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15-Dec-18 Leonardo AW109S Serra de Pias, Portugal (4F)

The helicopter was returning to its base in Macedo de Cavaleiros, Bragança district, after carrying out a medical emergency mission to transport a seriously ill patient to the Santo António Hospital in Porto.  The accident was located some 4-5 hours after the helicopter was reported missing.  All four on board died in the accident, named in this report as pilot João Lima, co-pilot Luís Rosindo, doctor Luis Vega and nurse Daniela Silva

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17-Jul-15 OM-ATB Agusta 109K2 Hrabusice, Slovakia (4F)

EMS helicopter hit wires at 50ft agl on approach to scene landing – crashed into a deep gulley in the valley of the Hornád River killing all four on board

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05-Jul-15 RP-C2726 AgustaWestland AW109E Mt. Maculot, Philippines (2F)

8 POB and photos show helicopter crashed in mountainous area and completely destroyed – some reports such as this one state the weather was “heavy rain and thick fog”.  This news item has a video report from the crash scene

Pilot Felicisimo Taborlupa was killed in the accident, and Archimedes “Archie” King, founder and owner of the Victoria Court motel chain died later at the Martin Marasigan Memorial Memorial Hospital in Cuenca. The six injured passengers were named as King’s wife, Ling-ling, Tatler Philippines editor-in-chief Anton San Diego, Christopher Chilip, Patricia Chilip, and model-designer Tina Maristela-Ocampo and her husband Rico.

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29-Jun-15 HB-ZRY AgustaWestland AW109SP Amden, Switzerland

Blades broke telephone line.  Pilot named in report as Schweizer Bürger

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26-Feb-15 HB-ZRV AgustaWestland AW109SP Erstfeld, Switzerland

Heavy landing on return to base, remained upright but wheels collapsed.  All 4 POB to hospital, although one released soon after.

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03-Sep-14 XC-ALM AgustaWestland AW109S Lerma, Mexico (2F)

While en route from the Mexico City area to Toluca, helicopter went down just 5 miles from destination

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04-Apr-14 N361CR AgustaWestland AW109SP Astoria, US-Oregon

A ship pilot was seriously injured when he was being transferred via external sling from the helicopter to a container ship at night.  No damage to helicopter

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30-Jan-14 Agusta 109LUH Segamat, Malaysia

Crashed in to jungle on night training flight.  Tail and main blades heavily damaged.  Described in the non-aviation press as a write-off.  4 POB injured and in hospital

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08-Dec-13 G-IOOZ AgustaWestland AW109S Withypool, UK

Reportedly a night landing  involving tail rotor impacting trees (or the ground) – causing heavy and awkward landing with wheels dug into soft soil.  Owner reported incident to police on 08-Dec-13 but accident may have been 07-Dec-13

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03-Aug-13 N109WJ Agusta 109A Fort Lauderdale, US-Florida

Landing gear collapse

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02-Aug-13 H-39 Agusta 109BA Bevekom, Belgium

Problem on post-maintenance test flight.  Pilot  Eddy Lambrechts OK, but technician Steve Houttekier to hospital

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05-Jun-13 N103H AgustaWestland AW109E Lewes, US-Delaware

Tail rotor struck fence

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29-Mar-13 AgustaWestland A109LUH Kruger, South Africa (5F)

Helicopter crashed during rhino poaching patrols.  Al five POB killed – later named as  Captain Jacobus Andries van Rensburg; Captain MP Chabalala; Sergeant Paulus Shongela Ndishishi; Sergeant GP Ruiters and Lance Corporal Bheki Petros Cele

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16-Jan-13 G-CRST AgustaWestland AW109E Vauxhall, UK (2F)

AW109 Helicopterhit crane and crashed to ground, killing the pilot Pete Barnes and one person on the ground, Matt Wood. Top of the crane may have been in the cloud – check photos on the second link below.  The crane is marginally south of the H4 heliroute, which has a 1500ft restriction at this point.  Weather likely to have led to flying lower, but as a twin would technically not be restricted to following the routes.  Helicopter was en route Redhill to Elstree, but diverting to Battersea due to low visibility.  Pilot named here as Peter Barnes.  13 people hurt on the ground.

