Helicopter belonging to the 1° Gruppo Elicotteri of the Italian Navy crash landed aboard Caio Duilio AAW (Anti-Air Warfare) Destroyer at the end of a night training flight. Helicopter on its side, 6 POB not seriously injured
Helicopter was carrying Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osibanjo and his aides, none of whom were seriously injured. There was a total of 12 POB including crew. Brown out on approach was contributory to the end result – helicopter on its starboard side.
SAR helicopter hit zipwire, causing loss of control and immediate fall to the ground. Post crash fire. All four on board suffered fatal injuries.
This report names the deceased as
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
Helicopter took off from Leicester City FC stadium and crashed shortly after in the adjacent car park. Five fatalities named by police as Club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and passenger Izabela Roza Lechowicz.
Helicopter had difficulties on take-off and it appears that a crew member jumped from the aircraft prior to it impacting the ground, but was hit by the rotor blades and died – named as Vikram Lamba. Helicopter had its skids ripped off and all four main blades ended up much shorter than they should have been. Photos show the helicopter close to a rocky outcrop and the could possibly have impacted the rock, although unclear either whether that had actually happened, or whether it was cause or effect in the whole scenario.
Pilot Sanjay Wasi and co-pilot Alka Shukla suffered minor injury.
Passengers Naveen Bhai, Leela Ben, Harish Bhai and Ramesh Bhai were not seriously injured.
Helicopter crashed in open farmland on a night reconnaissance mission, killing three POB. Post crash fire. Reported location is right by significant amounts of high voltage lines converging on a power station site, and the Algerian Navy later confirmed (below) that the helicopter hit powerlines.
The official statement in the news section of the Algerian Navy website shows an AW101 and official naval photos of three men in their uniforms, thus confirming 3 fatalities and not 5 as reported in some sources.
The statement reads as follows – During a night training patrol on the Blida-Tipaza axis, a rescue helicopter belonging to the Naval Forces was crashed on Sunday the 21st of May 2017, at 9.40 pm after having struck high-voltage power lines near the commune of Hamr El Ain, in the Wilaya of Tipaza, causing the death of the members of its crew, composed of three officers. In this painful circumstance, Major General HAOULI Mohamed Larbi Commandant of the Naval Forces sends his heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and assures them of his deep compassion and support in the aftermath of this tragic accident.
We are seeing many reports in the Italian media of an AW609 accident with two fatalities – named here as Pietro Venanzi and Herbert Moran. “on fire in flight between Santhià and Tronzano, the province of Vercelli” seems to be the common link description at this time.
Winch cable broke after hitting a powerline during a HEMS winching operation; doctor Riccardo Bolognini and paramedic Roberto Marconiwere dropped from about 5 meters, and were taken to a hospital with multiple injuries. There was no damage to the helicopter itself
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
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.
AW139 noted with emergency squawk 7700 flying Baku to Ganja. Very odd routing from radar plot just prior to Flightrader24 screen grab. No further details available
Pilot killed in crash on firefighting ops – Type and operator confirmed by this report. Registration confirmed from photo on this page – enlarged here. Pilot named as Fernando Baraza on this tribute page
Night EMS flight flying from Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe to Tucumcari. All three on board killed. No patient being carried at the time
Emergency services responding. Crash timed at 11.07am Eastern. Helicopter ended upright with tail boom chopped off by one of the main blades and the rest of the tail – including the tail rotor gear box and blades – lying nearby
Lynx was one of two taking part in air-to-ground gunnery training when it was lost with all on board – named (eg. here) as Capt Thomas Clarke, WO2 Spencer Faulkner and Cpl James Walters of the Army Air Corps died alongside Flt Lt Rakesh Chauhan of the Royal Air Force and L/Cpl Oliver Thomas of the Intelligence Corps.
