Schweizer Accidents

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21-Apr-12 N34LB Schweizer 300C Schaumburg, US-Illinois

Tail rotor struck ground handling platform during landing... Read more

12-Apr-12 N69HJ Hughes 269A Grinnell, US-Iowa

Substantially damaged due to ground resonance... Read more

12-Apr-12 VT-HAV Schweizer 300C Bangalore, India

Helicopter on training flight made emergency landing on roof of apartment block, ending up on its side. The two occupants of the helicopter were unhurt.  A HAL press release named them as  Air Commodore (Retd) Roj Assey alongwith trainee Capt Digvijay Singh... Read more

25-Mar-12 G-EMOL Schweizer 300CBi Bournemouth, UK

Date is estimate – helicopter was seen being loaded onto a road trailer 26-Mar-12 at Bournemouth Airport being taken for repair.  Operator name and registration had been covered over with black bin liners.  Training accident, further details awaited – but noting that the helicopter does not look badly damaged from a photo we have seen.... Read more

05-Mar-12 N1099N Hughes 300C Staples, US-Texas

landed in a field with the tail boom chopped in half.  Remained upright on skids and two occupants not injured... Read more

25-Jan-12 VH-FUJ Schweizer 300C Long Hill, Australia

During the return from crop spraying operations, the engine lost power, resulting in a forced landing. The pilot was not injured, however the helicopter caught fire and was destroyed.... Read more

05-Dec-11 VH-XTY Schweizer 300CBi Moorabbin, Australia

During flying training, the helicopter rolled over and subsequently impacted the ground. The two occupants were uninjured but the helicopter was seriously damaged.... Read more

14-Oct-11 N10375 Hughes 269A Fort Worth, US-Texas

A spokesperson for the FAA said the helicopter sustained severe damage, but that neither of the two people on board suffered any injuries.... Read more

22-Sep-11 N1088Y Hughes 269C Ramona, US-California

Substantially damaged in field landing... Read more

30-Aug-11 OK-PIH Schweizer 300CBi Olomouc, Czech Republic

Crashed in open farm field and overturned... Read more

28-Aug-11 N2093U Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

Solo student pilot, emergency landing off the off the BeachLine Expressway, sparking a brush fire.  Pilot had reportedly  landed quickly due to an onboard fire.... Read more

20-Aug-11 D-HSEA Schweizer 269C Hamburg, Germany

Emergency landing on harbour-side dock.  Pilot listed as Frank Proebster, aged 41... Read more

05-Aug-11 N2082B Schweizer 300CBi Springbank Airport, Canada

Training flight.  Helicopter ended up on its side.  Dynamic rollover?... Read more

29-Jul-11 N39SH Schweizer 300C Darlington, US-Maryland

Heavy landing which damaged the helicopter after pilot Steven Rindone experienced severe in-flight vibration and put the helicopter down as soon as he could.... Read more

12-Jul-11 N3623Z Schweizer 300C Malaga, US-Washington

The pilot reported that while flying low over a cherry orchard to dry the cherries, the engine experienced a loss of power. The helicopter subsequently settled into the trees.... Read more

21-Jun-11 Lockheed MQ-8 Libya

The UAV was delivering intelligence data from about 5,000-7,000 ft. as expected, and there was no immediate sign of a command and control problem or mechanical malfunction, a program source says. This may mean it was shot down.... Read more

15-Jun-11 N2077E Schweizer 300C Grand Forks, US-North Dakota

Simulated forced landing, main blades struck tail boom... Read more

25-May-11 I-PAZZ Schweizer 300C Farra di Soligo, Italy

Crashed from an altitude of 20m while spraying vineyards.  The only one person on board, pilot Michele Astrella, 62, from Basilicata, was seriously injured... Read more

11-May-11 PH-HHF Schweizer 333 Veghel, Netherlands

Crashed in a meadow, caught fire and burnt out.  Sole occupant pilot, Dirk Wiersma (aged 65) was unharmed... Read more