 

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15-Dec-12 07 AgustaWestland AW109E Okoroba, Nigeria (6F)

Six killed including  the Governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Yakowa and former National Security Adviser, Gen. Andrew Owoeye Azazi. Aircraft was involved in shuttle operations transporting people to/from the funeral of the father of Oronto Douglas, one of the President’s aides.  Airframe total time 1704 hours according to this report

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30-Sep-12 N144CF AgustaWestland AW109E Eastland, US-Texas

Pilot tried to divert to a local airport because of limited visibility due to bad weather. Helicopter crashed in open field and was extensively damaged.  All three “minor to moderate” injuries – Pilot Scott Wallace and medics Teresa Campbell and Rhett Drahe.

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17-Sep-12 N901EM AgustaWestland AW109E US-Maine

Landed dangerously close to previously-identified hazard during brown-out landing at night.  Pilot elected to wait for daylight to depart and patient went to medical facility by ground ambulance

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10-Aug-12 G-MEDX AgustaWestland AW109E Corby, UK

Air Ambulance helicopter damaged by vandals while parked on scene – aerial broken, but no airworthiness implications

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28-Jul-12 XA-UQH AgustaWestland AW109SP Cerro Alpino, Mexico (3F)

Two crew and one passenger killed – mountainous location.  The passenger is named in local press as Juan Armando Hinojosa Cantú, owner of Grupo Higa, parent company of helicopter operator Eolo who have up to four AW119s and three AW109SPs according to this press release

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17-Jul-12 N716AM Agusta A109A Niihau, US-Hawaii

Rotor blades struck trees on take-off, landed on beach without further incident

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09-May-12 VT-VKS Agusta A109C Ranchi, India

Crash landed at Ranchi Airport due to tail rotor problems.  Local reports suggest that pilot made a high speed landing on wheels and the helicopter then turned over up to six times as a result of this landing.  However, it meant that all survived and the 6 POB have already been declared “out of danger” by Apollo Hospital.  Occupants included Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda and his wife Meera.

Reg VT-VKS assumed as this is the only 109 operated by Aryan Aviation (stated as the operator of the crashed aircraft) and the  DGCA record for VT-VKS corroborates the age of the aircraft from reports

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04-May-12 G-STGR AgustaWestland AW109SP Helsby, UK

Whilst manoeuvring for landing at a private helipad, the helicopter’s tail rotor blades struck an adjacent fence. The pilot received no unusual cockpit indications and was unaware of the tail rotor strike until after shutdown.

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02-May-12 M-EMLI AgustaWestland AW109E Northolt, UK

Rotor blades clipped a small branch of one of the trees while the helicopter was manoeuvring to land

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

Rotor blade struck light on landing

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04-Dec-11 N146CF AgustaWestland AW109E Southlake, US-Texas

Main rotor blade struck street sign

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20-Nov-11 VT-RAJ AgustaWestland AW109E Chandkoti, India

Emergency landing after unexpected vibration levels.   Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on board

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13-Nov-11 AgustaWestland AW109E Elkhart, US-Texas

While emergency crews were working the first crash scene, an intoxicated car driver bypassed emergency vehicles and crashed into the tail fin of a Careflite helicopter that had landed in the middle of Highway 287. The helicopter was disabled and unable to transport the original crash victims to hospitals.

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11-Nov-11 HB-ZJN AgustaWestland AW109E Marcucci, Italy (3F)

Three killed, cause unknown but low visibility reported in the area

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21-Oct-11 XC-EDM AgustaWestland AW109S Del Carmen Coyoacán, Mexico (2F)

Crashed into a built-up area.  Pilot Juan Manuel Ruiz Rivera and Metropolitan Development Secretary Fernando Alberto Garcia Cuevas survived.   Two fatally injured – as Julio Cesar Macerano, Garcia Cuevas’ assistant, and the co-pilot of the aircraft, Juan Esteban Rodriguez.

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12-Oct-11 H-33 AgustaWestland A109BA Lessive, Belgium

Landed to close to trees and damaged main blades

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19-Jul-11 G-GCMM Agusta A109E Corsham, UK

Just prior to touchdown the tail rotor struck a hedge and a concrete post, damaging the tail rotor and its gearbox. There were no injuries. On arrival at an industrial depot the normal landing position had been obstructed by two articulated lorries.

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05-Jul-11 N109TK Agusta A109C Kew, UK

While cruising at 150 kt at 750 ft agl a bird struck and shattered the left windshield. The commander, seated in the left seat, suffered minor injuries so the co-pilot took control and made a successful emergency landing. The Agusta A109C’s windshield is not designed to withstand bird strikes and the regulations do not require it to do so.

