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07-Dec-12 N574H Enstrom F28C Abilene, US-Texas

Engine failure on training flight.  Emergency landing made with some damage to tail rotor.  Pilot was instructor Robert Welch, 50 and student was aircraft owner Neil Overton, 41

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07-Dec-12 N818CE Hughes 500D Valencia, US-California

Substantial damage after unsecured item from cabin struck aircraft

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07-Dec-12 N557AC Robinson R44 Roosevelt Lake, US-Arizona

The aircraft was on a two-hour sightseeing tour when it went down in 60 feet of water only 25 minutes after taking off from Scottsdale Airpark. The pilot is identified as 62-year-old Fred Cleeves, owner of Skyblue Helicopters. The passengers were George Riedel, 64, and Julie Barba, 49.

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05-Dec-12 LN-OMY Eurocopter AS350BA Germany/Sweden

Heli Trans  AS350 took off from Lübeck in Germany, destination Halmstad in Sweden, but did not arrived at the expected time.  2 POB – Heli Trans pilot and a passenger who was not one of their employees.

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01-Dec-12 N3755Z Bell 47G2 Walkerville, US-Michigan (1F)

Crash into forest area killed pilot Thomas Slocum, 49, and injured passenger Matt Williams, 28

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30-Nov-12 N2626N Robinson R22 Apollo Beach, US-Florida (1F)

Crashed into water, killing sole occupant pilot John “Larry” Ward.  Witness reported rotor blade separation

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28-Nov-12 Balikpapan Bay, Indonesia (1F)

Flying very low and struck passenger in speedboat, killing him

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28-Nov-12 N911FK Sikorsky S76A Tavernier, US-Florida

Tail rotor damage after striking tree.  EMS aircraft, accident time 0130 local.

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27-Nov-12 N28MP Hughes 500D Childress, US-Texas (1F)

Helicopter lost power while working at low level on powerlines for  Cross Texas Transmission. Jonathan David Suhr, 23, was suspended 50 ft below the helicopter as part of this work and was certified dead a short time later.

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27-Nov-12 N163PJ Hughes 500D Sheridan, US-Oregon

Crashed into a truck during a Christmas tree lifting operation, injuring the pilot.  The helicopter was left without blades and tail boom, and heavily damaged in the cabin area.

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25-Nov-12 N4204A Robinson R44 Corona, US-California (1F)

Helicopter exploded after striking fuel bay canopy.  Sole occupant pilot was killed.  Occurred at 11.08pm local time.  The casualty was later named as owner James Belcher

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24-Nov-12 UP-M1829 Mil Mi-8 Dostyk, Kazakhstan

Euro-Asia Airlines Mi-8 reported missing and not found five days later.  The helicopter took off on November 24 at 08.30 to fly over the Ushara-Dostyk section of the Atasu – Alashankow oil pipeline – but did not land at Dostyk at 12.30 as expected – and crashed nr Dostyk.  The helicopter had significant damages with only the aft remaining intact. All five crew members and three passengers died in the helicopter crash.  Manifest:  Captain – Raul Khabibullin -/- Pilot – Nurlan Yessenaliyev -/- Flight mechanic – Vladimir Kim -/- Engineers – Konstantin Maksayev and Viktor Radomskiy -/- Accompanying persons – T. Shokparov, A. Sarsembayev, K. Sabirov.

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23-Nov-12 N3984A Eurocopter AS350B3 Scottsdale, US-Arizona

Tail boom damaged in off airport landing

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22-Nov-12 C6-APV Eurocopter AS355F1 Great Guana Cay, Bahamas (1F)

1 killed (named here as Lance Valdez) and 4 injured including billionaire Jeffery Soffer, Dan and Paula Riordan and an unnamed pilot

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22-Nov-12 ZU-RFB Eurocopter SE3160 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

Engine failure.  Rolled over on landing

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22-Nov-12 PP-MEJ Robinson R22 Marica, Brazil

Turned over during attempted landing.  Landed on port side with tail boom separated

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21-Nov-12 PR-UTJ Robinson R22 Serra da Grota Funda, Brazil (2F)

Crashed in a wooded area on training flight.  Instructor Silvestre Travassos Neto, 34, and student Felipe Barreto, 18, died at the scene

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20-Nov-12 I-MIAE Eurocopter AS350BA Trichiana, Italy (2F)

