US-Minnesota Accidents

22-Jan-21 N60BK MD Helicopters MD600 Mankato, US-Minnesota

FAA report substantially damaged after main rotors contacted strawline.  2 POB not injured... Read more

22-May-17 N2032S Schweizer 300CBi Eden Prairie, US-Minnesota

Fell onto starboard side during training accident.  Two POB not seriously injured... Read more

28-May-14 Bell 47G Ripley Township, US-Minnesota (1F)

Crahed into roof of barn.  Pilot named in news reports as Gary Oleen, aged 71, critically injured.  AirCare helicopter attended per this YouTube clip On 05-Jun-14 this became a fatal accident following the pilot’s death from his injuries as reported here... Read more

16-Aug-13 Bell 47 Washington Lake Township, US-Minnesota

Agricultural ops, clipped wires, pilot Daniel Lee landed the helicopter with “moderate damage”, but reported back in service the next day... Read more

19-Jun-13 N5024N Bell 47G Maplewood, US-Minnesota (1F)

Crashed into the back yard of a house while on mosquito control work.  Maplewood acting Police Chief Dave Kvam identified the pilot as Michael Kramer, 44... Read more

23-Dec-12 N27AT Robinson R22 Corcoran, US-Minnesota

Crashed on landing – the 68-year old owner of the helicopter Trygve Nils Svard was landing at his son’s house.  Helicopter started to spin and it was put down hurriedly, remaining upright but catching fire.  Photos show a trailer well within the rotor disc area at its final resting spot.  Pilot suffered minor burns only.... Read more

10-Oct-12 Bell 407 Minneapolis, US-Minnesota

Chin window damaged by patient trolley and helicopter taken out of service until new parts fitted.  Life Link III operate five Bell 407s – N404LL through N408LL so presumably one of these was the subject aircraft... Read more

06-Sep-12 Bell 407 Hibbing, US-Minnesota

Night bird strike, cracking search light housing.  Landed safely... Read more

25-Jul-12 N73252 Bell 47G2A Le Sueur, US-Minnesota

Tail separated during agricultural flight... Read more

25-May-12 N11ZX Hughes 500C Delavan, US-Minnesota

Hughes 500C was crop spraying when it hit wires.  Pilot seriously injured and airlifted to hospital.... Read more

10-Apr-12 N20NM Agusta A109C Mankato, US-Minnesota

Rotor blade struck light on landing... Read more

24-Nov-11 N821JV Robinson R44 Hackensack, US-Minnesota (1F)

went down into Ten Mile Lake, near Hackensack, MN killing pilot John Zacher, whose body was found the next day.  His wife Vicki Zacher was the only passenger and survived.... Read more

05-Oct-11 N145SM Eurocopter EC145 Rochester, US-Minnesota

Force trim release button would neither release nor respond to input on final approach to scene request.  Aircraft declared u/s and patient transferred by land ambulance.  Button was found to be    faulty and was replaced... Read more

04-Oct-11 N4170M Robinson R22 Hibbing, US-Minnesota

landing accident, substantially damaged... Read more

11-Sep-11 N145SM Eurocopter EC145 Rochester, US-Minnesota

Tail rotor gear box chip light indicator illuminated shortly after take-off from emergency scene.  Precautionary landing made, and patient transferred to another helicopter... Read more

28-Jul-11 N7578 Bell 47G.2A Nicollet, US-Minnesota

Crop dusting accident.  Pilot Matt Aubuchon was not hurt.... Read more

24-May-11 N96SH Bell 47G.3B.1 Lakeville, US-Minnesota

Pilot Kevin Rossan, 35, works for Scott’s Helicopter Services of LeSeuer, Minn., and was contracted by the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District to spray for mosquitoes.  Pilot reported engine failure for sudden descent which ended 30-40 feet from the shore of a lake in 12-15 feet of water.... Read more

01-Jan-11 N145SM Eurocopter EC145 Albert Lea, US-Minnesota

Engine cowling opened and struck main rotor blades on approach to land... Read more

17-Sep-10 N145DM Robinson R44 Island Lake, US-Minnesota

One news report quotes it as an R44, but the FAA register only records one Schweizer 300 with Lake Superior Helicopters... Read more

13-Jun-09 N317MC Eurocopter BK117 Fillmore County Airport, US-Minnesota

13-Jun-09 N317MC Eurocopter BK117 Fillmore County Airport, US-Minnesota... Read more

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