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26-Jan-15 RA-22781 Mil Mi-8 Valyek, Russia

Bird strike after landing, but caused damage to blades while they were still turning

26-Jan-15

23-Jan-15 Bell UH-1Y Twentynine Palms, US-California (2F)

Marines helicopter out of MCAS Miramar crashed on a training flight at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms.  Both on board died in the accident, named later as Capt. Elizabeth Kealey and 1st Lt. Adam Satterfield

23-Jan-15

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23-Jan-15 VH-ZBH Robinson R22 Herbertvale Cattleyard, Australia

After take-off, the engine lost power and the pilot conducted a forced landing. The helicopter collided with the ground resulting in substantial damage. The pilot and passenger were uninjured.

23-Jan-15

23-Jan-15 MD Helicopters MD500E Frosinone, Italy

Training flight, accident while hover taxying

23-Jan-15

Additional Training Courses Now Available at 2015 CHC Safety & Quality Summit

Additional Training Courses Now Available at 2015 CHC Safety & Quality Summit

People planning to attend the 2015 CHC Safety & Quality Summit now have the opportunity to receive additional training and certification by registering for pre- and post-summit training courses. The summit, hosted by CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI), brings together top aviation-safety professionals from around the globe to share best… Read more »

Source: CHC, 22-Jan-15

22-Jan-15 6559 Eurocopter MH-65D Kemah, US-Texas

Emergency landing in retail parking lot after bird strike

22-Jan-15

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22-Jan-15 G-GALC Sikorsky S92 nr Sumburgh, UK

Bristow flight BHL60A has declared an emergency just NE of Shetland and returned to Sumburgh.  Press article refers to an unspecified cockpit warning light.

22-Jan-15

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21-Jan-15 C-GJPW Airbus AS350B2 Key Lake, Canada

Helicopter was involved with long line operations on a power-line construction project 11 nm SE of Key Lake, SK. After a power-line cable was moved, the long line did not release. The helicopter descended and struck the ground. The pilot was injured and was transferred to La Ronge Hospital for medical attention. The helicopter sustained… Read more »

21-Jan-15

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21-Jan-15 C-GJPW Airbus AS350B2 Key Lake, Canada

The flight was operating a hydro line patrol and suffered “collision with terrain”. Sole occupant pilot airlifted to hospital. CADORS 2015C0207

21-Jan-15

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21-Jan-15 Eurocopter SA316 Saurimo, Angola

During an air display, the helicopter was approaching a hover but porpoised – during this the main blades contacted and cut the boom, causing the helicopter to crash from low level.  Video of incident on YouTube here.  Pilot and co pilot seriously injured

21-Jan-15

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20-Jan-15 Sikorsky UH-60 Ramona, US-California

Routine night training mission.  Helicopter ended up on its side.  2 injured

20-Jan-15

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20-Jan-15 RA-06205 Robinson R66 Tobeler, Russia

Heavy landing, reportedly after engine problems.  4 POB got out with minor or no injuries.  Post-crash fire

20-Jan-15

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EagleMed Air Co-Sponsors Hazards Seminar

EagleMed Air Co-Sponsors Hazards Seminar

EagleMed critical care air medical transport company is co-sponsoring an aviation hazards seminar for general aviation pilots and aviation weather enthusiasts scheduled Jan. 23, 2015 in Wichita. Co-sponsors are the National Weather Service office in Wichita, and the Kansas Army National Guard. The seminar on Convective Weather Effects (thunderstorms and their hazards) will be held… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 19-Jan-15

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19-Jan-15 N3202Q Bell 206 Calabasas, US-California

Emergency landing in baseball field.  Engineer called.  No damage.

19-Jan-15

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17-Jan-15 N407CR Bell 407 Greenville, US-South Carolina

Aircraft on approach to landing was flown to the right of centerline for landing at the base helipad.  Fuel tank is installed right of the helipad.  At approximately 10ft AGL, main rotor blades contacted fuel tank obstruction light.  Pilot maneuvered aircrat to the left, landing on the center of the helipad.  No injuries to 3… Read more »

17-Jan-15

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16-Jan-15 N416JB CHR Safari The Woodlands, US-Texas (1F)

Helicopter crashed killing the 51-year old pilot at 2510 Northline Road, nr  College Park Drive, later named as Michael Mims.

16-Jan-15

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16-Jan-15 VH-SSD Robinson R22 Roma, Australia

While conducting aerial mustering at about 100 ft above ground level, the helicopter encountered a tailwind resulting in a high rate of descent. The helicopter collided with the ground resulting in substantial damage. The pilot was uninjured.

16-Jan-15

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UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2015

UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2015

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Robinson R22 Beta (G-MOGY), contacted ground during circuit practice and rolled over, near West Chevington, 30 October 2014 Robinson R22 Beta (G-OKEY), struck ground following inappropriate cyclic input by student pilot, at Elstree Aerodrome, 21 September… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 14-Jan-15

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US helicopter accidents at lowest level in 30+ years

US helicopter accidents at lowest level in 30+ years

A year ago, safety experts at the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) declared that 2014 would be a pivotal year as the helicopter community worked to stem a discouraging increase in fatal and non-fatal accidents. A renewed safety education and communication effort succeeded in reversing the trend as U.S. helicopter accidents totaled 130 during… Read more »

Source: USHST, 13-Jan-15

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13-Jan-15 FAE-603 HAL Dhruv Chongon, Ecuador

Ditched for unknown reason in the Chongón dam reservoir, all POB in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Video of the last stages of the recovery effort can be seen here  A later press report blamed a tail rotor drive shaft problem

13-Jan-15

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