Helicopter was involved in low-level aerial work to drop rabies vaccines for foxes as part of a Health Authority program.  AS350BA crashed into field close to houses after hitting high voltage cables, killing both occupants – pilot Silvio Botto Steglia, 37, and Felice Faivano, 35.  Two houses damaged (see photo essay).  Some local reports cite poor visibility at the time of the accident

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19-Nov-12 N222RX Bell 222U Santa Maria, US-California

Post flight inspection revealed damage following bird strike

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19-Nov-12 JA9965 Eurocopter AS332L1 Kita-Hira, Japan

Ground cargo-handling personnel injured during lifting operation

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19-Nov-12 C-GSQG Mosquito XE Lac Britannique, Canada

Single-seat helicopter crashed into lake and sank after pilot apparently misjudged his altitude due to the glassy surface on approach to a landing site on the edge of the lake.  Pilot rescued by his brother who was watching the approach and kayaked out to reach him.   Aircraft sank.  CADAORS 2012Q2643

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19-Nov-12 N207MY Bell B206L4 Austin, US-Texas

Struck a parked aircraft

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17-Nov-12 Mil Mi-2 Ivanovo, Russia (2F)

2 killed when helicopter crashed into forest

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17-Nov-12 N911FA Bell OH-58A Altadena, US-California

Low level collision between one helicopter landing and the other taking off from the adjacent pad.  N911FA ended up on its skids, main blades missing and damage to rear cabin area after apparently being hit by main blades of N98BM.  Boom of N911FA still attached (just) but fallen to ground at tail.  Six to hospital, two in each helicopter plus two on the ground.  On Monday 19th, Chief Phillip Sanchez provided a list of those affected – The two pilots are Officer Carol Eldridge and Officer Markus Mendenhall, and the commanding officer on board was Lt. Michael Ingram. The others were Lt. Randell Taylor, Officer Ryan Smith and an unidentified civilian contractor.

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17-Nov-12 N96BM Bell OH-58A Altadena, US-California

Low level collision between one helicopter landing and the other taking off from the adjacent pad.  N98BM ended up on its skids, main blades missing and damage to front cabin area after apparently being hit by main blades of N911FA.  Six to hospital, two in each helicopter plus two on the ground.  On Monday 19th, Chief Phillip Sanchez provided a list of those affected – The two pilots are Officer Carol Eldridge and Officer Markus Mendenhall, and the commanding officer on board was Lt. Michael Ingram. The others were Lt. Randell Taylor, Officer Ryan Smith and an unidentified civilian contractor.

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17-Nov-12 RA-22343 Mil Mi-8 Sedelnikovo, Russia

Turned over onto its side when landing.  Beyond that, reports differ – in particular the company press release and the initial investigation reports and local press.  Some say conditions were gusty, others say low visibility – one report has photo of wreckage with snow falling.  Some say  17 passengers and 3 crew – of which 4 minor injuries only.  Others say 19+3 with 6 seriously injured.

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15-Nov-12 N369AW Hughes 500D Corning, US-New York (2F)

Helicopter on low level patrol, hit wires and crashed.  Fatalities were pilot Mackenzie Bleth from Haverfield Aviation and Dale Crout – an employee of New York State Electric and Gas.  Post crash fire, and we note from this story that the tail was some distance from the helicopter and not affected by the fire.

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15-Nov-12 N2356T Robinson R22B Portland, US-Oregon

Emergency landing on sports field.  No damage.  Out by road to maintenance facility

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15-Nov-12 N7160V Bell 407 Riverton, US-Wyoming

Force landing after striking power lines.  Wire strike system successfully cut cables and helicopter landed safely.  This report suggests that the helicopter was flying at 80-100 ft altitude, and thus the crew “were acting outside the scope of their employment and in violation of Federal Aviation Regulations, company operational specifications and policies.”

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11-Nov-11 Carlsbad, US-California

Out of control fixed wing veered off runway and struck parked/unattended helicopter

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08-Nov-12 Robinson R22 Central Otago, New Zealand (1F)

Experienced pilot killed in “perfect weather conditions” after reportedly “falling out of the sky”.  Police stated that the pilot was Julian Dean Kramer (52), also known as Julianne Kramer – chief flying instructor at Wakatipu Aero Club.  Helicopter may be ZK-HCG (1499)

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07-Nov-12 N901CF Eurocopter AS350B3 Spanish Springs, US-Nevada

Emergency landing in field.  No damage

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06-Nov-12 Bell 206L Chincolco, Chile

Helicopter crashed during agricultural work.  Pilot reported as Hernán Cabrera, age 47.  Distant photo shows helicopter landed upright in the crop, although tail does not look quite right!  Chilean sources are quoting the accident as a UH-1H, but we do not agree – see the two stabilizer end-plates, definitely a LongRanger!

