Accidents: June 2011

01-Jun-11 VH-BHU Bell 206 Whyanbeel, Australia

1-Jun-2011

Four injured after helicopter hit powerlines and crashed into a field.  Onboard were a charter pilot, two Queensland government employees and a Cairns Regional Council employee who were conducting aerial surveys of the area.... Read more

01-Jun-11 N68012 Hiller UH-12E Stockton, US-California

1-Jun-2011

Tail rotor struck tree and helicopter crashed into orchard... Read more

??-Jun-11 Sikorsky S55T Papua New Guinea

1-Jun-2011

S55 Whisperjet conversion “Helo is Ok but the people looking to use it are no longer interested.”  [exact date not known]... Read more

01-Jun-11 2025 Bell 206L LongRanger Layyah, Pakistan (5F)

1-Jun-2011

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.... Read more

03-Jun-11 VH-XAA Kawasaki-Hughes 369HS Mount Coree, Australia

3-Jun-2011

During a flight with two occupants on board, the helicopter collided with terrain and minor injuries were sustained. They activated a search beacon and were picked up by the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Rescue Helicopter... Read more

04-Jun-11 N8336X Robinson R44 Nipomo, US-California

4-Jun-2011

Precautionary landing in field after pilot “sensing something was wrong”.  Later flown to Santa Maria Public Airport for further assessment... Read more

04-Jun-11 G-FEDA Eurocopter EC120B Redhill, UK

4-Jun-2011

The machine appears to have spun and caught the ground, leading to dynamic rollover,... Read more

04-Jun-11 N917EM Eurocopter AS350B2 Wichita, US-Kansas

4-Jun-2011

Aircraft lost power in towering take-off at 25ft agl. Returned to pad and taken out of service for inspection... Read more

05-Jun-11 C-FYCO Eurocopter AS350BA Gagnon, Canada

5-Jun-2011

While it was flying low and slow, the aircraft sustained vibrations, followed by an engine breakdown. The pilot attempted an emergency landing. The aircraft rolled over onto its left side and was partially submerged on the edge of a lake.... Read more

05-Jun-11 Bell OH-58D Sabari District, Afghanistan (2F)

5-Jun-2011

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... Read more

07-Jun-11 N237AC Erickson S64F Plaster City, US-California

7-Jun-2011

San Diego Gas & Electric’s helicopter was involved in an incident when a section of a transmission tower carried by the helicopter fell approximately 200- feet to the ground. No one was injured.... Read more

07-Jun-11 EC-IMZ Bell 407 Villasana de Mena, Spain (2F)

7-Jun-2011

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... Read more

08-Jun-11 Mil Mi-17 Saurimo, Angola (5F)

8-Jun-2011

Fatalities include a major, two lieutenants and two sergeants.... Read more

09-Jun-11 N824AH Eurocopter AS355N Wakefield, US-Massachusetts

9-Jun-2011

Emergency landing in public park. State Police officials said inspection crews were on the way, but that the helicopter would not be able to leave Nasella Field until the issue causing the emergency light to illuminate was fixed.... Read more

09-Jun-11 Kamov Ka27 Mount Ebrus, Russia

9-Jun-2011

Crashed on mission to rescue the occupants of crashed Robinson R44 helicopter RA-04331... Read more

09-Jun-11 F-GPSI Robinson R44 Bourg-Ceyzériat, France

9-Jun-2011

Instructional flight, takeoff without hydraulic assistance, ended up on its side... Read more

09-Jun-11 RA-04331 Robinson R44 Mount Ebrus, Russia

9-Jun-2011

Crashed on landing at 3500m altitude in poor visibility on tourish trip.  Rescue helicopter Ka27 then crashed too.  Second rescue helicopter sent... Read more

09-Jun-11 N272SM AgustaWestland A109E Elko, US-Nevada

9-Jun-2011

Rotor blade struck unknown object in flight. Landed safely... Read more

10-Jun-11 N237AC Erickson S64F Plaster City, US-California

10-Jun-2011

While setting an elecriticy tower within a utility right-of-way two miles SE of Plaster City, three of the helicopter’s four hooks holding up a tower section released. While hanging from the remaining hook, the structure was slowly lowered to the ground and, once on the ground, was released. The tower subsequently tipped over. No one... Read more

10-Jun-11 Eurocopter SA342M Bagram, Afghanistan (1F)

10-Jun-2011

The pilot of a French Army Gazelle died when his helicopter crashed in poor weather conditions.  Victim later named as Lieutenant Matthew Gaudin, 37... Read more

11-Jun-11 G-SASH MD Helicopters MD902 Leeds-Bradford, UK

11-Jun-2011

On lifting to the hover, the downwash from the helicopter pushed one parked light aircraft into another.... Read more

