Eurocopter AS350 / Accidents

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30-Jan-21 ZS-RWZ Airbus AS350B3 Grand Central, South Africa

30-Jan-21 ZS-RWZ Airbus AS350B3 Grand Central, South Africa

30-Jan-2021

Hit the ground and rolled over during low level training flight Student pilot was named as professional boxer Kevin “Two Guns” Lerena   Facebook... Read more

02-Jan-21 ZS-OXK Airbus AS350B3 Cape Town, South Africa

02-Jan-21 ZS-OXK Airbus AS350B3 Cape Town, South Africa

2-Jan-2021

Damaged after losing control during take off from Cape Town International Airport.  Helicopter ended up on its starboard side on the apron outside a hangar.  The pilot was flying alone and only suffered minor injuries and received medical attention.... Read more

30-Dec-20 I-LGLG Airbus H125 San Martino, Italy

30-Dec-20 I-LGLG Airbus H125 San Martino, Italy

30-Dec-2020

Crashed in white-out conditions during landing, during which the main rotor disc hit the ground.  20 minutes after the accident the helicopter caught fire and completely burned out.  It is evident from images that the helicopter was written off in the accident (boom in multiple pieces) prior to the conflagration.  Pilot named in this report... Read more

26-Dec-20 (tba) Airbus H125 Minimarg, Pakistan (4F)

26-Dec-20 (tba) Airbus H125 Minimarg, Pakistan (4F)

26-Dec-2020

Helicopter was involved in an operation to evacuate the body of a shaheed soldier, Abdul Qadeer The four on board were named here as Pilot Major M. Hussain, Co Pilot Maj Ayaz Hussain, Naik Inzimam Alam and Sepoy Muhammad Farooq. No details on cause of accident... Read more

19-Dec-20 N574AM Airbus AS350B3 Driggs, US-Idaho

19-Dec-20 N574AM Airbus AS350B3 Driggs, US-Idaho

19-Dec-2020

Starboard transmission cowling flipped up into the main rotor shortly after departure... Read more

04-Dec-20 JA504D Airbus AS350 Higashi Matsuyama, Japan

04-Dec-20 JA504D Airbus AS350 Higashi Matsuyama, Japan

4-Dec-2020

Take off from a temporary helipad in Higashi Matsuyama, Miyagi Prefecture at 10:50 (JST). The flight was for carrying trees with a sling (total weight of about 380 kg), and at an altitude of about 90 m near Miyato Kokegaura in Higashi Matsuyama, one of the trees (about 30 kg) fall in a paddy field.  No... Read more

02-Dec-20 OF-??? Airbus AS350 Mombo, Botswana

02-Dec-20 OF-??? Airbus AS350 Mombo, Botswana

2-Dec-2020

Crashed on take-off during an anti-poaching operation.  Army spokesperson advised that all five Botswana Defence Force members aboard the helicopter survived the accident and are currently receiving medical attention... Read more

29-Nov-20 9N-AJJ Airbus AS350B2 Nuwakot, Nepal

29-Nov-20 9N-AJJ Airbus AS350B2 Nuwakot, Nepal

29-Nov-2020

Bird strike took out the port windshield and damaged area between nose and base of windshield.  Safe landing, but some of 6POB were injured... Read more

20-Nov-20 LV-FQN Airbus AS350B3 Coronel Moldes, Argentina (2F)

20-Nov-20 LV-FQN Airbus AS350B3 Coronel Moldes, Argentina (2F)

20-Nov-2020

Crashed after hitting zip wire.  Both occupants received fatal injuries. One was named as entrepreneur Jorge Brito... Read more

16-Nov-20 LN-OAX Airbus AS350B3 Lysefjorden, Norway

16-Nov-20 LN-OAX Airbus AS350B3 Lysefjorden, Norway

16-Nov-2020

The aircraft was performing external load flights with delivering of concrete to a powerline fundament. During delivery of concrete to powerline mast number 49, the pilot experienced severe vertically vibrations. The pilot took immediate action, released the external load and was capable to manoeuvre the helicopter away from the construction area. During this operation the... Read more

08-Nov-20 TG-GEA Airbus AS350B3 	Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

