CH-7 Accidents

03-Dec-15 73-QL Cicare CH-7 Albens, France

Skid collapsed in heavy landing after striking wires – which the pilot had not seen due to being distracted by direct sunlight... Read more

28-Jul-15 VH-JEW Cicare CH-7B Roy Hill Station, Australia (1F)

Initial ATSB report says “collided with terrain”.... Read more

12-May-14 VH-SWQ Cicare CH-7B Barcaldine, Australia (1F)

During cattle spotting operations, the helicopter impacted trees and collided with terrain, coming to rest inverted. The helicopter was substantially damaged and the pilot was fatally injured – named here as Michael Wills... Read more

14-Feb-14 Cicare CH-7T Lalbenque, France (1F)

Helicopter crashed killing solo pilot Didier Deschoolmeester... Read more

20-Feb-13 HB-YJX Elisport CH-7 Kienberg, Germany

Helicopter destroyed on landing in mountainous region on German side of border with Austria, pilot seriously injured.   Ground was snow covered, and accident occurred at around 1,700m (5,577 ft) altitude... Read more

17-May-12 I-B037 Elisport CH-7 Mettet, Belgium

Pilot suffered spinal injuries after crashing the single-seat CH-7 Kompress.  Helicopter extensively damaged (see photo)... Read more

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