Accidents: August 2011

01-Aug-11 N484AE Bell 206L4 Reliance, US-Tennessee

1-Aug-2011

Contacted wires on take off with patient from road accident site... Read more

01-Aug-11 N51857 Bell 47G Joice, US-Iowa

1-Aug-2011

Wire strike during agricultural ops.  25 year old pilot Joseph Sailer of Shakopee Minnesota never saw the power line across the corn field.  Press reported operated by Northland Helicopters but helicopter is registered to Scotts Helicopter Service... Read more

02-Aug-11 PT-HCZ Bell B206 Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2-Aug-2011

Force landing on a construction site following inflight loss of power.  Landing was very heavy – skids collapsed and fuselage ended up on the ground.  Pilot named as Boarini Bojikian Marcelo... Read more

02-Aug-11 N4771N Bell 47G.2 Charles City, US-Iowa

2-Aug-2011

Force landed; damage unknown... Read more

02-Aug-11 H-610 Mil Mi-171 Malanje, Angola (1F)

2-Aug-2011

One fatality (named as Canjole Kitumba Aguinaldo) in take-off accident... Read more

03-Aug-11 ZS-HTY Robinson R44 Cape Town, South Africa

3-Aug-2011

R44 ends up on its port side on University of Cape Town’s Middle Campus.  Light injuries to the four occupants.  Contacted trees, but as yet unclear whether that was cause or result of situation.  Photo of scene here... Read more

03-Aug-11 Bell UH-1 Johnsrud Park, US-Montana

3-Aug-2011

Emergency landing beside road.  No apparent external damage... Read more

03-Aug-11 Puncak Jaya, Indonesia (1F)

3-Aug-2011

A helicopter of Indonesian military was shot by unidentified gunmen in Puncak Jaya of Papua in eastern part of Indonesia on Wednesday, killing one soldier... Read more

03-Aug-11 PK-FUG Bell 412 North Sulawesi, Indonesia (10F)

3-Aug-2011

The Bell 412, carrying two Australians, two South Africans and six Indonesians, lost contact with authorities Wednesday afternoon minutes after takeoff from the city of Manado on Sulawesi island.  It was later found after impacting terrain... Read more

04-Aug-11 N135AN Eurocopter EC135P2 Marysville, US-Ohio

4-Aug-2011

Crew found bullet hole in aircraft and remains of bullet inside, under the cabin floor.  Unsure of location of occurrence, helicopter grounded at Marysville... Read more

05-Aug-11 N2082B Schweizer 300CBi Springbank Airport, Canada

5-Aug-2011

Training flight.  Helicopter ended up on its side.  Dynamic rollover?... Read more

05-Aug-11 I-AMVZ Eurocopter AS350B3 Celledizzo di Pejo, Italy (1F)

5-Aug-2011

Pilot Roberto Bezzi died and 4 (or 5?) passengers injured.  Early reports suggest blade strike... Read more

06-Aug-11 N128BH Schramm Helicycle Mentone, US-Indiana

6-Aug-2011

Pilot/owner William Hyde told police he had been attempting to take off when his engine stalled and died at about 100 feet.... Read more

06-Aug-11 GN-928 Eurocopter AS350B3 Ahi Veremos, Argentina

6-Aug-2011

Law enforcement helicopter suffered midair collision from light aircraft it was trying to prevent take off.  Fixed wing was involved in dtug smuggling.  Helicopter struck on tail rotor and spun into the ground.  All POB safe.... Read more

06-Aug-11 Rotorway Exec 162F Chino Hills, US-California

6-Aug-2011

At touchdown, the helicopter had some forward speed, the landing skids dug into the terrain, and the helicopter pitched nose down. The main rotor struck the ground and also severed the tail boom, and the helicopter rolled onto its left side.... Read more

06-Aug-11 Boeing CH-47D Wardak Province, Afghanistan (38F)

6-Aug-2011

30 members of the US military, a civilian interpreter and 7 Afghan soldiers died.  Initial reports suggest it was shot down by Taliban forces... Read more

08-Aug-11 N8332T Robinson R22 Deer Park, US-Washington

8-Aug-2011

Substantially damaged in landing accident... Read more

08-Aug-11 C-GBNH Eurocopter BK117B2 Calgary, Canada

8-Aug-2011

Chip light illuminated and standard procedures led to engine shut down. Uneventful single engine long field landing carried out... Read more

