Eurocopter AS350 / Accidents

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29-Dec-12 D-HAIE Eurocopter AS350B Rehagen, Germany

29-Dec-12 D-HAIE Eurocopter AS350B Rehagen, Germany

29-Dec-2012

Helicopter fell onto its side after pilot aborted take-off... Read more

18-Dec-12 N804MP Eurocopter AS350B3 Miami, US-Florida

18-Dec-12 N804MP Eurocopter AS350B3 Miami, US-Florida

18-Dec-2012

Bird strike – turkey vulture broke windshield and injured pilot – the only person on board.  Safe landing in a parking lot... Read more

15-Dec-12 C-GYPH Eurocopter AS350B3 Beluga, US-Alaska

15-Dec-12 C-GYPH Eurocopter AS350B3 Beluga, US-Alaska

15-Dec-2012

Collision with trees during load lift operation.  Pilot injured.  CADAORS ref 2012P2046... Read more

11-Dec-12 PT-YSW Eurocopter AS350BA Goiania, Brazil

11-Dec-12 PT-YSW Eurocopter AS350BA Goiania, Brazil

11-Dec-2012

Flight aimed at demonstrating a landing with hydraulic failure.  With the hydraulic control was disconnected, the pilot made the approach to the runway, and attempted to make a vertical landing (zero speed with the helicopter hovering). With the aircraft hovering, the pilot lost control of the helicopter, and the tail boom hit the ground. The... Read more

05-Dec-12 LN-OMY Eurocopter AS350BA Germany/Sweden

05-Dec-12 LN-OMY Eurocopter AS350BA Germany/Sweden

5-Dec-2012

Heli Trans  AS350 took off from Lübeck in Germany, destination Halmstad in Sweden, but did not arrived at the expected time.  2 POB – Heli Trans pilot and a passenger who was not one of their employees.... Read more

23-Nov-12 N3984A Eurocopter AS350B3 Scottsdale, US-Arizona

23-Nov-12 N3984A Eurocopter AS350B3 Scottsdale, US-Arizona

23-Nov-2012

Tail boom damaged in off airport landing... Read more

22-Nov-12 C6-APV Eurocopter AS355F1 Great Guana Cay, Bahamas (1F)

22-Nov-12 C6-APV Eurocopter AS355F1 Great Guana Cay, Bahamas (1F)

22-Nov-2012

1 killed (named here as Lance Valdez) and 4 injured including billionaire Jeffery Soffer, Dan and Paula Riordan and an unnamed pilot... Read more

20-Nov-12 I-MIAE Eurocopter AS350BA Trichiana, Italy (2F)

20-Nov-12 I-MIAE Eurocopter AS350BA Trichiana, Italy (2F)

20-Nov-2012

Helicopter was involved in low-level aerial work to drop rabies vaccines for foxes as part of a Health Authority program.  AS350BA crashed into field close to houses after hitting high voltage cables, killing both occupants – pilot Silvio Botto Steglia, 37, and Felice Faivano, 35.  Two houses damaged (see photo essay).  Some local reports cite... Read more

07-Nov-12 N901CF Eurocopter AS350B3 Spanish Springs, US-Nevada

07-Nov-12 N901CF Eurocopter AS350B3 Spanish Springs, US-Nevada

7-Nov-2012

Emergency landing in field.  No damage... Read more

31-Oct-12 JA35BB Eurocopter AS350B3 Yakushima, Japan

31-Oct-12 JA35BB Eurocopter AS350B3 Yakushima, Japan

31-Oct-2012

During take off phase, near miss with landing Japan Air Commuter Dash-8 JA849C... Read more

31-Oct-12 ZS-HDI Eurocopter AS350B3 Francistown, Botswana

31-Oct-12 ZS-HDI Eurocopter AS350B3 Francistown, Botswana

31-Oct-2012

Loss of control during takeoff after refuelling and ended up on its starboard side.  Badly damaged... Read more