08-Nov-20 TG-GEA Airbus AS350B3 Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

8-Nov-2020

Tail rotor and stabiliser damaged by hitting a tree during an emergency landing... Read more

26-Oct-20 N530H Airbus AS350B3 Arenas Valley, NM

26-Oct-20 N530H Airbus AS350B3 Arenas Valley, NM

26-Oct-2020

The helicopter sustained substantial damage and the sole occupant pilot was seriously injured.... Read more

13-Sep-20 PP-MRA Airbus AS350 Arapiraca, Brazil

13-Sep-20 PP-MRA Airbus AS350 Arapiraca, Brazil

13-Sep-2020

The aircraft took off to carry out a local flight, with the purpose of conducting police patrol, with two pilots, an air operator and two policemen on board.On the return, during the taxi in the central area of ​​the apron, there was loss of control of the aircraft, which carried out two turns of approximately... Read more

01-Sep-20 N139HN Airbus EC130 Winchester, US-Kentucky

01-Sep-20 N139HN Airbus EC130 Winchester, US-Kentucky

1-Sep-2020

Emergency landing in field after engine issues... Read more

17-Aug-20 C-FAHC Airbus AS350B2 Stewart, Canada (1F)

17-Aug-20 C-FAHC Airbus AS350B2 Stewart, Canada (1F)

17-Aug-2020

Helicopter crashed while carrying out a long-line sling operation. The sole pilot was fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed in a post-crash fire.... Read more

12-Aug-20 C-GNZF Airbus AS350B2 Sacré-Coeur, Canada

12-Aug-20 C-GNZF Airbus AS350B2 Sacré-Coeur, Canada

12-Aug-2020

Helicopter was on an external load flight between 2 transmission lines when the main rotor contacted and severed an electrical cable. The pilot felt vibrations and immediately deposited and released the external load on the ground. The aircraft has been positioned away from the load, where it has landed safely. The main rotor was damaged... Read more

12-Aug-20 C-GNZF Airbus AS350B2 Les Bergeronne, Canada

12-Aug-20 C-GNZF Airbus AS350B2 Les Bergeronne, Canada

12-Aug-2020

Helicopter was on an external load flight between 2 transmission lines in the Sacré-Coeur, QC, area when the main rotor contacted and severed an electrical cable. The pilot felt vibrations and immediately deposited and released the external load on the ground. The aircraft has been positioned away from the load, where it has landed safely.... Read more

04-Aug-20 TG-PME Airbus AS350 Chisec, Guatemala (1F)

04-Aug-20 TG-PME Airbus AS350 Chisec, Guatemala (1F)

4-Aug-2020

Pilot died when helicopter crashed into wooded area.  This report quotes pilot as Juan Francisco Escobar Blas... Read more

12-Apr-20 N160CC Airbus H125 Tampa, US-Florida

12-Apr-20 N160CC Airbus H125 Tampa, US-Florida

12-Apr-2020

Hillsborurgh County Sheriff helicopter suffered bird strike. No injury reported to 2 POB... Read more

06-Apr-20 LN-OFQ Airbus AS350B3 Kodleberget, Norway

06-Apr-20 LN-OFQ Airbus AS350B3 Kodleberget, Norway

6-Apr-2020

The air accident happened on Monday 6 April 2020 in connection with sling loads for Statnett, the system operator of the Norwegian electrical power system. A container was to be moved. Because of a misunderstanding, the container was put in the wrong place. The container was to be moved further, but a strong wind gust... Read more

09-Dec-19 ZK-HPB Airbus AS350B2 White Island, New Zealand

09-Dec-19 ZK-HPB Airbus AS350B2 White Island, New Zealand

9-Dec-2019

Aircraft badly damaged by ash while parked on volcanic island during eruption.  Main blades snapped under the weight of ash – photo... Read more

23-Sep-19 VT-UTC Airbus H125 Kedarnath, India

23-Sep-19 VT-UTC Airbus H125 Kedarnath, India

23-Sep-2019

Tail damaged and starboard skid splayed out on landing at Kedarnath shrine, which is at an altitude of 11,500ft.  6 POB no serious injuries.  Wreckage airlifted out 26 October per this press report... Read more