08-Aug-11 Zarmat, Afghanistan

8-Aug-2011

Hard landing... Read more

08-Aug-11 Boeing AH-6M Fort Benning, US-Georgia (2F)

8-Aug-2011

Two Army  pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise on a live-fire range.  Pilots named as Capt. John D. Hortman, 30, of Inman, SC, and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Steven B. Redd, 37, of Lancaster, CA. Both served in the 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment stationed at Fort Campbell,... Read more

08-Aug-11 P2-RUH Eurocopter Bo105LS Timini, Papua New Guinea (3F)

8-Aug-2011

The helicopter was trying to return to Lae when it went missing between Mumeng and Wafi – marginal visual conditions, pilot was not IFR rated, helicopter was not IFR equipped. Two security guards and the expatriate pilot, Peter Wallace, were on board the helicopter. There were no survivors... Read more

09-Aug-11 Bell 222 Oasis, US-California

9-Aug-2011

Emergency landing in field... Read more

09-Aug-11 Mil Mi-17 Sargodha, Pakistan

9-Aug-2011

Emergency landing after fire in tail.    The airfield is based to 82 Sqn which flies Alouette IIIs, and no other helicopters based.  We realise other aircraft can visit, of course!... Read more

09-Aug-11 G-POLA Eurocopter EC135P2+ Birmingham, UK

9-Aug-2011

Footage released of rioter pointing gun at helicopter... Read more

10-Aug-11 1632 Bell B206 Zoh Laguna, Mexico

10-Aug-2011

Public Security reported that it learned of this incident that injured the pilot, copilot and mechanic, who were admitted to General Hospital Xpujil... Read more

11-Aug-11 Pratapnagari, India

11-Aug-2011

Emergency landing in a paddy field during a post-maintenance ferry flight... Read more

11-Aug-11 N62JF Robinson R22 Titusville, US-Florida

11-Aug-2011

On long finals, the pilot accidentally switched off the fuel flow.  Helicopter made an engine-off landing on a residential street, sliding some distance on its skids before reaching some trees which arrested its movement and it ended up upside down under a tree... Read more

12-Aug-11 Beachy Head, UK

12-Aug-2011

A small helicopter, believed to be connected to the Airbourne event at Eastbourne, has made an emergency landing near Beachy Head.  It is believed that the pilot sent out a Mayday message having suffered a bird strike.  Given the event link, this was either a Navy Lynx from the Black Cats team, or a helicopter... Read more

14-Aug-11 N475AL Bell 47G.3B.2 Los Banos, US-California

14-Aug-2011

Crashed in orchard during agricultural ops... Read more

15-Aug-11 SE-HVI Bell 206L3 Gallivare, Sweden

15-Aug-2011

A helicopter was damaged in an accident near the Aitik mine in Gällivare this afternoon. The pilot, who was the only one onboard, escaped without injuries. The cause of the outcome is unknown, but it will be examined by the Swedish Accident Investigation Board.... Read more

17-Aug-11 I-LASF Eurocopter AS350B3 Pizzo Corvo, Italy

17-Aug-2011

Lost altitude suddenly after having poured the water on the flames while firefighting... Read more

17-Aug-11 G-110011 AgustaWestland AW139 Beijing, China (4F)

17-Aug-2011

Four people were killed when the police helicopter crashed into the Miyun reservoir in a northern suburb of Beijing. Five crew members were aboard the helicopter that was returning from a rescue drill above the mountainous region of Miyun County with two other helicopters. One crew member has been saved.... Read more

17-Aug-11 ARVB-0608 Bell 412 Boca de Uchire, Venezuela (8F)

17-Aug-2011

Crashed into the sea, one survivor... Read more

18-Aug-11 N911VA Eurocopter AS350B2 South Padre Island, US-Texas

18-Aug-2011

Emergency landing after crew smelled smoke inside the helicopter.  Operated by South Texas Emergency Care, whose helicopter is flown as “Valley AirCare”... Read more

18-Aug-11 N428SL Bell 429 Boise, US-Idaho

18-Aug-2011

Fuel pressure warning light and one engine shut-down on final approach. Fuel line between the fuel valve and the fuel management module was not properly torqued and came loose allowing air into the system... Read more

18-Aug-11 Bell AH-1 Topsogut, Turkey (1F)