31-Oct-12 PT-HNE Eurocopter AS350B3 Sorocaba, Brazil

31-Oct-12 PT-HNE Eurocopter AS350B3 Sorocaba, Brazil

31-Oct-2012

Heavy landing and ended up colliding with firefighting equipment that was in the area. The helicopter sustained serious damage to its tail rotor, to the right hand side baggage compartment, and to both landing skids.... Read more

21-Oct-12 N956LA Eurocopter AS350B3 Lakewood, US-California

21-Oct-12 N956LA Eurocopter AS350B3 Lakewood, US-California

21-Oct-2012

LA County Sheriff made emergency landing on highway after a bird strike at night... Read more

16-Oct-12 G-BXGA Eurocopter AS350B2 Kettlewell, UK

16-Oct-12 G-BXGA Eurocopter AS350B2 Kettlewell, UK

16-Oct-2012

Chain sling contacted tail rotor drive cover, horizontal stabiliser and both tail rotor blades during lifting operations... Read more

08-Oct-12 G-ORKY Eurocopter AS350B2 Cairngorms, UK

08-Oct-12 G-ORKY Eurocopter AS350B2 Cairngorms, UK

8-Oct-2012

Hoist cable hitting tail rotor in turbulent weather conditions.  Badly damaged... Read more

06-Oct-12 OB-1949-P Eurocopter AS350B3 Kiteni, Peru

06-Oct-12 OB-1949-P Eurocopter AS350B3 Kiteni, Peru

6-Oct-2012

One of three helicopters fire bombed by terrorists at night while parked on the airfield.  All three were on contract to Transportadora de Gas del Peru... Read more

28-Sep-12 TG-FHD Eurocopter AS350B3 Vista Hermosa, Guatemala (1F)

28-Sep-12 TG-FHD Eurocopter AS350B3 Vista Hermosa, Guatemala (1F)

28-Sep-2012

Pilot reported tail rotor problems before crashing – the tail rotor was found on the roof of a house “a few hundred metres” from the crash site.  While the pilot and one passenger survived, the accident killed textile magnate Joe Habie, one of the richest men in Guatemala... Read more

20-Sep-12 PR-DKK Eurocopter EC130 Itamaraju, Brazil (1F)

20-Sep-12 PR-DKK Eurocopter EC130 Itamaraju, Brazil (1F)

20-Sep-2012

Crashed on night flight.  Helicopter was 30 days old with 50 hours on the airframe.... Read more

18-Sep-12 HB-ZJO Eurocopter AS350B3 Vallemaggia, Switzerland (1F)

18-Sep-12 HB-ZJO Eurocopter AS350B3 Vallemaggia, Switzerland (1F)

18-Sep-2012

Helicopter crashed in mountainous region, killing the sole occupant pilot.  There was a post-crash fire.... Read more

11-Sep-12 C-GKSH Eurocopter AS350B2 Sept-ÃŽles, Canada

11-Sep-12 C-GKSH Eurocopter AS350B2 Sept-ÃŽles, Canada

11-Sep-2012

Tail rotor struck sand bank on take-off.   Substantial damage included the tail rotor, tailboom, tail rotor gearbox, horizontal stabilizer, 1 main rotor blade and the long shaft.  CADAORS ref 2012Q2152... Read more

01-Sep-12 Eurocopter AS350B3 Dundo, Angola (4F)

01-Sep-12 Eurocopter AS350B3 Dundo, Angola (4F)

1-Sep-2012

Accident caused the deaths of the captain of the aircraft, chief-inspector Tiago Casimiro, his assistant, João Adelino João Brandão, as well as the workers of the Provincial Electoral Commission, Lourenço Mussenoho and Maria Augusta João.... Read more

