Accidents: February 2019

02-Feb-19 5N-CML Leonardo AW139 Kabba, Nigeria

2-Feb-2019

Helicopter was carrying Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osibanjo and his aides, none of whom were seriously injured.  There was a total of 12 POB including crew.  Brown out on approach was contributory to the end result – helicopter on its starboard side.  ... Read more

03-Feb-19 ZU-RZM Airbus SA342M Rand, South Africa

3-Feb-2019

Helicopter ended on its starboard side.  Indications of main blades contacting tail boom.  All four on board exited without serious injury Aircraft was originally built by the Soko factory in the former Yugoslavia... Read more

04-Feb-19 VH-NXW Bell 206 Marcoola, Australia

4-Feb-2019

Bell 206 remained upright on its skids in a heavy landing during a training flight. The 22-year-old student pilot sustained injuries and was transported to hospital. One report suggested it will require a new set of skids... Read more

04-Feb-19 Mil Mi-24 El Pao, Venezuela

4-Feb-2019

The helicopter crashed during a military training exercise. Five occupants were injured – named here as Reynaldo Niño Lozano, Javier Enrique Ocanto Chinchilla, Juan Carlos Bohórquez Pérez, Yondry José Romero, and Michael Ibrahim... Read more

05-Feb-19 IA-2147 HAL Dhruv Thattaguppe, India

5-Feb-2019

Emergency landing in a potato fieldm  No injuries.  Minimal damage, from images... Read more

08-Feb-19 225 MD Helicopters MD530F Saydabad, Afghanistan

8-Feb-2019

Helicopter written off in snowy conditions.  Very few details available.  In this tweet there is a claim it was shot down by Taliban... Read more

09-Feb-19 ET2015 Mil Mi-17V-5 Abyei, South Sudan (3F)

9-Feb-2019

Ethiopian Air Force Mi-17V-5 being operated for the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) crashed inside the UNISFA compound.  The aircraft was on routine operation carrying Ethiopian troops on rotation from Kadugli to Abyei, and it could be assumed it was intending to land in that compound when it experienced some sort of difficulty... Read more

11-Feb-19 PT-HPG Bell 206B Jabaquara, Brazil (2F)

11-Feb-2019

Helicopter crashed on Anhanguera Highway in Sao Paulo and hit the front of a truck that was passing by, and was consumed by fire.  Two fatalities, including journalist, presenter and broadcaster Ricardo Boechat.  Ronaldo Quattrucci also died in the accident.  Brazilian defence department confirmed the registration of the Bell 206... Read more

11-Feb-19 Bell UH-1 Çekmeköy, Turkey (4F)

11-Feb-2019

Helicopter crashed into a residential area, and is the second fatal UH-1 accident in the Istanbul metropolis in three months – the other one was on 26th November 2018 at Sancaktepe. The Turkish defence ministry named the four fatalities in their tweet as  Pilot Captain Umit Ozer, Captain Semih Ozcan, Petty Officer Sergeant Ilyas Kaya and... Read more

13-Feb-19 D-HJMD Airbus EC135P2 Neustadt an der Orla, Germany

13-Feb-2019

EMS helicopter landed in a skate park and became entangled with a skateboarding “grind pole”. Helicopter slightly damaged, but roaded out for inspection before flying again.... Read more

17-Feb-19 ZK-HEX Airbus AS350 Nelson, New Zealand

17-Feb-2019

The press release from investigators TAIC said “Something caused the pilot to conduct an emergency landing. [After jettisoning the water bucket,] The helicopter landed heavily and the sole pilot received moderate injuries. The nature of damage to the helicopter is yet to be established.” Pilot named in this report as Bill Reid of Reid Helicopters... Read more

17-Feb-19 LN-ORH Robinson R44 Røldal, Norway (2F)

17-Feb-2019

Impacted terrain in mountainous region.  2 fatal... Read more

18-Feb-10 Sikorsky H-92 Kauai, US-Hawaii

18-Feb-2019

The helicopter, being flown by an experienced pilot, was approaching MV Asterix’s landing pad in daylight and relatively calm conditions. As it hovered over the deck the helicopter appeared to suddenly drop about two metres, hitting the deck, military sources noted. No serious injuries were reported. Tail rotor  damage... Read more

18-Feb-19 N350ST Airbus AS350SD2 Glacier View, US-Alaska

18-Feb-2019

Accident pilot was dropping off 2 heli-ski clients at a 6,000 foot msl mountain ridge line site, requiring him to preform a “toe in” landing. While hovering, but with the toes of the skids resting on the up-sloping field, and the two skiers disembarked, the main rotor blades contacted an area of ​​rocky terrain. The pilot then... Read more

19-Feb-19 N512GS Robinson R22 Clearwater, US-Florida

19-Feb-2019

Training accident, rollover onto starboard side.  Heavily damaged – see images... Read more

20-Feb-19 N350VH Robinson R22 Las Vegas, US-Nevada

20-Feb-2019

Precautionary landing in water retention basin.  No injuries to 2 POB.  No damage to aircraft... Read more

21-Feb-19 N506PH MD Helicopters MD500E Waipio, US-Hawaii

21-Feb-2019

The Fire Department said the crash was a result of engine failure.  FAA report 2 POB with no injuries, while the operator said the unnamed pilot was hospitalized “for further evaluation as a precautionary measure.”  Operator said  in a statement “hard landing … while arriving for a utility flight”... Read more

22-Feb-19 F-HSOX Airbus EC145 Bidarray, France

22-Feb-2019

Air Ambulance on approach to land – a sheet from a farm building broke loose and embedded in the blades of the helicopter, causing it to turn through 180 degrees, landing heavily from low level. The crew consisting of a doctor, a nurse, a pilot and a flight assistant were unharmed but shocked [Wrongly quoted... Read more

24-Feb-19 9H-VIP Airbus EC135 Valetta, Malta

24-Feb-2019

Helicopter damaged at Malta International Airport after the temporary hangar covering the aircraft collapsed in high winds.  Structure seen in image to be tangled up and resting on top of the rotors... Read more

26-Feb-19 G-HWKS Robinson R44 Sketrick Island, UK

26-Feb-2019

Helicopter struck and broke power cable, but landed OK in a very tight location... Read more

27-Feb-19 9M-AMI Airbus H125 Pathibhara, Nepal (7F)

28-Feb-2019

Initial reports suggest the helicopter entered cloud and struck a cliff, locally known as Sisne Bhir. Helicopter consumed in post crash fire.  Crash site is located at around 10,000 feet. This report states that the fatalities were Rabindra Adhikari, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Ang Tshiring Sherpa, managing director of Yeti Airlines and the chairman... Read more

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