18-Aug-2011

Fatality was Captain Erhan Kind, survivor named as Kamuran Sönmezay... Read more

18-Aug-11 XC-BAN Bell B206 Culiacán, Mexico (2F)

18-Aug-2011

Fell into river while trying to rescue people trapped in car by flood waters... Read more

18-Aug-11 VH-NTV Eurocopter AS355F2 Lake Eyre, Australia (3F)

18-Aug-2011

Night take-off in helicopter VFR equipped. Ground impact and ensuing fire left very few pieces.  The helicopter was carrying experienced journalist Paul Lockyer, cameraman John Bean, and pilot Gary Ticehurst.... Read more

19-Aug-11 PR-SEK AgustaWestland AW139 Macae, Brazil (4F)

19-Aug-2011

Helicopter had taken off from offshore installation P-65 (operated by Petrobras) and ditched in the Atlantic en route to its base at Macae.  Casualties named as – pilot Rommel Garcia Oliveira, co-pilot Haytzann Lauro Pinto and passengers Ricardo Leal de Oliveira and João Carlos Pereira da Silva... Read more

20-Aug-11 D-HSEA Schweizer 269C Hamburg, Germany

20-Aug-2011

Emergency landing on harbour-side dock.  Pilot listed as Frank Proebster, aged 41... Read more

20-Aug-11 N911KS Eurocopter AS350B2 Kansas City, US-Kansas

20-Aug-2011

Emergency landing due to a generator failure, but the warning light on the annunciator panel had not illuminated... Read more

20-Aug-11 Eurocopter SA341G Rbayh, Tunisia (2F)

20-Aug-2011

Two crew killed when Gazelle went down close to Libyan border in south of Tunisia... Read more

21-Aug-11 N948DS Bell 47G.4 Los Banos, US-California

21-Aug-2011

Struck powerline during agricultural ops... Read more

22-Aug-11 Bommarasipet, India

22-Aug-2011

Solo student pilot, seriously injured.  Helicopter type TBA – although one report is now saying it was a fixed wing.  We will monitor wires to decide and delete this record if appropriate... Read more

22-Aug-11 Westland Lynx Grønnedal, Greenland

22-Aug-2011

On approach to Danish naval ship HVIDBJØRNEN in Grønnedal Harbour, the helicopter made an emergency landing in the water.  Three crew and two passengers all safe.  Helicopter was saved by deployment of its emergency floats... Read more

24-Aug-11 Bell-Boeing MV-22 Fresno-Yosemite, US-California

24-Aug-2011

Hydraulic problem en route from Idaho to San Diego in Southern California.... Read more

25-Aug-11 Sikorsky MH-60J Elizabeth City, US-North Carolina

25-Aug-2011

Precautionary landing.  Photo shows engineers checking rotorhead... Read more

26-Aug-11 C-FMNE Eurocopter AS350B2 Crowsnest Pass, Canada

26-Aug-2011

Helicopter landed hard after a hydraulic failure. There were 5 people on board, including 4 passengers from Alberta Forestry Dept. The pilot received a broken collarbone and the helicopter was substantially damaged (CADORS 2011C3219)... Read more

26-Aug-11 D-HALX Eurocopter EC120 Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

26-Aug-2011

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!... Read more

26-Aug-11 D-HKDV Eurocopter EC120 Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

26-Aug-2011

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!... Read more

26-Aug-11 D-HKLE Eurocopter EC120 Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

26-Aug-2011

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!... Read more

26-Aug-11 D-HOER Eurocopter EC120 Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

26-Aug-2011

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!... Read more

26-Aug-11 N263CP Eurocopter EC120 Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

26-Aug-2011

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!... Read more

26-Aug-11 PH-LPH Eurocopter EC120 Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

26-Aug-2011

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!... Read more

26-Aug-11 D-HRGR Eurocopter EC135P2+ Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

26-Aug-2011

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!... Read more

26-Aug-11 D-HWEG Eurocopter AS350B2 Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

26-Aug-2011

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!... Read more

26-Aug-11 D-HAEW Enstrom F28A Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

26-Aug-2011

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!... Read more

26-Aug-11 D-HFIN Enstrom F28A Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

26-Aug-2011

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!... Read more

26-Aug-11 D-HHSB Enstrom F28C Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

26-Aug-2011

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!... Read more

26-Aug-11 D-HEVA Enstrom F28F Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

26-Aug-2011

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!... Read more

26-Aug-11 D-HHSA Robinson R22B Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