01-Sep-12 N178CH Eurocopter AS350B2 Talkeeetna, US-Alaska

01-Sep-12 N178CH Eurocopter AS350B2 Talkeeetna, US-Alaska

1-Sep-2012

Tail rotor drive shaft sheared... Read more

31-Aug-12 F-GPHE Eurocopter AS350B3 Argeles-Gazost, France

31-Aug-12 F-GPHE Eurocopter AS350B3 Argeles-Gazost, France

31-Aug-2012

Four injured when helicopter came down after hitting cables.  The helicopter was involved in maintenance work on the cables.  Two were “ejected”, from an underslung cradle, and two were in the helicopter.  Pilot Joel Prisse  has dislocated shoulder and crew Philippe Pournin has multiple lower limb fractures.  Aircraft destroyed... Read more

27-Aug-12 N925TV Eurocopter AS350B2 Hollywood, US-California

27-Aug-12 N925TV Eurocopter AS350B2 Hollywood, US-California

27-Aug-2012

Emergency landing of media helicopter due to oil leak and heavy smoke flume in the air.  Helicopter was operating for KTLA Channel 5.  Pilot was Tim Lynn... Read more

25-Aug-12 OY-HUB Eurocopter AS350B3 Mestersvig, Greenland

25-Aug-12 OY-HUB Eurocopter AS350B3 Mestersvig, Greenland

25-Aug-2012

Starboard cargo door opened and object fell out and struck tail rotor.  Emergency landing made without further incident.  Helicopter fitted with SpacePod cargo doors.... Read more

20-Aug-12 PT-HZE Eurocopter AS350B Belo Horizonte, Brazil

20-Aug-12 PT-HZE Eurocopter AS350B Belo Horizonte, Brazil

20-Aug-2012

Came down suddenly short of intended landing point while on approach on a training flight.  Student Edvaldo Francisco dos Santos (a Major in the Military Police), 46, suffered a fractured spine, and flight instructor John Bosco da Cunha, 62, a fractured right tibia.... Read more

18-Aug-12 N3939A Eurocopter AS350B3 Sunburst, US-Montana

18-Aug-12 N3939A Eurocopter AS350B3 Sunburst, US-Montana

18-Aug-2012

Main driveshaft failure in low level hover... Read more

11-Aug-12 TG-RPL Eurocopter AS350B2 Escuintla, Guatemala

11-Aug-12 TG-RPL Eurocopter AS350B2 Escuintla, Guatemala

11-Aug-2012

Crashed from low level (approx 15m) after hitting a tree.  Aircraft destroyed... Read more

11-Aug-12 EC-KTU Eurocopter AS350B3 Guils de Certanya, Spain

11-Aug-12 EC-KTU Eurocopter AS350B3 Guils de Certanya, Spain

11-Aug-2012

While firefighting, refilling hose struck trees and then swung up into main rotors and the tail boom.  Extensively damaged.... Read more

09-Aug-12 C-GTDH Eurocopter AS350B2 Norman Wells, Canada

09-Aug-12 C-GTDH Eurocopter AS350B2 Norman Wells, Canada

9-Aug-2012

Detail to follow – CADAORS 2012C3400... Read more

09-Aug-12 Eurocopter AS350 Minnaret Peaks, New Zealand

09-Aug-12 Eurocopter AS350 Minnaret Peaks, New Zealand

9-Aug-2012

Pilot had left the rotors to run down and departed the helicopter.  “Blades seen to begin oscillating, striking the tail boom and the ground beside the helicopter”... Read more

08-Aug-12 PR-DMG Eurocopter AS350B2 Porto Seguro, Brazil

08-Aug-12 PR-DMG Eurocopter AS350B2 Porto Seguro, Brazil

8-Aug-2012

Crashed near the beach at Porto Seguro, reportedly due to pilot Ruan Oliveira Santana, 31, losing control in heavy winds.  Pilot and five passengers all got out OK – named as Rogério Andrade, 47, Raíssa Aguiar, 19, and three children.  Photos here... Read more

21-Jul-12 HL9196 Eurocopter AS350B2 Daegu, Korea (1F)

21-Jul-12 HL9196 Eurocopter AS350B2 Daegu, Korea (1F)

21-Jul-2012

Struck wires at low level while spraying and ended up upside-down on roof of building.... Read more

