Accidents: June 2017

02-Jun-17 D-HFCQ Robinson R44 Rostock, Germany

2-Jun-2017

Main blades struck street light on final approach to land at the Hohe Düne marina, and the instability created led to the crash.  Tail (including rotor) separated in the accident.  The complete scene is best seen in this YouTube video. Light injuries to the 4 POB – although some reports say 3 POB and one... Read more

02-Jun-17 Eurocopter AS355F Newark, US-New Jersey

2-Jun-2017

Helicopter made emergency landing on main runway of Newark Airport.  No reported damage... Read more

03-Jun-17 N7091F Robinson R44 Dimmit, US-Texas (1F)

3-Jun-2017

Date was recorded as 04-Jun-17 when helicopter wreckage was found, but as reports state the pilot’s family were looking “in the middle of the night” for him, and he was last seen on 03-Jun-17, we believe the accident date would most likely have been 03-Jun-17. NTSB also tweeted on 4th June that they were attending... Read more

04-Jun-17 OE-BXY Airbus EC135 Hochsteiermark, Austria (2F)

4-Jun-2017

During hoist operations with the rescuer and two patients being lifted, the wire separated from the helicopter causing all three to plunge into a ravine. The police rescuer age 28 and a woman aged 48 died from their injuries and a 47 year old man is seriously injured.  It is unknown why the wire separated... Read more

04-Jun-17 N601HA Robinson R22HP Kenosha, US-Wisconsin

4-Jun-2017

Helicopter ended on its side on the concrete apron with the sole occupant pilot seriously injured, who was then airlifted in a Flight for Life BK117... Read more

09-Jun-17 N590GG Robinson R44 Douglas, US-Wyoming

9-Jun-2017

Main blades sliced tail boom and skids splayed out on heavy landing in gusty conditions.  2 POB injured... Read more

09-Jun-17 VT-NRK AgustaWestland AW119 Badrinath, India (1F)

9-Jun-2017

Helicopter had difficulties on take-off and it appears that a crew member jumped from the aircraft prior to it impacting the ground, but was hit by the rotor blades and died – named as Vikram Lamba.  Helicopter had its skids ripped off and all four main blades ended up much shorter than they should have... Read more

09-Jun-17 902 Airbus AS565MB Varna, Bulgaria (1F)

9-Jun-2017

Crashed into the sea during artillery exercise, after colliding with the Bulgarian Navy Wielingen-class Drazki 41 frigate.  Pilot (named as Captain Georgi Atanasov) later died in hospital, with the other two occupants seriously injured but stable.  Serial confirmed in this article... Read more

10-Jun-17 VH-ONE Bell 206B Avalon, Australia

10-Jun-2017

Successful emergency landing in public park after engine problems.  Helicopter not damaged, all passengers safe.  Helicopter was on a tour flight from Mascot to Palm Beach... Read more

10-Jun-17 B-31118 Bell 206B Fengbin, Taiwan (3F)

10-Jun-2017

Helicopter took off at 1046 from Taidong for an aerial photography mission at Fengbin Township, Hualien County. At around 1220, the helicopter was loss of contact and crashed at Fengbin Township, Hualien County. One pilot and two aerial photographers aboard were killed – one was named as Chi Po-Lin, an acclaimed film director.  Helicopter almost completely... Read more

10-Jun-17 N7482F Hughes 300C Tallulah, US-Louisiana

13-Jun-2017

Substantially damaged by ground resonance... Read more

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