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Crashed into river when hovering and taking up water for firefighting operation for a fire on Mount Youngchuk. The rescue services said the helicopter crashed into the Han River near Gangdong Bridge around 11:20 a.m. The pilot and copilot were able to exit the aircraft immediately prior to impact, but the mechanic was trapped in… Read more »
Helicopter struck wires and made an emergency landing into shallow water – but ended upright with little apparent damage from available press images. However, one crew member knocked unconscious in the manoeuvre and later died in hospital from his injuries Civil registration HL9414, and also carries Korea Forest Service fleet code FP 608
2 of 3 POB injured in heavy field landing. helicopter remained upright but tail and all rotor blades badly damaged
The helicopter contacted the ground going sideways and rolled on its starboard side. The main-rotor blades contacted the ground and broke. The crew was able to shut the engines off and exit with minor injuries. There was no fire. CADORS 2013P1171
Emergency landing – reportedly due to a hydraulic problem. HeliHub.com research queries whether registration was actually RA-31603
Piloted by Commander Paulo Loureiro and the co-pilot Diogo Cabral – and involved in firefighting when it crashed.