21-Jul-12 PR-RVC Eurocopter AS350B3 Barro Duro, Brazil

21-Jul-12 PR-RVC Eurocopter AS350B3 Barro Duro, Brazil

21-Jul-2012

Extensive vibration in the cruise led to emergency landing.  Tail rotor bearing issue... Read more

06-Jul-12 N617HP Eurocopter AS350B3 Trinity Alps, US-California

06-Jul-12 N617HP Eurocopter AS350B3 Trinity Alps, US-California

6-Jul-2012

One serious injury after rotor blades hit disembarking passenger – CHP crew member Tony Stanley, who was getting out to help pick up injured hiker Jeremy Kilburn – both were then airlifted to Mercy Medical Center in Redding... Read more

04-Jul-12 RA-04097 Eurocopter AS350B3 Lensk, Russia (4F)

04-Jul-12 RA-04097 Eurocopter AS350B3 Lensk, Russia (4F)

4-Jul-2012

Helicopter crashed killing all four occupants shortly after take off from Lensk Airport.  Operator UTair named the victims as  pilot Gordeychuk Vasily, mechanic Druzenko Ivan and passengers Verezhak Yaroslav and Arthur Popov.  Unclear how relevant this is, but UTair have also stopped using Lensk for refuelling as a result of the accident.... Read more

01-Jul-12 I-LASB Eurocopter AS350B3 Granmichele, Italy

01-Jul-12 I-LASB Eurocopter AS350B3 Granmichele, Italy

1-Jul-2012

Force landing due to a technical issue on positioning flight back to base after firefighting... Read more

30-Jun-12 N729DP Eurocopter AS350B Camp Verde, US-Arizona (4F)

30-Jun-12 N729DP Eurocopter AS350B Camp Verde, US-Arizona (4F)

30-Jun-2012

Helicopter crashed into river, killing all four occupants, on a flight from Sedona to Scottsdale.  Wreckage located the next day.  A later report from KGUN9suggested that authorities had “discovered a severed cable near the crash site and found marks on the rotor blade consistent with hitting a cable”.  Fatalities were named as helicopter owner/pilot Raymond... Read more

19-Jun-12 VH-HEB Eurocopter AS350 Charra, Australia

19-Jun-12 VH-HEB Eurocopter AS350 Charra, Australia

19-Jun-2012

During the cruise, the pilot and passenger detected fuel fumes in the cockpit and conducted a precautionary landing. After landing, the helicopter caught fire and was destroyed.  Pilot named as Barry Thompson (52) and passenger aged 23... Read more

14-Jun-12 C-GNAI Eurocopter AS350B2 Hebron, Canada

14-Jun-12 C-GNAI Eurocopter AS350B2 Hebron, Canada

14-Jun-2012

While manoeuvring near wildlife at low altitude, the tail rotor struck rocks and a large vibration was noted in the pedals. The pilot landed beside the nearby river without incident and called the company to report. The subsequent maintenance inspection revealed damage to the tail rotor blades, drive shafts, the tail boom and the vertical... Read more

12-Jun-12 N8286Z Eurocopter AS350B2 Decatur, US-Georgia

12-Jun-12 N8286Z Eurocopter AS350B2 Decatur, US-Georgia

12-Jun-2012

Emergency landing in public park “after noticing strange fumes”... Read more

12-Jun-12 N590AE Eurocopter AS350B3 Grand Junction, US-Colorado

12-Jun-12 N590AE Eurocopter AS350B3 Grand Junction, US-Colorado

12-Jun-2012

Bird strike at 12,000 ft amsl.  Pilot elected to abort and return to base.  Alternate aircraft sent to carry out patient transfer... Read more

10-Jun-12 5Y-CDT Eurocopter AS350B3e Ngong Hills, Kenya (6F)

10-Jun-12 5Y-CDT Eurocopter AS350B3e Ngong Hills, Kenya (6F)

