Accidents: November 2013

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

1-Nov-2013

Force landing in muddy area... Read more

01-Nov-13 ZK-HZE Bell 206B Marlborough, New Zealand

1-Nov-2013

During 1080 drop, the loaded bucket had an un-commanded release. As the bucket fell away, one of the broken pneumatic control lines flicked up and struck both the helicopter and the pilot’s eye. A precautionary landing made and the wind screen was noted to be cracked. Pilot sustained a small cut to his right eye.... Read more

01-Nov-13 N916PD Bell OH-58A Folsom Lake, US-California

1-Nov-2013

Wire strike.  Wire cut by fitted “wire strike protection system” and helicopter landed safely.  Slight damage on nose where wire first struck, and port windshield broken.... Read more

02-Nov-13 VH-VDZ Bell 206L Melbourne, Australia

2-Nov-2013

Crashed on take-off, falling onto its side.  Sole occupant pilot Emma Bobridge to hospital but released within 12 hours... Read more

02-Nov-13 N888DR Bell 206B Superior, US-Montana

2-Nov-2013

During lifting operations, rotated to the ground and rolled over... Read more

04-Nov-13 N3184T Robinson R44 Phoenix, US-Arizona

4-Nov-2013

Bird struck tail rotor on approach.  Landed OK... Read more

05-Nov-13 Eurocopter AS350B3 Roma, US-Texas

5-Nov-2013

Emergency landing after damage to main rotor blades.  Helicopter was patrolling very close to the Mexican border when it was reportedly struck by rocks launched from the Mexican side.  Safe landing, no injuries... Read more

05-Nov-13 N70KA Robinson R44 Newport Beach, US-California (1F)

5-Nov-2013

Passenger opened door and jumped out over the ocean near Balboa Pier.  Rescuers performed CPR on the beach but he was pronounced dead at hospital.  The pilot’s father described in an interview how his son tried in vain to stop the other passenger jumping out.  A suicide note was found later, and the deceased’s relatives... Read more

06-Nov-13 VH-UGC Robinson R44 Mount Buller, Australia

6-Nov-2013

Roll-over close to helipad.  All four got out OK.  No fire.... Read more

06-Nov-13 OY-HJJ Eurocopter EC155 Clipper Field, UK

6-Nov-2013

Shortly after takeoff from an off-shore platform at night, the helicopter entered a series of extreme pitch excursions which resulted in the airspeed reducing below 20 kt, followed by a descent. The flight crew were eventually able to recover to normal flight. The helicopter had descended to within approximately 50 feet of the sea surface.... Read more

09-Nov-13 N911KB Eurocopter EC135P1 Shreveport, US-Louisiana

9-Nov-2013

Pilot and two engineers uninjured in crash on post-maintenance test flight.  Helicopter ended up on its side.  Helicopter is contracted to Shreveport-based Life Air Rescue... Read more

09-Nov-13 Mil Mi-17V5 Malinau, Indonesia (13F)

9-Nov-2013

13 died and 6 survived crash of Indonesian Army Mi-17.  Reports of sudden gusty wind conditions on final approach to land... Read more

10-Nov-13 PR-HBE Eurocopter AS355N Almeirim, Brazil

10-Nov-2013

During a low altitude flight with external load, the pilot heard a strong noise coming from the tail rotor blades, followed by a tendency to turn to the left. He depressed the right pedal completely and reduced power in order to diminish the torque. He managed to touch the ground in a stabilized manner, but after hearing a highpitch... Read more

11-Nov-13 68-15287 Bell UH-1D Tulsa, US-Oklahoma

11-Nov-2013

Damaged during ground transportation to Veterans Day event. falling off trailer and blocking the road.  Badly damaged... Read more

12-Nov-13 VH-NDL Bell 206B Finke, Australia

12-Nov-2013

Drive shaft failed on final approach at 400ft . Main blades severed tail boom in ensuing autorotation landing.... Read more

12-Nov-13 F-HTOM Eurocopter AS350B3 Serre Chevalier, France (2F)

12-Nov-2013

Helicopter was involved in loadlifting work in connection with the construction of a ski lift... Read more

13-Nov-13 VH-STK Robinson R22 Normanton, Australia

13-Nov-2013

While conducting aerial mustering operations, the helicopter’s engine suddenly stopped. During the forced landing, the main rotor blades severed the tail boom, resulting in substantial damage.... Read more

