AgustaWestland AW109 / Accidents

19-Aug-20 N95RZ Leonardo AW109E Wauseon, US-Ohio

19-Aug-20 N95RZ Leonardo AW109E Wauseon, US-Ohio

19-Aug-2020

Tail rotor struck lamp post on landing... Read more

15-Dec-18 Leonardo AW109S Serra de Pias, Portugal (4F)

15-Dec-18 Leonardo AW109S Serra de Pias, Portugal (4F)

15-Dec-2018

The helicopter was returning to its base in Macedo de Cavaleiros, Bragança district, after carrying out a medical emergency mission to transport a seriously ill patient to the Santo António Hospital in Porto.  The accident was located some 4-5 hours after the helicopter was reported missing.  All four on board died in the accident, named in this... Read more

17-Jul-15 OM-ATB Agusta 109K2 Hrabusice, Slovakia (4F)

17-Jul-15 OM-ATB Agusta 109K2 Hrabusice, Slovakia (4F)

17-Jul-2015

EMS helicopter hit wires at 50ft agl on approach to scene landing – crashed into a deep gulley in the valley of the Hornád River killing all four on board... Read more

05-Jul-15 RP-C2726 AgustaWestland AW109E Mt. Maculot, Philippines (2F)

05-Jul-15 RP-C2726 AgustaWestland AW109E Mt. Maculot, Philippines (2F)

5-Jul-2015

8 POB and photos show helicopter crashed in mountainous area and completely destroyed – some reports such as this one state the weather was “heavy rain and thick fog”.  This news item has a video report from the crash scene Pilot Felicisimo Taborlupa was killed in the accident, and Archimedes “Archie” King, founder and owner... Read more

29-Jun-15 HB-ZRY AgustaWestland AW109SP Amden, Switzerland

29-Jun-15 HB-ZRY AgustaWestland AW109SP Amden, Switzerland

29-Jun-2015

Blades broke telephone line.  Pilot named in report as Schweizer Bürger... Read more

26-Feb-15 HB-ZRV AgustaWestland AW109SP Erstfeld, Switzerland

26-Feb-15 HB-ZRV AgustaWestland AW109SP Erstfeld, Switzerland

26-Feb-2015

Heavy landing on return to base, remained upright but wheels collapsed.  All 4 POB to hospital, although one released soon after.... Read more

03-Sep-14 XC-ALM AgustaWestland AW109S Lerma, Mexico (2F)

03-Sep-14 XC-ALM AgustaWestland AW109S Lerma, Mexico (2F)

3-Sep-2014

While en route from the Mexico City area to Toluca, helicopter went down just 5 miles from destination... Read more

04-Apr-14 N361CR AgustaWestland AW109SP Astoria, US-Oregon

04-Apr-14 N361CR AgustaWestland AW109SP Astoria, US-Oregon

4-Apr-2014

A ship pilot was seriously injured when he was being transferred via external sling from the helicopter to a container ship at night.  No damage to helicopter... Read more

30-Jan-14 Agusta 109LUH Segamat, Malaysia

30-Jan-14 Agusta 109LUH Segamat, Malaysia

30-Jan-2014

Crashed in to jungle on night training flight.  Tail and main blades heavily damaged.  Described in the non-aviation press as a write-off.  4 POB injured and in hospital... Read more

08-Dec-13 G-IOOZ AgustaWestland AW109S Withypool, UK

08-Dec-13 G-IOOZ AgustaWestland AW109S Withypool, UK

8-Dec-2013

Reportedly a night landing  involving tail rotor impacting trees (or the ground) – causing heavy and awkward landing with wheels dug into soft soil.  Owner reported incident to police on 08-Dec-13 but accident may have been 07-Dec-13... Read more

02-Aug-13 H-39 Agusta 109BA Bevekom, Belgium

02-Aug-13 H-39 Agusta 109BA Bevekom, Belgium

2-Aug-2013

Problem on post-maintenance test flight.  Pilot  Eddy Lambrechts OK, but technician Steve Houttekier to hospital... Read more

29-Mar-13 AgustaWestland A109LUH Kruger, South Africa (5F)

29-Mar-13 AgustaWestland A109LUH Kruger, South Africa (5F)

29-Mar-2013

Helicopter crashed during rhino poaching patrols.  Al five POB killed – later named as  Captain Jacobus Andries van Rensburg; Captain MP Chabalala; Sergeant Paulus Shongela Ndishishi; Sergeant GP Ruiters and Lance Corporal Bheki Petros Cele... Read more