10-Jun-2012

Crashed in woodland killing Kenya’s Security Minister, George Saitoti and his deputy Orwa Ojode, pilots Luke Oyugi, Nancy Gituanja and bodyguards Inspector Joshua Tonkei and Sergeant Thomas Murimis.  Only small size items remain after post-crash fire.  Helicopter had only been delivered earlier this year (see HeliHub.com story and local Kenyan story).  See also this YouTube... Read more

01-Jun-12 C-FBHN Eurocopter AS350B2 Terrace, Canada (3F)

01-Jun-12 C-FBHN Eurocopter AS350B2 Terrace, Canada (3F)

1-Jun-2012

Three killed in mountainous area, all employees of Bailey Helicopters.  Pilot named as Peter Bryant, 45 and passengers Blake Erickson, 48, and Arnaud Jolibois, 44.   CADAORS 2012P0786... Read more

11-May-12 HB-ZCM Eurocopter AS350B3 Camorino, Switzerland

11-May-12 HB-ZCM Eurocopter AS350B3 Camorino, Switzerland

11-May-2012

Crew member suffered serious head injuries when “releasing the transport line” (literal translation).  Investigation ongoing, few details.... Read more

29-Apr-12 N406EM Eurocopter AS350B2 Hugo, US-Oklahoma

29-Apr-12 N406EM Eurocopter AS350B2 Hugo, US-Oklahoma

29-Apr-2012

Annual check ride with NVGs in EMS helicopter.  After a satisfactory slope landing, the PIC repositioned the helicopter to a flat area and performed a hovering autorotation, which  resulted  in  a  hard  landing.  After the flight, during a post-flight examination,  substantial  damage  was  discovered  to the tail boom and the aft portion of the fuselage... Read more

25-Apr-12 Eurocopter AS350 Yangzhou, China

25-Apr-12 Eurocopter AS350 Yangzhou, China

25-Apr-2012

Emergency landing after running out of fuel.  No damage.... Read more

18-Apr-12 N191EH Eurocopter AS350B2 Valdez, US-Alaska

18-Apr-12 N191EH Eurocopter AS350B2 Valdez, US-Alaska

18-Apr-2012

Tail rotor separated while landing on glacier... Read more

06-Apr-12 F-GFZC Eurocopter AS350BA Tenere desert, Niger (6F)

06-Apr-12 F-GFZC Eurocopter AS350BA Tenere desert, Niger (6F)

6-Apr-2012

Four Chinese employees from state oil firm CNPC and two French crew members were killed in a helicopter crash in Niger’s Tenere desert.  Helicopter went missing 6th April and was not found until 9th April... Read more

25-Mar-12 D-HENN Eurocopter AS350SD2 Gelsdorf, Germany

25-Mar-12 D-HENN Eurocopter AS350SD2 Gelsdorf, Germany

25-Mar-2012

Shortly after take off with five passengers on a pleasure flight at the Frühlingsfest event, the helicopter descended suddenly and suffered a heavy run-on landing which caused the skids to completely deform -then  sliding onwards through two security fences before coming to rest in a 40 degree nose down angle on the bank of a... Read more

24-Mar-12 9N-AKA Eurocopter AS350B2 Dhorpatan, Nepal

24-Mar-12 9N-AKA Eurocopter AS350B2 Dhorpatan, Nepal

24-Mar-2012

Tail rotor suffered minor damage after it stuck the ground while attempting to take off... Read more

21-Mar-12 HB-ZKK Eurocopter AS350B3 Claridenfirn, Switzerland

21-Mar-12 HB-ZKK Eurocopter AS350B3 Claridenfirn, Switzerland

21-Mar-2012

Helicopter landing on snow ended up on its starboard side.  2 of 6 POB had minor injuries... Read more

17-Mar-12 PK-ODA Eurocopter AS350B2 Tembagapura, Indonesia (3K)

17-Mar-12 PK-ODA Eurocopter AS350B2 Tembagapura, Indonesia (3K)

