Accidents: April 2016

15-Apr-16 ZK-IMS Guimbal Cabri G2 Tikitere, New Zealand

15-Apr-2016

Pilot made an emergency landing in a paddock for unknown reason.  Inspection cover in firewall had not been closed during pre-flight checks and helicopter was consumed by fire.  Sole occupant pilot got out OK without injury... Read more

29-Apr-16 LN-OJF Airbus EC225 Bergen, Norway (13F)

29-Apr-2016

Main rotor blades and hub reportedly detached in flight, and a video online purports to show this subsystem spinning down to earth.  The remainder of the helicopter descended at high rate, impacting  rocky ground with 13 fatalities on impact and being consumed in the post-impact fire.  The helicopter was being operated for Statoil, and en... Read more

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