27-Feb-19 9M-AMI Airbus H125 Pathibhara, Nepal (7F)

27-Feb-19 9M-AMI Airbus H125 Pathibhara, Nepal (7F)

28-Feb-2019

Initial reports suggest the helicopter entered cloud and struck a cliff, locally known as Sisne Bhir. Helicopter consumed in post crash fire.  Crash site is located at around 10,000 feet. This report states that the fatalities were Rabindra Adhikari, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Ang Tshiring Sherpa, managing director of Yeti Airlines and the chairman... Read more

18-Feb-19 N350ST Airbus AS350SD2 Glacier View, US-Alaska

18-Feb-19 N350ST Airbus AS350SD2 Glacier View, US-Alaska

18-Feb-2019

Accident pilot was dropping off 2 heli-ski clients at a 6,000 foot msl mountain ridge line site, requiring him to preform a “toe in” landing. While hovering, but with the toes of the skids resting on the up-sloping field, and the two skiers disembarked, the main rotor blades contacted an area of ​​rocky terrain. The pilot then... Read more

17-Feb-19 ZK-HEX Airbus AS350 Nelson, New Zealand

17-Feb-19 ZK-HEX Airbus AS350 Nelson, New Zealand

17-Feb-2019

The press release from investigators TAIC said “Something caused the pilot to conduct an emergency landing. [After jettisoning the water bucket,] The helicopter landed heavily and the sole pilot received moderate injuries. The nature of damage to the helicopter is yet to be established.” Pilot named in this report as Bill Reid of Reid Helicopters... Read more

29-Jan-19 N680DG Airbus AS350B2 Tampa, US-Florida

29-Jan-19 N680DG Airbus AS350B2 Tampa, US-Florida

29-Jan-2019

Pilot was practicing autorotations, landed hard and bent boom.... Read more

25-Jan-19 I-EDIC Airbus AS350B2 La Thuile, Italy (7F)

25-Jan-19 I-EDIC Airbus AS350B2 La Thuile, Italy (7F)

25-Jan-2019

Mid-air crash between AS350B2 I-EDIC and a Jodel D140 fixed wing F-PMGV, resulting in seven fatalities between the total of nine on board the two aircraft.  Helicopter pilot was named here as Maurizio Scarpelli, accompanied by mountain guide Frank Henssler and three others, one of whom survived. In the fixed wing were four people, the French instructor named... Read more

24-Jan-19 F-OFML Airbus H125 Grand-Brûlé, Reunion

24-Jan-19 F-OFML Airbus H125 Grand-Brûlé, Reunion

24-Jan-2019

Bambi bucket cable became entangled in tail rotor during firefighting operations.  Pilot managed to put helicopter down safely on its skids, but with damage tail boom and blades... Read more

14-Jan-19 PP-ECF Airbus AS350BA Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1F)

14-Jan-19 PP-ECF Airbus AS350BA Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1F)

14-Jan-2019

While in a low hover during a rescue mission, the helicopter crashed into the water.  One police officer was trapped inside the wreckage and was later pronounced dead.  He was named in this report as Felipe Marques de Queiroz.  The others on board were named here as Major Alves, Major Albuquerque and Sargentos Morais Helicopter callsign... Read more

11-Jan-19 N346AE Airbus AS350B2 Ponca City, US-Oklahoma

11-Jan-19 N346AE Airbus AS350B2 Ponca City, US-Oklahoma

11-Jan-2019

NTSB report :  The pilot and an air ambulance crewmember were repositioning the helicopter due to incoming inclement weather. About halfway into the flight, the front windshields were fogging over, and the pilot increased the demister. Upon reaching the destination, the pilot hovered near the company hangar; by this time, the windshields had completely fogged over. The crewmember warned the pilot that he was getting... Read more

03-Dec-18 HB-ZCM Airbus AS350 Arbedo-Castione, Switzerland

03-Dec-18 HB-ZCM Airbus AS350 Arbedo-Castione, Switzerland

3-Dec-2018

After a collision with a high-voltage power line, the pilot made an emergency landing in a nearby meadow  beside the road that connects Castione to Claro... Read more