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06-Nov-12 Port Macquarie, Australia

A water-bombing helicopter has mistakenly sprayed partially treated sewage onto firefighters battling a blaze on the NSW mid-north coast.

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06-Nov-12 N131AA Robinson R44 Bryan, US-Texas

Rolled over on take off

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05-Nov-12 N905HA Bell 407 Bakersfield, US-California

“Hall Medevac 1” made emergency landing after bird strike while en route to pick up patient

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03-Nov-12 N368PD Hughes OH-6A Altlanta, US-Georgia (2F)

Police helicopter crashed on night search operation, killing both officers on board – later named as Richard J. Halford and Shawn A. Smiley.  Later report stated it hit a powerline pole and part of the cable was wrapped around the skids. Post crash fire.

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03-Nov-12 Bell 206L Bienville, US-Louisiana

Emergency landing after bird strike – EMS unit “Pafford AirOne” with patient on board.  We believe they operate either/both of LongRanger 4 N1813 (52335) and LongRanger 3 N3180L (51055)

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02-Nov-12 I-HEFH Robinson R22 Bresso, Italy

Training accident, ending up on its port side

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01-Nov-12 N231TM Robinson R22 Alexander City, US-Alabama

Two injured in light helicopter accident

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31-Oct-12 VH-HOA Robinson R22 Innamincka, Australia

During mustering, the helicopter collided with water and submerged.

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31-Oct-12 JA35BB Eurocopter AS350B3 Yakushima, Japan

During take off phase, near miss with landing Japan Air Commuter Dash-8 JA849C

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31-Oct-12 ZS-HDI Eurocopter AS350B3 Francistown, Botswana

Loss of control during takeoff after refuelling and ended up on its starboard side.  Badly damaged

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31-Oct-12 PT-HNE Eurocopter AS350B3 Sorocaba, Brazil

Heavy landing and ended up colliding with firefighting equipment that was in the area. The helicopter sustained serious damage to its tail rotor, to the right hand side baggage compartment, and to both landing skids.

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29-Oct-12 N905HA Bell 407 Bakersfield, US-California

Blade delamination caused unusual vibration levels which prompted crew to investigate and then change aircraft before they took off

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28-Oct-12 N216AB Robinson R22 Hanpepe, US-Hawaii

Rolled over on landing

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27-Oct-12 N2627M Robinson R22M Lake Havasu, US-Arizona

Pilot put R22 Mariner down into Lake Havasu after experiencingd unspecified mechanical problems.  Mohave County Sheriff’s reported the pilot as Michael Christiansen, and his passenger as Michael Rabo.  It is unclear from press reports how this helicopter sank, given it has fixed floats

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27-Oct-12 Bell 206L4 Offshore Nigeria

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26-Oct-12 N7530F Robinson R44 Chelatchie, US-Washington

Substantially damaged during tree harvesting operation

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25-Oct-12 PR-MPL Robinson R44 Sento Sé, Brazil

Pilot named as Múcio Pereira Júnior, 31.  Passengers were Rafael Cavalcanti and Alan Magalhães Souza, both 29.  Level of damage not apparent from reports, which confirm it crashed in a forested area

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25-Oct-12 VH-CDU Guimbal Cabri G2 Bankstown, Australia

Hard landing on training flight.  Badly damaged

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24-Oct-12 PP-MAQ Robinson R22 Porto Alegre, Brazil

Training accident, lost control during ground taxi in gusty conditions up to 22 knots of wind.  Helicopter landed and turned over onto its starboard side.  Student pilot Maycon Nogaroli, 35, was not injured.  Instructor Samir Nagib Murr, 32, was hospitalized with head injuries.

