Minutes after take-off from Pucallpa, the helicopter appeared to have a problem en route and smoke was coming from the aircraft. Shortly after it crashed into a jungle area killing all 7 on board – 2 Peruvians – Joel Castillo and Luis Ramos, and 5 Americans – Dan Immel , Ed Córdova, Jaime Pickett, Lee Bradford and Darrel Birkes. It was reported that most worked for Petrominerales – for whom the helicopter was being operated
Royal Air Force Chinook suffered unspecificed “mishap” during training exercise.Â It is known that Chinooks ZA671, ZA711 and ZA712 (and maybe a fourth?) are all currently based in Yuma on training work, so subject aircraft will be one of these.
ISAF helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan – reported by some as a Chinook hit by an RPG.Â As coalition rescue forces approached the crash site, they came under enemy fire. Coalition forces returned fire, with small arms, while working to secure the site of the crash. All passengers and crew members have been secured and safely transported to a nearby base.
ONe of the four Chinooks used in Ireland for President Obama’s visit had a blade damaged in the high winds.Â The helicopter was airfreighted out of Dublin on 3rd June in a C-17 freighter for repair.
Four Canadian soldiers were injured, one of them seriously, when a Chinook helicopter crashed on landing under moonlight in a remote part of Panjwaii district in southern Afghanistan early Monday morning
A Chinook out of Fort Campbell made an emergency landing in a field in Crittenden County near Frances, Kentucky. One person suffered minor injuries but there is no word on how many people were on board.
Precautionary landing made after warning light illumination.Â Later departed.Â One of crew wearing Boeing flight uniform.Â Likely on test flight out of Boeing facility at Milville Municipal Airport