Australian-Army Accidents

21-Jul-15 Eurocopter Tiger Darwin, Australia

Precautionary landing by a road after warning light illuminated – later cleared for direct flight back to base... Read more

09-Apr-14 Sikorsky UH-60 Wisemans Ferry, Australia

Immediate landing after unspecified cockpit warning light.  No reported damage... Read more

04-Nov-12 Eurocopter Tiger Cultana, Australia

A third “fumes in the cockpit” situation, repeating incidents from May and June... Read more

30-Aug-12 Helmand province, Afghanistan (2F)

Two Australian special forces officers were killed when their helicopter crashed in Helmand Province. The pair were named in Australian press as Private Nathanael Galagher and Lance Corporal Mervyn McDonald.   Initial reporting indicates there was no insurgent action in the area at the time of the incident which could be related to the crash.... Read more

25-Jun-12 Eurocopter Tiger Shoalwater Bay, Australia

Fumes in the cockpit – led to fleet grounding (for second time)... Read more

22-Jun-12 Boeing CH-47 Kandahar province, Afghanistan

Helicopter damaged, although extent of damage not stated.  One occupant injured.... Read more

16-May-12 Eurocopter Tiger Australia

Fumes in the cockpit – led to fleet grounding.... Read more

24-Apr-12 Sikorsky UH-60 Isurava, Papua New Guinea

Precautionary landing due to an engine fault... Read more

30-Nov-11 A25-204 Sikorsky UH-60 Thornleigh, Australia

We are receiving initial reports of a Black Hawk making an emergency landing in Headen Park on the northern outskirts of Sydney.   It was en route to Newcastle when a warning light came on.  No damage, no injuries... Read more

21-Jul-11 Eurocopter Tiger Rockhampton, Australia

Helicopter attacked by peace activist while parked at Rockhampton Airport.  See also our story here... Read more

30-May-11 Boeing CH-47D Tarin Kot, Afghanistan (1F)

An Australian Army Officer (later named as Marcus Case) was killed when an Australian Chinook Helicopter crashed while undertaking a re-supply mission in Zabul Province.... Read more

10-Mar-11 A17-001 Bell OH-58A Merrylands, Australia

Emergency landing on a playing field yesterday after indications of a possible engine fault... Read more

24-Nov-10 Sikorsky UH-60 Yass, Australia

An Army Black Hawk helicopter from the 5th Aviation Regiment, based at Townsville, Queensland, conducted an emergency landing near Yass... Read more

9-Feb-09 Sikorsky UH-60 Dili Airport, East TImor

9-Feb-09 Sikorsky UH-60 Dili Airport, East TImor... Read more

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