16-Jan-13 G-CRST AgustaWestland AW109E Vauxhall, UK (2F)

16-Jan-13 G-CRST AgustaWestland AW109E Vauxhall, UK (2F)

16-Jan-2013

AW109 Helicopterhit crane and crashed to ground, killing the pilot Pete Barnes and one person on the ground, Matt Wood. Top of the crane may have been in the cloud – check photos on the second link below.  The crane is marginally south of the H4 heliroute, which has a 1500ft restriction at this point. ... Read more

15-Dec-12 07 AgustaWestland AW109E Okoroba, Nigeria (6F)

15-Dec-12 07 AgustaWestland AW109E Okoroba, Nigeria (6F)

15-Dec-2012

Six killed including  the Governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Yakowa and former National Security Adviser, Gen. Andrew Owoeye Azazi. Aircraft was involved in shuttle operations transporting people to/from the funeral of the father of Oronto Douglas, one of the President’s aides.  Airframe total time 1704 hours according to this report... Read more

30-Sep-12 N144CF AgustaWestland AW109E Eastland, US-Texas

30-Sep-12 N144CF AgustaWestland AW109E Eastland, US-Texas

30-Sep-2012

Pilot tried to divert to a local airport because of limited visibility due to bad weather. Helicopter crashed in open field and was extensively damaged.  All three “minor to moderate” injuries – Pilot Scott Wallace and medics Teresa Campbell and Rhett Drahe.... Read more

17-Sep-12 N901EM AgustaWestland AW109E US-Maine

17-Sep-12 N901EM AgustaWestland AW109E US-Maine

17-Sep-2012

Landed dangerously close to previously-identified hazard during brown-out landing at night.  Pilot elected to wait for daylight to depart and patient went to medical facility by ground ambulance... Read more

10-Aug-12 G-MEDX AgustaWestland AW109E Corby, UK

10-Aug-12 G-MEDX AgustaWestland AW109E Corby, UK

10-Aug-2012

Air Ambulance helicopter damaged by vandals while parked on scene – aerial broken, but no airworthiness implications... Read more

28-Jul-12 XA-UQH AgustaWestland AW109SP Cerro Alpino, Mexico (3F)

28-Jul-12 XA-UQH AgustaWestland AW109SP Cerro Alpino, Mexico (3F)

28-Jul-2012

Two crew and one passenger killed – mountainous location.  The passenger is named in local press as Juan Armando Hinojosa Cantú, owner of Grupo Higa, parent company of helicopter operator Eolo who have up to four AW119s and three AW109SPs according to this press release... Read more

17-Jul-12 N716AM Agusta A109A Niihau, US-Hawaii

17-Jul-12 N716AM Agusta A109A Niihau, US-Hawaii

17-Jul-2012

Rotor blades struck trees on take-off, landed on beach without further incident... Read more

09-May-12 VT-VKS Agusta A109C Ranchi, India

09-May-12 VT-VKS Agusta A109C Ranchi, India

9-May-2012

Crash landed at Ranchi Airport due to tail rotor problems.  Local reports suggest that pilot made a high speed landing on wheels and the helicopter then turned over up to six times as a result of this landing.  However, it meant that all survived and the 6 POB have already been declared “out of danger”... Read more

04-May-12 G-STGR AgustaWestland AW109SP Helsby, UK

04-May-12 G-STGR AgustaWestland AW109SP Helsby, UK

4-May-2012

Whilst manoeuvring for landing at a private helipad, the helicopter’s tail rotor blades struck an adjacent fence. The pilot received no unusual cockpit indications and was unaware of the tail rotor strike until after shutdown.... Read more

02-May-12 M-EMLI AgustaWestland AW109E Northolt, UK

02-May-12 M-EMLI AgustaWestland AW109E Northolt, UK

2-May-2012

Rotor blades clipped a small branch of one of the trees while the helicopter was manoeuvring to land... Read more

10-Apr-12 N20NM Agusta A109C Mankato, US-Minnesota

10-Apr-12 N20NM Agusta A109C Mankato, US-Minnesota

10-Apr-2012

Rotor blade struck light on landing... Read more

04-Dec-11 N146CF AgustaWestland AW109E Southlake, US-Texas

04-Dec-11 N146CF AgustaWestland AW109E Southlake, US-Texas

4-Dec-2011

Main rotor blade struck street sign... Read more

20-Nov-11 VT-RAJ AgustaWestland AW109E Chandkoti, India

20-Nov-11 VT-RAJ AgustaWestland AW109E Chandkoti, India

20-Nov-2011

Emergency landing after unexpected vibration levels.   Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on board... Read more