11-Jun-11 Frankfurt, Germany

11-Jun-2011

Load became unstable as helicopter approached rooftop of Trianon skyscraper.  Pilot elected to drop the load – an airconditioning unit – which dropped 180m to the ground... Read more

11-Jun-11 Bell 47G Champniers, France

11-Jun-2011

Tourist flight.  Pilot claimed to have been caught in a wind vortex.  Helicopter Destroyed... Read more

11-Jun-11 PNC-0731 Bell UH-1 Huey II Salinas, Colombia (8F)

11-Jun-2011

Struck high voltage powerline. 8 fatalities named as pilot Néstor Manuel Niño Acosta, Copilot Fabián Fuentes Meneses, technician Leandro Sánchez Sánchez  and passengers Gutiérrez Mendoza Eimer, John Contreras Lobo, John Joya Delgado, Germán Medina Delgado and Wilson Correa Castillo... Read more

12-Jun-11 Mil Mi-24 Ghazni Province, Afghanistan

12-Jun-2011

Landing accident with 4 POB – no injuries and only light damage to the helicopter.... Read more

12-Jun-11 Westland Sea King Mk.50 Garden Island, Australia

12-Jun-2011

Precautionary landing.   Aircraft shut down without further incident in accordance with standard emergency procedures.   No personnel were injured during the incident.  Being investigated by maintenance personnel from 817 Squadron.... Read more

14-Jun-11 Mil Mi-8 Tchaikovsky, Russia

14-Jun-2011

5POB.  Made emergency landing in wooded area after suspected engine fire which turned out to be incorrect... Read more

15-Jun-11 707 Mil Mi-171 Mandapul, Afghanistan

15-Jun-2011

Helicopter ended up on its port side with the tail boom broken... Read more

15-Jun-11 Mil Mi-8 Dudinka, Russia

15-Jun-2011

Precautionary landing due to fuel leak... Read more

15-Jun-11 N2077E Schweizer 300C Grand Forks, US-North Dakota

15-Jun-2011

Simulated forced landing, main blades struck tail boom... Read more

15-Jun-11 EC-LHP AS350B3 Canillo, Andorra (5F)

15-Jun-2011

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, Elías Pérez and Lluís Blanco.  Survivor was Jean-Jacques Vidal,... Read more

16-Jun-11 Mil Mi-8 Nadym, Russia

16-Jun-2011

Port side engine failure 20 minutes out.  Returned to airport on good engine and landed OK... Read more

16-Jun-11 Bernkastel-Kues, Germany

16-Jun-2011

Helicopter was spraying a vineyard when it severed a powerline.  Level of damage not known.  Villages of Bernkastel, Graach Come Longkamp and Monzelfeld all without power.... Read more

16-Jun-11 ZJ165 Eurocopter AS365N2 Plymouth, UK

16-Jun-2011

Nose wheel collapse on runway landing on training flight.  Runway blocked for period of time which necessitated diversion of one airline flight.  Civil owned, Military Registered aircraft, operated by British International for Royal Navy “Flag Officer Sea Training” unit... Read more

17-Jun-11 Sikorsky UH-60 Massillon, US-Ohio

17-Jun-2011

Emergency landing after smoke in cockpit.... Read more

17-Jun-11 PR-OMO Eurocopter AS350B2 Porto Seguro, Brazil (7F)

17-Jun-2011

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 Magalhães Lins (aged 3), Norma Batista de Assunção (aged 49, the children’s nanny), Jordana Kfuri Cavandish, and Fernanda Kfuri... Read more

18-Jun-11 N334DC Robinson R22 Prescott, US-Arizona

18-Jun-2011

Aft portion of tail boom separated on landing... Read more

18-Jun-11 N24HM Bell 47G4A Montgomery City, US-Missouri

18-Jun-2011

Main rotor blades severed tail boom during take-off... Read more

18-Jun-11 Mil Mi-2 Boguchany district, Russia

18-Jun-2011

Take-off accident, helicopter ended up on its side... Read more

18-Jun-11 SP-SUI PZL Sokol Tabuyo, Spain

18-Jun-2011

Unstable on take-off and crashed in a wood a few hundred metres from take-off point... Read more

19-Jun-11 VT-SWA Bell 407 Raipur, India

19-Jun-2011

Helicopter ended up on its side in a jungle area.  No initial indication as to cause... Read more

19-Jun-11 N139HA Hiller UH-12E Lost Hills, US-California

19-Jun-2011

Engine problems during turn at low level while spraying at 100ft agl.  Landed heaviliy and rolled over... Read more

19-Jun-11 N115SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Grand Canyon, US-Arizona

19-Jun-2011

Bird strike during landing phase... Read more

19-Jun-11 G-KSWI MD Helicopters MD500E Glastonbury, UK

19-Jun-2011

Probable that the helicopter sustained a mechanical failure in the cruise, resulting in loss of pitch control to one of the tail blades. During the subsequent attempt to land, the airspeed reduced to the point where directional control seems to have been insufficient to maintain heading. At a height of approx 50 ft, the helicopter... Read more