04-Apr-11 N8950F Hughes 269A-1 Kahului, US-Hawaii

Precautionary landing in cane field... Read more

24-Mar-11 OE-XCG Schweizer 269C Pogusch, Austria

All three occupants injured after accident when landing on a steeply sloping site... Read more

20-Mar-11 N153HT Schweizer 269CBi Mount Pocono, US-Pennsylvania

Caught skid during hover practice. tipped over onto its side... Read more

15-Jan-11 Schweizer 300CBi Stuart, US-Florida

Instructor vacated aircraft for student Adeniyi Akinuli to complete shut-down.  Helicopter took off unexpectedly and landed onto its side... Read more

11-Jan-11 PT-HGP Hughes 269A-1 Marica, Brazil

Severe ground resonance resulted in separation of rotor dynamics from the helicopter.  Pilots Daniel Alencar Tavares, 33, and Geovani Kopti were both seriously injured... Read more

30-Dec-10 N584PM Schweizer 333 San Antonio, US-Texas

Helicopter was responding to a call on the North Side when it suddenly lost power, landed and came skidding to a halt just south of the Bitters Road exit ramp on Highway 281... Read more

15-Nov-10 D-HROM Schweizer 300 Bayreuth, Germany

crashed on approach to Bayreuth/Bindlacher Berg Airport... Read more

14-Nov-10 N299RJ Schweizer 269C Lafayette, US-Colorado

Engine not running evenly, pilot put down very heavily, skids collapsed.... Read more

11-Nov-10 HB-XYI Schweizer 300 Lanzenhäusern, Switzerland

Helicopter suffered a heavy landing in a field, skids compacted and tail hit the ground. Cabin was untouched.... Read more

10-Nov-10 D-HLUC Hughes 300C Trebujena, Spain

After approaching runway 26 at Trebujena Airfield, Spain, the helicopter crashed after the student pilot lost control while making a 180-degree turn. 1 on board o.k.... Read more

06-Oct-10 N2074B Schweizer 300CBi Cocoa, US-Florida

After hitting a bird with the main rotor blade, the passenger and pilot were not hurt. It took crews a few hours to remove the chopper and return it to the Bristow Academy in Titusville.... Read more

27-Sep-10 ZK-IMX Schweizer 269CBi Ardmore, New Zealand

Stuck throttle and landed OK after circling airport for 40 minutes... Read more

22-Sep-10 ZS-REU Schweizer 300CBi Quigney, South Africa

Low RPM on take off, rolled over onto starboard side... Read more

20-Sep-10 N34LB Hughes 269 Schaumburg, US-Illinois

Tail struck ground on training flight... Read more

10-Jul-10 N9421G Schweizer 269C Santa Rosa, US-New Mexico

Given the helicopter is registered to Santa Rosa CA, the team believes the FAA prelim report may be incorrect listing the state as NM... Read more

5-Sep-09 N626LH Schweizer S269C Lake Texoma, US-Texas

5-Sep-09 N626LH Schweizer S269C Lake Texoma, US-Texas... Read more

2-Sep-09 N58163 Schweizer S300 Araphoe, US-Nebraska

2-Sep-09 N58163 Schweizer S300 Araphoe, US-Nebraska... Read more

18-Jun-09 N9421K Schweizer S300 East Naples, US-Florida

18-Jun-09 N9421K Schweizer S300 East Naples, US-Florida... Read more

13-Jun-09 N1565B Schweizer S300 Titusville, US-Florida

13-Jun-09 N1565B Schweizer S300 Titusville, US-Florida... Read more

10-Jun-09 N707AH Schweizer S300CBi Chamblee, US-Georgia

10-Jun-09 N707AH Schweizer S300CBi Chamblee, US-Georgia... Read more

22-Apr-09 N17YS Schweizer S269 15m from Las Vegas, US-Nevada

22-Apr-09 N17YS Schweizer S269 15m from Las Vegas, US-Nevada... Read more

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