US-Alaska Accidents

09-May-21 N8627J Enstrom F28F Palmer, US-Alaska

Autorotation landing.  Skid stuck in ground during run-on landing, causing helicopter nose to hit ground and main blades to slice tail boom... Read more

26-Mar-21 N351SH Airbus AS350B3 Palmer, US-Alaska (5F)

Helicopter crashed on Knik Glacier, killing five of the six POB.  The helicopter appears to have hit the mountain 10-15 feet below a ridgeline at an elevation of about 5,500 feet. The helicopter then rolled 800-900 feet downhill.  Alaska State Troopers identified the deceased as: 52-year-old Colorado resident Gregory Harms 56-year-old Czech Republic resident Petr... Read more

12-Sep-20 N537BC Robinson R44 Willow, US-Alaska

Struck tree during landing.  Sole occupant pilot was not injured... Read more

06-Sep-20 N354PA Airbus AS350B2 Fort Greely, US-Alaska

Port side sliding door separated and hit main rotor disc.  Emergency landing... Read more

25-Aug-20 N160SH Airbus AS350B2 Tuxedni Bay, US-Alaska

Engine failed while hovering over mountainous terrain.  Heavy landing and helicopter rolled onto its side.  Pilot not injured Helicopter was being operated for HighGold Mining, who issued this related press release... Read more

18-Feb-19 N350ST Airbus AS350SD2 Glacier View, US-Alaska

Accident pilot was dropping off 2 heli-ski clients at a 6,000 foot msl mountain ridge line site, requiring him to preform a “toe in” landing. While hovering, but with the toes of the skids resting on the up-sloping field, and the two skiers disembarked, the main rotor blades contacted an area of ​​rocky terrain. The pilot then... Read more

22-May-17 N207CH Airbus AS350B2 Herbert Glacier, US-Alaska

Landing accident on a glacier.  No injuries to 7 POB... Read more

26-Oct-15 C-GSLY Airbus AS350B2 Deadhorse, US-Alaska

The pilot reported he was conducting an approach in flat light conditions, visibility was decreasing, and during a turn, the right skid impacted terrain. The pilot reported the helicopter then came to rest on its side and he egressed from the cockpit. Substantial damage sustained to the helicopter. The purpose of the flight was to... Read more

13-Mar-15 N814EH Airbus AS350B2 Anchorage, US-Alaska

Tail rotor spider assembly fractured in-flight, resulting in an emergency run-on landing at Merrill Field, Anchorage... Read more

18-Jun-14 N74713 Robinson R44 Coldfoot, US-Alaska

Uncommanded descent and crashed on landing.  Helicopter was carrying a team from the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys... Read more

11-Jun-14 N356EV Eurocopter AS350B3 Anchorage, US-Alaska

Engine and main rotor over-speed event during engine start, resulting in ground resonance and substantial damage to the helicopter’s fuselage, and main rotor drive system.... Read more

28-May-14 N392GP Robinson R44 Chugiak, US-Alaska (1F)

Pilot killed during loadlifting training operations – named here as Thomas Moore.  Post crash fire.  Ground crew seriously burned in attempts to rescue pilot... Read more

05-Sep-13 Bell 206B Katmai National Park, US-Alaska

Crew of three stranded by weather on a volcano after freezing rain left thick ice on their helicopter.   The three were identified as pilot Sam Egli, USGS geophysicist John Paskievitch and University of Alaska-Fairbanks researcher Taryn Lopez... Read more

08-Aug-13 N70NW Bell UH-1B Tok, US-Alaska

FAA report that this was on “hauling ops” but this video and the caption below suggest it was on firefighting work... Read more

30-Mar-13 N911AA Eurocopter AS350B3 Talkeetna, US-Alaska

Impacted terrain while maneuvering during an SAR flight near Talkeetna, Alaska. The airline transport pilot, an Alaska state trooper serving as a flight observer for the pilot, and a stranded snowmobiler who had requested rescue were killed, and the helicopter was destroyed by impact and postcrash fire.... Read more

24-Mar-13 N353DL Eurocopter AS350B3 Stevens Village, US-Alaska

On landing, pilot looked to ensure tail rotor clearance and inadvertently inputted cyclic. Helicopter rolled up on one skid and main rotor blades struck the ground. Helicopter was involved in load lifting operations... Read more

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

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

26-Sep-12 N4171J Robinson R22B Anchorage, US-Alaska

Training accident, dynamic rollover onto starboard side... Read more

08-Aug-12 N737TV MD Helicopters MD600N Delta Junction, US-Alaska (1F)

En route to pick up miners at the remote site when the helicopter crashed into the side of a hill and rolled a considerable distance, killing the pilot -  later named as James Hopper, 63... Read more

01-May-12 N309MH Bell 407 Anchorage, US-Alaska

Struck trees with main rotor blades while landing... Read more

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

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

15-Jan-12 SP-SSW PZL SW4 Fairbanks, US-Alaska

A PZL SW4 has crashed at Fairbanks International Airport while operating there for “Cold Weather Testing”.  3POB.  The incident happened at 2:23 p.m. and the temperature at the airport was minus 36 degrees that afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.... Read more

04-Jul-11 N315SH Hughes 500 McGrath, US-Alaska

Pilot Paula Huckleberry, 61, was flying to McGrath with two passengers — 21-year-old Scott Stevenson of Idaho and 39-year-old Chris Fontes of Arizona ... Read more

27-Jun-11 C-GLHQ Hughes 369D Ambler, US-Alaska

Tipped backwards and fell off elevated platform while engine was running... Read more

7-Sep-09 N4186Y Robinson R44 Central, US-Alaska

7-Sep-09 N4186Y Robinson R44 Central, US-Alaska... Read more

30-Jun-09 N1088N MD Helicopters MD369E Ketchikan, US-Alaska

30-Jun-09 N1088N MD Helicopters MD369E Ketchikan, US-Alaska... Read more

26-Jun-09 N9ZR Eurocopter SA318C Talkeetna, US-Alaska

26-Jun-09 N9ZR Eurocopter SA318C Talkeetna, US-Alaska... Read more

4-Jun-09 73-21907 Bell OH-58 Buffalo Point, Yellville, US-Alaska

4-Jun-09 Bell OH-58 Buffalo Point, Yellville, US-Alaska... Read more

15-May-09 N813DG AgustaWestland AW139 Deadhorse, US-Alaska

15-May-09 N813DG AgustaWestland AW139 Deadhorse, US-Alaska... Read more

12-May-09 N7196H Robinson R44 Iliamna, US-Alaska

12-May-09 N7196H Robinson R44 Iliamna, US-Alaska... Read more

12-Apr-09 N208CH Eurocopter AS350 Haines, US-Alaska

12-Apr-09 N208CH Eurocopter AS350 Haines, US-Alaska... Read more

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