29-Sep-18 N849NA Airbus AS350B2 Alto, US-New Mexico

29-Sep-18 N849NA Airbus AS350B2 Alto, US-New Mexico

29-Sep-2018

Heavy landing with some forward momentum, then pitched up on the front of its skids, slid forward, then down a slope, moving round as it did, but still ending on its skids (see video) Aircraft operated by Trans Aero, part of Roberts Aircraft – and operated under “Trans Aero Medevac” titles from a base at... Read more

01-Jan-18 ZS-??? Airbus AS350B3 Cathedral Peak, South Africa

01-Jan-18 ZS-??? Airbus AS350B3 Cathedral Peak, South Africa

1-Jan-2018

Police helicopter ended up on its side during a search operation. The pilot and crew‚ who included a search and rescue unit operator and his search dog‚ survived the crash. Photos suggest the subject helicopter is ZS-RDL (msn 4170) or ZS-RPL (msn 3468)... Read more

20-Aug-17 OE-XTM Airbus AS350B3 Cabril, Portugal (1F)

20-Aug-17 OE-XTM Airbus AS350B3 Cabril, Portugal (1F)

20-Aug-2017

Firefighting operations and helicopter hit powerlines, causing it to crash to the ground.  Sole occupant pilot, named as Americo Sousa age 51, suffered fatal injuries... Read more

22-May-17 N207CH Airbus AS350B2 Herbert Glacier, US-Alaska

22-May-17 N207CH Airbus AS350B2 Herbert Glacier, US-Alaska

22-May-2017

Landing accident on a glacier.  No injuries to 7 POB... Read more

13-May-17 HB-ZTM Airbus AS350B2 Kandersteg, Switzerland (1F)

13-May-17 HB-ZTM Airbus AS350B2 Kandersteg, Switzerland (1F)

13-May-2017

During landing phase, helicopter fell on its port side, killing the pilot.  3 of the 5 passengers were slightly injured.  Pilot named in prelim accident report as Schweizer Bürger... Read more

10-May-17 G-HKCN Airbus H125 Bergen, Norway

10-May-17 G-HKCN Airbus H125 Bergen, Norway

10-May-2017

Ended up in the water next to the superyacht it is based on – MY Bacarella after the helicopter’s downdraft caused a loose tarpaulin to rise up into the rotors shortly before touchdown, and evasive action by the pilot steered the helicopter away from the boat and into the water alongside.  Three POB, one seriously... Read more

07-May-17 9N-AKG Airbus AS350B3e Everest Base Camp, Nepal

07-May-17 9N-AKG Airbus AS350B3e Everest Base Camp, Nepal

7-May-2017

Helicopter was hit by an object while flying and damage was sustained to the boom (picture).... Read more

05-May-17 G-MATH Airbus AS350B3 Wycombe Air Park, UK

05-May-17 G-MATH Airbus AS350B3 Wycombe Air Park, UK

5-May-2017

Landed on its port side with minimal damage to anything on the starboard side (stabiliser, tail rotor), although starboard skid somewhat bent.  Possible dynamic roll-over.  3 POB all to hospital, one with life-threatening injuries... Read more

17-Mar-16 9N-AJI Airbus AS350B3e Langtang, Nepal

17-Mar-16 9N-AJI Airbus AS350B3e Langtang, Nepal

17-Mar-2016

Crashed on take off after unloading construction materials, ending on its starboard side.... Read more

16-Mar-16 C-FBLW Airbus AS350BA Smithers, Canada

16-Mar-16 C-FBLW Airbus AS350BA Smithers, Canada

16-Mar-2016

C-FBLW, a TRK Helicopters Aerospatiale AS350 BA helicopter, was operated under contract to SKEENA Heli-Ski from the Bear Creek Lodge, BC, about 82 nautical miles north west of Smithers, BC. The flight was returning to base camp in the late afternoon with a pilot and 6 passengers on board. As the pilot was maneuvering the... Read more

21-Feb-16 Airbus AS350 Uritorco, Argentina

21-Feb-16 Airbus AS350 Uritorco, Argentina

21-Feb-2016

Crashed during the rescue of a paraglider who had suffered multiple fractures... Read more

