Helicopter was powered-up but still on the ground, when the engineer reached in through the open door and hit a lever, causing it to take off to a few feet altitude and then crash onto its side away from the engineer. A second person was present, but it is unclear from the press report whether they were in the helicopter or not. The crash caused the engine to separate
Severe damage to rotor blades and skid after being hit by a truck while parked on is base helipad at Fresach/Freizeitpark Millstättersee Heliport, Austria. All four rotorblades including the rotorhead had to be changed, causing a total damage of 600.000 €
Four injured in emergency landing in a garden. Pilot Eduardo Augusto Ospina was flying three military personnel – mobile brigade commander 29, Colonel Carlos Salamanca; Corporal Hector Fabio Sogamoso, and professional soldier Jaider Cardenas Posso.
Autorotation landing from 1000ft, main blades cut tail boom. Corporate operation. MD600 remained upright and all six got out with some injuries. Six were identified as Tahmina Mostofa, 24, Asif Iqbal, 45, Kazi Safayet Hossain, 45, Abul Kalam, and pilots Gulzar Hossain, 42, and Shafiqul Islam, 35.
Substantially damaged in force landing – helicopter ended up on its side. Aerowest Helicopters operating for New Mexico Dept of of Game and Fish. All three occupants injured – one Game & Fish officer, one veterinarian and the helicopter pilot reported minor injuries.
Three killed when a JetRanger went down at 3.42am on a reality TV shoot on a remote ranch. Helicopter had been supplied via Crossbow Helicopters, who act as brokers between film companies and helicopter operators. Photos posted of this 206 on Orbic Air’s website (example) in the last few weeks indicate that it carried their titles as operator. Casualties named as pilot David Gibbs, 59, cinematographer Darren Rydstrom, 46, and Michael Donatelli, 45 – they were involved in filming for the Discovery Channel.
Firefighting helicopter collided with terrain. The pilot sustained minor injuries and the helicopter was substantially damaged. Helicopter was contracted to Tasmania Fire Service
Reported lightning strike – shipped to Norway for repair by associated company HeliOne. Helicopter has not flown in the two months after 6th February, so while that date is not 100% confirmed, it would be very close if it is not correct.
Presidential candidate Lino Oviedo died in the accident along with his bodyguard Derlis Galeano, and the pilot, Ramón Aurelio Picco. The flight was scheduled for 7.15pm but did not take off until 9.00pm, despite objections from the pilot that the helicopter was not suitably equipped for night flight and that there was an approaching storm front.
Survey helicopter overdue. Weather may have been an issue as a Canadian military Bell 412 involved in the search had to return to base due to weather. CADAORS 2013C0386
Apparent engine failure on a flight to shoot feral hogs. Pilot William Harward and his two passengers, Massad Ayoob and Jonathan Strayer, were treated at Raulerson Memorial Hospital in Okeechobee and released
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.
Helicopter came down after hitting powerlines. Pilot Francois Liebenberg and his two passengers were all taken to hospital with injuries. Close up video tour of wreckage here on YouTube
Avionics problem and pilot returned to his departure point at Dudinka. Aircraft was operating a regular flight number 9356 on route Dudinka – Ust-Awam – n Volochanka. No injuries to 3 crew and 12 passengers
Emergency landing in residential area. Skids collapsed, pilot walked away. Pilot was flying from Chandler to Falcon Field in Mesa. Plenty of photos of the helicopter in happier times on this page
During low-level aerial filming operations, the helicopter rotated quickly to the right and descended. The pilot made an emergency landing on the sloping terrain. The helicopter rolled over and was subtantially damaged with minor injuries to the occupants.
Hard landing on training flight. FAA report gives reg as N223GM which is not a valid registration. N223GM is assumed, based on it being the right helicopter type and registered to a Designated Pilot Examiner who leases 2+ R22s to Alamo Helicopters
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.
Helicopter crashed on to highway, killing pilot. Post crash fire. Truck driver injured in the ensuing chaos. No other injuries, despite heavy traffic at the time. Weather reported as wet. Helicopter _may_ have hit wires, causing crash. Pilot reported as ” 42 year old small business owner from Hohenlohe”
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
Word reaching us that a Baltimore Police EC120 has made an emergency landing near the junction of Hanover Street and Reedbird Avenue in Baltimore at 0025 local time. Later flew back to base.
Three killed in night time accident north of Ventura – pilot Gene Grell, nurse Shelly Lair-Langenbau and paramedic Russell Piehl. Reports state it was the helicopter based at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa. Post impact fire. Was en route from Mason City to Emmetsburg.
Very heavy field landing of an EMS helicopter – helicopter was headed from Seminole Airport to the Creek Nation Community Hospital in Okemah. Skids collapsed, main blades sliced tail boom. All four POB injured, noting that no patient was on board.
Damaged in emergency landing near Vaishno Devi shrine – remaining mostly undamaged and relatively upright into the trees/shrubs into which it fell. Minor injuries to 7 POB, named as pilot A S Parmar and passengers Anita Puri, Meenakshi, Arun Kumar, Arti Devi, Raj Rani and Chetan Kumar. Sources vary, but most report a technical issue shortly after take-off and the pilot electing to put the helicopter down asap.
Crashed into the sea while trying to rescue a swimmer – helicopter had approached to a low hover and then appears to suddenly lose height into the water (see YouTube video)