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15-Jul-15 G-BXTH Airbus SA341G Abbeyshrule, Ireland

Helicopter ended up on its side on a narrow strip of grass between hotel and canal after main blades struck building.  Unclear from early press reports whether it was an intentional or emergency landing.  Pilot “detained on suspicion of endangerment”


06-Jul-15 YU-HET Airbus SA342J Stapleford, UK

During ground run post-maintenance, the SA342J Gazelle took off to 10ft and then dropped to the ground.  MW Helicopters engineer on board was reportedly not a qualified pilot – and was not injured in the accident.  Starboard skid ripped off, tail boom badly creased.


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19-Sep-14 RA-1233G Eurocopter SA341G Vasilievsky Island, Russia (1F)

Helicopter overflew a boat before flying at low level and high speed, getting lower very gradually until hitting the water. The water surface was glassy smooth, perhaps contributory.  After crashing, the helicopter is said to have sunk almost immediately.  The pilot/owner who died has been identified as 41 year old Alexei Afonchenkovu.  Passenger survived


02-Jun-14 XZ936 Eurocopter SA341 Boscombe Down, UK

On touchdown the aircraft ‘porpoised’, initially nose down, due to contact with the heels of the skids followed almost immediately by the cyclic being displaced fully aft and a progressive left (lateral) cyclic displacement. The cyclic was then centralised longitudinally as the aircraft pitched up before it was again displaced fully aft, on this occasion… Read more »


10-Jan-12 G-WDEV Eurocopter SA341G Salisbury, UK

Helicopter down in wooded area.  3POB – owner/pilot Andy Ridings was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with chest and head injuries, along with another man who was suffering from back pain and head injuries.  The third is believed to have suffered a dislocated ankle.  Second/third POB were Mike Rosser and Ian Sutton


02-Sep-11 12752 Soko 341H Gazelle Herceg Novi, Montenegro (3F)

Helicopter made contact with a wall and crashed onto rocks close to the shoreline.  The crash killed pilot Lt. Šahbaz Belhadin (44), Major Ivan Obradovic (36) and Vidoje Tomic (35), a sergeant first class.


20-Aug-11 Eurocopter SA341G Rbayh, Tunisia (2F)

Two crew killed when Gazelle went down close to Libyan border in south of Tunisia


11-May-11 Eurocopter SA341 Rose, France

Precautionary landing in field after engine problems


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08-Mar-11 HA-LFB Eurocopter SA341 Honister, UK (1F)

Authorities were alerted after the non-arrival of  a helicopter due from a short flight in Cumbria.  Local press reports give the owner/pilot’s name as Mark Weir.


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26-Dec-10 UR-MANN Eurocopter SA341 Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (4F)

Pilot listed as Vadim Vlasenko, and the three passengers were all fashion models – 19-year-old Catherine Vetchynkina , 19-year-old Yana Bondarenko and 22-year-old Zlata Mashyrova


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03-Dec-10 Eurocopter SA342M Jbeil, Lebanon

The Army Command stated on Friday that a Gazelle was forced to make an emergency landing in the Jbeil area near the Afqa cave after a technical malfunction.


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12-Oct-10 Eurocopter SA341 Saint-Remèze, France

Heavy landing on training flight


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22-Sep-10 Eurocopter SA341 Plaisance-du-Gers, France

Gazelle from 5RHC was involved in low level training, and crashed in an open field.


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02-May-2010 YU-HEH Soko SO341 Krnješevci, Serbia

Accident from low level, no serious injuries.  Report states helicopter spinning before crashing.


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20-Jan-10 (Serial TBA) Eurocopter SA341 nr Sidi Allal Bahraoui, Morocco (2F)


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