19-Jun-11 Sikorsky HH-60M Turtlecreek Township, US-Ohio

19-Jun-2011

Precautionary landing after problem with one engine... Read more

20-Jun-11 ZK-HPQ Robinson R22 Mount Campbell, New Zealand

20-Jun-2011

Instructor and CPL student on board... Read more

20-Jun-11 Bell 206 Innisfail, Australia

20-Jun-2011

Helicopter involved in agricultural work.  Wire strike took out electricity in East Palmerston.  Initial reports sketch as to whether wires were cause or effect... Read more

20-Jun-11 D-HPHP Robinson R44 Salixbyn, Sweden

20-Jun-2011

One R44 landed too close to another and struck it with its moving rotor blades.   D-HPHP had damaged main blade and broken cabin bubble, D-HALP had damaged tail.  Thus assume that D-HPHP landing too close to D-HALP... Read more

20-Jun-11 D-HALP Robinson R44 Salixbyn, Sweden

20-Jun-2011

One R44 landed too close to another and struck it with its moving rotor blades.   D-HPHP had damaged main blade and broken cabin bubble, D-HALP had damaged tail.  Thus assume that D-HPHP landing too close to D-HALP... Read more

21-Jun-11 N49678 Bell 212 Mesa, US-Arizona

21-Jun-2011

The Bell 212 was part of a three-aircraft test flight for Boeing. Two support aircraft were chasing an Apache Longbow on test flight when one of the support aircraft went down.... Read more

21-Jun-11 Lockheed MQ-8 Libya

21-Jun-2011

The UAV was delivering intelligence data from about 5,000-7,000 ft. as expected, and there was no immediate sign of a command and control problem or mechanical malfunction, a program source says. This may mean it was shot down.... Read more

21-Jun-11 N38EA Bell B206 Cosumnes River Preserve, US-California

21-Jun-2011

Landed hard during practice autorotations, fell onto its side, then causing a grass fire which consumed the helicopter and 15-20 acres of grassland.  Pilot not injured... Read more

22-Jun-11 V2-LGO Bell B206 Antigua

22-Jun-2011

Low Transmission Pressure light illuminated and pilot Dominic Noon made emergency landing at Crabbs Rifle Range... Read more

22-Jun-11 Mil Mi-26 Rjasan, Russia

22-Jun-2011

Helicopter dropped external load... Read more

22-Jun-11 Mil Mi-2 Andreyevskaya Cossack, Russia (1F)

22-Jun-2011

The helicopter had flown only about 300 metres after takeoff when it crashed, killing the sole occupant pilot... Read more

23-Jun-11 Zabul province, Afghanistan

23-Jun-2011

An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) helicopter crashed in south Afghanistan on Thursday, a press release from the NATO-led ISAF said on Friday.  Given the location of troops, it was likely a US Military helicopter... Read more

23-Jun-11 N5694A Enstrom F28C DeSoto, US-Nebraska

23-Jun-2011

Helicopter was surveying power lines but was forced to make an emergency landing after reporting mechanical problems.  F28 ended up on its side... Read more

24-Jun-11 Honeywell RQ-16 Fukushima, Japan

24-Jun-2011

A Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk drone amde an emergency landing on the remains of the #2 reactor at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power station while taking air samples to measure radiation levels.... Read more

24-Jun-11 C-FSKV Robinson R44 Schefferville, Canada (1F)

24-Jun-2011

landing accident.  Registration assumed from reports of it being a 2008 build R44 registered to Capitale Hélicoptère and this is the only such aircraft.  25 year old pilot Allain Da Encarnacao survived, 65 year old passenger Andre Lafontaine did not.... Read more

27-Jun-11 C-GLHQ Hughes 369D Ambler, US-Alaska

27-Jun-2011

Tipped backwards and fell off elevated platform while engine was running... Read more

27-Jun-11 EI-EAS Robinson R22 Sligo, Eire

27-Jun-2011

Eye-witnesses said the small helicopter — which was carrying a 31-year-old pilot and a 19-year-old girl — appeared to get into difficulty for reasons which are now being investigated.... Read more

27-Jun-11 N7779M Robinson R22 Garfield, US-Texas (1F)

27-Jun-2011

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. ... Read more

28-Jun-11 HB-ZMD Robinson R44 II Herisau, Switzerland

28-Jun-2011

Landing accident on open grass area and ended up on port side.  29 year old front seat passenger to hospital.  38 year old pilot uninjured, as were the rear passengers – 69 year old man and 26 year old woman.... Read more

30-Jun-11 9M-WAJ AgustaWestland AW139 Subang, Malaysia

30-Jun-2011

Pilot and two trainees on board, first flight of day.  Aborted take-off and tail section separated from helicopter in subsequent very heavy landing... Read more

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