On second attempt to take off, helicopter gained height very slowly and caught some wires, causing it to crash. Three on board injured. Later report gave those on board as Victor Sosa (pilot), Ariel Murillo (copilot), Ariel Soriano (commander), and paratroopers; Oscar Matamoros (captain), Deivy Ayestas, Alfonso Mejia, Daniel Korea and Fabricio Flores.
Nigerian Police helicopter crashed at the main Lagos Airport close to the VIP area. Helicopter may be used for presidential work and has been referred to in some reports as a “presidential helicopter”. 4 POB – pilot, copilot and two NAF employees – all injured but not seriously
During the cruise, the crew observed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at about 1,000 ft above ground level. The UAV turned and tracked towards the helicopter and the helicopter crew took evasive action to avoid a collision.
68-year old man, named as Robert Davis, fell 30m from a winch harness and died while being winched on board after injuring his ankle. Press reports say he weighed between 120 – 140 kg, and this will be taken into account during the investigations.
During the final approach, the helicopter impacted trees and landed heavily. The helicopter was substantially damaged, skids collapsed but it remained upright (photo). EMS/SAR helicopter was on night training flight practicing Nightsun-lit approaches. 3 POIB
Wirestrike approaching Yellowknife airport at around 7:50 p.m. MT with 3 POB and the aircraft sustained significant damage. It was returning to the airport after conducting air operations in support of Exercise Arctic Ram. It is from 408 Tactical Helicopter Detachment and is normally stationed at CFB Edmonton. The Bell 412 is known as the… Read more »
En route from Cartagena to an air force base in Puerto Salgar, helicopter landed heavily on edge of a flat roof with significant vertical speed, causing heavy impact damage. Impact reportedly included a small fire which was easily put out. 4POB injured.
Crashed in wooded area after turning back due to weather.Â 7 POB – Pilot Ã“scar Cabrera, Co-pilot Ricardo Ortiz along with engineers Carlos Batista, Orber Godoni, Armando Sosa, Augusto Masias and Jose Guarimba.Â One had second-degree burns and a fractured collarbone, all others had minor injuries only
While in cruise flight at 11,500?MSL from Grand Junction, CO to Gunnison, CO, the transmission warning light illuminated. The pilot also observed a decrease in pressure on the transmission oil pressure gauge. The helicopter landed safely without incident in a field, was immediately taken out of service and secured.
Bell 412 with five on board lost contact with ATC while on mission to locate missing Cessna 208 aircraft of Susi Air.Â The following day the helicopter arrived in nearby town of Wamena, reporting that it had had to make an emergency landing due to fog.Â Jungle location had led media to assume the worst,… Read more »
The Bell 412, carrying two Australians, two South Africans and six Indonesians, lost contact with authorities Wednesday afternoon minutes after takeoff from the city of Manado on Sulawesi island.Â It was later found after impacting terrain
Helicopter was being used by political figure and a flag being waved (or thrown?) by an enthusiastic supporter got caught up in the rotor blades.Â Helicopter grounded for engineers, Politician continued by road
After the passengers had boarded the aircraft, the commander heard a noise and the aircraft suddenly settled and adopted a nose high attitude. The engines were shut down, the passengers and crew disembarked. Subsequent examination of the aircraft by the crew showed that the undercarriage aft crosstube had failed, due to metallurgical fatigue.
Uneventful approach and landing on the helideck where it was intended to embark ten passengers and some equipment. After nine passengers had boarded, the aircraft suddenly settled and adopted a nose high attitude. The engines were shut down and the passengers and crew disembarked. Subsequent examination of the aircraft by the crew showed that the… Read more »
Extremely erratic take-off from elevated hospital helipad caught on video.Â According to the company, the pilot could bring the machine under control.Â CEO Roy Knaus blamed the incident on “a combination of circumstances”
The helicopter was carrying six security officers, two inmates, an official from the country’s organized crime investigation unit, and two pilots.Â Local reports differ on the number of fatalities, some saying 3, others 4, others 7.Â Weather was apparently a factor
Report from Israel of the death of Avi Sivan, previously a highly respected officer in the Israeli Defence Force.Â No other names of the other three fatalities have been released, or the circumstances of the accident.