4 fatalities reported in a helicopter crash at Gillingham near Beccles, Suffolk UK around 7.30pm. Low visibility due to fog reported. Helicopter had just taken off from Gillingham Hall bound for Northern Ireland. Press report indicates that the fatalities included owner Edward Haughey
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
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
Helicopter lost contact with ATC and was not found for over two days. Impact of the crash killed both on board. The pilot was Margarita Afanaskina, champion of various helicopter flying competitions (see tribute from Russian Ministry of Sport). Passenger was senior forestry official named Sergei Medvedev
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
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.
Destroyed in hangar fire – which also affected five trainer aircraft operated by Andhra Pradesh Aviation Academy. The helicopter had a total of 970 hours on the airframe according to this report.
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
12 December: Bond Offshore Helicopters can confirm that one of its aircraft developed a technical problem whilst on an offshore platform. Engineers were dispatched and examined the aircraft. Once the relevant part has been delivered and fitted, the aircraft will be returned to normal service. update 14th December – G-PERA returned to Norwich Airport yesterday afternoon after the required part was fitted. Bond then carried out five additional flights yesterday, returning 75 passengers to Norwich Airport
Helicopter suffered engine failure and made a controlled emergency landing on Royal Danish Navy ship Iver Huitfeldt – pennant number F361. Both engines have been replaced
Substantially damaged in landing accident, reports FAA. Other reports suggest it was taking off, started spinning left and was put down hurriedly, wheels collapsed and it ended up on its belly between parking spot rows A and B
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.
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
Two crew and one passenger killed – mountainous location.Â The passenger is named in local press as Juan Armando Hinojosa CantÃº, owner of Grupo Higa, parent company of helicopter operator Eolo who have up to four AW119s and three AW109SPs according to this press release
Rescue helicopter made emergency landing at night using NVG after indications of a major hydraulic failure during an EMS flight, with patient on board.Â Patient moved to second helicopter (BK117 VH-EHQ) to reach hospital. See also press release
Unclear what happened. Owner Frikkie Lutzkie decided to cut skids off “for ease of ground transportation”, cut blades off and remove the boom. Helicopter was then smeared with mud and camouflaged with copious amounts of foliage. Helicopter uninsured. Date is approximate, but likely within a week of the correct date. Read reports at the three links below for the full story
Crash landed at Ranchi Airport due to tail rotor problems.Â 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.Â However, it meant that all survived and the 6 POB have already been declared “out of danger” by Apollo Hospital.Â 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 theÂ DGCA record for VT-VKS corroborates the age of the aircraft from reports
8 Killed when AW119 crashed while en route from the reconstruction of an April 2012 massacre at Dover and was returning to the state capital of Goiana. The Civil Police confirmed the names of the eight occupants of the aircraft. They are: the Police crew Jorge Moreira, Antonio Goncalves, Osvalmir Carrasco, Vinicius da Silva, Bruno Carneiro and Marcel Fabiano and the suspect of the massacre, Ali Ahmad Souza. No one survived
Whilst manoeuvring for landing at a private helipad, the helicopterâ€™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.
Crashed on frozen lake, injuring all four occupants – including the CEO of Bank St Petersburg Alexander Saveliev and his companion Olga Lazareva.Â Pilot elected to make emergency landing on encountering a sudden blizzard but the landing was too hard and the helicopter broke up on impact.Â see also statement on Bank St Petersburg website
Window blew out in flight, apparently causing door to open.Â Safe precautionary landing made in local park, not long after take off from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on EMS flight
The downdraft of a Merlin helicopter on a training exercise at Colchester General Hospital damaged support poles holding up a covered walkway linking Gainsborough Ward with the main hospital building so badly it had to be taken down.Â Cars in the car park â€“ including a police vehicle â€“ suffered broken windscreens.
During winch operations, something occurred at the bottom of the line which has necessitated the cutting of the winch line and releasing it from the helicopter.Â As a result, paramedic Michael Wilson on the end of the line received injuries from which he died.Â No implication on the helicopter itself, more about the environment.
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.