13-Nov-13 N556CP MD Helicopters 500E Grandview, US-Ohio

13-Nov-2013

Emergency landing in sports field.  Mechanic called and problem solved... Read more

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

14-Nov-2013

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... Read more

16-Nov-13 HR-AXO Bell 407 Rio Abajo, Honduras

16-Nov-2013

While en route from Tegucigalpa to Juticalpa, an inflight problem led to emergency landing, during which main rotor blades sliced tail boom.  Helicopter landed upright on its skids in a field of long grass.  One passenger was Honduras’ ruling party presidential candidate, Juan Hernandez... Read more

16-Nov-13 HL9294 Sikorsky S76C++ Gangam, Korea (2F)

16-Nov-2013

Hit all apartment building in poor visibility. Fell to ground, killing both pilots... Read more

19-Nov-13 Mil Mi-8 Nadim, Russia

19-Nov-2013

Emergency landing – due to loss of oil pressure?... Read more

19-Nov-13 N8316D Robinson R22 Lees Summit, US-Missouri

19-Nov-2013

Tail boom struck ground during autorotation... Read more

19-Nov-13 D-HOMI Robinson R44 Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany (2F)

19-Nov-2013

Training flight, crashed in forested area killing 48 year old instructor and 31 year old student pilot... Read more

20-Nov-13 PR-MXM Robinson R66 Guaiba Island, Brazil (1F)

20-Nov-2013

Sole occupant pilot Nelson Juliani Blanco, age 33, died in the accident... Read more

20-Nov-13 VT-ELR Eurocopter AS365N Chowra Island, India

20-Nov-2013

The LH sliding door flown off during flight causing damages to tail structure. The helicopter made an emergency landing on nearby helipad at Chowra island.... Read more

21-Nov-13 Mil Mi-17 Dragon Oil Rig, Vietnam

21-Nov-2013

Tail blades broken when they hit the rig structure when landing in high winds.  Flying debris caused serious injuries to two workers on the rig... Read more

22-Nov-13 RA-06310 Robinson R44 Tarakanovo Yarkovsky, Russia

22-Nov-2013

Force landing, minimal apparent damage.  Registration not verified... Read more

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

23-Nov-2013

Minor rotor blade damage on departure... Read more

24-Nov-13 Mil Mi-8 Krasnoyarsk, Russia

24-Nov-2013

Returned to take-off point after avionics issue... Read more

24-Nov-13 RP-C3699 Eurocopter Bo105M Hagonoy, Philippines

24-Nov-2013

Helicopter carrying relief supplies crashed into Manila Bay.  Two occupants – named here as Captain Irene Dornier and Captain James Eagles – both rescued by US Marines involved in the post-typhoon relief effort... Read more

25-Nov-13 Haidar Khan, Afghanistan

25-Nov-2013

Conflicting reports surrounding crashed helicopter on an anti-narcotics mission, with one group claiming it was shot down... Read more

26-Nov-13 Bell 205 Saravan, Iran

26-Nov-2013

Photos show helicopter on its side with blades _undamaged_ but tail ripped away and damage to port stabiliser... Read more

28-Nov-13 Mil Mi-8 Gardez province, Afghanistan

28-Nov-2013

Helicopter sustained bullet hole from ground fire.  No reports of any other damage... Read more

28-Nov-13 N44DQ Robinson R44 Tunica, US-Mississippi

28-Nov-2013

Substantially damaged after tail hit ground during hover... Read more

29-Nov-13 F-PMRA Rotorway Exec 162F Bédoin, France

29-Nov-2013

When showing off by the instructor, the motor stops at height of about 4 m. The instructor makes a running landing. The helicopter rolled onto its side.... Read more

29-Nov-13 G-SPAO Eurocopter EC135 Glasgow, UK (10F)

29-Nov-2013

EC135 helicopter crashes onto roof of a crowded bar during a live music gig at approx 10.25pm.  Ten fatalities – the three in the helicopter and seven on the ground.  32 to hospital, of which 14 with serious injuries.  Statements issued so far include those from Scottish Police, helicopter operator Bond Air Services, manufacturer Eurocopter,... Read more

30-Nov-13 Robinson R66 Capitolio, Brazil

30-Nov-2013

Blown over in high winds when parked on grass helipad.  Estimated date based on posting of photo in Facebook... Read more

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