19-Dec-15 VH-NPS Airbus AS350B3 Glenbrook, Australia

19-Dec-15 VH-NPS Airbus AS350B3 Glenbrook, Australia

19-Dec-2015

Helicopter was conducting fire control work with one crewperson on board. The fire control work included use of a Bambi Bucket to drop water on the fires, slung under the helicopter by a 100 ft long-line. The pilot elected to land the helicopter at Glenbrook helipad to refuel. The helicopter landed with the bucket and... Read more

24-Nov-15 N355RH Airbus AS350BA Las Charcas, Dominican Republic

24-Nov-15 N355RH Airbus AS350BA Las Charcas, Dominican Republic

24-Nov-2015

As a result of a forced landing, the aircraft fell on a banana plantation and suffered substantial damage. Pilot named in this article as Lieutenant Colonel Harold Jimenez of the Army of the Dominican Republic... Read more

23-Nov-15 VT-JKB Airbus AS350B3 Katra, India (7F)

23-Nov-15 VT-JKB Airbus AS350B3 Katra, India (7F)

23-Nov-2015

A bird is reported to have hit the tail rotor shortly after take-off. While the pilot was trying to make an emergency landing, the helicopter hit power lines, crashed and caught fire.  The helicopter was  ferrying pilgrims to the Vaishno Devi temple.  The seven fatalities were named as  pilot Sumita Vijayn from Kerala, Arjun Singh,... Read more

21-Nov-15 ZK-HKU Eurocopter AS350BA Fox Glacier, New Zealand (7F)

21-Nov-15 ZK-HKU Eurocopter AS350BA Fox Glacier, New Zealand (7F)

21-Nov-2015

Crashed on a glacier and fell down a crevasse, killing pilot Mitch Gameren, two Australian tourists Sovannmony Leang and Josephine Gibson and four British tourists Nigel Charlton and his wife Cynthia, Andrew Virco and his partner Katharine Walker, head of radiotherapy at a major trauma centre. It is of particular note that the two visible main... Read more

02-Nov-15 VH-SFX Airbus AS350BA Whyanbeel, Australia

02-Nov-15 VH-SFX Airbus AS350BA Whyanbeel, Australia

2-Nov-2015

EMS helicopter reported en route to helicopter accident. Initial reports say four or five on board, most agree on four injured with the pilot needing airlifting... Read more

26-Oct-15 C-GSLY Airbus AS350B2 Deadhorse, US-Alaska

26-Oct-15 C-GSLY Airbus AS350B2 Deadhorse, US-Alaska

26-Oct-2015

The pilot reported he was conducting an approach in flat light conditions, visibility was decreasing, and during a turn, the right skid impacted terrain. The pilot reported the helicopter then came to rest on its side and he egressed from the cockpit. Substantial damage sustained to the helicopter. The purpose of the flight was to... Read more

24-Oct-15 N911WL Airbus AS350B3 Folsom Lake, US-California

24-Oct-15 N911WL Airbus AS350B3 Folsom Lake, US-California

24-Oct-2015

Partial loss of engine power during autorotation flare. Hard landing.French report says “substantial damage” but local press report shows... Read more

24-Oct-15 F-GOLH Airbus EC130 Megève, France

24-Oct-15 F-GOLH Airbus EC130 Megève, France

24-Oct-2015

Sightseeing flight – failed to take-off, lost height and rolled over on landing.  Only one of the 7 POB was not injured.  Registration to be confirmed – Type, Colour scheme and operator match to our records... Read more

15-Oct-15 5Y-DKK Airbus AS350B3 Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania (4F)

15-Oct-15 5Y-DKK Airbus AS350B3 Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania (4F)

15-Oct-2015

Crashed and burnt out.  Helicopter was being used in support of parliamentary candidate Deo Filikunjombe, who died along with the other three on board.  Another parliamentary candidate, Jerry Silaa, posted on his Instagram that his father William Silaa had been the pilot... Read more

11-Oct-15 PK-BKA Airbus EC130 Lake Toba, Indonesia (4F)

11-Oct-15 PK-BKA Airbus EC130 Lake Toba, Indonesia (4F)

