The helicopter took off to perform a patient removal flight to Tabatinga. At approximately 19 NM from Tabatinga, the aircraft collided with treetops and, as a result of this shock came to impact against the ground and caught fire.
After engine failure indication the pilot decided to land in the heliport of the Montmelo motor racing circuit. During approach there was an explosion of the engine, provoking the power turbine and exhaust nozzle to detach. Important damage to the engine and the exhaust nozzle.
Crashed into trees during flood relief operations, injuring both pilots and two aid workers on board. Pilot Asst Superintendent Amirul Adli Ahmad suffered a fractured spine. Co-pilot Asst Superintendent Hasli Hassan had minor injuries to his knees. The other two – both with minor injuries – were named as Sergeant Major Mohd Hood Abd Majid and Lance Corporal Arhafidah Zakaria
The helicopter was hover taxiing from its parking position towards the runway. As it did so, the tail of a Cessna 152 parked at a nearby refuelling point lifted and, under the influence of the rotor wash and a relatively strong surface wind, the aircraft came to rest inverted.
Helicopter landed heavily and fell onto port side during training operation. Extensively damaged (see photo) including tail boom sliced and frontal impact damage. Two minor injuries
During a low altitude flight with external load, the pilot heard a strong noise coming from the tail rotor blades, followed by a tendency to turn to the left. He depressed the right pedal completely and reduced power in order to diminish the torque. He managed to touch the ground in a stabilized manner, but after hearing a highpitch whiz, he shut down the engines. The pilot left the aircraft and saw that the tail rotor was missing, together with the rear gear box. The front part of the right ski had been damaged after the tail rotor blades struck a nearby load that was on the ground. There was neither fire nor damage to third parties.
When on finals, pilot noticed master caution light illuminated, and an indication of low oil pressure in engine No.2. Shut down immediately, got out and noticed fire from the exhaust – used extinguisher to quell the fire but was not fully successful. N2 turbine had got jammed.
Belarus Border Guard AS355NP crashed and caught fire, killing all 5POB including three television crew named as Vitaly Prochkovsky, 36; Sergei Shamalov, 39; and Yulia Shaternik, 28.Â The crew were reported as Andrew Pekarsky (32 years) and Igor Skvortsov.Â They operate three AS355NPs – EW-308BH (5773), EW-309BH (5774) and EW-310BH (5781)
Night take-off in helicopter VFR equipped. Ground impact and ensuing fire left very few pieces.Â The helicopter was carrying experienced journalist Paul Lockyer, cameraman John Bean, and pilot Gary Ticehurst.
Loss of control due spatial orientation in limited visibility and” whiteness “of the underlying surface, not being able to continue the flight under visual flight rules, which led to reduce the uncontrolled collision with a roll and a helicopter with ice-covered surface of the lake.Â 1 killed, 5 injured
The pilot lost control of the helicopter whilst manoeuvring at low speed to approach a hilltop landing site in quite strong wind conditions.Â The investigation determined that an error of judgement or perception led the pilot to attempt a downwind approach. A combination of human factors was thought to have contributed to the accident.