13-Nov-11 AgustaWestland AW109E Elkhart, US-Texas

13-Nov-11 AgustaWestland AW109E Elkhart, US-Texas

13-Nov-2011

While emergency crews were working the first crash scene, an intoxicated car driver bypassed emergency vehicles and crashed into the tail fin of a Careflite helicopter that had landed in the middle of Highway 287. The helicopter was disabled and unable to transport the original crash victims to hospitals.... Read more

11-Nov-11 HB-ZJN AgustaWestland AW109E Marcucci, Italy (3F)

11-Nov-11 HB-ZJN AgustaWestland AW109E Marcucci, Italy (3F)

11-Nov-2011

Three killed, cause unknown but low visibility reported in the area... Read more

21-Oct-11 XC-EDM AgustaWestland AW109S Del Carmen Coyoacán, Mexico (2F)

21-Oct-11 XC-EDM AgustaWestland AW109S Del Carmen Coyoacán, Mexico (2F)

21-Oct-2011

Crashed into a built-up area.  Pilot Juan Manuel Ruiz Rivera and Metropolitan Development Secretary Fernando Alberto Garcia Cuevas survived.   Two fatally injured – as Julio Cesar Macerano, Garcia Cuevas’ assistant, and the co-pilot of the aircraft, Juan Esteban Rodriguez.... Read more

12-Oct-11 H-33 AgustaWestland A109BA Lessive, Belgium

12-Oct-11 H-33 AgustaWestland A109BA Lessive, Belgium

12-Oct-2011

Landed to close to trees and damaged main blades... Read more

19-Jul-11 G-GCMM Agusta A109E Corsham, UK

19-Jul-11 G-GCMM Agusta A109E Corsham, UK

19-Jul-2011

Just prior to touchdown the tail rotor struck a hedge and a concrete post, damaging the tail rotor and its gearbox. There were no injuries. On arrival at an industrial depot the normal landing position had been obstructed by two articulated lorries.... Read more

05-Jul-11 N109TK Agusta A109C Kew, UK

05-Jul-11 N109TK Agusta A109C Kew, UK

5-Jul-2011

While cruising at 150 kt at 750 ft agl a bird struck and shattered the left windshield. The commander, seated in the left seat, suffered minor injuries so the co-pilot took control and made a successful emergency landing. The Agusta A109C’s windshield is not designed to withstand bird strikes and the regulations do not require it to... Read more

09-Jun-11 N272SM AgustaWestland A109E Elko, US-Nevada

09-Jun-11 N272SM AgustaWestland A109E Elko, US-Nevada

9-Jun-2011

Rotor blade struck unknown object in flight. Landed safely... Read more

23-Apr-11 N109RX AgustaWestland A109K2 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

23-Apr-11 N109RX AgustaWestland A109K2 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

23-Apr-2011

Bird strike en route.  No injuries reported... Read more

10-Apr-11 N91SV AgustaWestland AW109E Toledo, US-Ohio

10-Apr-11 N91SV AgustaWestland AW109E Toledo, US-Ohio

10-Apr-2011

Engine Oil Hot Light illuminated, engine shut down and a run on landing was performed without further incident... Read more

05-Mar-11 N901CM AgustaWestland AW109E Bangor, US-Maine

05-Mar-11 N901CM AgustaWestland AW109E Bangor, US-Maine

5-Mar-2011

Engine inlet covers had not been removed prior to flight. Uneventful run-on landing made... Read more

15-Dec-10 AgustaWestland AW109LUH Ballito, South Africa

15-Dec-10 AgustaWestland AW109LUH Ballito, South Africa

15-Dec-2010

Suggested tail rotor problem after helicopter observed to be “spinning wildly”... Read more

24-Nov-10 AgustaWestland AW109LUH Potchefstroom, South Africa

24-Nov-10 AgustaWestland AW109LUH Potchefstroom, South Africa

24-Nov-2010

Hard landing incident during a scheduled military exercise involving the SA Army and the SA Air Force... Read more

23-Oct-10 N2NR AgustaWestland A109A Mk.II Mourne Mountains, UK (3F)

