Eurocopter SA316 / Accidents

31-May-17 Z402 Airbus SA316 Dayarampura, India

31-May-17 Z402 Airbus SA316 Dayarampura, India

31-May-2017

Precautionary landing due to change of weather – it was a very soggy field... Read more

28-Apr-17 HB-XXM Airbus SE3160 Steffisburg, Switzerland

28-Apr-17 HB-XXM Airbus SE3160 Steffisburg, Switzerland

28-Apr-2017

After hearing a loud noise at an altitude of 3500ft, the pilot commenced autorotation and landed in a field without further apparent damage.  Once on the ground, damage was found to a tail rotor control cable... Read more

21-Jan-15 Eurocopter SA316 Saurimo, Angola

21-Jan-15 Eurocopter SA316 Saurimo, Angola

21-Jan-2015

During an air display, the helicopter was approaching a hover but porpoised – during this the main blades contacted and cut the boom, causing the helicopter to crash from low level.  Video of incident on YouTube here.  Pilot and co pilot seriously injured... Read more

18-Sep-14 HAL SA316B Alibaug, India

18-Sep-14 HAL SA316B Alibaug, India

18-Sep-2014

Extensively damaged in “heavy landing”.  4 POB injured, but not life threatening... Read more

28-May-14 M20-17 Eurocopter SA316 Pokok Sena, Malaysia

28-May-14 M20-17 Eurocopter SA316 Pokok Sena, Malaysia

28-May-2014

Emergency landing in school field.  Press refers to “trainee pilot” so we assume on a training flight.  Later flown to base for closer inspection... Read more

30-Sep-13 HAL SA316 Chetak Maktanpar, India

30-Sep-13 HAL SA316 Chetak Maktanpar, India

30-Sep-2013

Indian Air Force helicopter made an emergency landing in Maktanpar town near Wankaner taluka of Morbi district today due to a technical snag, officials from the force said... Read more

21-Jul-13 RA-1881G Eurocopter SA316B Solohaul, Russia

21-Jul-13 RA-1881G Eurocopter SA316B Solohaul, Russia

21-Jul-2013

Helicopter was circling nose-down at low level before crashing into shallow Shahe River – see video.  Possible engine failure – note flame from exhaust just prior to impact... Read more

05-Mar-13 IN445 Eurocopter SA316B Visakhapatanam, India (2F)

05-Mar-13 IN445 Eurocopter SA316B Visakhapatanam, India (2F)

5-Mar-2013

Crashed off the Vishakhapatnam harbour  Two crew members were immediately rescued while two others were missing and a search was underway for them.... Read more

01-Mar-13 F-GPGM Eurocopter SA316B Chattonay, France (1F)

01-Mar-13 F-GPGM Eurocopter SA316B Chattonay, France (1F)

1-Mar-2013

Collided with trees and crashed into a lake killing the pilot... Read more

04-Jan-13 VT-EGK HAL SA316B Chetak Delhi, India

04-Jan-13 VT-EGK HAL SA316B Chetak Delhi, India

4-Jan-2013

While carrying out taxi after the main rotor blade change, main rotor blades hit the tail boom damaging main and tail rotor blades including tail boom.... Read more

1-Jul-09 V-277 Eurocopter SA316 nr Biasca, Switzerland

1-Jul-09 V-277 Eurocopter SA316 nr Biasca, Switzerland

1-Jul-2009

1-Jul-09 V-277 Eurocopter SA316 nr Biasca, Switzerland... Read more

06-Apr-08 Eurocopter SA316 Panama City, Panama

06-Apr-08 Eurocopter SA316 Panama City, Panama

6-Apr-2008

Fell onto starboard side when landing. None of 5 POB seriously injured... Read more

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