance our services and develop the… Read more »

Source: Bellingham Aviation Services, 19-Mar-13

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Seattle Mayor orders Police to end UAV usage

Seattle Mayor orders Police to end UAV usage

Mayor Mike McGlinn issued the following brief statement “Today I spoke with Seattle Police Chief John Diaz and we agreed that it was time to end the unmanned aerial vehicle program, so that SPD can focus its resources on public safety and the community building work that is the department’s priority. The vehicles will be… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Feb-13

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28-Dec-12 N407KS Bell 407 Renton, US-Washington

“Guardian One” Helicopter fell off side of ground handling trolley during run up, causing tail to contact the ground

28-Dec-12

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21-Dec-12 N4010B Robinson R22 Auburn, US-Washington

Substantial damage on landing

21-Dec-12

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Seattle police UAV plan hits severe turbulence

Seattle police UAV plan hits severe turbulence

The two Draganflyer X6 remote-controlled miniature helicopters purchased by Seattle have so far been mostly grounded, restricted to training and demonstration flights.  Each is equipped to carry video, still and night-vision cameras. (see full story)

Source: Reuters, 28-Nov-12

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National Park Service issues statement on R22 crash

National Park Service issues statement on R22 crash

The National Park Service released a statement this morning regarding the Oct. 3 helicopter crash in North Cascades National Park:- On October 4th, rangers received a report that a leased Robinson 22 helicopter had crashed the day before in a remote area of the park about six miles south of the international border with Canada…. Read more »

Source: National Park Service, 19-Nov-12

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Canadian pilot gets 10 years for flying drugs into US

Canadian pilot gets 10 years for flying drugs into US

One of the Canadian masterminds behind a massive northern border drug smuggling operation was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday for conspiracy to import marijuana. Henry Rosenau, 61, of Armstrong, British Columbia, was indicted in 2006 following a cross-border investigation dubbed “Operation Frozen Timber” led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland… Read more »

Source: US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 09-Nov-12

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26-Oct-12 N7530F Robinson R44 Chelatchie, US-Washington

Substantially damaged during tree harvesting operation

26-Oct-12

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Probation for heli-ski operator that illegally cut trees

Probation for heli-ski operator that illegally cut trees

North Cascades Heli-Skiing’s operating permit is in a probationary status after owners of the Mazama-based company admitted to cutting down or topping a few dozen high elevation trees on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest last winter to make helicopter landing safer (see full story)

Source: Wenatchee World, 15-Oct-12

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JR Helicopters expands

JR Helicopters expands

J.R. Helicopters, which provides a variety of services, including firefighting aid and agricultural spraying, will relocate from Buena to a new hangar at the Yakima airport. (see full story)

15-Oct-12

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03-Oct-12 N80140 Robinson R22 Marblemount, US-Washington

Emergency landing made in Cascades National Park

03-Oct-12

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07-Sep-12 N212SH Robinson R22B Newman Lake, US-Washington

Crashed after losing control in the hover

07-Sep-12

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Heli-skiing company cited for cutting trees in National Forest

Heli-skiing company cited for cutting trees in National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service has issued a notice of non-compliance to North Cascade Heli-Skiing for cutting two dozen trees on a high ridge to create an unauthorized helicopter landing zone. (see full story)

Source: Methow Valley News, 04-Sep-12

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05-Aug-12 N156RW Rotorway Exec 90 Colville, US-Washington

Roll-over

05-Aug-12

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26-Jul-12 Whidbey Island, US-Washington

We have received a report of a helicopter crash on Whidbey Island.  No injuries to occupants and waiting on further details

26-Jul-12

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MedEvac Foundation International introduces Mission San Juan Island

MedEvac Foundation International introduces Mission San Juan Island

Mission San Juan Island: Hero Retrieval brings together a group of eight Heroes, medevac industry leaders and volunteers from outside the industry, for a common cause… to raise money for vital medevac research and education programs.  The event will be held Saturday, October 20 on San Juan Island, just prior to the start of the… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation International, 10-Jul-12

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