Accidents: January 2019

01-Jan-19 PR-RMZ Robinson R44 Ubatuba, Brazil (1F)

1-Jan-2019

Helicopter on a scenic flight crash landed in a residential street, killing a pedestrian.  The three on board the helicopter were not seriously injured... Read more

10-Jan-19 VH-HUE Bell 205 Talbingo, Australia

10-Jan-2019

During sling load operations, the load released and struck the loadmaster resulting in serious injuries.... Read more

10-Jan-19 N828KB Bell 230 Brooksville, US-Florida (1F)

10-Jan-2019

Helicopter blades struck ramp worker during startup.  The man who was killed was identified in this report as Salvatore Disi, 62... Read more

11-Jan-19 N346AE Airbus AS350B2 Ponca City, US-Oklahoma

11-Jan-2019

NTSB report :  The pilot and an air ambulance crewmember were repositioning the helicopter due to incoming inclement weather. About halfway into the flight, the front windshields were fogging over, and the pilot increased the demister. Upon reaching the destination, the pilot hovered near the company hangar; by this time, the windshields had completely fogged over. The crewmember warned the pilot that he was getting... Read more

14-Jan-19 PP-ECF Airbus AS350BA Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1F)

14-Jan-2019

While in a low hover during a rescue mission, the helicopter crashed into the water.  One police officer was trapped inside the wreckage and was later pronounced dead.  He was named in this report as Felipe Marques de Queiroz.  The others on board were named here as Major Alves, Major Albuquerque and Sargentos Morais Helicopter callsign... Read more

19-Jan-19 VH-YHS Airbus H130 Mansfield, Australia

19-Jan-2019

The pilot reported that during the initial climb at about 3 m, the helicopter began to yaw and roll to the left at an increasing rate. The pilot then initiated a landing during which the helicopter rolled over. The helicopter was substantially damaged but no one was injured.... Read more

24-Jan-19 F-OFML Airbus H125 Grand-Brûlé, Reunion

24-Jan-2019

Bambi bucket cable became entangled in tail rotor during firefighting operations.  Pilot managed to put helicopter down safely on its skids, but with damage tail boom and blades... Read more

25-Jan-19 I-EDIC Airbus AS350B2 La Thuile, Italy (7F)

25-Jan-2019

Mid-air crash between AS350B2 I-EDIC and a Jodel D140 fixed wing F-PMGV, resulting in seven fatalities between the total of nine on board the two aircraft.  Helicopter pilot was named here as Maurizio Scarpelli, accompanied by mountain guide Frank Henssler and three others, one of whom survived. In the fixed wing were four people, the French instructor named... Read more

28-Jan-19 N173AC Sikorsky S64 Jericho, Australia

28-Jan-2019

During aerial fire control operations, at about 1956, the helicopter collided with water and came to rest inverted resulting in minor injuries to the three crew and damage to the helicopter.   Three on board swam to safety.... Read more

29-Jan-19 N680DG Airbus AS350B2 Tampa, US-Florida

29-Jan-2019

Pilot was practicing autorotations, landed hard and bent boom.... Read more

29-Jan-19 N191SF Bell 407 Zaleski, US-Ohio (3F)

29-Jan-2019

The helicopter departed Mount Carmel Grove City hospital and was flying to Holzer Meigs hospital in Pomeroy to pick up a patient.  Contact was lost and the wreckage was found in a wood about three and a half hours later. Troopers located the wreckage of a Bell 407 helicopter east of State Route 278 and... Read more

30-Jan-19 N484AB Robinson R44 Uvalde, US-Texas

30-Jan-2019

Force landed.  Main rotor severed tail boom... Read more

31-Jan-19 F-HRCR Guimbal G2 Pierrevert, France

31-Jan-2019

During reconnaissance to land on a golf course, the helicopter suddenly rotates left on its yaw axis, falls from a height of 5 to 10 m by making several turns on itself, and collides with the ground on one of the courses of the golf course.  Two POB, one reported seriously injured, the other lightly... Read more

31-Jan-19 JA7980 Robinson R22 Kashiwa, Japan

31-Jan-2019

Training accident in gusty conditions... Read more

31-Jan-19 N407P Bell 407 Church Hill, US-Tennessee

31-Jan-2019

Smoke detected after using of deicing equipment.  Precautionary landing made in open field without further incident.... Read more

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