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09-Jun-11 N272SM AgustaWestland A109E Elko, US-Nevada

Rotor blade struck unknown object in flight. Landed safely

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23-Apr-11 N109RX AgustaWestland A109K2 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

Bird strike en route.  No injuries reported

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10-Apr-11 N91SV AgustaWestland AW109E Toledo, US-Ohio

Engine Oil Hot Light illuminated, engine shut down and a run on landing was performed without further incident

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05-Mar-11 N901CM AgustaWestland AW109E Bangor, US-Maine

Engine inlet covers had not been removed prior to flight. Uneventful run-on landing made

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15-Dec-10 AgustaWestland AW109LUH Ballito, South Africa

Suggested tail rotor problem after helicopter observed to be “spinning wildly”

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24-Nov-10 AgustaWestland AW109LUH Potchefstroom, South Africa

Hard landing incident during a scheduled military exercise involving the SA Army and the SA Air Force

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23-Oct-10 N2NR AgustaWestland A109A Mk.II Mourne Mountains, UK (3F)

Fatalities were Charles Stisted, 47, chief executive of the Guards Polo Club at Windsor, owner Ian Wooldridge, 51 of demolition company Wooldridge Group and the pilot was Anthony Joseph Smith, a former RAF and Army pilot

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10-Oct-10 I-AGSN AgustaWestland AW109A Mk.II Genova, Italy

Accident during take-off phase

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09-Oct-10 N5UV AgustaWestland AW109E Charlottesville, US-Virginia

Field landing and rudder struck trees

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16-Sep-10 9M-BOA AgustaWestland AW109E Kampung Kuala Kaung, Malaysia

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10-May-10 N910LB AgustaWestland AW109E Kenner, US-Louisiana

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06-May-10 I-BUFC AgustaWestland AW109S Settebagni, Italy

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25-Apr-10 N745HA Agusta A109A Mk.II Tarporley, Cheshire, UK

Registration has now been confirmed within the UK helicopter industry

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28-Feb-10 HB-ZIP AgustaWestland A109AII Berninapass, Switzerland

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09-Feb-10 D-HAMF Agusta A109A Porta Westfalica, Germany

Began to taxi when the pilot heard a loud bang combined with a strong jerk. The tail rotor gear unit was found lying on the ground. Closer inspection found one tail blade broke and caused the whole tail rotor gear unit to separate.  9th February, not 6th as previously reported

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26-Jan-10 06 AgustaWestland A109E Mmiri Ochiochi, Nigeria (4F)

Eyewitnesses reported seeing the helicopter in an obvious difficulty when one of its doors followed by a rotor blade falling off from the sky. They said they watched the helicopter going on a free spin before a loud bang followed apparently when it eventually crashed killing all four on board

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26-Jan-10 06 AgustaWestland AW109E Isiokpo, Nigeria (4F)

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24-Nov-09 HB-XWM AgustaWestland A109K2 Wilderswil, Switzerland

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20-Nov-09 SP-HXA AgustaWestland AW109E Warsaw/Bemowo Airport, Poland

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22-Sep-09 N129AL AgustaWestland AW109K2 Page, US-Arizona

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22-Aug-09 N906AH AgustaWestland AW109 Ras Tanajib, Saudi Arabia

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21-Jul-09 N95RZ AgustaWestland A109E Toledo, US-Ohio

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16-Jul-09 N63SV AgustaWestland A109E Toledo, US-Ohio

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10-Jun-09 N606SP AgustaWestland A109E Santa Fe, US-New Mexico (2F)

Pilot named as  Sgt. Andy Tingwall

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25-Apr-09 N95RZ AgustaWestland AW109 Toledo, US-Ohio

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5-Mar-09 N911UF AgustaWestland A109E Gainesville, US-Florida

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5-Jan-09 PT-YFP AgustaWestland A109C Itupeva, 73 km north west of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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23-Jun-08 HB-XWJ Agusta 109K2 Samedan, Switzerland

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20-Apr-07 AgustaWestland A109E Owerri, Nigeria

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02-Jan-06 OM-ATC Agusta 109K2 Janova Lehota, Slovakia

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04-May-05 JA11PC Agusta 109K2 Shizuola, Japan

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03-Sep-03 ZS-RPB Agusta 109K2 Richards Bay, South Africa

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08-Jun-03 N123RX Agusta 109K2 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

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02-Apr-03 XA-TZZ Agusta 109K2 Mexico

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10-Jan-03 N601RX Agusta 109K2 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

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15-Jul-98 HB-XWF Agusta 109K2 Lodrino, Switzerland

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16-Feb-93 HB-XWE Agusta 109K2 Zugersee, Switzerland

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