17-Mar-2012

42-year-old Shri Rama Krishnan, was flying the Squirrel with two passengers on board on a routine food supply trip when the helicopter went missing, after turning back on encountering bad weather.  The helicopter was on charter to the Indonesian arm of US mining company Freeport-McMoRan.... Read more

01-Mar-12 CC-CSU Eurocopter AS350B3 San Felix, Chile

01-Mar-12 CC-CSU Eurocopter AS350B3 San Felix, Chile

1-Mar-2012

Contacted cables, but landed normally with all three main rotor blades damaged.  Pilot listed as Francisco Esquivel Sierra... Read more

29-Feb-12 N341HP Eurocopter AS350B3 Napa, US-California

29-Feb-12 N341HP Eurocopter AS350B3 Napa, US-California

29-Feb-2012

Tailboom damaged during autorotation landing... Read more

25-Feb-12 N118MD Eurocopter AS350B2 El Cajon, US-California

25-Feb-12 N118MD Eurocopter AS350B2 El Cajon, US-California

25-Feb-2012

Damaged in heavy landing.  Registration per FAA prelim report, but is not a valid registration(!)... Read more

22-Feb-12 PT-YAK Helibras AS350BA Benevides, Brazil

22-Feb-12 PT-YAK Helibras AS350BA Benevides, Brazil

22-Feb-2012

Helicopter landed due to excessive vibration, which continued as ground resonance which shook the aircraft to bits (see YouTube video)  4POB all got out safely – the commander, the second pilot, a doctor and a nurse... Read more

17-Feb-12 H-501 Helibras-Eurocopter AS350B Solitario, Paraguay

17-Feb-12 H-501 Helibras-Eurocopter AS350B Solitario, Paraguay

17-Feb-2012

crashed shortly after take-off.  5POB all safe.  Occupants included Lucio Benítez y and Walter Díaz... Read more

09-Feb-12 N809LF Eurocopter AS350B3 Oakesdale, US-Washington

09-Feb-12 N809LF Eurocopter AS350B3 Oakesdale, US-Washington

9-Feb-2012

20 minutes into flight, weather rapidly changed putting helicopter in Inadvertent IMC.  Location is estimated based on cruise speed of aircraft and stated routing from Spokane to Lewiston... Read more

06-Feb-12 RA-04054 Eurocopter AS350B3 Plekhanovo, Russia

06-Feb-12 RA-04054 Eurocopter AS350B3 Plekhanovo, Russia

6-Feb-2012

Engine allowed to over-speed causing turbine blades to fail... Read more

22-Jan-12 PT-YLS Helibras HB350B2 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

22-Jan-12 PT-YLS Helibras HB350B2 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

22-Jan-2012

In flight fire, emergency landing.... Read more

17-Jan-12 C-FMPG Eurocopter AS350B3 Cultus Lake, Canada (1F)

17-Jan-12 C-FMPG Eurocopter AS350B3 Cultus Lake, Canada (1F)

17-Jan-2012

Reports say the pilot has suffered cardiac arrest and the aircraft crashed. Pilot airlifted to Chilliwack Hospital, but BCAS later reported pilot deceased. RCMP named pilot as Dave Brolin. CADORS ref 2012P0085... Read more

30-Dec-11 CC-CIX Eurocopter AS350B3 Fundo Colo, Chile

30-Dec-11 CC-CIX Eurocopter AS350B3 Fundo Colo, Chile

30-Dec-2011

Helicopter destroyed by arson attack at 2.45am when parked.  Helicopter was operated by INAER Chile for CONAF (Chilean national fire service) in support of forest firefightingm,  which is what it is currently actively involved in.  Slogans were left nearby suggesting the perpetrators were campaigning for the freedom of “political prisoners”.... Read more

21-Dec-11 N964SA Eurocopter AS350B2 Hilo, US-Hawaii

21-Dec-11 N964SA Eurocopter AS350B2 Hilo, US-Hawaii

21-Dec-2011

Precautionary landing made on road, no injuries, no damage... Read more

17-Dec-11 Eurocopter AS350 Keiyo, Kenya

17-Dec-11 Eurocopter AS350 Keiyo, Kenya

17-Dec-2011

Crashed shortly after take-off with two high profile politicians on board – total 5POB.  Potential damage is to port skid?  But it may just be uneven ground.... Read more