11-Oct-2015

Helicopter crashed into Lake Toba with 5 POB, and one survivor Fransiskus Subihardayan found afloat in the shallow water on the side of the lake two days later.  Others on board, missing presumed deceased, have been named as pilot Capt Teguh Mulyanto, crew Hari Poerwantono, and passengers Sugianto (who had chartered the aircraft) and Nurhayanto... Read more

24-Sep-15 ZS-OCB Airbus AS350B2 South Africa

24-Sep-15 ZS-OCB Airbus AS350B2 South Africa

24-Sep-2015

The pilot was engaged in a private flight, and was accompanied by his wife. After activating the air-conditioning unit during their return flight to FAGC smoke started entering the cockpit/cabin area. The pilot, who had identified an open area below entered into auto-rotational flight in order to land as soon as possible. As they neared... Read more

22-Sep-15 OB-1941-P Airbus AS350B3 Ollantaytambo, Peru (5F)

22-Sep-15 OB-1941-P Airbus AS350B3 Ollantaytambo, Peru (5F)

22-Sep-2015

During a transferring flight of “Odebrecht” Co. personnel, from Quillabamba to Cusco, crossing the Andes Mountains, the Helicopter crashed on a slope surrounding the “Veronica” snowy, destroying it completely. The wreckage was found at an altitude of over 4000m All five on board died, identified here as Miguel Angel Pinto Panta (pilot), Felix Cardenas Gonzales... Read more

21-Sep-15 B-7445 Airbus AS350B3 Gullin, China (2F)

21-Sep-15 B-7445 Airbus AS350B3 Gullin, China (2F)

21-Sep-2015

Helicopter took off at 00h15, the last radio communication with ATC was at 00h30, the flight crew reported to the ATC operation normal. At about 02h00, ATC unable to contact with the helicopter, the dispatcher reported that the helicopter was operating normal. At about 04h32, the CAAC regional office received a report by the local... Read more

16-Sep-15 F-HCSC Airbus AS350B3 Boisses, France

16-Sep-15 F-HCSC Airbus AS350B3 Boisses, France

16-Sep-2015

Two of Tignes ski patrol were seriously injured in the crash at 8.15am.   There were four trackers on board, in addition to the pilot and a mechanic, to be dropped to reactivate the remote avalanche triggering devices after maintenance period occurred this summer.... Read more

14-Sep-15 LN-OFC Airbus AS350 Narvik, Norway

14-Sep-15 LN-OFC Airbus AS350 Narvik, Norway

14-Sep-2015

A total of five helicopters were damaged by rocks while parked due to an uncontrolled blast 100m away from the pad. Two needed roading to Helitrans main base in Værnes including LN-OFC Can anyone help us with the registrations of the other four helicopters? If so, email us at news@helihub.com... Read more

09-Sep-15 N253HP Airbus AS350B3 Draper, US-Utah

09-Sep-15 N253HP Airbus AS350B3 Draper, US-Utah

9-Sep-2015

Rope became entangled in main rotor during a manoevre with one skid on a rock ledge while hovering,  Pilot Kent Harrison made some aggressive manoevres to avoid ground crews nearby, during which the tail hit a nearby cliff face.  Helicopter continued spinning, but pilot regained some control and continued to a safer landing zone and... Read more

06-Sep-15 N914SM Airbus AS350B3 Ironton, US-Colorado

06-Sep-15 N914SM Airbus AS350B3 Ironton, US-Colorado

6-Sep-2015

Tail rotor struck vegetation landing.  No injuries, damage unknown... Read more

02-Sep-15 N146AE Airbus AS350B2 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

02-Sep-15 N146AE Airbus AS350B2 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2-Sep-2015

Helicopter crashed into the roof of a house, injuring a female asleep in the house as well as sole-occupant pilot Oliver Gutiérrez... Read more

21-Aug-15 I-GBVD Airbus AS350B3 Arzana, Italy

21-Aug-15 I-GBVD Airbus AS350B3 Arzana, Italy

21-Aug-2015

During fire fighting activities, the helicopter, equipped with bambi bucket, immediately after the first water drop experienced control problems. Trying an emergency landing in a nearby area 1 km away, the helicopter in the final phase of the flight, started an abrupt spin and crashed.  Helicopter was on contract to Forest Service of Sardinia. Only... Read more