23-Oct-10 N2NR AgustaWestland A109A Mk.II Mourne Mountains, UK (3F)

23-Oct-2010

Fatalities were Charles Stisted, 47, chief executive of the Guards Polo Club at Windsor, owner Ian Wooldridge, 51 of demolition company Wooldridge Group and the pilot was Anthony Joseph Smith, a former RAF and Army pilot... Read more

10-Oct-10 I-AGSN AgustaWestland AW109A Mk.II Genova, Italy

10-Oct-10 I-AGSN AgustaWestland AW109A Mk.II Genova, Italy

10-Oct-2010

Accident during take-off phase... Read more

09-Oct-10 N5UV AgustaWestland AW109E Charlottesville, US-Virginia

09-Oct-10 N5UV AgustaWestland AW109E Charlottesville, US-Virginia

9-Oct-2010

Field landing and rudder struck trees... Read more

25-Apr-10 N745HA Agusta A109A Mk.II Tarporley, Cheshire, UK

25-Apr-10 N745HA Agusta A109A Mk.II Tarporley, Cheshire, UK

25-Apr-2010

Registration has now been confirmed within the UK helicopter industry... Read more

09-Feb-10 D-HAMF Agusta A109A Porta Westfalica, Germany

09-Feb-10 D-HAMF Agusta A109A Porta Westfalica, Germany

6-Feb-2010

Began to taxi when the pilot heard a loud bang combined with a strong jerk. The tail rotor gear unit was found lying on the ground. Closer inspection found one tail blade broke and caused the whole tail rotor gear unit to separate.  9th February, not 6th as previously reported... Read more

26-Jan-10 06 AgustaWestland A109E Mmiri Ochiochi, Nigeria (4F)

26-Jan-10 06 AgustaWestland A109E Mmiri Ochiochi, Nigeria (4F)

26-Jan-2010

Eyewitnesses reported seeing the helicopter in an obvious difficulty when one of its doors followed by a rotor blade falling off from the sky. They said they watched the helicopter going on a free spin before a loud bang followed apparently when it eventually crashed killing all four on board... Read more

22-Aug-09 N906AH AgustaWestland AW109 Ras Tanajib, Saudi Arabia

22-Aug-09 N906AH AgustaWestland AW109 Ras Tanajib, Saudi Arabia

22-Aug-2009

22-Aug-09 N906AH AgustaWestland AW109 Ras Tanajib, Saudi Arabia... Read more

21-Jul-09 N95RZ AgustaWestland A109E Toledo, US-Ohio

21-Jul-09 N95RZ AgustaWestland A109E Toledo, US-Ohio

21-Jul-2009

21-Jul-09 N95RZ AgustaWestland A109E Toledo, US-Ohio... Read more

16-Jul-09 N63SV AgustaWestland A109E Toledo, US-Ohio

16-Jul-09 N63SV AgustaWestland A109E Toledo, US-Ohio

16-Jul-2009

16-Jul-09 N63SV AgustaWestland A109E Toledo, US-Ohio... Read more

10-Jun-09 N606SP AgustaWestland A109E Santa Fe, US-New Mexico (2F)

10-Jun-09 N606SP AgustaWestland A109E Santa Fe, US-New Mexico (2F)

10-Jun-2009

10-Jun-09 N606SP AgustaWestland A109E Santa Fe, US-New Mexico... Read more

25-Apr-09 N95RZ AgustaWestland AW109 Toledo, US-Ohio

25-Apr-09 N95RZ AgustaWestland AW109 Toledo, US-Ohio

25-Apr-2009

25-Apr-09 N95RZ AgustaWestland AW109 Toledo, US-Ohio... Read more

5-Mar-09 N911UF AgustaWestland A109E Gainesville, US-Florida

5-Mar-09 N911UF AgustaWestland A109E Gainesville, US-Florida

5-Mar-2009

5-Mar-09 N911UF AgustaWestland A109E Gainesville, US-Florida... Read more

5-Jan-09 PT-YFP AgustaWestland A109C Itupeva, 73 km north west of Sao Paulo, Brazil

5-Jan-09 PT-YFP AgustaWestland A109C Itupeva, 73 km north west of Sao Paulo, Brazil

5-Jan-2009

5-Jan-09 PT-YFP AgustaWestland A109C Itupeva, 73 km north west of Sao Paulo, Brazil... Read more

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