12-Dec-11 CC-ABX Eurocopter AS350B3 Minera Pascua-Lama, Chile

12-Dec-11 CC-ABX Eurocopter AS350B3 Minera Pascua-Lama, Chile

12-Dec-2011

External load operations.  Load had been transferred when pilot felt something unusual and elected to make an autorotation landing.  Lost control in the flare and the helicopter landed heavily and rolled onto its side – severely damaged. Pilot listed as Eduardo Boisset Encina... Read more

07-Dec-11 N37SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Las Vegas, US-Nevada (5F)

07-Dec-11 N37SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Las Vegas, US-Nevada (5F)

7-Dec-2011

5 killed on “sunset” tour flight.  Pilot has been named as  Landon Nield, 31.  Passengers named include Delwin and Tamara Chapman, from Utica, Kansas, who were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.  The other two passengers were 26-year-old Anupama Bhola and 28-year-old Lovish Bhanot, both from New Delhi, India.... Read more

30-Nov-11 ZK-IMB Eurocopter AS350BA Matai Bay, New Zealand (2F)

30-Nov-11 ZK-IMB Eurocopter AS350BA Matai Bay, New Zealand (2F)

30-Nov-2011

Went missing during fire fighting operations.  Located some hours later in 7m of water. Bodies of pilot John “Prickles” de Ridder and passenger William MacRae from Dept of Conservation have been confirmed by divers as being inside the helicopter.  Salt Air – Company statement here... Read more

29-Nov-11 9N-AIK Eurocopter AS350 Lubuche, Nepal

29-Nov-11 9N-AIK Eurocopter AS350 Lubuche, Nepal

29-Nov-2011

Helicopter was taking off at Lubuche when it suffered damage to the tail boom/rotor.  All 3 occupants safe... Read more

26-Nov-11 C-FRKY Eurocopter AS350B2 Wabush, Canada

26-Nov-11 C-FRKY Eurocopter AS350B2 Wabush, Canada

26-Nov-2011

Helicopter crashed Saturday in a wooded area near Labrador City, but the only person on board has walked away without serious injuries.  CADAORS 2011A1083... Read more

23-Nov-11 ZK-HIG Eurocopter AS350B2 Auckland, New Zealand

23-Nov-11 ZK-HIG Eurocopter AS350B2 Auckland, New Zealand

23-Nov-2011

Main blades struck wire while helicopter was helping install Christmas Tree on Auckland waterfront.  Helicopter split in two and thrashed itself to pieces from a 10m hover.  Pilot Greg Gribble escaped serious injury.  Event was being broadcast live on TVNZ... Read more

16-Nov-11 N410TV Eurocopter AS350B2 Scottsdale, US-Arizona

16-Nov-11 N410TV Eurocopter AS350B2 Scottsdale, US-Arizona

16-Nov-2011

Emergency landing after bird strike caused hole 10×16 inches... Read more

07-Nov-11 Eurocopter AS350 Tudikhel, Nepal

07-Nov-11 Eurocopter AS350 Tudikhel, Nepal

7-Nov-2011

Emergency landing made due to tail rotor problems... Read more

07-Nov-11 HB-ZGI Eurocopter AS350B3 Artez, Switzerland

07-Nov-11 HB-ZGI Eurocopter AS350B3 Artez, Switzerland

7-Nov-2011

Main blades clipped rock while filming at low level.  Landed heavily and awkwardly on skids on a road.... Read more

02-Nov-11 9N-AIK Eurocopter AS350B Tanahun, Nepal

02-Nov-11 9N-AIK Eurocopter AS350B Tanahun, Nepal

2-Nov-2011

Landing made prior to arriving at intended destination due to weather.  Intended routing was Kathmandu from Pokhara... Read more

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