08-Aug-15 CS-HIA Airbus AS350B3 Lapa, Portugal

08-Aug-15 CS-HIA Airbus AS350B3 Lapa, Portugal

8-Aug-2015

Positioning flight back to base at low level when it crashed and was written off... Read more

31-Jul-15 I-CMCM Airbus AS350B3 Alpe Zocca, Italy (3F)

31-Jul-15 I-CMCM Airbus AS350B3 Alpe Zocca, Italy (3F)

31-Jul-2015

Hit mountain, and subsequent crash killed all three on board – pilot Folini Augustine, engineer Stefano Olcelli, and flight engineer Marco Gianatti... Read more

29-Jul-15 N6095U Airbus AS350B2 Tucson, US-Arizona

29-Jul-15 N6095U Airbus AS350B2 Tucson, US-Arizona

29-Jul-2015

The Customs and Border Patrol Instructor Pilot demonstrated an autorotation, yet misjudged the flare. Helicopter destroyed... Read more

16-Jul-15 D-HCOL Airbus AS350B2 Portugal

16-Jul-15 D-HCOL Airbus AS350B2 Portugal

16-Jul-2015

Aerial electrical cable collision following water discharge during fire-fighting operation. The pilot managed to immediately land the helicopter. Initial assessment reveals bucket, helicopter tail and one main rotor blade damage.... Read more

14-Jul-15 HB-ZIS Airbus AS350B3 Guggigletscher, Switzerland (1F)

14-Jul-15 HB-ZIS Airbus AS350B3 Guggigletscher, Switzerland (1F)

14-Jul-2015

Pilot, the only occupant, killed in crash of Air Glaciers helicopter at Guggigletscher nr Lauterbrunnen.   Helicopter came down vertically and the cabin area burnt out.  Tail boom, tail , stabiliser and tail rotors all remain attached.... Read more

12-Jul-15 N498PT Airbus AS350B Bridgeport, US-California

12-Jul-15 N498PT Airbus AS350B Bridgeport, US-California

12-Jul-2015

On landing, object flew out and struck blades... Read more

10-Jul-15 N572AM Airbus AS350B2 Tallahassee, US-Florida

10-Jul-15 N572AM Airbus AS350B2 Tallahassee, US-Florida

10-Jul-2015

Emergency field landing.  Pilot was only one on board Date could be 09-Jul-15 (press report was very early morning on 10-Jul-15)... Read more

03-Jul-15 N390LG Airbus AS350B3e Frisco, US-Colorado (1F)

03-Jul-15 N390LG Airbus AS350B3e Frisco, US-Colorado (1F)

3-Jul-2015

With pilot and two paramedics on board, the helicopter started spinning shortly after take off and crashed about 20 seconds later, causing fatal injuries to pilot Patrick Mahany.The helicopter hit a parked pickup truck and travel camper and the helicopter was consumed by the ensuing fire. Flight paramedic Dave Repsher was burned in the crash... Read more

03-Jul-15 N974BR Airbus EC130 Somerset, US-Colorado

03-Jul-15 N974BR Airbus EC130 Somerset, US-Colorado

3-Jul-2015

Clipped powerline and damaged blades.  Landed with no injuries to those on board... Read more

29-Jun-15 CS-HMH Airbus AS350B3 Lamoso, Portugal

29-Jun-15 CS-HMH Airbus AS350B3 Lamoso, Portugal

29-Jun-2015

Crashed into water during firefighting operations and sank... Read more

08-Jun-15 DQ-IHI Airbus AS350B2 Beqa Island, Fiji

08-Jun-15 DQ-IHI Airbus AS350B2 Beqa Island, Fiji

8-Jun-2015

Helicopter crashed into shrubs after reportedly some debris struck the main rotor.  Helicopter was reported hired by Vodafone Fiji and had taken the company’s maintenance staff to a tower there.  3 POB... Read more

30-May-15 5Y-GYM Airbus EC130 Kinangop, Kenya

30-May-15 5Y-GYM Airbus EC130 Kinangop, Kenya

30-May-2015

Emergency landing in potato field due to weather.  Passengers included Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi, nominated Senator Beatrice Elachi and Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa. Pilot named as Evans Sigilai... Read more

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