26-Aug-2011

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!... Read more

26-Aug-11 D-HIZZ Robinson R44 Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

26-Aug-2011

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!... Read more

26-Aug-11 OE-XLD Robinson R44 Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

26-Aug-2011

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!... Read more

26-Aug-11 D-HKAA Robinson R44 Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

26-Aug-2011

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!... Read more

26-Aug-11 D-HSEV Robinson R44 Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

26-Aug-2011

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!... Read more

26-Aug-11 D-HXXR Robinson R44 Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

26-Aug-2011

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!... Read more

26-Aug-11 Mil Mi-24 Chernigovka, Russia (1F)

26-Aug-2011

Reported as a rough landing on a routine training flight – and resulted in Mi-24 fleet being suspended... Read more

26-Aug-11 N352LN Eurocopter AS350B2 Mosby, US-Missouri (4F)

26-Aug-2011

Pilot had reported that he was calling in to a nearby airport for refuel shortly before.  Air Ambulance crashed in open countryside killing the three crew – Randy Bever, 47, a nurse, Chris Frakes, 36, a paramedic, and James Freudenberg, 34, the pilot – and the patient Terry Tacoronte, 58... Read more

28-Aug-11 N2093U Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

27-Aug-2011

Solo student pilot, emergency landing off the off the BeachLine Expressway, sparking a brush fire.  Pilot had reportedly  landed quickly due to an onboard fire.... Read more

27-Aug-11 N83AL Bell 206B 10m from Sabine Pass, US-Gulf of Mexico

27-Aug-2011

Helicopter ditched in the Gulf of Mexico, 10 miles off Sabine Pass, TX.  Emergency floats deployed and photos show helicopter upright floating on the water.... Read more

27-Aug-11 C-GEBY Robinson R44 Saint-Ferdinand, Canada (4F)

27-Aug-2011

Helicopter went down around 9.15pm killing four members of the same family – named as R44 owner Yvon Beaudoin, 65, his partner, 67-year-old Marie-Paule Frechette, his son Eric Beaudoin, 43, and his granddaughter, 8-year-old Melizandre Beaudoin.  CADORS 2011Q1877... Read more

28-Aug-11 YJ-HEL Hughes 369D South Malakula, Vanuatu (1F)

28-Aug-2011

Crashed in mountainous terrain.  Two passengers survived with serious injuries, but pilot Phil Cotter, age 62, died. Uncorroborated reports quote cargo net round the main rotor head.... Read more

29-Aug-11 Eurocopter HH-65 Manila, US-California

29-Aug-2011

A Coast Guard MH-65 on hoist training out of  CGAS Humboldt Bay safely completed an emergency landing in a parking lot near Arcata Bay following an electrical malfunction caused a significant amount of smoke in the cabin.  All four members aboard the helicopter have been reported safe and without injuries.... Read more

29-Aug-11 Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

29-Aug-2011

Flying to the Henry Goodrich drill rig northeast of St. John’s when its pilots aborted the flight. about 48 kilometres offshore after the pilots became concerned about “higher than normal vibration.” They decided to turn back to the airport as a precaution.... Read more

29-Aug-11 Mil Mi-8 Karachay-Cherkessia, Russia

29-Aug-2011

One report says 10 on board, 6 to hospital.  A second report says 13 to hospital.  Linked to event for launch of a cable car construction project.... Read more

29-Aug-11 N228F Enstrom F28F Menominee, US-Michigan

29-Aug-2011

Landed hard and tail blades struck the ground... Read more

30-Aug-11 OK-PIH Schweizer 300CBi Olomouc, Czech Republic

30-Aug-2011

Crashed in open farm field and overturned... Read more

30-Aug-11 N169CW Robinson R22 Unalaska, US-Alaska

30-Aug-2011

Force landed into water... Read more

30-Aug-11 PP-CLE Robinson R44 Sao Sebastiao, Brazil (3F)

30-Aug-2011

IMC prevailed in the area at the time of the accident and a VFR flight plan was filed for the flight from Campo dos Amarais Airport (SDAM), Campinas, Brazil, to Angra dos Reis, State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil.   All three occupants killed.... Read more

31-Aug-11 N902CF Eurocopter AS350B3 Gerlach, US-Nevada

31-Aug-2011

During landing aircraft tipped forward onto toe of the skids. Minor damage to the nose of aircraft.... Read more

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