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22-Oct-12 G-CHCN Eurocopter EC225 Shetland, UK

CHC EC225 has ditched  32 miles south of Shetland, off Fair Isle.  All 19 POB reported safe and  being taken to Kirkwall on Orkney

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22-Oct-12 N385RH AgustaWestland AW139 Houma, US-Louisiana

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

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21-Oct-12 Derby, Australia (1F)

On a sightseeing tour flight, male passenger suddenly unfastened his seatbelt, opened the door and jumped from the aircraft – falling 500 feet to his death

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21-Oct-12 N956LA Eurocopter AS350B3 Lakewood, US-California

LA County Sheriff made emergency landing on highway after a bird strike at night

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21-Oct-12 N7507K Robinson R44 Loop, US-Texas

Tail boom strike

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19-Oct-12 N57948 Eurocopter SA315B Helena, US-Oklahoma

Blades struck striker plate on landing

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19-Oct-12 N207CF AgustaWestland AW119 Dolan Springs, US-Arizona

Rotor blades suffered minor damage when helicopter was on the ground

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18-Oct-12 C-FBHV Bell 206L British Columbia, Canada

Loud bang heard with an associated yaw to the right and loss of power. An autorotative landing was carried out into a nearby stream. The pilot and 1 passenger were uninjured.  CADAORS ref 2012P1768

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18-Oct-12 Robinson R44 Innisfail, Canada

Two people uninjured when helicopter crashed at Innisfail Airport, 120 miles N of Calgary.  Helicopter was approx 6m altitude on take off.  CADAORS ref 2012C4679

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17-Oct-12 RA-24267 Mil Mi-8 Evenk, Russia (1F)

Fell onto its side while landing, killing one of the eight on board.  Fatality named as Svetalana Kulishova

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17-Oct-12 C-FXGM Eurocopter AS355F2 Tinicum Township, US-Pennsylvania (1F)

Crashed 500m from an early morning take off, killing the sole occupant pilot – named as Doug Brigham

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16-Oct-12 RA-04206 Robinson R44 Muravlyanka, Russia (1F)

Crashed and burned on field. Pilot fatally injured

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16-Oct-12 G-BXGA Eurocopter AS350B2 Kettlewell, UK

Chain sling contacted tail rotor drive cover, horizontal stabiliser and both tail rotor blades during lifting operations

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13-Oct-12 N40TN Bell OH-58 Jackson, US-Tennessee

Heavy landing in cemetery.  Tail boom sliced off by main blades.  Starboard skid collapsed.   Sgt. Gerald Wiltshire was pilot and Officer Tony Valdes serving as an observer

 

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13-Oct-12 N369SN MD Helicopters OH-6A West Chester, US-Pennsylvania

Skids of N369SN contacted blades of N546 at Brandywine Airport, West Chester during the Rotorfest event

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13-Oct-12 Logan Lake, Canada

Helicopter made emergency landing on the Coquihalla Highway

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13-Oct-12 N546 MD Helicopters OH-6A West Chester, US-Pennsylvania

Skids of N369SN contacted blades of N546 at Brandywine Airport, West Chester during the Rotorfest event

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12-Oct-12 N443FD Sikorsky S55 Yorktown, US-New York

En route Newtown, NJ to Bridgeport, CT when it made an emergency landing on a farm and rolled over.  Reported fuel issues

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11-Oct-12 N474FA Robinson R44 Luckenbach, US-Texas (3F)

Circumstances not known.  3 fatalities – pilot Chester Monroe (35) and passengers Rusty Aaron (26) and Kaci Fairchild (29)

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11-Oct-12 VH-NWD Robinson R44 Cairns, Australia

During the initial climb, the pilot received a clutch warning and the helicopter lost power. The pilot conducted a forced landing and the helicopter sustained substantial damage.

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10-Oct-12 N333DR Bell 206B Lyons Point, US-Louisiana (1F)

Helicopter crashed after hitting guy wire of radio tower.  Sole occupant pilot (named as Hugh Clifton Kelley) killed

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10-Oct-12 Bell 407 Minneapolis, US-Minnesota

Chin window damaged by patient trolley and helicopter taken out of service until new parts fitted.  Life Link III operate five Bell 407s – N404LL through N408LL so presumably one of these was the subject aircraft

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09-Oct-12 N108MF Bell 407 Coolbaugh Township, US-Pennsylvania (2F)

Available photos give no clues as the trees are likely to have had a significant effect on the level of damage. Weather reports include both rain and fog with visibility of less than a quarter of a mile. Pilot William Ellsworth and passenger Tighe Sulllivan were killed.  The other passenger Stephen Barral survived but is in a critical condition

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