Damaged after losing control during take off from Cape Town International Airport. Helicopter ended up on its starboard side on the apron outside a hangar. The pilot was flying alone and only suffered minor injuries and received medical attention.
Helicopter collided with terrain, killing all four on board – the owner, his wife and two of their five children – named in this report as Wade Balisky, 45, and Aubrey Balisky, 37, and two of their children, Jewel, 8, and Fleur, 2. They were survived by their oldest three children. Location was a wide open… Read more »
After landing, and while taxying to be refuelled, a manoeuvre resulted in the tail hitting a lighting tower. This caused the helicopter to spin on the ground, during which the main blades then hit the tower too. Video of incident here.
Helicopter had taken off from the Isewan Helipad in Tsu City. Circumstances of accident unclear but it is noted that high winds were recorded around that time and a local weather observatory had issued a gale advisory. Pilot named here as Kotaro Demura, 46, was taken to a hospital but died later the same day Accident… Read more »
Crashed in white-out conditions during landing, during which the main rotor disc hit the ground. 20 minutes after the accident the helicopter caught fire and completely burned out. It is evident from images that the helicopter was written off in the accident (boom in multiple pieces) prior to the conflagration. Pilot named in this report… Read more »
Operator quoted as saying “An S-92 helicopter which was flying without any passengers returned to Aberdeen airport this morning (27.12.2020) after crew reported a cockpit warning light illumination. The crew followed standard precautionary procedures by requesting priority to land. “
Helicopter was involved in an operation to evacuate the body of a shaheed soldier, Abdul Qadeer The four on board were named here as Pilot Major M. Hussain, Co Pilot Maj Ayaz Hussain, Naik Inzimam Alam and Sepoy Muhammad Farooq. No details on cause of accident
The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and we pray that 2021 sees us all with a more positive view ahead, and with the expectation of getting a COVID-19 vaccine very soon. Since HeliHub.com founder Jeremy Parkin launched the world’s first helicopter news website back in 1999, this… Read more »
Helicopter descended in an uncontrolled spiral into the sea in clear calm weather – see video. The three on board did not survive. The Algerian military is quoted here as stating that the three onboard were Lt Col Kharousa Noureddine, Lt Col Al Wafi Muhammad Al Amin, and Lt Bouzaida Noureddine
43 year old pilot injured in accident while involved in ag spraying work, after hitting wires and crashing on a steep hillside. Helicopter came to a halt further down the slope, but apparently still on its skids. Airlifted to Gisborne Hospital Registration has been assumed on the basis of this being the only R44 on the… Read more »
While the European Union applauded the Nepal government’s firm commitment to improving its air safety mechanism, the lawmaking body—the European Commission—has questioned the issuance of air operator certificates to new Nepali carriers without sufficient compliance with international safety standards. See Full Story.
Helicopter crashed on rocky beach. Eyewitness reported seeing the helicopter spiralling out of control and plummeting to the ground Two fatalities named as owner/pilot Andrew Hamish Davidson, 60, and wife Lin Chen, 39. Three injured passengers including their two children and another child. The children – two boys and a girl – were all aged under 14 TAIC photo
The helicopter’s main rotor blade struck electricity supply wires and then landed in a clearing. The pilot was uninjured. Power was disrupted to around 18 homes. Low level agricultural spray operations.